THE Tapas Seven REFUSED to go back to Praia da Luz
for a kidnapping reconstruction because they were
were trying to TRAP them.
The group of
friends who were dining with the McCanns when Maddie
was snatched feared they TOO would be made suspects
if they returned, we can reveal.
Cops wanted the
group to go back to the Algarve this May' a whole
YEAR after the youngster's disappearance' but
bizarrely told them they should come WITHOUT their
reveal that Portuguese detectives REFUSED to assure
the group that they would not be arrested on
In an email to
police chief Paulo Rebelo, one of the seven,
said: 'We still feel very uncertain of the
motives in organising such a re-enactment. How is it
going to help move the investigation in a positive
direction' We cannot help but feel the re-interviews
and re-enactment are too little too late.
'We feel we would
be making ourselves and our families extremely
vulnerable by returning to Portugal.'
and Jane Tanner say it was reassuring to get a
letter from Portuguese cops saying there are 'no
suspicions over us regarding the commission of any
But then Jane
adds: 'However, we heard something similar in the
Kate and Gerry were made arguidos!'
The group said
they would agree to return to Portugal if police
'publicly dispelled damaging lies churned out by the
Portuguese press'. The cops would not agree to such
a statement so the reconstruction was shelved.