Anorak | Madeleine McCann: Mum’s The Word, War Of Words And Woolfall PR

Madeleine McCann: Mum’s The Word, War Of Words And Woolfall PR

by | 6th, October 2007

MADDYWATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann.

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE Police wanted to lock up mum.”

(As noted yesterday, Kate McCann I snow billed as ‘mum’.)

“Kate McCann was just hours away from being locked up in a police cell, it emerged yesterday,” readers learn

“Detectives who interrogated the mother of missing Madeleine for more than 11 hours wanted her put behind bars after she refused to answer key questions.”

The police want to put the suspects behind bars, eh? Maybe they want to put all suspects behind bars, just to be safe? And swab them all, like they do in the UK, just to be safe?

DAILY STAR front page: “MADDIE IS DEAD: No doubts say British cops”
No doubts? Unless she is found alive, of course…

British police also believe it was right for the McCanns to be named as suspects by their Portuguese counterparts

A “senior British detective” says: “It was not a decision that would have been taken at all lightly. The English officers would have been fully aware of the implications of taking such a step and would have agonised over it. They knew they would effectively be casting a shadow of suspicion over a couple who have lost their daughter and who maintain they are entirely innocent victims of a heinous crime.

“The case is in the media spotlight. A wrong call would be exposed to worldwide condemnation. There is no way any officer would make that decision unless they believed it was wholly necessary as a crucial part of the investigation.’’

Good to know the British and Portuguese police are working together…

DAILY MAIL : “British police attack Portuguese ‘dirty tricks’ over Madeleine”


“British police entered the war of words over Madeleine McCann to deny Portuguese detectives’ claims that she was killed in her family’s holiday apartment. The Leicestershire force said it did not back the theory put forward by Portuguese detectives that the four-year-old died in the care of her parents, Gerry and Kate, which was leaked to a Portuguese newspaper this week.

“The daily Correio da Manha quoted unnamed sources as saying British officers believed the missing four-year-old’s corpse was hidden in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz”

A police source adds: “Leicestershire Constabulary have been careful not to offer an opinion as to what has happened to Madeleine as it is not party to all the evidence as it is not our investigation.”

Quite so. What is there to add? No new facts. No arrests. No body.

Says the Mail: “The move also highlighted the deep divisions between detectives in the McCanns’ home county and

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