In the Algarve, in southern Portugal, a new and intense research operation Madeleine McCann, the little girl who disappeared 16 years ago.
The research takes place in Barragem do Arade reservoir50 kilometers from Praia da Luz, the place where the girl disappeared on May 3, 2007.
There, an area of almost two kilometers long era closed and cordoned offassured the Portuguese TV channel SIC.
Also, according to several British media outlets, a Scotland Yard investigation team He has already arrived in the area to closely follow the operation, which will last at least two days.
This is the first major operation since June 2014, when British police were granted permission to excavate Praia da Luz using specialized equipment such as sniffer dogs trained to detect dead bodies and ground-penetrating radar.
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As Portuguese and British police continue their searches, a source close to the prime suspect’s lawyer, Christian Brueckner, said they would be “surprised if they find anything” in the Algarve reservoir which the defendant used to visit.
For his part, he reported Daily mail. THE German police will come to the site later, having been given permission to search the rumored ‘area of interest’ Brueckner called his “little paradise”.
As for the German magistratesThey have not yet said anything about this new operation, but the press expects them to reveal more details tomorrow, Tuesday 23 May.
In private, lead the detectives close to the revealed case Post online That “they didn’t have a specific clue”but that the search was part of the “investigation in progress”.
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As far as is known, it is established that the research which extends for at least two days. But it will be more if the troops discover anything relevant in the tank.
They were setting up this morning curtains officers at the scene as officers prepared to begin the search, he said. Daily mail.
“Obviously we are hopeful of finding an element or evidence that leads to the resolution of the case, but at the moment we are still analyzing various elements”the source said Post online.
And I add: “We know that the the prime suspect visited the area frequently and we talked about it with several witnesses who knew him at the time and who confirmed it. It would be bad police work if we didn’t check everything, but for now it’s safe to say there is no hot new track“.
Until now, it is unclear what motivated the operation this week: whether it was hastily arranged after German police received a tip or whether it was arranged in advance as German prosecution continues to try to maintain Christian Brueckner’s image as the only suspect in the case.
At the moment, Brueckner is in prison for raping a 72-year-old woman in the same area where Madeleine disappeared, although he has not been charged with any crime related to the disappearance of the little girl and has always denied his involvement.
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