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News digests and reviews of the missing child in the news. Madeleine McCann vanished on Thursday, 3 May 2007 from a rented holiday flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal. Madeleine, on holiday with her twin siblings and parents Kate and Gerry McCann,became the biggest news story of the past decade. We’ve followed it closely ever since the story broke.

Murder, Money And Madeleine McCann

MADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – murder and money…

THE Sun continues the public line of enquiry that a new suspect is now sought. Or as the Sun puts it:

“Murder suspect link to Maddie.”

Murder. Maddie. Make the link. The Third Summer of Maddie is upon us and speculation is once more rife.

Tom Wells drops the bucket and pulls up:

A MURDER suspect was linked to the search for missing Madeleine McCann yesterday. Private detectives working for her parents Kate and Gerry want to quiz the man – who is being held in a British jail after being charged.

But investigators may be forced to wait until his case is dealt with by the courts. The man is believed to be on a list of seven drawn up by the McCanns’ expert team.

Only seven?

The Daily Star bring news that “MADDIE COP TOOK £100K”.
ONE of the first officers at the scene the night Madeleine McCann disappeared had £100,000 deposited in bank accounts soon after, it was claimed.

How soon after?

The policeman is being investigated by anti-corruption detectives, Portuguese TV station TVI reported…

The television station, which did not name the corporal under investigation, said several payments were made into two accounts in the officer’s name “shortly after Maddie’s disappearance”.

The copper says:

The TV channel said the policeman denied knowing anything about the money and suggested his name may have been used without his know-ledge to open the accounts…

Costa Lima, spokesman for the GNR, told newspaper 24 Horas: “We have not opened any investigation into any officer involved in the Maddie case, nor do we have knowledge of any other body investigating anyone.”

Such are the facts.

Posted: 22nd, June 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (5) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Detectives Identify Madeleine McCann Murderer

our-maddieMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – Raymond Hewlett’s alibi forgets and a new murder suspect…

Remember Raymond Hewlett, the “””Maddie paedo”””? Well, forget about him. There’s a new suspect. It’s the Third Summer of Maddie – If you whisper it, they will print it.

Sky News: Madeleine Hunt Targets Murder Suspect

Private detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann want to speak to a man who is currently on remand in a British jail, it has been revealed.

A hospital dweller and now a prisoner. These detectives always track down their man.

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Posted: 21st, June 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (13) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann And Raymond Hewlett’s White Van

madeleine-mccann1MADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – Raymond Hewlett’s white van and James Bone Damman, and more jokes…

Daily Mirror: “MADDY’S MAN LIEPaedo’s story falling apart

Raymond Hewlett faces more questioning over missing Madeleine McCann

While all other papers lads with news of the “black out” of MPs expenses, the Labour Party-supporting Daily Mirror leads with news of Raymond Hewlett and Madeleine McCann. Such is the papers desire for, er, justice.

Pervert Raymond Hewlett’s lies were unravelling last night as he faced renewed questioning over missing Madeleine McCann.

What lies? Can the Mirror prove Hewlett has lied? What say the paper’s lawyers?

The convicted paedophile rekindled suspicion after it was revealed he tried to mislead detectives over the vehicle he was driving at the time the youngster vanished.

Which detectives – private or the police?

He claimed he only had one motor – a blue Dodge truck. And he said it was so distinctive that he could not have driven into Praia da Luz in May 2007 without being spotted. But now a former friend has dramatically come forward to say Hewlett was lying.

He actually owned a white Mercedes van at the time – similar to one seen parked near the McCanns’ apartment before Madeleine disappeared.

What white Mercedes seen parked near the McCanns’ apartment “before” Madeleine disappeared? And how soon before was it spotted there? The Mirror does not are to say.

As Sky news told us:

“One report suggests he was sitting in a small, white van. Police have got a good description of the man: about 5ft 8in tall, between 30 and 35, not Portuguese according to one of the witnesses, wearing a blue jacket and white trousers.”

