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Madeleine McCann: 1,000 New Leads To The Australian Beckham

by | 22nd, September 2009

homwMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news: The Third Summer of Maddie, waylaid by Michael Jackson death and Katie Price and Peter Andre’s Tit ‘n’ Tat divorce, has moved into Maddie’s Autumn, as the media brings us threads of news.

Madeleine McCann remains in the news. The parents remain innocent. There are no suspects. There is no evidence of a crime. Now read on:


THE parents of Madeleine McCann have launched a fresh bid to trace a Victoria Beckham lookalike after an appeal sparked 1,000 new leads.

This is the Vicky Beckham lookalike – the witness also described her as “a bit of a Victoria Beckham lookalike” seen pacing about Barcelona looking for a child, or not. And we know Madeleine was in Barcelona because the McCann’s private detective Dave Edgar put down the picture of fat Victoria Beckham to tell us:

“All we can do is try and keep public awareness high – and try and reach as much of that mountainous region outside the resort as we can.”

But Barcelona it is. As Edgar had told us earlier:

Mr Edgar added: “It’s a strong lead. Madeleine could have been in Barcelona by this point. The fact that the conversation took place near the marina could be significant. It is something we are looking at.”

So certain that the private detectives, allegedly, didn’t do their job all that well.

At least the Express was certain, sort of:

It is possible Madeleine could have been abducted on the orders of a childless couple, desperate to have a family, and taken to Barcelona to meet her new “parents”…

Well, possibly…

The McCanns revealed that their lead investigator, former detective inspector Dave Edgar, and his team had sifted through more than 1,000 emails and phone calls following the appeal about the incident. One witness said the woman, described as being aged 30-35, of slim build with short brown hair, may have had an Australian accent.

May have been Australian? Which is why the Sun screamed:

“Maddie: Hunt for Aussie boat”

Sky News reported:

The search for Madeleine McCann is focusing on Australia after a woman told police she knew the Victoria Beckham lookalike being sought by detectives…

A spokesman for the New South Wales Police Force said: “A Sydney woman provided a formal statement to detectives at a Sydney police station. She claims to know the identity of the woman being sought by the private investigators attached to the McCann family.”

Names were named in the Daily Mirror:

Madeleine McCann detectives aim to interview a millionairess after a yacht at the centre of the inquiry into the child’s disappearance was traced. Melissa Karlson’s mother owns the £6million vessel that docked in Barcelona hours before a mystery woman asked a British tourist: “Are you here to deliver my new daughter?” But the family of the 31-year old Australian, daughter of £250million socialite Rhonda Wyllie, 52, yesterday told the Sunday Mirror any suggestion the vessel was involved with the abduction or the mystery woman was “ludicrous“.

The detectives looked at flights:

A MULTI-MILLIONAIRESS could be interviewed byMadeleine McCann investigators this week over the movements of her luxury motor cruiser The Australian socialite, who is believed to be aboard the £5million yacht this weekend, cruising in the Mediterranean, is aware that she has become embroiled in the international hunt for Madeleine.

Judith Aron was pointed out in the crowd:

“I’m 53 and I certainly don’t look like a Spice Girl. I can honestly say I have no connection to the little girl. I haven’t left Australia since 2000 and I was looking after my elderly father so I wasn’t able to go overseas.”

And now we read in the Express:

But now the investigators believe the witness could have been mistaken.

No harm done, as the Daily Mail noted:

“Millionaire socialite ‘devastated’ as her £3m superyacht is linked to hunt for Madeleine McCann – Her brother Wayne McGrath told the People newspaper: ‘I have spoken to my sister and she is absolutely devastated. She doesn’t know anything about this.’

As the Daily Star termed it:


The Vicky Beckham information was “credible”. And then Maddie Mania spread to Australia.

And now we get:

Launching a fresh appeal for information the McCanns said on their website: “At the start of August this year, our investigators appealed to the general public for more information following a credible account by a witness.”

Credible. Adding:

We would like to encourage anyone who may still have potentially ¬relevant information to come forward. It is important to note that although the witness thought that the woman in question may have had an Australian accent, it is possible that this may not be the case.”

Click Liverpool: “McCann lawyers demand defamatory website removal

Kate and Gerry McCann have instructed their lawyers to demand a website which claims their daughter was not the victim of kidnap to be removed.

The Madeleine Foundation claims Madeleine was not abducted from her apartment in Praia de Luz, that she is dead and that Kate and Gerry bear some responsibility for her death.

The foundation, in a statement on its website, says libel specialists Carter-Ruck have insisted they hand over all remaining copies of leaflets and booklets they have published to support their claims against the McCanns.

Spokesman for the McCann family, Clarence Mitchell said: “Kate and Gerry have consistently made it clear they will not dignify the actions of the so-called Madeleine Foundation with any comment whatsoever.

“However Carter-Ruck’s position is now clear and it is in the hands of Kate and Gerry’s defamation lawyers.”

A lawyer’s letter is no comment?

The parents are innocent. There are no suspects. All we know is that an innocent child is missing – and the lawyers, PRs and detectives are earning their fees…

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