Madeleine McCann and the Cyprus toaster thieves
TO Cyprus, where Madeleine McCann has been spotted. Maybe. The Financial Mirror reports:
Cyprus police have confirmed local media reports of a sighting of a child that looked like missing girl Madeleine McCann, informing Interpol that the child may have been part of a British family that has already fled the island.
Cyprus Police spokesman Andreas Angelides said that the owner of a holiday apartment complex in the southeastern resort town of Ayia Napa filed a complaint on February 7 that a British couple, staying with their three children, abandoned the premises after stealing home appliances.
Angelides added that on February 20 police received information “that one of the three children looked like Madeleine McCann.”
Well, if you want to get police to look for a toaster thief, tell them Maddie dunnit.
The Politis daily reported that the complaint was filed by a British man who had seen so many photographs on the Internet, on television and the U.K. press that he was convinced the child was missing Madeleine.
Politis quotes the man saying that the child “looked frightened, was under constant supervision and acted strangely”. Also, “the girl was unlike any of the other members of the family and had the unmistakable sign in her right eye”.
But he seems only to have told the police, when they did a runner without paying the bill.
Such are the facts.
PS: a reader warns police to look out for a “Russell Hobbs”.