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Madeleine McCann: Sangria Seven, Carolina Santos And Back To Portugal

by | 5th, December 2007

mccann-scenic-boot.jpgMADDY WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE – POLICE TO CALL McCANNS BACK – They want parents and Tapas 9 friends for new quiz in Portugal”

“Police want Kate and Gerry McCann to return to Portugal before Christmas for fresh interrogations over the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine” – Might it be all over by Christmas?

“The couple could be forced into a confrontation with witnesses or be made to appear in an identity parade” – An ID parade… To what ends? To see if they truly are Kate and Gerry McCann, the country’s most photographed couple?

First Portuguese police are heading to the UK to sit in on interviews between British police and the “Tapas 9”

Says a “source close to the case” in Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha: “When the operations begin on British soil we will be in a position to determine if it is necessary to bring people to Portugal. It may be necessary to do some identifications or to organise confrontations with witnesses”

Or may not be: “POLICE MAY OR MAY NOT CALL McCanns back” – read all about it…
Says Portuguese newspaper, 24 Horas: “The McCanns are not going to escape a new police interrogation”

THE SUN page 21: “HUNT FOR ‘MADDIE DOUBLE’ SNATCHER”

carolina-santos.jpg Blue-eyed Carolina Santos is a “Madeleine McCann lookalike”. She is a young girl with brown hair, a broad nose, olive complexion and blue eyes. Her parents, Able and Lina, say a Moroccan-looking man tried to snatch her at their café in Portugal four months before Madeleine vanished.

Says Abel: “We want to see Maddie found as much as anyone. She and Carolina were doubles”

Says a voice at Metodo 3, the private detectives: “This could be relevant”

“TAPAS 7 SHOWDOWN” – Seven? But what of the Tapas 9? What about the Tapas 9 and the Sangria 7, to avoid confusion?

Says Clarence Mitchell, the McCanns’ spokesman: “If they or their friends are required to go to Portugal they’ll be happy to comply”

DAILY STAR page 25: “MADDIE’S PARENTS FACE AN ID PARADE”

There is to be a “face-to-face showdown” between Kate and Gerry McCann and their “holiday pals”

The aim – for what sounds not enough unlike an episode of Trisha – is for the police to expose “inconsistencies” in their statements

DAILY MIRROR page 7: “WE’LL GO BACK – McCanns’ vow as Portuguese cops may want them to return for quiz”
Says Clarence Mitchell: “They will do anything necessary if it helps them move on and be eliminated as suspects”

Says a “close friend” of the McCanns: “Their friends aren’t going to say anything which will give them need to call Kate and Gerry back. Nothing substantial will come of this”

DAILY TELEGRAPH page 13: “Madeleine parents ‘may be ordered return to Portugal’”
“We’re doing everything we can to get the letters requesting fresh interviews authorised this week,” a source tells Portuguese daily 24 Horas. “They are ready and simply depend on bureaucratic procedures now”

“It has also emerged that the ‘letters of appeal’, which contain a list of 100 questions that detectives want to put to the group, were ‘fast-tracked’ after a meeting with the British Ambassador to Portugal”
Says a “senior police source”: “It was a private meeting between the Ambassador, the director of the Policia Judiciaria in Faro and the team that was sent to England to analyse the results from the FSS (Forensic Science Service). In that meeting it was decided that because of a lack of conclusive evidence they should go ahead as quickly as possible with new interrogations of the nine people who dined in the Tapas restaurant on May 3,” the source said

PRESS GAZETTE: “Heat settles sticker controversy with charity donation”

“Katie Price [surely Katie Andre] has halted her complaint against Heat magazine for making fun of her disabled son after it apologised and paid a donation to a children’s charity…The Press Complaints Commission received over 100 complaints about the sticker, second only to a Tony Parsons column in the Mirror which criticised the role of the Portugese [sic] in the Madeleine McCann investigation in October this year”

It was Parsons who invited the Portuguese ambassador to “”shut your stupid sardine-munching mouth”

THE INDEPENDENT, DAILY MAIL, THE GUARDIAN: No Madeleine news today

All the speculation 



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