Sky News is running a story carrying comment from a letter issued by the office of UK MEP Roger Knapman, that lays into the Portuguese police. The letter was actually written by former Tory MP, Piers Merchant who moved to work as assistant to Mr Knapman after an exposee in the Sun forced him out of his previous office.
Among other things it proclaims:
"In any event I think you can rest assured that the British police and intelligence services have long had a better grip on the facts of this case than the Portuguese police."
This will no doubt continue to fuel debate over the investigation and whether the media are being unduly harsh on the Portuguese cops.
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