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Making Madeleine McCann Pay

by | 5th, June 2009

mccann-rewardMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news…


Ryan Parry is aghast:

Paedo’s vile demand

Paedophile Raymond Hewlett is demanding huge sums to answer questions about the night Madeleine McCann vanished.

Making money out Our Maddy? Do hacks get paid to write about the missing child. Do Mirror hacks get charged for the police time in investigating the innocent “oddball”? Does Oprah earn advertising money for those specials? Does Clarence Mitchell get paid?

Hewlett, 62, has refused to speak to detectives hired by parents Kate and Gerry McCann unless they pay him with cash from the Madeleine Fund.

Does Hewlett care where the cash comes from, just so long as he gets paid for his story? Paying someone for their story is so, well, so very tabloid:

A source close to Kate and Gerry said: “He’s asking for thousands of pounds to answer questions. Hewlett wants the money for his family in case he dies.”


The McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “No money will be paid to Mr Hewlett for his co-operation. We are talking with his representatives with the view that our investigators will be able to speak to him in the near future.”

His “representatives”? Does everyone in the search for Madeleine McCann have “people”?

“We hope he’ll see reason if it will eliminate him from the inquiry.”

Hewlett has denied any link with Madeleine McCann.

Daily Mail: “Paedophile Raymond Hewlett demands thousands to answer Maddie questions”

A friend of the McCanns said: ‘It has been made abundantly clear to Hewlett that he is not going to get a penny from the Madeleine Fund. It would be like asking the victims to pay.

“He is saying he wants money to look after his kids if he dies, but no one is going to touch him with a bargepole. He should be more worried about being eliminated from the inquiry. If he truly has nothing to hide, he should be happy to come out and say it. He ought to be grateful that the detectives are willing to speak to him with a view to crossing him off their list of possible suspects.”

Grateful to be linked in the media with the disappearance of a child?

Northwich Guardian: “Northwich girl was abducted by man linked to Madeleine McCann case”

A MAN who kidnapped a Northwich teenager 21 years ago has been named as the number one suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann by the toddler’s parents.

Raymond Hewlett, who was 43 at the time, was jailed for six years after he abducted a 14-year-old Cuddington girl from her paper round at knifepoint.

Hewlett, now 64, has been described by the McCanns as ‘one line of inquiry’ by private investigators into the disappearance of their daughter, Madeleine…

Guardian archives recall how Weaverham High School pupil Claire Henderson was kidnapped on January 15, 1988 as she was completing her paper round. Claire was snatched halfway through her paper round on the Valley Lane estate and had delivered 12 of her 24 papers when Hewlett approached her telling her he was a policeman.

She was then taken to a quarry 80 miles away from her home and threatened with a four inch knife, which police at the time said was similar to one used by fishermen.

Broadcast Now:

While Question Time is very definitely Mentorn’s “blue-chip” calling card, the indie also has form in other genres, with drama hits such as Britz and Endgame and shiny-floor shows such as Sky 1’s Hairspray: The School Musical. However, it is factual programming that fits most closely with Anderson’s interests, and that is forming the bedrock of Mentorn’s business in the economic downturn…

Certainly Mentorn’s subsidiary Folio is doing an impressive trade in “blue light” shows such as BBC1’s Traffic Cops and Five’s Soho Blues – which are quick to make and rate strongly (Motorway Cops attracted 6.5 million viewers on BBC1 in January). Meanwhile, Anderson has masterminded a string of access-based docs on the McCanns’ hunt for Madeleine, for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. Proof, surely, that must-have content still wins commissions.

Madeleine McCann can pay well… And she is still missing…

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