Milly Dowler, Levi Bellfield And The Link To Madeleine McCann
MADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann: MILLY Dowler, nee Amanda Dowler, went missing on March 21, 2002 in Walton-upon-Thames. On 18 September 2002, Milly Dowler’s remains were found by mushroom pickers on Yateley Heath in Hampshire.
Levi Bellfield will face trial over Milly’s murder. But what’s this. In the midst of a story on Milly Dowler, Madeleine McCann’s name appears. Crime reporter Richard Edwards tells Telegraph readers:
Officers initially treated it as a missing persons inquiry rather than a possible abduction – a dilemma highlighted again years later by the slow Portuguese response to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, which was also assumed to be innocent at first.
Er, no it wasn’t From the off the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was a voracious media feeding frenzy, which attacked the parents first and then went for Robert Murat and pretty much anyone else it painted a bity iffy.
Madeleine McCann disappeared on the evening of Thursday, 3 May 2007. On the morning of the 4th, the Daily Mail wrote:
The disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann has echoes of the tragic case of Ben Needham, who went missing in Greece in 1991.
Portuguese police have identified a suspect over the kidnapping of British toddler Madeleine McCann, who was snatched from a holiday appartment on Thursday night.
Milly Dowling may soon rest in peace. Madeleine McCann remains the media’s benchmark for missing children, Madeleine McCann is missing…
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