https://www.theguardian.com/media/2007/ ... asection13
Giles Tremlett wrote that article before release of the files.
While Tremlett was right to conclude that the offer made to the McCanns was not a 'plea-bargain', he was wrong to infer that, therefore, there was no offer made.
Mark Harrison was instructed, by the PJ, by Amaral's boss, Encarnacadio, to investigate that Madeleine had been MURDERED AND BURIED.
Harrison even offered, on request, to investigate possibilities or scenarios other than murder.
Nothing on-line suggests Harrison was taken up on his offer.
The culmination of a murder enquiry was that the McCanns were made arguidos accused of the MURDER of Madeleine.
The deal put to the couple, not a plea-bargain, but nonetheless, a deal, was that if, particularly Kate, were to plead guilty to finding and moving a body, (Madeleine), she would get a few years, while Gerry would get off free: OR, that both would face MURDER charges.
The McCanns called the PJ's bluff and no charges were brought.
(Mark Harrison)This report considers solely the possibility that Madeleine McCann has been murdered and her body is concealed within the areas previously searched by Police in Zone 1 around Praia Da Luz. Other scenarios or possibilities may on request be considered and be subject of a further report.
And later, this:
In considering the two scenarios that Madeleine McCann has been murdered and her body disposed of by a person on foot or in a vehicle, I have reflected on the areas within zone 1 that have been previously searched or subject to forensic examination.