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Madeleine McCann: Melissa Fiering Sees, An Algerian And Waldo

by | 21st, February 2008

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

THE SUN (front page): “MADDIE SEEN IN FRANCE”

“Eye-defect girl in cafe” Why do they stare, daddy?

DAILY MIRROR : “I SPOTTED MADDY AT CAFE IN FRANCE”

A picture of Melissa.

“’This is so significant because the girl noticed the blemish in the eye and it’s on CCTV for first time’ McCANN FAMILY SPOKESMAN CLARENCE MITCHELL LAST NIGHT”

This is the Mirror’s “EXCLUSIVE THE HUNT FOR MADELEINE”

To France:

“The little girl was spotted in a motorway service station cafe by student Melissa Fiering, 18, who insists she clearly saw the distinctive flaw in her right iris”

Says Melissa: “My friend and I had music playing loudly out of our mobile phones and this little girl was dancing to it. It was only when I looked closely at her I realised it was Madeleine. She had a very thin face and her blonde hair had been cut much shorter, down to her jaw. But it was her”

Why so certain?

“I looked in her eye because I’d seen on TV that Madeleine’s got a defect in her right iris and I saw this girl had it. I could hardly believe my eyes but I knew for sure it was Madeleine. I called out her name and she looked up at me she obviously recognised it”

Obviously. Dancing with a small child and then you shout out a name and she looks at you…

“But when I called out ‘Madeleine’ the man she was with got worried and started dragging her away from the queue”

The man with Madeleine is described as a “dark-skinned man, who was possibly Algerian”. Blonde girl with dark-skinned man. Like her ?

What did Melissa do when he was spotted, this swarthy man?

“As he dragged the girl away he threw a white coat over her and pulled a woollen hat from his pocket and jammed it on her head. Melissa adds: ‘He didn’t say a word but as they got to the door he prodded the girl in the back. I tried to take pictures on my phone but I only got one and it was all blurred. I ran outside after them but they’d vanished”

Vanished?

WE HAVE THE GUN THAT KILLED RHYS

Rhys Jones was killed in Liverpool, shot

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