The Polish police statement about the woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann has been rubbished by a private investigator.
Julia Wendell, 21, from Poland, went viral after revealing she thinks she is the missing Leicestershire girl and sharing "evidence" to support her claims on Instagram.
Julia said she has a speck in her eye like Madeleine, claimed she was abused by a German paedophile who looks like someone who was once a suspect in Madeleine's disappearance, and allegedly overheard her mum admit to "taking" her.
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Private investigator and self-professed medium Dr Fia Johansson, who previously aided police on missing persons cases in the US, has travelled to a town near the Germany-Poland border to visit Julia and probe her claims.
Yesterday (Wednesday, March 1) the two appeared in a video on Julia's Instagram page where Dr Johansson presented what she has discovered thus far.
The video is no longer available to view on Instagram as Julia appears to have suddenly deleted her account, but it was reuploaded by other users on TikTok.
In it, Dr Johansson slammed earlier reports suggesting Polish police had declared Julia wasn't Madeleine.
Polish outlet Gazeta previously claimed Pawel Noga, of the Provincial Police Headquarters in the western city of Wroclaw, “ruled out” her claims after meeting with her family.
However, Dr Johansson's team say they were told police in Poland haven't released a statement either way.
She said: "We started to investigate this situation for 45 minutes and what we got back… [was that] no police officers whatsoever in Poland said that she is, or she is not, Madeleine McCann.
"No official record whatsoever went out… it was all lies.
"We actually have a letter from officers from the biggest police station in Poland. [They] gave us a statement [saying] there is absolutely no police or legit person – like police, a private investigator or detective – who gave any statement [saying] that Julia is not Madeleine McCann."
Dr Johansson went on to suggest Polish police would only be able to look into whether Julia was Madeleine if prompted to by a British or Portuguese authority.
She said: "If any Madeleine McCann case or missing persons, which is an international missing person in Poland… it has to be a lawyer or detective from other countries that were involved [who] ask for… some form of collaboration with Polish police.
"He [a police spokesman] said: 'Polish police would never get involved in the Madeleine McCann case without any force from another organisation not in our country.'
"When they can't even open a case about Madeleine McCann in this country, how come… some police officers [can] say she's not Madeleine McCann.
"That statement [from Polish police] was absolutely false."
Dr Johansson went on to discuss going to meet police with Julia, who said she "was surprised" by what they discovered.
Dr Johansson previously said Julia's parents – who vehemently denied she could be missing Madeleine – were refusing to take a DNA test.
The investigative team are reportedly looking into legal avenues to force their hand.
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