Ex-Maddie officer launches own hunt

See The McCann Files archive:  Gonçalo Amaral - The Interviews (July '08)

Ex-Maddie officer launches own hunt
30 April 2009
Jo Steele

A detective who was sacked from the hunt for Madeleine McCann is launching his own investigation into the youngster's disappearance.

Goncalo Amaral said he wanted justice for the missing girl.

He will work with investigators from four countries - including Britain - and has promised to hand over his results to officials in Portugal in the hope that the case is reopened.
'This investigation is not aimed at finding evidence against (parents) Gerry and Kate McCann or persecuting anyone,' he said. 'We want to help make sure the truth comes out and justice is done. The criminal investigation ended prematurely and there's a lot that still needs to be investigated.'
The father of three has written a book which claimed Madeleine died in a 'tragic accident' at the McCanns' holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, the day she was last seen in May 2007.

He was removed from the hunt for the three-year-old after he claimed that British police were 'too close' to Mr and Mrs McCann, from Rothley, Leicestershire. The couple's status as 'official suspects' in the disappearance was lifted last year.

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