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Madeleine McCann: Case ‘Collapses’ Against Kate And Gerry McCann, Maybe

by | 30th, November 2007

mccanns-car.jpg MADDY WATCH Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

THE SUN front page: “MADDIE: Cops ignored key witness Kate and Gerry ‘clear in week”

Page 13: “KATE AND GERRY’S DNA HOPE” “DNA ‘evidence against Kate and Gerry collapsed yesterday”

Not the McCanns. It’s Kate and Gerry. Rather, “Doctors Kate and Gerry”

“It is understood British forensic experts told Portuguese cops that tests show NOTHING conclusive” So nothing to prove things one way or another…

Says the McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell: “Police should now get on with looking for Maddie”

“MADDIE PROWLER IGNORED Tourist told cops of weirdo” Amanda Mills “spotted a skulking figure” near the apartment where Madeleine was last seen. It was a week before her disappearance.

“Essex mum-of-three Amanda” says: “It was late at night. This guy came along, put his hands on a pushchair outside an apartment and tried to walk off with it. He ran off when I made a loud noise to let him know he was being watched. He seemed interested in the windows. He was looking at and through them. He set warning bells off in my mind. He was very weird, very dodgy.”

Says Clarence Mitchell: “Amanda is at the top of Metodo 3’s list. This could be crucial”

DAILY MAIL page 11: “McCanns ‘in the clear’ after DNA tests”

The Forensic Science Service says tests remain “ongoing”, but the McCanns’ legal team have called on the Portuguese police to lift the couple’s status as official suspects.
Says Clarence Mitchell:

“Enough is enough. There can be nothing that incriminates Kate and Gerry, because they are innocent. We are hopeful this meeting will help speed up the process eliminating Kate and Gerry from the inquiry…We are hopeful common sense will prevail and that Portuguese police will see Kate and Gerry have no case to answer. Forensic evidence – if there is any – is inconclusive or explicable, so they should be eliminated from the inquiry”

DAILY EXPRESS page 15: “MADELEINE: Calls to clear McCanns as Portuguese police fly home after DNA talks”

But the police in Portugal “are increasingly accepting that without damning evidence, they may have to clear the couple”

DAILY MIRROR page 6: “ENOUGH’S ENOUGH McCanns demand to be cleared as cops’ summit ends in failure”

The four-strong Portuguese team are “no closer to solving the mystery”, says the paper.

And the facts? Well, both Gerry and Kate are “doctors”. Both are “39”. And Madeleine McCann is missing…

DAILY STAR front page: “MADDIE New DNA shock for parents”

Page 13: “MADDIE MUM AND DAD STILL IN THE FRAME Portuguese cops call for more tests”

If tests are inconclusive, then why not have more?

“Scientists have told police their findings put Madeleine McCann’s parents in the frame for her disappearance”

mccanns-wedding.jpg A spokesman for the FSS says: “It is common for scientists to meet with detectives in the

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