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Madeleine McCann: ‘Tapas Jane’ Tanner, Vicky Hamilton And America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back

by | 17th, November 2007

madeleine-mccann-photo.jpg MADDY WATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

DAILY MIRROR front page: “HAUNTED”

“McCann witness speaks out” an “exclusive”.

Last night the Mirror saw preview tapes of the BBC TV Panorama show, featuring an interview with Jane Tanner “The family friend who thinks she saw Madeleine McCann carried away in her pyjamas”

Ms Tanner is “tortured by an awful belief that she should have saved the little girl”. She tells of her “absolute horror” at living with the “terrible” thought. She helped produce an eFit picture of the man she saw

Says Jane Tanner: “Never in a million years did I think it could have been Madeleine. I just saw a person walk along the top of the road with what could have been a child in his arms”

Ms Tanner is a “marketing executive”. She is talking. So too is a “friend”: This unnamed friend says: “It’s true to say she is haunted by that thought and goes over and over it every day. She thinks to herself, ‘If only I had stopped him’ and ‘If only I had seen his face'”

A friend talks. But Tanner can talk for herself…

Says Jane’s friend: “Basically her heart went through her boots, because she instantly thought of the man carrying a child which she had seen about an hour earlier. When the Portuguese police turned up she told them about it at once. She later became convinced the child was Madeleine”

Says Clarence Mitchell: “All the friends have become frustrated at the secrecy under the Portuguese legal system. Jane felt now was the time to put the record straight”

THE SUN front page: “Tapas Jane tells all”

“In an emotional interview Jane Tanner, a close friend of Kate and Gerry and one of the Tapas Nine, spoke of her ‘horrible realisation I had seen the abductor and done nothing’”

It is a “riveting TV special”

Says Tapas Jane: “I’m talking now because I’m being called a liar and a fantasist. I know what I saw, I know the truth… All of us have told the truth. There is no cover up, or lying”

DAILY MAIL : “Madeleine: Suspect Robert Murat hires publicist Max Clifford ‘to clear his name’” ( As reported on Anorak back in May )

“Mr Clifford has said he would be willing to represent Mr Murat, a father of one, but only once he is no longer a formal suspect in the case”

Look out for Robert Murat on OK! (My Villa Make Over), Hello! (My Diana Hell) and the Daily Express (Expat Horror)

“Mr Murat’s mother is interviewed in the Panorama programme to be shown on Monday. She discusses her son’s whereabouts on the night Madeleine disappeared”

“Madeleine investigation ‘to finish at Christmas’” Portuguese daily Correio da Manha has reported that the Policia Judiciara is increasingly concerned at the lack of concrete evidence in the case in particular, evidence proving that Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry were involved in her disappearance”

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE I SAW MAN CARRYING HER AWAY. Tapas 9 woman tells her story for the first time”

“I SAW MAN CARRYING HER AWAY” Says a “friend of Jane”: “She goes over it and over it in her mind. She suffers huge remorse because she did not and could not have realised its significance immediately”

Says Clarence Mitchell: “We believe the Panorama programme will go a long way to show as wide a public as possible the truth about Madeleine’s abduction”

DAILY STAR front page: “MADDIE I

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