The Telegraph added:

Mr Flack, a freelance engineer designer from Ilford in Essex, has a holiday home in Praia da Luz, near the McCann’s family’s apartment at the Ocean Club resort.

On either May 2 or 3 last year – the day Madeleine disappeared – he saw a man standing near a dirty white van, staring intently at the couple’s ground floor veranda.

He said he noticed that the man – aged between 25 and 35, tanned, medium height, with thick dark hair and fringe – was behaving oddly.

So back to 30-ish Hewlett, lionine-haired Hewlett and the white van…

Ex-Scots Guard Peter Verran, 46, decided to contact the Maddy inquiry team after being disturbed by Hewlett’s claims in our sister paper, the Sunday Mirror.

Mr Verran, who befriended Hewlett on a campsite in Morocco in June 2007, said: “He told me he owned a white Transit-type van before his blue Dodge truck. He said he’d swapped it for the Dodge in order to leave Portugal and travel to Morocco.

“The white van didn’t have enough room for the whole family, so he sold it to a pal who traded on the same market as him in Fuzeta, about 40 miles from Praia da Luz.”

The white van…

According to Mr Verran, Hewlett also said that he had driven from Portugal’s Algarve to Spain in the Mercedes van around the time Madeleine vanished. But Hewlett, who was living near Praia da Luz, insisted recently that he only had the Dodge truck.

So he had a rare white van, maybe. Does this mean Hewlett’s “lies are unravelling” as the Mirror stats?

A source close to the Maddy inquiry team said yesterday: “This new information could be very significant. Hewlett has repeatedly said that he could not have been at the scene without someone remembering his distinctive truck. But if he was driving a Mercedes van at the time, his reasoning is shot to pieces.”

So the detectives will now be able to try and track down this van, right? And get some evidence firstly of a crime having been committed and secondly of a suspect. In the meanwhile, it’s all speculation.

Meanwhile, in othe news, too many of our politicans are lying, cheating, grasping scumbags – something the Mirror missed…

Update – Times:

The FBI last night squelched the claim by a Michigan man that he was the victim of an infamous child abduction on New York’s Long Island more than half a century ago.

The FBI said that DNA tests proved that John Barnes was not Steven Damman, the two-year-old child snatched outside a grocery shop on the afternoon of Hallowe’en 1955 while he waited with his little sister Pamela for their mother buy a loaf of bread…

Steven Damman’s disappearance was the Madeleine McCann case of its day, sparking front-page headlines and a nationwide search for the missing boy.

Sometimes these things never end…



Posted: 19th, June 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (25) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


America’s Madeleine McCann Turns Up Alive

boy-in-the-boxMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – America’s “Our Maddie” is James Bone Damman, and more jokes…

Daily Record: Exclusive: Chef sacked over claims he told sick Madeleine jokes to diners

Janice Burns has news that Madeleine McCann IS relevant. You know you’re no longer newsworthy when… no-one makes a joke about you.

A CHEF was sacked after shocking diners with a string of sick and racist jokes, his bosses claimed yesterday.

Chef Ramsay?

Pole Lukasz Rzepka, 26, dropped his £3000 unfair dismissal claim yesterday after agreeing a settlement understood to be worth a few hundred pounds at the last minute. He insisted he had not made the jokes alleged about kidnapped youngster Madeleine McCann, the Pope and Muslims.

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Posted: 17th, June 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (12) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Lost In Hewlett’s No Alibi Alibi

madeleine-mccannMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – Raymond Hewlett speaks out for the “first time” – again.

Yesterday Simon Wright told Daily Mirror readers that Raymond Hewlett, “””””Maddie perve”””””” (ask the lawyers if that’s enough inverted commas, ed?) has spoken “for the first time”.

Said Hewlett:

“I have an alibi but why should I share it?” he says, struggling for air with each syllable. There is a person who can say where I was that day, but why should I bring them into this? I’ve done nothing wrong. Why should I have to prove it? “My life’s been made a misery for something I know nothing about and a crime I’ve not committed.”

