Madeleine McCann: Daily Express Says ‘Police Have No Idea What Happened To Her’
MADELEINE McCann: a round-up on August’s reporting on the missing child.
There are many things it’s fine to reference at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. Jimmy Savile, Cliff Richard, missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, rape, abortion, Madeleine McCann (yes, still), Michael Jackson (yes, still), the free sugar-free limoncello at Nancy Dell’Olio’s show (yes, really)… Just whatever you do, please don’t mention the Scottish independence referendum.
Once upon a time, an ‘Our Maddie’ joke was tabloid fodder.
Met chief vows no let-up in search for Madeleine…
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: “The investigation is still ongoing and we will not be reducing the team.”
He praised Portuguese authorities for allowing Yard detectives to take part in the summer search.
“A reasonable amount of progress has been made,” he added.
How much progress?
However, no trace of Madeleine has been found and police have no idea what happened to her.
Madeleine McCann: Couple Face Jail Time Selling Bogus Bomb Detectors That Could ‘Find’ Maddie…
A UK couple is facing jail time after making bogus bomb detectors that they claimed could locate Madeleine McCann.
Samuel and Joan Tree made claims that the detectors could be used to find drugs and explosives, reported The Independent. However, the items were merely just plastic boxes that had an antenna on it with ripped up shreds of paper inside of it.
The devices were sold for about $2,000.
Judge Richard Marks QC said, “You must understand that all options are open to the court and the strong likelihood given the offence of which you have been found guilty is a custodial sentence.”
The couple made hundreds of thousands of dollars after making about 1,500 of them.
According to the BBC, the couple said the devices could help McCann, who disappeared seven years ago. Some of the bits of torn-up paper included a photo of the girl.
Prosecutor Sarah Whitehouse QC told the Old Bailey: “They claimed that this Alpha 6 was capable of detecting the presence of drugs and explosives and other substances and objects.
“They even claimed on one occasion that it is capable of finding particular people, most notably Madeleine McCann.
“Despite the fact that these plastic boxes plainly could not work, people did, astonishingly, buy them.”
It’s astonishing what people will buy: