Anorak | Madeleine McCann: Blackpool’s Charles O’Neill and William Lauchlan Look Like One, Two Three E-Fits

Madeleine McCann: Blackpool’s Charles O’Neill and William Lauchlan Look Like One, Two Three E-Fits

by | 20th, October 2013

MADLEINE McCann: Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news. Today the Sun summons the name of convicted child abusers and killers Charles O’Neill and William Lauchlan.

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The headline states and asks:


McCann cops probe 2 Brit paedo killers


We can deal with each point in turn.

1. They are not suspects.

Charles O’Neill, 50, and William Lauchlan, 36 — serving life for murder — also resemble e-fit images released by Scotland Yard last week. The paedophiles flashed up on the radar of McCann cops after they quizzed the monsters’ do-gooder pal. After serving time for abusing boys, lovers O’Neill and Lauchlan were given a home by prison visitor Ewan Wilson. Detectives now hope Mr Wilson, 62, can tell them the pair’s exact whereabouts when three-year-old Madeleine vanished in Portugal on May 3, 2007.

The evil pair — jailed for life in 2010 for murdering a mum and abducting a 15-year-old British boy in Spain — are suspected of preying on kids while touring Europe with their cleaning business at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance.

The pair abused boys. They murdered “mum-of-three Allison McGarrigle who threatened to reveal he and gay lover William Lauchlan were abusing a child”.

The Sun might just as easily ask if Martin N is the man in the latest police e-fit.

2. The police have questioned them before and come up with nothing linking them to the vanished child. In 2011, the Mail reported:

Two convicted paedophiles have been questioned by British police over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Charles O’Neill, 48, and William Lauchlan, 34, were jailed last year over sex attacks on children and the murder of a mother who had threatened to expose them.

The Mail on Sunday has learned they were interviewed in prison by detectives after inquiries revealed they were touring Spain, and possibly Portugal, on false passports when Madeleine vanished in May 2007.

And in  June 2010  we were told :

Police interest in O’Neill, in particular, was heightened because of his resemblance to a thin, spotty suspect seen hanging around the holiday complex in Praia da Luz on the Algarve shortly before three-year-old Madeleine vanished.

He looks like two e-fits , one with chronic acne one without?


The Sun then adds:

Lauchlan also bears an uncanny resemblance to a new e-fit of a man seen carrying a child towards the beach in Praia da Luz.


They were thought to be living in Gran Canaria in March 2007 when seven-year-old Yeremi Vargas vanished while playing near his home. He has never been found.

Two months later Madeleine vanished from her parents’ villa.

In November 2007 the pair returned to the UK and started living in Blackpool, where as convicted sex offenders they had to report to police.

Why  Blackpool ? Any  idea ?

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