Sunday, February 5, 2012

Tapas Seven to be interviewed by Scotland Yard in review of Madeleine McCann abduction

Scotland Yard detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are set to interview the so-called Tapas Seven.

The group are friends of Kate and Gerry McCann who dined with them at a tapas restaurant on the night of Madeleine's disappearance five years ago and are central witnesses in the case.

The team of detectives has been analysing every scrap of evidence that was gathered when the little girl first went missing and interviewing key witnesses again.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood has three detective chief inspectors, five detective sergeants and 19 detective constables who are being supported by six civilian staff and three officers from the specialist murder review group.

By April they will have managed to rack up a bill of nearly £2m after Prime Minister David Cameron called in the force to review the case last May.

So far they have made at least four trips to Portugal and Spain to gather evidence, including a file of leads from private investigators.

Now, after nine months, they are set to check the statements of the McCann's friends, the Sunday Express said. Read More