Now, Simon Wright brings Mirror readers:

Madeleine McCann suspect Raymond Hewlett admits he doesn’t have an alibi for night she disappeared

It’s an “Exclusive from Simon Wright in Aachen, Germany”.

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Posted: 15th, June 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (15) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Raymond Hewlett Tells All

hewlettMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – Raymond Hewlett speaks out.

In the Mirror, Simon Wright brings us:

MADELEINE: KEY SUSPECT TALKS FOR FIRST TIME

Well, not exactly. Maddie spotter Raymond Hewlett, for it is he, has spoken frankly with Bild and briefly with the Sun.

Wright delivers the chat in bullet points:

Yes I’m a convicted paedophile

Yes I lived near Praia Da Luz

Yes I look like police drawing

Which means..?

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Posted: 14th, June 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (12) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Raymond Hewlett Will Not Be Interviewed

hewlettMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – Raymond Hewlett refuses to answer questions.

SKY NEWS: “Final attempts by Madeleine McCann investigators to speak to a convicted paedophile about her disappearance have failed.”

Convicted British paedophile Raymond Hewlett who has been named as a person of interest in the Madeleine McCann case

Yes…

Hewlett has been jailed several times in the UK for sexually assaulting young girls.

Yes…

Hewlett, 64, is terminally ill with cancer and is now said to be too unwell for an interview.

Retired UK policemen Dave Edgar and Arthur Cowley, who flew to Germany to speak to him, said they were “very disappointed” with the lawyer’s behaviour…

“He is not a suspect but I was keen to interview him because of his failing health. I have tried over the past weeks to arrange this via his lawyer in Germany.

“These negotiations have been difficult for reasons which I do not want to go into detail about.

“Mr Hewlett’s condition has of course been deteriorating during these negotiations.

“I travelled to Germany yesterday in a final effort to interview Raymond Hewlett. Regrettably that interview is not possible.

“From information provided by his lawyer and other sources it is obvious that his health is such that any meaningful interview would not be possible.”

Would a man on strong pain killers be a credible witness?

MIRROR: Madeleine cops can’t quiz paedo

Says Martin Fricker:

Private detectives planning to quiz paedophile Raymond Hewlett over Madeleine McCann’s mysterious disappearance have been scuppered by his lawyer.

And the, er, law?

Posted: 11th, June 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (15) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The Credit Crunch And Paedo DNA

find_maddie_by_cannedweevilMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – Raymond Hewlett questioned and Clarence Mitchell PR for hire.

The Sun: “’Maddie’” perv quiz

It’s the media’s “Maddie” perv. It’s paedo Raymond Hewlett who has been linked to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann by a series of stories and inverted commas. To keep the lawyers off our backs, we will call him the “””””””Maddie””””””” perv.

PAEDOPHILE Raymond Hewlett is to be quizzed in the next 24 hours about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

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Posted: 10th, June 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (21) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hewlett Did And Did Not See Madeleine McCann Alive

madeleine-mccann-posterMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – Raymond Hewlett says he saw Our Maddie alive and that he, er, didn’t…

Daily Mirror: “PAEDO: I’VE NEVER SEEN MADELEINE”

The prime suspect of hired cops probing Maddie McCann’s disappearance insisted last night: “I’ve never set eyes on her.”

Dying paedophile Raymond Hewlett, 64, angrily denied claims he was twice close enough to her to notice her distinctive right eye.

He said: “I have never seen her and anyone who says anything different is wrong.”

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Posted: 7th, June 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (20) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Raymond Hewlett Saw Madeleine McCann Alive

our-maddieMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – Raymond Hewlett says he saw Our Maddie alive…

The Sun: “Brit paedo: I did see Maddie”

Harry Haydon hears from Raymond Hewlett, the man billed as the “Maddie Paedo”.

