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Madeleine McCann: Parents Tapped Up And A Phone Vote

by | 11th, September 2007

madeline_parents_140.jpgMADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann.

THE SUN front page: “BRIT LAB BOMBSHELL – CAR DNA IS 100% MADDIE’S. Cops also tapped McCann phones and email.”

The Forensic Science Service in Birmingham matched 20 out of 20 genetic markers to a samples of blood found in the boot of the McCanns’ car.

Page 5: “BUGS MADE COPS CHANGE THEIR MIND ON ABDUCTION”.
“Police listen to McCanns’ every word” – and we watch their every movement on the TV.

Page 6: “NEW AGONY FOR McCANNS – COUPLE FACE TWINS BEING TAKEN AWAY. Social workers may put them in care.”

This may well be the same new agony as the one yesterday when Sun readers learned: “YOU’LL LOSE THE TWINS.”

DAILY MIRROR front page: “She lost a daughter..now police dossier asks prosecutors to charge her with ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE.”

Pages 4 and 5 for the “FULL STORY”. Readers see “THE MADDY FILE”.

A DCI Kirkham considers the evidence:

  • DCI Kirkham says Madeleine could have “grazed herself” and so left blood marks on the wall of the family apartment.
  • DCI Kirkham says “children can fall over and bump themselves”.
  • DCI Kirkham says “To find a body in any murder is absolutely crucial” – because without it there is no conclusive proof that murder has taken place, n’est pas?

Pages 6 and 7: “ARE YOUR TWINS AT RISK? ..IS YOUR SAFETY AT RISK?” Police warn of “hate reprisals” against the McCanns.

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE’S BODY ‘WAS IN HIRE CAR’”

Pages 2 and 3 – The “WORLD’S GREATEST NEWSPAPER has opened the phone lines to the question “Were Madeleine’s parents involved in her death?” Portuguese police and anti-paedo protestors await the result with a keen interest.

Pages 4 and 5: “Pressure mounts on social workers to remove twins.”

“McCanns’ happy family image comes under fire” – The Express looks at the Portuguese press and hears Madeleine “screaming for her daddy”. Correio da Manha says Kate McCann had “moments of aggressiveness” towards Madeleine. It says that Gerry McCann was “often absent” from the family group.

Significant? Pick up your phones and vote!

The Express says the couple have refused to comment on these “lurid claims”.

DAILY STAR front page: “MADDIE BODY ‘HIDDEN’ IN CHURCH”.

Pages 6,7 and 8: “Devout Cathloics Gerry and Kate McCann often attended the Our Lady of Light church.

DAILY MAIL: “McCanns face new claim by Portuguese MADDIE: ‘DNA IN HIRE CAR IS HERS.’”

Pages 6 and 7: “Pressure piled on the McCanns.”

Gerry McCann’s sister Philomena McCann praises the UK press for – get this – “their restraint”. The Mail says over in Portugal an “astonishing smear campaign” is underway in the local papers. This is “Portuguese picture of ‘hysterical’ wife”.

THE TELEGRAPH: “Hire car DNA ‘is complete match’ to Madeleine.”

Page 10: “Confusion that surrounds the fateful hours”. The paper goes over the events of May 3. And concludes: this is a tricky one.

THE GUARDIAN page 19: “UK police may question parents as Portuguese deal with fallout from Madeleine disappearance.”

If the McCanns have more questions to face and decline to return to Portugal, UK police would be invited to speak with them.

THE INDEPENDENT front page: “Dominic Lawson – Kate McCann, a victim of our emotional tyranny”. On Page 31, Lawson looks at the “tsunami of prejudice masquerading as detection”.

THE TIMES front page: “New DNA twist in MCcann case.”

Page 6 : “Fund could be blocked from paying legal costs”. The McCanns may be barred from using the £1million Find Madeleine fund to defend themselves.

More to follow…

The story so far



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