British detectives working on the Madeleine McCann investigation have revealed that key details in the timeline of her disappearance were wrong.The revised details will be documented in a new Crimewatch appeal on the case to be broadcast on Monday.
Speaking ahead of the BBC programme, senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, of the Metropolitan Police, said: "The timeline we have now established has given new significance to sightings and movements of people in and around Praia da Luz at the time of Madeleine's disappearance.
"Our work to date has significantly changed the timeline and the accepted version of events that has been in the public domain to date.
"It has allowed us to work with Crimewatch to build the most detailed reconstruction as yet, and highlight very specific appeal points.
"I hope that when the public see our investigative strands drawn together within the overall context of that appeal, it will bring in new information that moves our investigation forward."
The full reconstruction of the events six years ago when Madeleine went missing starts with a scene of Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry playing tennis.
Madeleine, dressed in pink shorts, T-shirt and hat, then runs across the court, holding a batch of tennis balls.
In another clip, the McCanns are asked how often they think of their daughter, who went missing when she was three years old on May 3, 2007 from a holiday apartment as her parents dined at a nearby tapas restaurant with friends.
Mr McCann says: "When it's a special occasion, when you should be your happiest and Madeleine's not there, that's when it really hits home. Obviously, Madeleine's birthday goes without saying."
Mrs McCann adds: "It's when you have big family occasions really. That's it isn't it? 'Family occasion' and you haven't got your complete family."
During the programme, DCI Redwood discusses how the police have approached the inquiry.
He says: "Primarily what we sought to do from the beginning is try and draw everything back to zero if you like. Try and take everything back to the beginning and re-analyse and reassess everything, accepting nothing.
"The careful and critical analysis of the timeline has been absolutely key.
"Primarily, we're focused on the area between 8.30pm and 10pm. We know at 8.30pm that was the time Mr and Mrs McCann went down to the tapas area for their dinner and we know that around at 10pm that was when Mrs McCann found that Madeleine was missing."
A number of e-fits are also to be shown in the appeal in a bid to "identify the men and eliminate innocent sightings".
Scotland Yard detectives, who have interviewed 442 people as part of their review-turned-investigation, hope to track down as many people present in the Portuguese town at the time.
Since launching its own investigation, 41 people of interest have been identified by the Met Police, including 15 UK nationals.
Detectives have issued 31 international letters of request to mostly European countries in relation to some of the persons of interest as well as accessing phone records.
A large but "manageable" list of phone numbers identified as being in Praia da Luz - though not necessarily used to make phone calls - has been drawn up by detectives with a "significant" number unattributed to any named person.
British detectives launched a fresh investigation in July this year - two years into a review of the case.
The Met Police now has a team of six Portuguese detectives based in Faro who are carrying out inquiries on its behalf.
The Portuguese investigation is officially closed but authorities there are backing the Scotland Yard inquiry and officers from both countries are working together in pursuing new leads.
Od dear this is bad news for the mccanns , after
Even kate admitted the interviewer in the Panorama interiew )19-11-07) was right and that is was only a small windlow of opportunity to allow Madeleine to be whoosh clucked.
It now seems that everything the mccanns, the tapas 7, clarence mitchell, family and supporters said concerning the time lines, is wrong.
Not just wrong by a little bite bit, a minute here a minute there, rather they have
Where does this leave the mccanns and the tapas 7 if the police are now saying their time lines have significantly changed?
Basically it tells us someone was telling porkies.
This then makes me wonder why would innocent people tell porkies about what they were doing when, when a child goes missing, allegedly abducted?
When people are deceptive, they have a reason to be deceptive.
It could be to do with guilty knowledge of the crime, it could be guilty knowledge about something else, something sensitive such as an illicit affair or sexual liaison, it could be to do with drink or drugs, it could be financial.
If it was guilty knowledge or sensitivity about something not to do with missing Madeleine, why would they continue to lie to police thus hindering the search?
Surely, whatever they did, if not related to Missing Madeleine, would be ignored or minimised (affair, drinking, drugs etc). it meant the police could then exclude them as a possible suspect with involvement and continue to focus on the remaining members/family or others.
