LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – British detectives will raid the Leicestershire home of Gerry and Kate McCann after a Portuguese judge signed an order formally requesting their help in the investigation.
In a dramatic move overnight, a warrant was passed from the Portuguese judiciary to enable British officers to go to the McCann’s four-bedroom house in Rothley, Leicestershire. This could happen as early as today.
Social workers have also visited the MCann’s home to discuss the welfare of the couple’s two-year-old twins Sean and Amelie.
It is standard practice for a mother or father named as a suspect overseas to have their case considered by British authorities.
In these cases social services can in theory decide to take children into care or place them on the “in need” or “at risk” registers.
The order specifically lists Mrs McCann’s diary be seized along with the laptop computer Mr McCann had with him when the family flew home from Portugal last Sunday, which he has used to write his regular blog on his Find Madeleine website.