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Madeleine McCann: The Tapas 7 Speak, Blonde Children In Morocco And Hashish

by | 30th, October 2007

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

THE SUN front page: “McCANN FRIENDS HIT BACK – FURY OF TAPAS 7. Pals: there is NO pact”

Say the McCanns dining party: “The police told us not to discuss our statement. We’ve always tried to honour this. We wish to state there is categorically no so-called pact of silence – or indeed anything secretive between us. Just the desire to assist the search. It is frustrating that the facts we have done as we were asked is till being looked upon as suspicious”

“COPS IN WINDOW PROBE” – Paolo Rebelo is looking at the window of the McCanns’ holiday apartment. “is this how evil Maddie snatcher struck?”

Four pictures:

1. “Rebelo pushes window
2. Net curtains rustle in breeze as the window swings open
3. Detective leans in
4. Team confer about possible escape route”

“Fund paid mortgage” – Some of the £1million Madeleine McCann “fighting fun”

DAILY MIRROR front page: “NOW THEY BELIVE US – Police finally accept Madeleine was snatched”

Portuguese police are looking at possibilities

Says a friend of the McCanns: “At last, after all these months, Kate and Gerry’s story is being believed. They are very encouraged by the re-enactment of Madeleine’s abduction and the police now accept their version of events”

A policeman climbs through a window. He passes out a “large bundle”

“MADDY ‘SPOTTED 10 TIMES IN MOROCCO’” – Says private detective Francisco Marco: “Several unconnected people have told us of the same girl with the same woman. She has shorter hair than Madeleine. But everything else matches”. Like her name?
“MORTGAGE FUND FURY” – Says Clarence Mitchell: “The fund exists to help them when living costs became difficult”

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE – McCANNS USE FUNDS TO PAY MORTGAGE” – Two mortgage payments on their “£600,000” home

The Express leads with picture of Gerry McCann playing golf. Inset is a picture of Gerry McCann on a bicycle

“We’ve found a kidnapped blonde girl, but it’s not her” – A blonde girl in Morocco. She can speak English. She must have been kidnapped. Right?

Says Francisco Marco: “Blonde children are a valuable commodity in North Africa. They can be sold for huge sums and give prestige to families who buy them”

DAILY MAIL front page: “MADDIE FUND PAYS McCANNS’ MORTGAGE” – Mortgage repayments on their “£500,000” home. (How long before the Express and Mail start a heated debate on the value of the McCanns home and how that value has been affected by the story?)

Page 4: “Is she in the mountains? Investigators scour Morocco in the search for Madeleine”

Says the Mail: “In an extraordinary coincidence the detectives are reported to have already found an English-speaking blonde girl of about Madeleine’s age living with a local family”

How many more blonde children are in Morocco? And can we find them all?

DAILY STAR front page: “Maddie ‘alive in drug den’”

Page 7: “MADDIE’S IN MOROCCAN MOUNTAINS – Ten sightings with rich Arab”

Says Francisco Marco PI of the woman with the blonde child found in the Rif mountains: “My feeling is this woman is some sort of carer who is working on behalf of other people”

Says an “insider”: “It’s a very secretive country and the Rif mountains enjoy official protection because of the importance of the hashish production”

“McCanns in the clear – Portuguese police now believe Madeline was kidnapped”

THE TIMES page 13: “Police return to holiday apartment in attempt to solve Madeleine mystery”

Paulo Rebelo is inside the apartment. He walks to the beach. He passes Sergey Malinka’s home. He is on a road leading to the N125 main road

In Morocco, a 60-year-old woman is seen with a blonde child

“Funds for search used to pay mortgage on McCanns’ house” – The McCanns’ home is worth “460,000”

THE TELEGRAPH front page: “Police re-enact Madeleine night”

Page 17: Paulo Rebelo is at the Ocean Club. Says a source “close to the couple”: “Blonde children are a very valuable commodity in places like north Africa”

Paulo Rebelo is looking

THE GUARDIAN and THE INDEPENDENT: No Madeleine news



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