The former inspector finds it strange that it's necessary
for an ambassador to speak about the evidence for "some veracity to be
given as to the responsibility of the parents in
Amaral, the former Judiciary Police inspector, stated this
Monday that "it is strange" that it is necessary for an ambassador to
speak about the evidence "for some veracity to be given as to the
responsibility of the parents in Madeleine's disappearance" and that he
looks forward for Wikileaks divulging the satellite imagery, reports
"I accompanied the
investigation, I know what is there and
I know what still needs to be done, and I also know there's
responsibility in the disappearance, I have no doubts about that," said
Goncalo Amaral, the former coordinator of the investigation into the
disappearance of Madeleine McCann, in
Praia da Luz,
Algarve, on May 2007.
The author of the book 'Maddie -
of the Lie'
spoke to the news agency Lusa, after the
WikiLeaks site revealed a confidential cable from the British ambassador
in Lisbon, from 2007, admitting to his U.S. counterpart in the
Portuguese capital, that it was the British police that had found
evidence against Madeleine's parents.
However, Goncalo Amaral insists that "it was not the British police who
had arrived at those conclusions". "I do not know what evidence the
British ambassador was referring to when he spoke with the U.S.
ambassador. Now that there are strong indications as to the
responsibility of parents, there are, and they were gathered by
Portuguese police in cooperation with the British police," he assured.
Goncalo Amaral also expects for Wikileaks to be able to get "the long
awaited for satellite images".
Meanwhile, the McCanns' spokesman,
Clarence Mitchell, played down these revelations, considering
that the cable in question - which was also published in the British
newspaper 'The Guardian' - was only an "entirely historic note".