What was going on that was so bad, so incriminating that they would lie about timelines, they would risk neglect charges, with a maximum of up to10 yrs prison for neglect resulting in harm?
Is it a case that after 7 years of telling us they were doing regular checks, a better service than offered by Mark Warner (the holiday company) refusing to make use of the evening creche or the babysitting service (because they didn't want to leave their children with strangers, even though they did this at the creche everyday and the creche workers were the resort babysitters)
How will they spin this?
They can't claim we misunderstood, as they thrust these checks and timelines down our throats, railing and threatening anyone who said they were anything other than responsible parents.
They can't claim they misremembered since we have not one but two written timelines, written on a the cover torn from Madeleine's book, we have the signed rogatory statements which were also recorded and can be used in court and of course we have their mockumentary and kate's book, AN account of the truth, HER account of the truth, not, THE account of THE truth (since that would stick them in jail real fast)
Claiming they remember more over the passing of time isn't going to work, unless of course you are jane tanner, in which case, the longer the time period, the more exact the recall.
Generally (with the exception of tanner) the more time passes, the fuzzier the memory.
So, how can the mccanns spin this in a positive manner as, judging from the headlines of the papers, they are calling the mccanns liars and everything we know about the events is untrue.
Is it a coincidence this is breaking just as they are in court in Portugal suing Goncalo Amaral for libel claiming his book hindered the search and prevented people from still looking ( if so why were we still getting sightings after the release of a book written in Portugal and not available in the UK)
Is it a coincidence that they are doing badly in court, so badly that event their own witnesses are doing more to support Goncalo that the mccanns?
So coincidental that both kate and gerry have asked to be allowed to testify as to harm caused, with gerry showing up twice and being turned away, kate turning up on her own to challenge Goncalo and not looking him in the eye, that when the case was abruptly adjourned for they day isabel Duarte asked for the remaining witnesses to testify by letter rather than returning ( thus avoiding cross examination) it was declined.
So coincidental that kate wants to testify, but ..., she wants to write her testimony thus avoiding the risk of cross examination,.something the British media is once again avoiding mentioning.
One has to ask why are the mccanns and chums so reluctant to appear on the stand in a court of law?
Why, after refusing to do a police reconstruction claiming it was too late and not helpful, then claiming they wanted a crime watch type reconstruction that would be shown on TV, when granted their wish they refused to have it filmed in Portugal, claiming it would anger the Police and then yet be too upsetting!
How would it anger the police when it is what they have been after since the get go?
As a result is was filmed in Spain, and used actors to play the mccanns etc.
How can this be classed as too upsetting when a couple years back they happily took part in their own reconstruction for their mockumentary!
They couldn't exactly refuse to co-operate given it was what they had demanded and was offered by the UK police and BBC and even pinky would be hard pressed to explain it away, so instead, we now have a reconstruction of a crime that never happened, in a location it never took place in, in a country they weren't even in. this is a bigger mockumentary than their C4 version.
What will this achieve?
How can it prod memories if those in PDL and surrounds when it bears no resemblance to the events that week?
Is this perhaps a plan by SY to show the discrepancies in the group's timelines and thus showing the abduction as claimed never occurred.
This then puts the focus right back on the mcanns and the tapas 7.
The other point to remember is the cadaver and blood dogs reacted in the apartment and hire car, dogs with a 100% track record.
kate perjured herself in the leveson enquiry when she said their were no body fluids, yet, earlier had come up with explanations as to why fluids had been found including coming in contact with dead bodies prior to the trip, rotting meat, dirty diapers, sweaty sandals, sea bass etc.
Since there is no record of anyone dying in 5a and it is easy to check if kate came in contact with any dead bodies prior to her trip and a body was found in the hire car and a child is missing how did the fluids get there especially as in the UK a 15-19 marker match is enough for proof ( in Portugal it has to be 19-19)
Every time you tell a lie a hole in the story shows up elsewhere and the more you lie the bigger the holes.