Madeleine McCann: Who Needs Keys To Force A Window?
MADELEINE McCANN: Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news:
Two paper lead with news of ‘Our Maddie’.
The Daily Mirror says”Prime Suspects’ worked at the Praia a Luz resort. These prime suspects are prime suspects in burglaries. There is no evidence that they ever met with the child.
Davis Collins writes:
Three workers at the holiday complex where Madeleine McCann was last seen made an abnormally high number of calls “outside the resort” on the night she went missing. A police source said: “Unlike their colleagues who called each other as the search proceeded, the three made domestic calls to areas of no geographic interest to the search.”
And, er, that’s it. On the night of an abnormal event, people made a lot of calls to somewhere that this police source says was irrelevant to the search.You need more facts?
Then turn to the Express:
Gerard Couzens and David Pilditchreport:
BRITISH detectives hunting Madeleine McCann’s abductor want to trawl through the bank records of three new suspects, it was claimed yesterday.
Claims by whom? The reporters says this was reported in the Correio da Manha.
The move raises fears Madeleine may have been snatched to order and sold by her kidnapper. It is alleged the suspects worked at the Ocean Club complex in the Algarve holiday resort of Praia da Luz where Madeleine’s family were staying. The three are thought to be behind a string of burglaries at the holiday complex before Madeleine went missing.
In other words: there is nothing new to report.
ITN expands the search
Nelson Rodrigues, a barman at the Ocean Club at the time the McCanns were staying there, told the Daily Mirror that there had been “quite a few” members of staff with keys to the rooms. “Reception staff, the cleaners, and the maintenance men could all get into rooms… I remember at the time things belonging to guests went missing now and then. Mobile phones, cash, anything valuable lying around.”
Phones. Cash. A four-year-old child. Make the link.
“Waiters and barmen did not have access to keys.”
Former Ocean Club worker Nelson Rodrigues, told Sky News Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt that employees at the complex would have had the perfect opportunity to snatch a child.
He said: “Yes, you could suspect (them). The workers there know the shifts and the hours when people are at home or not at home. It’s waiters, barmen, people from maintenance, reception, the cleaners – it’s a lot of staff.”
So. Waiters and barmen do have keys or don’t have keys? And do burglars always use a key? Weren’t the shutters on the apartment from where Madeleine went missing moved? The Daily Telegraph continues to state:
On the night of Madeleine’s disappearance Mrs McCann, 39, a GP, made regular half-hourly checks on her children in their room. But when she returned to the ground floor apartment at 10pm, the door was open, the window had been forced and Madeleine was gone.
And the Times:
Mrs McCann was sure Madeleine had been abducted because the bedroom window was open and the security shutter was forced open…
And again the Times:
Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have claimed that the bedroom’s security shutter had been forced up and the window opened by the abductor almost six months ago.
And again the Times:
The window had been forced open and the door left ajar.
And the BBC still claims:
Her aunt Trish Cameron, who lives in Glasgow, said she felt certain her niece had been abducted. “They last checked at half past nine and they were all sound asleep, sleeping, windows shut, shutters shut. Kate went back at 10 o’clock to check. The front door was lying open, the window had been tampered with, the shutters had been jemmied open or whatever you call it and Madeleine was missing…”
And Kate McCann told Crimewatch last year – as reported in the Mirror:
“It was all quiet but it caught my eye that the children’s door was quite far open. As I was just drawing it over, it was like it had been caught by a draught and it just slammed shut. I opened it a bit, I kind of looked into the room and I guess I was looking at Madeleine’s bed and I couldn’t make her out… At that point the curtains, which were closed, kind of whooshed and I could see that the window had been pushed right open and the shutters were up.”
Such are the facts.