Madeleine McCann: A Private Mass Appeal At Four Years Missing
IT’S four years since Madeleine McCann disappeared. For those of you who have followed the story on Anorak, the story began here.
So. What news today of the single-thread story that was contained by libel laws?
LEICESTERSHIRE: Kate and Gerry McCann will today mark the fourth anniversary of their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance privately with family and friends. The couple are keeping a low profile as Mrs McCann, 43, prepares to publish her account of how the little girl vanished on a family holiday to Portugal in 2007. – The Scotsman
Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “The anniversary is normally a very low-key occasion at home for them.” – The Daily Record
“It will be a private day marked with family and friends” – Clarence Mitchell, AFP
In other news, the Express writes:
Harry Potter author JK Rowling is said to have given the McCanns guidance over the publication of the book, which goes on sale in the UK on May 12 – Madeleine’s eighth birthday.
Or as Mitchell said:
“In the light of recent reports citing JK Rowling’s involvement in the Kate’s forthcoming book, I can confirm that while she has been and continues to be a long time family supporter, her only involvement in bringing the book to publication has been via her literary agent Christopher Little, who has also been representing Kate. Beyond this, JK Rowling has had no involvement in the writing, editing or publication of the book.”
The Sun delivers more key facts:
Kate and husband Gerry, a fellow doctor also aged 43, will mark today’s anniversary quietly as family and friends console them.
The only thing that changes with this story is the age of the “doctors”.
As for it being low key, this from yesterday’s Liverpool Post:
TOMORROW is the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann – and still her parents are craving that elusive breakthrough which they hope will lead to the safe return of their daughter.
As we report today, a special Mass will be said in Liverpool tomorrow evening and Liverpool-born Kate’s book, Madeleine, will be published on May 12 – Madeleine’s eighth birthday.
The Mass will reflect the ongoing support given to Kate’s family – including her parents, Susan and Brian Healy, who live in Allerton – by the people of this city, while it is hoped that the book will lead to someone with vital information coming forward.
Four years of no news.