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Madeleine McCann: Unearthing Nothing But Pain And Media In Another Praia da Luz Summer

The e-fit of a man, as drawn from memory by British born DVD shop owner Simon Russell after being shown it by police last Saturday, in Praia Da Luz, Portugal, following the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Picture date: Wednesday, May 9, 2007. As the search for the missing girl entered its sixth day today, efforts to home in on her abductor stepped up a gear. Two "Cracker-style" criminal behaviour experts from the UK flew into the Algarve region yesterday to join Portuguese investigators working on the case.

The e-fit of a man, as drawn from memory by British born DVD shop owner Simon Russell after being shown it by police last Saturday, in Praia Da Luz, Portugal, following the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Picture date: Wednesday, May 9, 2007.

 

MADELEINE McCann: A round-up of reporting on the missing child:

The Times: “New hunt for Maddie opens old wounds in Praia da Luz”

David Brown is the latest journalist to holiday in Praia da Luz:

Seven years after Madeleine McCann’s disappearance, the quiet Algarve town where she vanished is preparing to become the centre of world attention all over again.

It never really stopped, though, did it? Until the story has an ending, Praia da Luz is home to the Praia da Luz Mystery.

The dark shadow cast over Praia da Luz has returned with the announcement that a new police search is to begin just as the town is preparing for the tourist season. Madeleine… is the subject of a £5 million Scotland Yard investigation involving up to 40 officers. It was ordered by David Cameron after Portuguese police closed the case. A judge has authorised a request from the British team for the Portuguese police to examine one privately-owned site using ground-penetrating radar. This has upset residents and business owners, who fear the search will put the town back in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.

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Posted: 10th, May 2014 | In: Madeleine McCann, Reviews | Comment