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Madeleine McCann: April Jones PR and Robert Murat wants a reconstruction

by | 5th, May 2013


MADELEINE MCCANN: the sixth anniversary of her vanishing looms. The Express and Star lead with the McCanns, ‘Our Maddie’s parents. Kate and Gerry McCann.

The Star leads with the news that April Jones is in their prayers.

Tracey Kandohla reports on the “low-key” church service to remember Madeleine McCann.

Tearful Kate and Gerry spared a thought for the tragic youngster and her family despite their own heartache.

That’s thoughtful. But why do we have to know it? Why not a silent prayer for the missing child?

Maddie’s great aunt Janet Kennedy lit a candle for April on Friday evening – the day a court heard her mum Coral and dad Paul’s agonising recollections of the night last October when the five-year-old went missing. Janet said: “I am the first here to light a candle to ­remember April and her parents. This week has been extremely trying for them, to say the least. They are very much in our thoughts.”

The death of April Jones is a horror. But do her grieving parents need a spokesman to place their upset in the context of Madeleine McCann? The Star thinks they do.

As Janet paid tribute, Kate, 45, struggled for composure and was comforted by Gerry. She sobbed as she told a ­gathering in her home village of Rothley, Leics: “It’s not just the pain of ­having a missing child, it’s the ­confusion, uncertainty and living in limbo.”

April Jones’ parents are in court to see Mark Bridger tried for their daughter’s murder. They have a firm idea what happened to her. We do not know what happened to Madeleine McCann. All we know is that she vanished. No-one has been arrested, let alone charged in connection to that vanishing.

Says Gerry McCann:

“Six years…sometimes it feels like ­yesterday and today it feels like an entire lifetime. It has been a very rocky road for our family and those close to us. But the support we have had from them all and the general public has really kept us going.”

The Express take an entirely different angle, leading with:


ROBERT MURAT today appeals for Scotland Yard to stage a filmed reconstruction of all the events surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.


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