Anorak | Madeleine McCann: Glamour Models, Grabbing Little Boys And Genette Tate

Madeleine McCann: Glamour Models, Grabbing Little Boys And Genette Tate

by | 19th, August 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann , Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

DAILY MIRROR : “Britons try to snatch Madeleine lookalike”

They tried to snatch her because she looked like our Maddy? The reward is still on offer, right?

Two British tourists tried to take a small fair-haired child from a beach, thinking it was Madeleine McCann, it emerged yesterday.

Protecting the little kiddies from nutters and oddballs…

Convinced it was the girl who disappeared in Portugal last year, they kept a careful eye on the pair and even took some secret photos.

Taking pictures of kids on the beach. Yes, a good idea…

When the woman’s back was turned, they grabbed the child’s arm only to find it was not Madeleine but the son of a Croatian footballer. Leone Drpic is two-and-ahalf and has long blond hair like Madeleine, but there the similarity ends. His dad Dino, 27, plays for Dinamo Zagreb and Croatia and his mum Nives is a glamour model.

Any pictures, for publicity purposes?

Nives said yesterday: “I started getting suspicious when the British woman approached Leone and started chatting with him. Suddenly she grabbed him by the arm, apparently thinking nobody was watching him. However, when I went over she realised her mistake and apologised.”

Grab a kid any

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