We have studied the picture and, quite frankly, it could be almost anyone, including Gerry McCann himself! The story given by the woman who took the snap is quite plausible as there are plenty of "con men" and "beggers" in the Algarve who will dream up any story to gain a small donation. We have been accosted by them ourselves but would not credit them with the intelligence to attempt abduction.
Quoting from another source:
In the case of an abduction, the waters are further muddied, but the sentiment and message is the same. The United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Juvenile Justice Bulletin, June 2000 states that in the case of the abduction of a child, their researches show that the parents are involved in 49% of cases, acquaintances in 27% and 24% of cases, a stranger.
We do not think that todays revelation will assist or enhance the current investigation.