"The new suspect was seen in the days before she vanished on a family holiday in Portugal.
Witnesses saw him loitering alone on a road near the flat where Maddie’s family were staying in Praia da Luz.
He will feature in the TV reconstruction of her abduction to be screened by Channel 4 on May 7.
Gerry and Kate have spent months combing the Portuguese police files on the case and believe the man could be vital to finding Maddie — who vanished just days before her fourth birthday.
He is said to be of Mediterranean appearance and in his late 20s or early 30s.
He is NOT believed to be the same man that Jane Tanner, one of the so-called Tapas 7, saw carrying a child on the night of Maddie’s disappearance.
A TV source said: “Information about this man was buried away in the files.
It seems virtually no effort was made to find him by police.
Witnesses said he was staring in the direction of the apartment.”
So, not thought to be the same man that Jane Tanner saw. Well, that might be seen to answer a question raised by the Goncalo Amaral documentary, aired on Portuguese TV. Amaral's film showed how virtually impossible it would have been for an abductor to have taken Madeleine out of the apartment through the window. And now, we have a possible accomplice? Bit too much of a coincidence, I think, in terms of the timing here.
No effort was made to find the man?
The alleged "new suspect," in Madeleine McCann's disappearance, revealed yesterday by the English Newspaper "The Sun," quoting a source linked to the production of the documentary that Channel 4 is going to show on May 7th, was identified by the PJ during the investigation.According to the English newspaper, the man, of Mediterranean appearance, was allegedly behaving suspiciously and was seen, alone, staring at the apartment occupied by the McCanns.
He would have been around 20 to 30 years old.
The man wasn't the same one that Jane Tanner described to the police, as 24 Horas had already stated. The documentary produced under Gerry McCann's direction will set the scene for an abduction committed by a "Mediterranean," possibly a Portuguese person.The lawyers and investigators hired by the McCanns had already discovered the alleged "new lead," in the case files which are no longer subject to the secrecy of justice and in which, amongst others, the identities of a few residents, who were investigated at that time, are not included.
In the copy of the case files consulted by the team working for Kate and Gerry McCann, many pages are missing, as for the majority of journalists.
SOS Madeleine McCann 23/04/09