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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”

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