I don't know why, but I'm still finding
it impossible to get a straight answer
about Madeleine McCann from
called to ask about Madeleine and almost
before I'd asked the question was being
given the old brush off: "It's a
Portuguese investigation, not ours."
Portuguese authorities closed their
investigation in July last year. The
press officer said she hadn't heard or
read about that.
Apparently, the Leicstershire force
still passes on any potential leads to
the dynamic Portuguese police who
established precisely nothing about
Madeleine's disappearance during their
I gave it 24 hours and called back. This time I was told that all the Leicestershire cops involved in the Madeleine case were on half-term holiday. So push off.
She didn't actually say that, but it felt like she had.
onwards and upwards. The last time I
asked a Leicestershire press officer
about Madeleine she got hysterical.
I hope that privately, at least, Madeleine's home force shows a bit more care and thought towards her family.