McCann detectives criticise pervert's lawyer

15 June 2009
Leicester Mercury

Detectives hunting for missing Madeleine McCann have criticised a lawyer acting for a convicted paedophile they want to question. Pervert Raymond Hewlett, who is not a suspect but has been jailed three times for assaulting young girls, spoke instead to the Sunday Mirror. He said: "I'd take a lie-detector test. I'll take any test you like. The only time I've seen Madeleine McCann is on missing posters. And I saw her on TV in a bar once. But I've never seen her in real life." He also claimed to have an alibi for the day Madeleine vanished - but refused to say what it was.

Retired UK policemen Dave Edgar and Arthur Cowley, who have been hired by Kate and Gerry McCann from Rothley to find their daughter, flew to Germany last week hoping to speak to Hewlett. But negotiations between the private investigators and Hewlett's German lawyer broke down.

Mr Edgar said he was "very disappointed" with the lawyer's behaviour. "I have been attempting to speak with Raymond Hewlett to eliminate him from our investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann," said Mr Edgar. "He is not a suspect but I was keen to interview him because of his failing health."

He had been told the paedophile could only manage a 60-minute interview when to question him properly would take five hours. Hewlett was said to have stayed in Tavira, an hour's drive from the McCanns' Portuguese holiday flat in Praia da Luz, from which the little girl vanished in May 2007.

The 64-year-old former soldier, who previously lived in Blackpool and Telford, has been treated for throat cancer in Aachen, Germany. Madeleine's family are upset Hewlett did not speak to their investigators.

Spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "Hewlett should have spoken to the investigators trying to find Madeleine before the newspapers."

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