Portuguese detective makes shocking claim that MI5 COVERED UP Maddie McCann’s death


by Emma Dodds |
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Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral has made shocking claims in a new documentary that Madeleine McCann's death was covered up by MI5 - with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown even being involved

In the ten years since three-year-old Madeleine McCann went missing, her name has barely been out of the news as her parents, Kate and Gerry, desperately continue their search for her.

However, the decade anniversary next month has seemingly invited a whole host of people to share their theories as to what happened to the little girl.

Kate and Gerry McCann have come under fire in the public eye after the disappearance of their three-year-old daughter Madeleine (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

Former glamour model Jodie Marsh recently launched a Twitter tirade against Kate and Gerry McCann, claiming that they were to blame for her disappearance.

But former police detective Dave Edgar, who worked on the case for three years, ruled out the possibility that they had been involved and thinks that she may be still alive.

However, two Portuguese detectives have come forward with explosive theories that the little girl's parents actually killed her and hid her body.

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Madeleine McCann netflix documentary: 10 shocking moments Stacked

1. Never-before seen footage of Madeleine boarding the plane1 of 10
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1. Never-before seen footage of Madeleine boarding the plane

The documentary showed never-before seen footage of Madeleine boarding the plane to Portugal with her family and their friend's children.

2. Kate'su2018 soul-destroying’ howl2 of 10
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2. Kate's‘ soul-destroying’ howl

A fellow tourist at Gerry's holiday tennis club said she overheard Kate letting out a 'soul-destroying' howl the night of Madeline's disappearance.

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3. Police at the scene made shocking claims

Police at the scene made shocking claims that Madeleine had probably wandered under a bush and simply fallen asleep.

4. The contaminated scene4 of 10
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4. The contaminated scene

Inspectors found a messy, contaminated scene at the McCann's apartment and were horrified by the lack of preservation of the scene – they compared it to the scene of a robbery.

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5. Potential suspect

A friend on holiday with Gerry & Kate claimed she saw a man walking briskly and carrying a child similar to Maddie at 9.15pm – less than an hour before Maddie was discovered missing.

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6. Madeleine's message the night before her disappearance

It was reported that Madeleine asked her mum, 'Why didn't you come last night when [the twins] were crying?'. Theories claimed that it could have been the kidnapper making their first attempt but got spooked.

7. 'Praia De Luz is a honeypot of strange people'7 of 10
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7. 'Praia De Luz is a honeypot of strange people'

Although lots of locals and tourists said they felt safe and secure in the Algarve, one resident said, 'Praia De Luz is a honeypot of strange people. People come here to change themselves'. The Police Inspector also claimed there were a lot of violent drug-related crimes in the area.

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8. Former suspect Robert Murat appeared in the documentary.

Former suspect Robert Murat appeared in the documentary, he gave lots of in-depth interviews surrounding his time as a former suspect in the investigation.

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9. Portuguese police monitoring the Spanish border

The documentary claimed that Portuguese police monitoring the Spanish border were spotted sitting in their car for 40 minutes to avoid the rain, rather than checking cars.

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10. Suspect drawing

The police initially released a suspect drawing, which was simply an oval shape with no facial features, just hair. Kate admitted to a friend that she had no faith in the Portuguese police.

Goncalo Amaral claims that the McCanns were responsible for the death of Madeleine (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

One of whom, Goncalo Amaral, who led the investigation when it was with the Portuguese police, has even gone so far as to write a book entitled The Truth Of The Lie about his theory.

But he has taken his wild theories one step further by appearing in an Australian documentary about the disappearance of Madeleine, who was just three-years-old when she disappeared.

Mr Amaral, 56, said to the reporter: "There is no hint or proof the child was kidnapped. On the contrary, there are hints the parents were negligent, and there are hints they were hiding the body."

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Madeleine disappeared just before her fourth birthday (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

Bizarrely, he also added that British agents "for sure had an involvement" and even that former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown was involved.

But the documentary also featured an interview with the McCanns themselves, who rubbished his accusations and said that they had "damaged" the search for Madeleine.

Kate went on to say that she would "never" give up on Madeleine, saying: "I don't believe any parent could. I don't believe we would ever reach a point where we think, 'Oh, we've done everything now'.

"Whilst the situation remains as it is, Madeleine is out there and she needs us to find her," adding they would keep looking "forever".

Detective Dave Edgar rubbished claims that Kate and Gerry were involved and thinks the little girl may still be alive (Credit: Getty Images) ©Getty Images

Clarence Mitchell, who has represented the McCanns for the past ten years, said that the British authorities had "warned" them "not to show overt emotion" in public appearances as the perpetrators "may get a sexual kick out of the parents' distress and tears they have caused."

However, this caused public reaction to the McCanns to turn, calling them "cold" and "poker-faced", to which Kate said: "I don't think I had a day for eighteen months that didn't have a long period crying. Now I've learned that people judge very readily, and what you see on camera isn't the full story."

Gerry added: "I have to say I couldn't really console her because I was paddling frantically below the surface."

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Kate and Gerry have launched many appeals to find Madeleine (Credit: Getty Images ©Getty Images

Colin Sutton, a former Scotland Yard investigator who has investigated Praia Da Luz many times, revealed that the investigation actually had a new lead to follow with the hope that it may uncover new information about the disappearance.

He said: "It's felt there is somebody who worked in the Ocean Club complex who it's felt may have some knowledge or be of assistance.

"It's almost impossible to find a body without specific intelligence that would allow you to focus on a specific area. It's a large area of low population and scrubland, of ancient wells, and there are areas where humans don't go from one decade to the next.

"It would be very easy to secrete something there and be very confident it wouldn't be found."

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