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Madeleine McCann: Gerry McCann Against John Smeaton, Madeleine Alive And A U-Turn

by | 8th, December 2007

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

DAILY STAR front page: “MADDIE IS STILL ALIVE”

Madeleine McCann appears on only one of the newspapers’ front pages. And she is alive! Maybe…

“Madeleine McCann may still be alive and living with her captors, Portuguese police admitted last night”

In time they might admit that she could be hiding, playing gin rummy with Lord Lucan or learning the bagpipes

For now a police source says: “We do not have proof the girl is dead. If we had that kind of evidence we would not be considering the theory she was abducted. We are no longer sure that she is dead”

Says the McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell: “Madeleine did not die in the apartment. The police should be focusing on who took her and finding her. They must also accept Kate and Gerry should be eliminated from the inquiry”

THE SUN : “There’s no proof Maddie is dead”

“Portuguese police made an astonishing U-turn yesterday admitting they have NO evidence that Maddie McCann is dead”

And didn’t British police believe she was dead, too? One in the eye for Anne Enright . And hasn’t Paul Rebelo, leading the investigation, said all lines of enquiry remain open? But, still, the Sun sees a U-turn…

Do you remember Robert Murat ? His lawyer Francisco Pagarete says that under Portuguese law, evidence-gathering against suspects could only last eight months. Mr Pagarete says: “At that time we will see all the decisions for all the defendants”

January 3 is eight months after Maddie vanished
January 14 is eight months after Murat was named a suspect

THE TIMES : “Decision due on Gerry and Kate McCann”

January is approaching

DAILY TELEGRAPH : “McCanns in plea to potential witnesses”

Not all the holidaymakers staying at the Ocean Club at the time of Madeleine’s vanishing have been located
Says Clarence Mitchell: “We would appeal to any UK residents who have still not been spoken to by British police and who were in Praia da Luz on May 3 to please come forward and to contact their local police or the confidential phone line based in Spain”
Call Metodo 3 . But aren’t they focusing on Morocco?

DAILY EXPRESS : “MADELEINE PARENTS MAKE FRESH PLEA FOR WITNESSES”

Yesterday Gerry wrote on his blog: “We would like to thank everyone who has come forward with information. The smallest detail may provide a clue

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