Well Mystery Man Mitchell the tax payer's PR Man for the McCann Circus is back on the road in Pria da Luz.....
Bloomberg Portugal Police to Identify McCann Parents as Suspects, AP Says
By Camilla Hall and Robin Stringer
"Family friend Clarence Mitchell said the couple had been told they would both be named as suspects, AP said. The McCanns ``continue to deny absolutely they had anything to do'' with their daughter's disappearance, Mitchell said."
AP Quotes 7/9/07 HD News
"It's very intense but she's remaining strong and determined to prove that they had nothing to do with their daughter's disappearance and they are innocent victims of the crime." --
Clarence Mitchell, family friend to Kate and Gerry McCann who Portuguese police will formally name as suspects in the disappearance of their 4-year-old daughter.
York Dispatch - Parents now suspects
"The couple had been told they would both be named as suspects, family friend and former spokesman Clarence Mitchell said.
Mitchell said Kate McCann found the police questioning "grueling."(sic)
Who is Clarence Mitchell ?
Clarence is a UK Government employee, he is in charge of Press liason at Downing Street and has been at times "seconded" to the Foreign office and worked in conjunction with the UK Embassies in Lisbon - Vatican / Rome to arrange visit with the Pope etc.,
For all posts about the mysterious Mitchell go here
The Mccann's also have a PR person, Justine McGuinness whom they employ directly through their Limited Company which is funded by public donations.
Pic at top is of Clarence Mitchell with Kate Mccann in Germany at the moment when Sabina Muller of Hessian Radio ( Hessischen Rundfunk ) put the McCann publicity circus on the back foot on June 1oth when she asked: "How do you feel about the fact that more and more people seem to be pointing the finger at you, saying the way you behave is not the way people would normally behave when their child is abducted and they seem to imply that you might have something to do with it?''
Kate is carrying the ever present "cuddle cat" of Madeleine's which the Portuguese Press describe as a "peluche" - a teddy bear, on which cadaver dogs are claimed to have found traces of a corpse. It can be seen here to have collected a crucifix at some stage in the story.
It accompanied Kate to the Police Station yesterday (Thursday) - but when she left today (Friday) it was not in evidence...see frame grab from SKY news item below.