Madeleine McCann invoked in failed Canary Islands attack
NOT much news of Madeleine McCann so far this summer, but one news site does manage to muster:
Boy fights off kidnapper with karate chop in chilling echo of Madeleine McCann holiday abduction
So. This is how it went down. Finally.
In a chilling echo of the Madeleine McCann abduction, Jack Butler had left his family in a restaurant in Lanzarote to pop back to their bungalow when a suspected paedophile grabbed him and tried to drag him into an underground car park.
The Irish Sun adds:
A suspected paedophile known to police grabbed Kildare lad Jack Butler near his family holiday bungalow in Lanzarote last Friday. But the brave 12-year-old fought off the beast — and later identified him from a mugshot.
A horrible ordeal for the boy and his family. He’s a brave chap to then help the police.
Last night, Jack’s mother Jane told the Irish Sun: “My greatest fear is it could have been another Madeleine McCann situation, that my child could have been taken from us and never seen again. The thought of what could have happened to Jack makes me feel physically sick. I threw up after we attended the police station…When Madeleine McCann went missing I told my kids that if someone steals you it’s because they’ve no children of their own.”
“But Jack now knows that’s not the truth and we have had to explain to him that this man’s intentions were not good.”
Such are the facts.