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Madeleine McCann: Reservoir Of Wilderness, Altar Images And Bravura

by | 15th, October 2007

MADDY WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

THE SUN front page: “HUNT FOR MISSING GIRL’S BODY”

It is no longer the “HUNT FOR MADELEINE”

“MADDIE COPS DRAG LAKE” – Portuguese police are looking over a lake dubbed the “Reservoir of Wilderness”

Page 6: “Maddie hunt switches to Reservoir of Wilderness – PARENT’S DISMAY AS DIVERS CALLED IN”

The lake is Barragem da Bravura. It is 15 miles from Praia da Luz. It is “desolate”. It is a “beauty spot”. Says the Sun: “It is not thought the cops are acting on any specific intelligence”

Says a source: “It would be tragedy for Kate and Gerry…They want the cloud is suspicion lifted form them.”

The McCanns are in church. Pictures on their missing daughter are in “pride of place” on the altar. The McCann children see them and point, saying: “There’s Madeleine, there’s Madeleine”

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE – POLICE SEARCH LAKE FOR BODY”

Page 5: “Teams trawl lake and beaches in Madeleine search”

“Her parents are innocent, insists nanny” – Nanny Catriona Baker is a “key witness”. She worked at the Ocean Club when the McCanns were there. She saw a man acting “suspiciously”. But she was not with the McCanns when the McCanns raised the alarm

“Murat suspect status ‘will be lifted’” – Says the suspect Robert Murat’s lawyer: “It’s possible that in the next four weeks his status will be cleared because we will have reached six months since he has been a suspect in the case…In some complex cases it can be up to year before suspects are cleared”. It’s up to the District Attorney

DAILY MIRROR page 7: “IS MADELEINE HIDDEN HERE? Cops to search isolated reservoir for body”

The water is called Reservoir da Brevura, and should not be confused with the Sun’s Reservoir da Bravura. These are the tabloid facts

Clarence Mitchell says: “They are realistic enough to know Madeleine may dead”

DAILY MAIL page 5: “Starting from scratch. Madeleine police go back to basics and begin searching forests and reservoir”

The Sun says, according to Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias, the search is “linked to mobile phone calls made by the McCanns and their friends” (see the Sun’s “no specific evidence”)

Portuguese police have drafted in two analysts known as ‘The Cleaner’. They can help ‘The Locator’, ‘The Equaliser’ and ‘The Supercop’

DAILY STAR page 9: “MADDIE COPS TOLD TO SEARCH UNDER EVERY ROCK”

Although not the rocks they already searched under – it is all rocks within a 10-mile radius of the Ocean Club

THE TIMES page 13: “Madeleine investigators launch new search in vicinity of resort” – within a nine-mile radius of the Ocean Club, including the Bravura dam

Kate McCann is pictured on her way to church

DAILY TELEGRAPH page 13: “Police plan reservoir trawl for Madeleine as hunt team triples”

THE GUARDIAN and THE INDEPENDENT: No Madeleine news today



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