Madeleine McCann: A Secret Dossier On Thieving Gypsies That An Anonymous Women Knows About
MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news.
The Daily Mail: “Madeleine police shown secret Portuguese dossier on spate of burglaries in the area where she went missing”
British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have been handed a confidential dossier on burglars in the Algarve by Portuguese officers. They kept the secret file because of a rash of burglaries in and near Praia da Luz, the resort where Madeleine went missing in May 2007 when she was three.
Is that clear? They kept the file secret because of a spate of burglaries? Wouldn’t these crimes have been logged?
Some children were abused during the burglaries.
And what was a secret?
A businesswoman who works in nearby Lagos said the file mainly contains information on Portuguese and Romanian gypsies who break in in the middle of the night.
A secret dossier that a local woman knows about?
‘”t’s been going on for years, well before Madeleine disappeared,” she told the Sunday Express.
Best to head over to the Express for more on this scoop.
Burglary files to aid hunt for Madeleine McCann
A SECRET dossier on burglars on the Algarve in Portugal is being shown to Scotland Yard detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
It is a secret dossier.
A businesswoman renting villas in the area confirmed: “Police have a special file on burglars operating in the area. Most of them are Portuguese and Romanian gypsies.”
Always the gypsies.
“Burglars go anywhere and everywhere in Luz and normally break in during the middle of the night when you’re asleep.”
Not when you’re at the beach, say, or at work.
“Burglars come in and steal your stuff and sometimes you don’t know about it until you wake up in the morning.”
Burglars steal suff. You heard it here second.
The woman, who does not wish to be named, said from her office in Lagos, four miles from Luz: “It’s been going on for years, well before Madeleine disappeared. Police here are aware of the problem but the public aren’t aware.”
Again, eh? Police are aware and not aware. Got that?
Maybe Brian McNair can make some sense of this? He writes:
The mediatisation of Madeleine McCann
It is nearly seven years since a little blonde-haired British girl named Madeleine McCann disappeared from her bedroom in a holiday resort in Portugal. Madeleine, if she is alive, would be ten years old now, having spent the majority of her decade on earth separated from her family, parents Gerry and Kate McCann, and twin siblings Sean and Amelia.
Any news from this Professor of Journalism, Media and Communication at Queensland University of Technology?
…In the northern summer of 2005 I took my holidays at the Ocean Club, staying in the apartment directly above 5A where the McCanns resided in May 2007. A friend of my parents owned the apartment, and my extended family rented it and two other units in the complex for two weeks in July that year: my parents in one, my sister and her family in another, myself, my wife and my brother in the apartment above 5a.
Two weeks is enough time to get to know the Ocean Club resort, and the surrounding village of Praia de Luz, quite well. I ate in the Tapas restaurant, drank in Kelly’s bar, went inside the beautiful church at the village centre; I walked on the beach, and the streets leading to it from the Ocean Club. So when the news of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance broke on May 4 2007 it resonated and captured my attention like no other crime story I can remember…
Millions of people all over the world were similarly captivated, but my sense of proximity to the events gave me a specially good reason to follow the case. The fact that Gerry McCann was Glaswegian like me was another point of connection…
It’s another Maddie And Me story.
More round-ups of media bilge and balls about the innocent missing child to follow.
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