Friday, 14 November 2008

Sky apology to Robert Murat.

Sunday Mirror journalist, Lori Campbell.

1:17pm UK, Friday November 14, 2008

Between May 2007 and September 2008 we published on this website a video of, and an article about, an interview with Sunday Mirror journalist Lori Campbell.

The interview strongly suggested that Mr Murat was guilty of the abduction of Madeleine McCann.

It also suggested that Mr Murat had lied about his role in the police investigation.

These allegations were seriously defamatory of Mr Murat and untrue.

We accept that Mr Murat had no involvement in the abduction of Madeleine and we would like to apologise to Mr Murat for the hurt, distress and damage to his reputation our publications have caused.

Sky News 14/11/08

Robert Murat receives damages from BSkyB.

Today, at the High Court in London, Robert Murat, who was not present, accepted substantial damages from Sky over claims that there were strong grounds for believing he was involved in Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

From ITN news:

"His solicitor Louis Charalambous told Mr Justice Eady that an article and video on the Sky News website claimed that in the early days after Madeleine's disappearance from Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007, Mr Murat's behaviour was reminiscent of child murderer Ian Huntley."

"Outside court, Mr Charalambous said that the settlement represented the final stage of Mr Murat's claims against those sections of the British media "which defamed him so terribly".

"He has been entirely successful and vindicated," he said.

"It was particularly important to him to nail this particular lie - that he acted in some way reminiscent to the Soham murderer Ian Huntley when, in fact, he was working flat out to help try to find Madeleine."

Anything to say, today, Ms Campbell?

Maddie: revelations about the PJ mole taken up in Portugal - silence in the UK.


See original article.

Imagem1.jpgThe disclosure of details of the video interview by a Spanish detective, denouncing the leak of confidential information about the work of the PJ's team of investigators in the Madeleine McCann case has been taken up in Portugal while in the United Kingdom total silence reigns about this information.


Yesterday, the journalist Hernani Carvalho published an article devoted to this revelation where the PJ's former coordinator of the Department of Criminal Investigation, Gonçalo Amaral, states he knows what it's about, but he thinks the time is not right for giving clarification. According to statements from the former head of the investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance, he is still waiting for the legal action the McCanns have threatened him with, because "on that occasion, there will be a lot more to say and to reveal."

Today, the journalist Luis Maneta, in the daily newspaper 24 Horas, returns to the subject for which he has tried, without success, to get a reaction from the PJ's national directorate.