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Madeleine McCann: Spies, Richard Branson PI And Maddy TV

by | 28th, September 2007

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

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE. SPY-IN-SKY PLAN TO FIND HER KIDNAPPER.”

So she was kidnapped. Wasn’t she?

“Satellite and aerial footage as well as internet traffic should be used to help the hunt,” say “intelligence experts”, including Professor Anthony Glees, Director of Brunel University’s Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies. Security is his thing.

Pages 4 and 5: “Riddle of the McCanns’ day out” – Why did the McCanns go to Spain on August 3 and what did they do there? Clarence Mitchell says the TV cameras and journalists tracked their every move.

“Branson: They are innocent” – Richard Branson PI calls it a “grotesque nightmare”. He has donated £100,000 to help the McCanns clear their name. He says the McCanns have “the weight and support of Britain behind them”.

THE SUN front page: “OUTRAGE AS COPS CLAIM MADDIE ‘BURIED IN SPAIN’.”

Pages 6 and 7: “POLICE PROBE LOST 2 HOURS” – Police Claim the McCanns buried Madeleine during a “missing two hours” in Spain.

Kate and Gerry are “shattered”.

Says the Sun:

SUSPICIOUS the trip was postponed from the day before – because Gerry had intestinal problems.
“’STRANGE’” that the couple from Rothley, Leics, chose to visit Spain on a national holiday, when the shops were shut.
MYSTERIOUS that the McCanns racked up ‘unjustified mileage’ in their Renault Scenic – hired 25 days after Maddie disappeared.”

A source says a new ad campaign to find Madeleine will start in two weeks.

DAILY MAIL page 3: “Police use CCTV to map McCanns trips.”

As newspaper Correio de Manha reports, Spanish police have given their Portuguese counterparts CCTV footage “showing the Renault Scenic in places in Spain where there was ‘no reason’ for the couple to be.”

A TV series based on Madeleine McCann is being produced in Chile. Says Chilean newspaper El Mercurio: “The case is becoming a soap opera.”

DAILY MIRROR front page: “KATE IS SO FRAGILE. Fears for mum after latest blow.”

Kate McCann’s face is all over the front page. “The anguish is plain to see.” A friend hears that Madeleine had not been found in Morocco: “Kate is so fragile. She’s suffering a devastating disappointment.”

Page 5: “They suffered a devastating blow with the false alarm in Morocco. Kate has crashed.”

“COPS PROBE SPAIN TRIP.”

DAILY STAR pages 6 and 7: “MADDIE DUMPED IN SPAIN.” An “exclusive”.

THE TIMES page 16: Mick Hume says: “The line between investigation and emotive entertainment has disappeared.”

THE TELEGRAPH page 6: “Portuguese focus on McCanns’ Spain trip” – Clarence Mitchell says the McCanns are innocent.

THE GUARDIAN and THE INDEPENDENT: no Madeleine news today.



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