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Another Crime Floats Madeleine McCann In The War On The Terror

by | 21st, June 2007


So says the Sun’s front page. “FAMILY BLAST ‘ANIMAL’.”

The paper says that Madeleine McCann’s father is “distraught” that a “vile pickpocket” has stolen his wallet containing two photographs of his missing daughter.

The crime occurred in London while Gerry McCann was using a cashpoint machine at Waterloo station. Madeleine’s aunt calls the thief a “dirty animal”. The Sun is more specific and calls the crook a “rat”.

Madeleine McCann has been absent from the front pages of late, he space taken over by Big Brother revelations, Michael Barrymore and Paul Potts. It has taken yet another apparent crime to return her to prominence.

The Sink Of Humanity  

And the Sun is on the trail of the culprit. It wants readers to shop the thief. The paper publishes a phone number readers can call and help Gerry McCann get his photographs back.

“How can you do that to someone whose been through what he has?” asks Gerry’s sister Philomena.

Hard to believe that the opportunistic thief who removed the wallet from Gerry McCann’s back pocket wanted these pictures and saw the victim as anything other than easy money. “He’s already demoralised enough and to be put on the back foot like this you can’t believe some people can stoop so low,” continues Philomena.

We hear her. It’s a knock. But amid the talk of paedo gangs, white slavers and murder, a pickpocket appears pretty high up the humanity scale.

Finding A Just Cause 

Readers hear Madeleine’s grandmother call it “another kick in the teeth”. We learn that the crime meant Mr McCann had to cancel his credit cards which resulted in a delay in meeting candidates to head the Madeleine campaign.

Which turns our attention

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