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Father of Madeleine McCann 'to be quizzed over new mobile phone data'

Last updated at 11:06 07 December 2007

The father of Madeleine McCann is expected to be interrogated over new data gleaned from mobile phone records which could solve the mystery of his daughter's disappearance, a Portuguese newspaper has reported.
According to Carreio da Manha, investigating conversations and text messages exchanged between Gerry and Kate McCann and the Tapas Nine are top of dectectives' agenda in the search to find Maddie.
It is claimed they are currently studying telephone records from the the 10-day holiday and experts have already reported one suspicious exchange between Mr McCann and friend Doctor Russell O'Brien.
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mccanns day 11 Gerry McCann faces fresh interrogations after new data was uncovered from his mobile phone
Although the former insisted he was within 4km of Praia de Luz when the pair had a telephone conversation on June 10, technicians have discovered he made the call 40km from the resort, it was reported.
The newspaper claims Mr McCann and Mr O'Brien will be interrogated about the phone call next week in Britain.
This information came to light in a meeting between Portuguese and British police in Leicester last week. Former Surrey Police detective and child protection expert Mark Williams-Thomas was present at the summit.
He said to the newspaper in Portugal: "The mobile phone data was secured by British experts in the 10 days after Madeleine dissapeared. Although not initially analysed, in has now been and will provide vital information."
The McCanns' spokesman Clarence Mitchell declined to comment.

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