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Madeleine McCann: Spotted In Sweden And Aisling Syme

mccann18MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann : Aisling Syme is missing in New Zealand. The McCanns have issued a press release saying they are praying for her. And then one day on, Maddie is spotted in Sweden…

The Sun: “McCanns: Find girl in Swedish photo”

DETECTIVES were last night desperately hunting a girl who was photographed in Sweden – after computer-matching showed she could be missing Madeleine McCann.

The girl, who was pictured at a car show, bears a strong resemblance to Maddie, who would now be six. Her jawline is identical and her eyes are the same colour as Maddie’s.

Blonde child spotted in Sweden. Read all about it.

The girl was with a man and a woman at the car show, held in Sweden’s capital Stockholm in August. The man was Swedish but the girl spoke perfect English.

A seded woo can speak English? Hold the front page!

The woman remained silent, and the snapper said both adults refused to be photographed.

The man and woman with the child at a car show declined to be photographed by a stranger looking at the child they were with? Odd…

The couple’s official spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “Kate and Gerry and their investigators are aware of the picture and are liaising with the relevant authorities. The investigation team are looking into it.”

Haven’t we been in Sweden before? And don’t we already know what Madeleine McCann looks like aged 6?

The Sun told in August how a Victoria Beckham lookalike asked a man at a marina in Barcelona, Spain: “Are you here to deliver my new daughter?” One of the yachts linked to the woman came from Sweden.

The luxury cruiser was one of six recorded as having left the Algarve port of Portimao the morning after Maddie vanished. All the other boats have been traced and eliminated from the investigation. But all efforts to find the Swedish yacht have failed.

As Anorak told you:

In Sweden all vessels measuring over 12 metres (40ft) long must be registered with the Swedish Maritime Administration. But inquires with their head office in Stockholm yesterday found no record of the yacht.

You don’t suppose… No, it’s too far-fetched. Well, you don’t suppose the mystery yacht was smaller than 12 metres long?

Now in the Sun:

An investigator revealed: “It has apparently vanished without trace. The captain told port authorities he was going to the Algarve port of Albufeira, but the boat never arrived and has not been found since.”

UK Parents Lounge: “Madeleine ‘lookalike’ sought by Swedish police”
The tagline for this website is – cruel irony of cruel ironies – “a place to get away from the kids”.

Daily Telegraph: “New Zealand child disappearance ‘similar’ to that of Madeleine McCann”

Meanwhile in New Zealand…

More than 60 officers are searching for Aisling Symes, who vanished from outside a house in Auckland five days ago.

Aukland NewsTalk counts 40 officers.

Her mother, who was with her at the time, claims she disappeared within just a few seconds while her back was turned… Child abduction is extremely rare in New Zealand and Aisling’s case has caused widespread shock, dominating newspaper and television headlines for five days. A picture of the blonde-haired, blue-eyed toddler dressed in a knitted blue striped cardigan has stared hauntingly from front pages daily.

Blonde hair. Blue eyes. Relevant.

“I turned off the hot tap, looked behind me and there she was, watching what Caty and I were up to,” a tearful Mrs Symes said. I turned off the cold tap, looked behind me, and she was gone — that fast. I can’t believe that she moved so quickly. In the time it took just to turn off a tap, she was gone.”

Irish Herald: “Aisling’s kidnapping suddenly makes the world feel less safe”

We are continually protecting ourselves and our children against dangers, imaginary and real. This is why events such as the kidnapping of Aisling (2), the murder of James Bulger or the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann on a family holiday have such a strong effect on those who have never met them.

Madeleine McCann is missing – but not in the press which continues to sue her as its fallback story…

Images: taken from The Sun’s website and published here in the hope that it can help find Madeleine McCann. If it is in breach of copyright, we will take it down immediately.

Posted: 10th, October 2009 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (14)