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Madeleine McCann: ‘Shannon Matthews’ Cops’ Join The New Hunt

MADELEINE McCann – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann – The Daily Star reports that the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiries Team (HEMET) aka HELMET, will investigate the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

You might have heard of them before. As the Star notes, these are the “Shannon cops”. This is the police team who found Shannon Matthews.

Madeleine McCann, Shannon Matthews And Missing Child Protocol

Only, it wasn’t them that found Shannon Matthews. The 300 local police looking for the missing child found Shannon Matthews because a neighbour Michael Donovan aka Paul Drake, heard child footsteps in his flat in Lidgate Gardens and knew he had no children.

The Express told us:

Detectives had all but given up hope of finding Shannon Matthews alive when she was discovered in what they thought was a routine door-to-door inquiry.

And then there wer the tip offs.

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Posted: 18th, March 2010 | In: Madeleine McCann | Comments (8)