Anorak | Madeleine McCann is dead like Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman says Soham dad

Madeleine McCann is dead like Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman says Soham dad

by | 29th, July 2012

TEN years ago. Ian Huntley murdered schoolgirls Holly Well and Jessica Chapman. The murders in Soham were massive news. The ghoulish media is keen to relive the story . Soham: A Parents’ Tale will be broadcast on ITV1 on Friday at 9pm. Goodbye, Dearest Holly Ten Years On by Kevin Wells can be purchased on all internet bookshops. The Daily Mail tells its readers:

“We can only conclude with heavy hearts that there will not be a happy ending for the McCanns”: Holly Wells’ parents on Madeleine and why they will never get over the death of their own daughter.”

Given that the parents of Madeleine McCann have stated their desire for one and all to believe their child is alive , Mr Wells’ comments will surely be deemed unhelpful. Kate and Gerry McCann may even be disgusted “. Looking for a dead child was pretty much the crux of the original Portuguese police investigation, the one slammed by the McCanns.

Wells goes on to say that Madeleine McCann’s vanishing helped him, in a way:

The media spotlight on Soham has thankfully diminished over the years. I believe the principle reason for Soham’s retreat from centre stage is the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The search for Madeleine dominated tabloid coverage for a long time.

It was a desperate story for Nicola and me to follow, but follow it we did, praying for a positive outcome throughout. We were constantly asked for media interviews but chose not to intrude on someone else’s tragedy.


Despite many leads, Madeleine remains missing. As outsiders to this tragedy, we can only conclude with heavy hearts that there will not be a happy ending. Please do not think about criticising the McCann family.

Why would anyone think that?

They have been forced to use the media of the world solely to raise awareness of their missing daughter. Some of the media comment and speculation they have had to endure, on top of dealing with their private grief, is nothing less than shameful.

See a man whose daughter was murdered by a deviant opining that the child is dead. Mr Wells has suffered greatly. It’s odd that he would invoke Our Maddie in his anniversary piece for the Mail . It’s almost as if as if! the Mail has encouraged him to mention that bemchmark of misisng children. “Any views on Madeleine McCann, Mr Wells?” asks the Mail’s hack.

Wells adds:

My wife Nicola and I believed, but more importantly hoped, that the ten-year anniversary of the ‘Soham Murders’ would somehow slip under the radar.

Says Mr Wells in the Daily Mail .

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