FUGITIVE British paedophile Raymond Hewlett has sensationally claimed he saw missing Madeleine McCann TWICE before she disappeared.

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Posted: 5th, June 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (56) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Making Madeleine McCann Pay

mccann-rewardMADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news…

Daily Mirror: “PAY ME TO TALK ABOUT MADDY”

Ryan Parry is aghast:

Paedo’s vile demand

Paedophile Raymond Hewlett is demanding huge sums to answer questions about the night Madeleine McCann vanished.

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Madeleine McCann Fears Swine Flu

maddie-swine-fluIT’S the media’s Third Summer Of Madeleine McCann and the hacks are planning their summer holidays? Guess where they’re going?

IN “Hissy fits and high fliers”, the Irish Independent prepares families for life in the summer holidays.

Once you have children, holidays become a very different prospect. If you decide to brave it, here are some tips to stay sane.

Drugs? Alcohol? A nanny?

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Posted: 1st, June 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (10) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: In Morrocco With ‘Maddie’s Pervert’

new-maddie-suspectMADELEINE McCann Watch: “Maddie’s pervert” and the thin man watcheth…

DAILY Mirror: “COPS PROBE MADDIE PERVERT’S QUICK ESCAPE FROM PORTUGAL”

Justin Penrose has news of a “Maddie pervert” – someone who gets off on Our Maddie…

British police probing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann want to know why paedophile Raymond Hewlett left Portugal so quickly after she vanished.

Raymond Hewlett is now the Mirror’s  “Maddie Pervert”.

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Posted: 31st, May 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (86) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Swab The Paedos

maddie-mccann3MADELEINE McCann: the media react to news that Raymond Hewlett has been swabbed for DNA by the McCanns’ private detectives…

The Sun: ‘Maddie’ perv has DNA test”

Note the subtle inverted commas as the Sun concedes in a grammatical whisper that though Hewlett is a convicted paedophile there is no proof – at least none offered up to police nor we armchair detectives – that he had anything to do with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

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Posted: 29th, May 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (30) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Exclusive Interview With New Paedo Suspect

hewlettMADELEINE McCann Watch: Having re-established Our Maddie as a lead news story, the Sun sends Alex West  to Germany to interview Raymond Hewlett

The Sun has managed to catch up with wheelchair rider and cancer patient Raymond Hewlett at a hospital. Having tracked down the man a couple of days after German tabloid Bild interviewed him and he agreed to speak with the McCanns’ detectives, the Sun reacts:

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Posted: 27th, May 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (36) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Kidnapper Located

scarface-mccannMADELEINE McCann Watch: Having re-established Our Maddie as a lead news story, the Daily Express delivers a front-page headline to match anything that has passed as news before:

MADDIE: ‘SNATCHER’ LIVES ONLY 500 YARDS FROM THE FLAT

Nick Fagge and Martin Evans deliver the killer facts. Not only was Madeleine McCann “SNATCHED” – Fact! – but the SNATCHER lives – not lived; lives! – a short distance from the McCanns’ holiday flat.

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Posted: 27th, May 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Calling Cindy and Alan Thompson

hewwlettMADELEINE MCCANN’S lastest crack team of private detectives are on the trail of Raymond Hewlett, who can’t be hard to catch because he’s in a German hospital undergoing treatment for throat cancer.

The reasons why the tecs want to speak with Hewlett are:

1. It keeps Our Maddie in the news

2. They want to know if he took her

3. They are acting on information received from Alan and Cindy Thompson

4. Why not?

5. He’s a convicted paedo.

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Posted: 26th, May 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (14) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Raymond Hewlett Is Today’s Madeleine McCann Victim

maddie-mccann2MADELEINE McCann Watch: convicted paedo Raymond Hewlett agrees to meet McCanns’ detectives…

The Sun screams: “Paedo Hewlett says he will talk”

Says Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for the McCanns – no longer suspects in the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine McCann but who, nonetheless, retain a PR to offer this no comment-comment on Raymond Hewlett:

“The investigators are pleased to hear that Mr Hewlett has agreed to speak to them.

