Madeleine McCann: In Morocco, Killed By Steps And The 6ixth Sense
DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE: SHE IS IN MOROCCO. I saw her, says reliable new witness…but police says she fell down steps.”
A non sequitur to get the Madeleine McCann week underway.
THE WORLD’S BEST NEWSPAPER hears Samantha Peart say that she saw a girl who looked like Madeleine in Morocco on June 10. She reported it to police, who did “nothing”.
Mrs Peart’s husband is a “stockbroker”. Gerry McCann is a “consultant cardiologist”. Daily Express readers should insert there profession [here].
And the latest theory is that Madeleine died in an accident – she fell down some steps.
Can Madeleine cement her place as the Express’ new Princess Diana, who also died in an accident (?), the paper finds it hard to believe happened?
Page 4 and 5: “Now police say she fell down the steps.”
Page 5 is split in two: “SHE’S DEAD…” and “SHE’S ALIVE”.
DAILY MIRROR pages 4 and 5: Kate and Gerry McCann are “linked in anguish”.
THE SUN page 9: “150 DAYS, 150 NIGHTS…WE PRAY FOR MADDIE.”
Kate and Gerry McCann are in church. They go to church a lot. We always see them go. Father Keith Tomlinson asks: “I think I’m right it saying it’s been 150 days, 150 nights, since that terrible day…We pray for Madeleine and her family.”
“STEPS PLUNGE SLUR” – Portuguese police think Madeleine fell down a flight of stairs at their holiday flat. A “senior police source” says they are “100 per cent certain” the girl stumbled down ten steps head first. He adds: “The only thing to investigate is how the body disappeared.”
Says Clarence Mitchell: “It’s ludicrous. Leaks appear on a daily basis. It’s hurtful.” Mr Mitchell likes the word “ludicrous”.
DAILY STAR page 7: “KILLER STEPS – British cops claim Maddie fell to her death.”
“TV psychic offers help” – Colin Fry, star of TV show 6ixth Sense, says he can use his powers to track down Madeleine.
THE TIMES page 21: “A sacked maid seeking revenge is latest suspect over missing Madeleine.”
Sunday’s news hits the Times. The tip-off emailed to the official website of:
a) The McCanns
b) Prince Charles
c) Girls Aloud?
The answer is… (b).
Clarence House informed Scotland Yard, who informed Leicestershire police, who informed a journalist, who informed the world.
“Mother who buried child in garden to be deported to UK” – The Times sees fit to underscore the McCann story with the tale of Tracy McHugh, who secretly buried her newborn baby in her Florida garden.
DAILY MAIL page 6: “Now the Portuguese say Madeleine died in fall on a staircase” – but the Star says the cop making this slur is British?
DAILY TELEGRAPH page 11: “Madeleine died after fall down steps, say detectives” – Say Portuguese police.
The McCanns are in discussion to appear on US talk shows. To keep Madeleine in the news. Madeleine has not been spotted in the US. Not yet.
THE GUARDIAN and THE INDEPENDENT: No Maddy news.