Anorak | Madeleine McCann: Roderick Macdonald, Brighton Victims And A Ghost Child

Madeleine McCann: Roderick Macdonald, Brighton Victims And A Ghost Child

by | 15th, October 2014

MADELEINE McCann: Anorak’s look at the missing child in the news.

The Daily Star leads with the story:

MADDIE: BRIT PAEDO ARRESTED Perv was in Algarve in 2007


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So. Can this pervert be linked to the missing child in anything other than a headline? And that story of a “ghost child” by the missing Madeleine is in questionable taste, no?


Maddie McCann police arrest British paedophile who was on Algarve at time of disappearance

Line 2:

A CONVICTED paedophile thought to have been in Portugal when Madeleine McCann vanished has been arrested in Malta.

Could the Star be any less consistent?

British police are set to quiz Roderick Macdonald, 76, about the youngster’s disappearance after a judge on the island agreed to extradite him to the UK. Detectives have been trying to trace him after it was claimed he was living near Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.

Claimed by whom?

He was arrested at a campsite in the Algarve in 2010 and extradited to Australia, where he was wanted for the 1998 rape of an eight-year-old.

In 2010 he was on the Algarve.

After serving six months in jail, the oil rig worker fled to Thailand but was deported back to the UK. Macdonald settled in Brighton but was convicted of molesting two girls, aged five and seven, in 2012. He received a year-long jail sentence, suspended for two years, changed his name and fled.

The man’s a predatory peadophile. We’d recommend castration.

The fugitive was arrested on the Maltese island of Gozo on Monday. In court yesterday, he consented to be sent back to the UK where he is likely to be ordered to serve his suspended sentence.

Btu the stopry is n ot about his known victims. The media is more interested in someone there is no proof he ever met?

The mother of his Brighton victims said it was “unbelievable” British police had missed their previous chance to quiz him about Madeleine.

She said: “The police knew he was in Portugal around the time she vanished, but they let him slip through their fingers. They told me they would monitor him. When he fled they didn’t even bother telling me. I am so angry he has been allowed to go on the run.’’

The Express and Mirror both lead with the story:





The Telegraph has more:

A convicted child sex attacker on the run in Malta is being being deported to the UK and could face questioning in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Roderick McDonald, 76, was reportedly living in the Algarve at the same time as Madeleine McCann’s disappearance in 2007…

It is understood the Met want to speak

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