“An interview with him will be arranged and will take place in due course.

“We will not be going into public detail about where or when that interview will take place.”

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Posted: 26th, May 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (6) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: An Interview With Raymond Hewlett

maddy-hewlett2BILD, the German tabloid, has spoken with Raymond Hewlett, the convicted paedophile, about being on the Madeleine McCann radar.

Interestingly, the paper blurs a  picture of his face. Innocent until proven guilty? Well, in Germany, it would seem so. But in the UK..?

BILD: How are you?

RH: “Not very good, more like bad!”

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Posted: 25th, May 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (24) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: The Third Summer of Maddy

maddy-hewlettIT’S the media’s Third Summer of Madeleine McCann – and the current subject is Raymond Hewlett

Mirror (front page): “TRACE HIS CALLS.”

Ryan Parry and Stephen Moyes are in Aachen, Germany, where Raymond Hewlett is undergoing treatment for throat cancer.

Madeleine McCann cops ask couple who raised alarm about paedophile Ray Hewlett if they have his mobile number

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Posted: 25th, May 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (32) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: Three New British Suspects

maddie-mccannIT’S the media’s Summer of Maddy – and the media is watching the McCanns’ detectives watching “paedo” Raymond Hewlett

In the News of the World, Keith Gladdis delivers:

Maddie suspect’s past fits crime

Says the cracker:

A COP who interrogated Madeleine McCann suspect Raymond Hewlett says the case carries all the hallmarks of the sick sex beast.

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Posted: 24th, May 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (12) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann: McCanns Want Hewlett To Co-operate

madeleine-mccann-effect1IT’S the media’s Summer of Maddy – and Clarence Mitchell, Kate and Gerry McCann’s spokesman, is talking about Madeleine McCann and a Raymond Hewlett.

Mr Hewlett has denied any involvement in Madeleine’s abduction.

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Posted: 23rd, May 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (11) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann, Raymond Hewlett And Suspect Evidence

raymond-hewlettIT’S brewing up for Summer of Madeleine McCann in the media.

Yesterday the Sun (“MADDIE PEADO SUSPECT”) and Mail (“A NEW BRITISH SUSPECT”) led with news of a new line of enquiry. The Mirror went further and named “paedophile” Raymond Hewlett.

Hewlett is said to look like the picture of a suspect. But how many men don’t look like one of the suspects?

Clarence Mitchell has spoken of “operational issues” and that Mr Hewlett was of “interest to the investigation”. It is the language of the police adopted by a PR.

Hewlett told the paper that he is innocent. He says he was at a market 30 miles from Praia da Luz at the time when Madeleine McCann vanished. He then went to his “base” at Tavia, “an hour’s drive from Praia.

So the Mirror will leave a man alone – leave him to the investigators. Or…

The Mirror: “MADELEINE POLICE PAEDO QUIZ”

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Posted: 23rd, May 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (15) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann And The Paedo Priests

catholic-comic-pornIT’S Tabloid Bingo time, readers – see if you can put these two stories of Madeleine McCann and Catholic priests together and make a new more exciting story:

Hundreds of Catholic priests ‘to be implicated in child abuse report’

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Posted: 20th, May 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (7) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madeleine McCann Blamed For Falling Euro

madeleine-mccann-effectOFF to Portugal for your jolly holidays this year, readers? But be warned, the news is of the Madeleine McCann effect.

As the Mail says:

The ‘Madeleine McCann Effect’ is still hitting holiday bookings to Portugal more than two years after the little girl disappeared there.

The number of Britons booking holidays to Portugal this summer has plunged 30 per cent according to one British holiday company.

And it’s all because Madeleine McCann went missing.

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Posted: 20th, May 2009 | In: Key Posts, Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comments (29) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0