Anorak | Michaela McAreavey, Madeleine McCann And Judith Woods’ Holidays

Michaela McAreavey, Madeleine McCann And Judith Woods’ Holidays

by | 13th, January 2011

HAVING linked the murder of Michaela McAreavey to Anni Dewani, Judith Woods now links it to Madeleine McCann . Woods starts off by blurring fiction with fact:

Paradise lost, a honeymoon-descended-into-hell, a radiant bride senselessly murdered on a palm-fringed island idyll. It’s the raw material of a dark Hollywood thriller that taps into our deepest, most irrational fears – or at least it was, until yesterday.

Michaela McAreavey is dead. She was murdered in what looks like a botched robbery. Avinash Treebhoowoon,Raj Theekoy and Sandip Moneea have been charged with her murder.

But Woods is looking for a deeper meaning.

I have holidayed on Mauritius and can confirm that this gem, set in the lapis waters of the Indian Ocean is, indeed, the stuff of fantasies. If we’re not safe there, where are we safe?

Where are we safe is not on an island that lies a long from home and barely above sea level? The three men mentioned above were nicked pretty fast.

“When I visited Mauritius, in 2006, I was with my elder daughter, then aged three. As she was too tired from the day’s giddy excitements to stay up past supper, I would tuck her into bed before heading off, without a second’s thought, to dine with friends.

And here it is:

A year later, Madeleine McCann was taken from an Algarve holiday apartment in Praia da Luz. Her appalling abduction robbed a family of their daughter and every parent of their prelapsarian innocence – their naivety – that far-flung locations were automatically safer, strangers kinder, risks lower than at home.”

The McCanns were on a private complex. They were not staying in a town centre above a shop.

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