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Madeleine McCann: 4 police, Google gold and front-page news

by | 29th, October 2015

Madeleine McCann: a look at the missing child in the media.

The Sun (front page) : “Cops in hunt for Maddie slashed”

The “search” has been “drastically cut back”. Reducing the number of police officers on the case from a platoon-sized 29 to a small office-sized 4 is “a huge blow to parents Kate and Gerry”.

This news is shared with the other front-page police matters that “Britain’s tops cops” have warned that “huge spending cuts will spell the end for  bobbies on the beat”. It’s cost The Met Police not much under £11m since 2011 to find out what happened to Madeleine McCann. The Sun’s juxtaposition of the two stories is not accidental.

Page 9: “FEAR OF LOST GIRLS PARENTS IS THIS END OF COP HUNT FOR MADDIE?”

Answer: No. Four police remain on the case.

We hear from a “source close to Mum Kate and dad Gerry”. They say: “They know it can’t go on forever. They’re preparing for it to be shelved for good in coming months.”

We hear their official “statement”: “We remain hopeful  she may still be found…”

Daily Mail (Page 25) : “”Maddie probe team is slashed from 29 detectives to just 4.”

Just 4. Just?

We learn that the Government “initially set aside 5m for the Met probe”. We are reminded that the Portuguese investigation was “marred by blunders”.

It has also sold a lot of newspapers and garnered online clicks.

 

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Daily Express (front page) : “MADDY: POLICE RUN OUT OF CLUES”

Did they ever have any?

The Express agrees that there will “just” four offices working full-time on the case.

Page 9: “McCanns cling to hope as inquiry is cut back”

To illustrate how

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