Ex-RUC man in Maddie setback

11 June 2009
Belfast News Letter

A former RUC detective who is leading the hunt for Madeline McCann failed yesterday in his final attempt to interview a convicted British paedophile about her disappearance. Dave Edgar and his colleague Arthur Cowley flew to Germany to speak to Raymond Hewlett who is said to have been staying an hour's drive from the McCann's Portuguese holiday flat when the little girl vanished. But negotiations between the private investigators and Hewlett's German lawyer broke down.

Mr Edgar who has been employed by Madeline's parents Kate and Gerry McCann to look for their daughter, said he was 'very disappointed' with the lawyer's behaviour. He went on: "I have been attempting to speak with Raymond Hewitt to eliminate him from our investigation into the disappearance of Madeline McCann. "He is not a suspect but I was keen to interview him because of his failing health. "I have tried over the past weeks to arrange this via his lawyer in Germany. These negotiations have been difficult for reasons which I do not want to go into detail about. "Mr Hewlett's condition has of course been deteriorating during these negotiations. "I travelled to Germany yesterday in a final effort to interview Raymond Hewlitt. Regrettably that interview is not possible."

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