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Madeleine McCann: Crimewatch And Just Another Day

by | 5th, June 2007

mccann1.jpgIT’S Gerry McCann’s birthday today. He’s 39.

This is, as the Mail says, “the hardest birthday of his life”.

So how does he feel? The Sun wants to know. “I can’t even think about it,” says Madeleine McCann’s father. “As far as I’m concerned it’s insignificant.”

The Sun considers the evidence. What about last year’s birthday? What were you doing back then, when Madeleine was with you? “I can’t think about that either,” says Gerry McCann.

The Sun needs its story. And the story is: “TORMENTED MADELEINE DAD FORGETS BIRTHDAY.”

Not forget. More can’t find a reason to celebrate.

Tonight, though, the criminal case will take centre stage. The McCanns will appear on the BBC TV show Crimewatch.

The Sun says plans for a reconstruction of the night of Madeleine’s disappearance have been shelved because Portuguese laws blocked access to the area. Instead, the parents of the missing girl will ask for help.

They will then travel to Amsterdam, Berlin and Rabat. The Mail says the McCanns lived in Amsterdam for a year. There are many German tourists in the Algarve. And a blonde girl has been sighted in Morocco.

But before they leave the Mail says the McCanns will ask local police for a progress report. The Mail is not optimistic. It talks of a “wall of silence” and the McCanns receiving “most of their updates either through the British police or from news reports”.

But what do these reports teach them? That they are upset. That today is Gerry’s birthday. That Madeleine McCann is missing…



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