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Madeleine McCann Spotted In Devon, Man Questioned By Police

by | 4th, September 2009

mccann14MADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – THE Media’s third summer of Madeleine McCann was stymied by Michael Jackson’s death, bad weather and Katie Price. Even Victoria Beckham could not reignite the craze. But then Jaycee Lee Dugard was found and, well, the papers made the link and this happened…

STUNNED Jon Hazlehurst and his eight-year-old stepdaughter were quizzed by cops after she was mistaken for Madeleine McCann. A member of the public raised the alarm when she spotted them at a petrol station and thought blonde Lauren was missing Maddie.

And… Is it here? The Sun says…

She jotted down Jon’s car details and dialled 999 and officers went straight to his home nearby in Kingsbridge, Devon. There they found his stepson Jack, 15, who gave them Jon’s mobile number and police told him to immediately report to the local nick.

Because…

Jon, a fire protection officer, said: “They said someone had seen me with a girl who looked like Madeleine McCann. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing – I thought it was a prank before I realised that they were quite serious. But they told me to come to the police station with Lauren, so I went and picked her up from her friend’s house and we drove there straight away.”

Such is the threat of being labelled a paedo. Says Jon:

“A lot of people have said she does look like her, I can see it, she does have a similar frame and hair, but her eyes are different. But I was just really surprised throughout the whole thing – I felt a bit uncomfortable because I hadn’t done anything wrong.”

Hey, no smoke without fire. That’s how the media whispering machine works. But why tell the Sun?

“There’s always a chance a tip-off like that might lead them to Madeleine.”

And there always Jaycee Lee Dugard:

He said: “In a way it proves people are still vigilant about Maddie – people should still be on the lookout for her. People do turn up years later. It happened last week when Jaycee Lee Dugard turned-up in the States. It can happen.”

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare:

“As a parent it doesn’t bear thinking about one of your children going missing, I just can’t imagine how awful that out of control, powerless feeling must be. This is reassuring in a way that people are still looking for Madeleine.”

And people think you’re a kidnapper.

Madeleine McCann – Still missing…

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