Cops probe Maddie pervert's quick escape from Portugal

31 May 2009
Sunday Mirror
Justin Penrose

British police probing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann want to know why paedophile Raymond Hewlett left Portugal so quickly after she vanished. They have quizzed a witness who says sex attacker Hewlett told of being outside the apartment where Maddie was snatched "several times".

Ex-Scot Guard Peter Verran, 46, was questioned by a detective from Leicestershire for two hours this week about his three months in Morocco with Hewlett, 64.

Peter told the Sunday Mirror:

"He seemed interested in how Hewlett told me he packed up and left Portugal within 30 minutes shortly after Madeleine vanished."

Police also wanted to know how the convicted paedophile and drifter could afford to flee to North Africa, which would have cost him around £1,000. They want to find out if he was paid a large cash sum - and how he got his six children there without passports.

"I said if he managed to get six in there was no reason he couldn't get seven," said Peter.

The detective took note of Hewlett's two mobile numbers and email address to track calls and messages at the time Madeleine was taken.

Private detectives working for Kate and Gerry McCann, who live in Rothley, Leics, also want to talk to Peter, who met Hewlett while on honeymoon.

Hewlett, who is now in Germany for cancer treatment, is wanted for questioning about sex attacks in the UK.

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