Monday, 11 October 2010


Kate and Gerry McCann hope three new investigators will help solve their daughter’s disappearance - as reported on Sunday, 10 October 2010.

Kate and Gerry McCann are convinced three new investigators will help solve their daughter’s disappearance and she told a friend yesterday: “A new team, new ideas and new hope!”

Chief investigator David Edgar has boosted his team with three former policemen: Nigel Brown, who was named Investigator Of The Year after securing the rescue of a kidnapped oil company executive, Dave Carter, who worked in Northern Ireland, and Ray Cooper, who investigated war crimes in Bosnia.  The three, paid by the Find Maddie Fund, are now in the Portuguese capital Lisbon.

What they are doing in Lisbon is beyond belief, they are probably on a sight seeing tour!

Kate has visited friends in Praia da Luz and went alone to the Catholic Church and wept as she prayed.  Just another return trip to the resort where her daughter, now seven years old, was snatched nearly three-and-a-half years ago.

A family source said: “Kate has been given fresh hope by her visit to ‘Luz’ and by the fact three new highly regarded investigators are injecting new impetus into the search for Madeleine. She didn’t meet the investigators but stayed with the local Anglican priest Father Haynes Hubbard and his wife Susan, who have become very close friends.  Well she couldn't meet the new "team", they are in Lisbon!

The McCann source said: “They are in Portugal on a semi- permanent basis. “When new leads come in they are there to chase them up. They are an ideal addition to the team and, in Gerry’s words, have vowed to leave no stone unturned. “Kate is upbeat because she is convinced they will have new ideas and methods of working, which gives her new hope.”

Family doctor Kate, 42, spent last weekend in Luz while relatives looked after her twins Sean and Amelia, five.  Passing the buck again.
I think the "Team" should gather their buckets and spades together and go and start digging in and around Praia da Luz