By: CECÍLIA PIRES
PORTUGUESE POLICE contacted their UK counterparts this week to arrange new interviews with Gerry and Kate McCann and the friends who were with them at Praia da Luz in May.
The questioning is expected to take place after Christmas, saving the parents of missing Madeleine from more anguish over the festive holiday.
While the whereabouts of Madeleine and the circumstances of her disappearance remain a mystery, a Metodo 3 private investigator was quoted this week by a British tabloid as saying that Madeleine “will be home by Christmas” and that they know who has taken her from the holiday apartment of Praia da Luz.
The Barcelona-based company was hired by the McCanns on a 50,000 pound Sterling a month contract to find their daughter after they returned to the UK in September.
At Rothwell, the McCanns are preparing a “very quiet and private Christmas with family”, according to Gerry, who says in his blog diary on the findmadeleine.com website that “celebrating is the last thing we feel like doing”, although they want the celebrations to be “as normal as possible for Sean and Amelie”.
Gerry reinforces the appeal to anyone who may know something about the whereabouts of Madeleine and says that “Madeleine’s return would obviously be the ultimate present” for all of them.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Madeleine McCann, please contact the McCann helpline on 0034 902 300 213 or the Portuguese Police on 00351 282 405 400.
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