Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: Robert Murat Innocent, Private Detectives & Kate McCann’s Hot Lips

Madeleine McCann: Robert Murat Innocent, Private Detectives & Kate McCann’s Hot Lips

by | 24th, September 2007

kate-mccann-cuddle-cat.jpg MADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann.

DAILY MIRROR front page: “WE’LL FIND HER OURSELVES. Maddy parents bring in SAS private detectives”.

Kate and Gerry McCann have hired Control Risk Group, billed as a “crack security firm”, to find their daughter.

Page 5: “THE PROFESSIONALS” – There’s TV show in this. The Portuguese police could be the Keystone Cops, at least that’s what the tabloid press portrays them as.

“Millionaire ex-double glazing boss” is the mystery benefactor paying McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell’s wages. The former window cleaner owns Sale Sharks ruby union club. Look out for their new sponsor.

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE. ‘McCanns ARE LYING’ – Portuguese police says friends are in cover-up.”

Robert Murat is to be told he will not face charges. Kate and Gerry McCann will be the only named suspects.

“SMILING” – The WORLD’S GREATEST NEWSPAPERS leads with a picture of Kate McCann grinning.

Pages 4 and 5: “Kidnap? We just don’t; believe it.” It is reported in Portugal that an unnamed Irishman has come forward to say he was in the same place as the McCanns’ friend Jane Tanner. She told police she had seen a man carrying child dashing from the Ocean Club resort in the direction of Robert Murat’s home. The new witness says he saw no-one.

“’GUILT’ OF PARENTS – More than 60 per cent think the couple know what has happened to Madeleine.”

“WHEN KATE WAS HOT LIPS HEALEY” – 15 YEARS AGO Kate was nicknamed hot lips for her resemblance to Loretta Swit in TV comedy M*A*S*H. The Express has seen her Dundee University year book and the comments – “Kate was great fun”; “renowned for alcoholic binges and some ‘dance till you drop’ nocturnal activities”; “she was certainly more interested in going to the pub than she was in her studies” etc.

DAILY STAR front page: “MADDIE: PARENTS ARE LYING. Cops say McCanns & friends tried to frame suspect Murat.”

Pages 4 and 5: “McCANNS ‘ARE LYING’.”

A phone poll: “DO YOU BELIEVE THE McCANNS ARE LYING?” Let’s see if we can top that 60 per cent in the Star’s sister paper the Daily Express. Vote now and vote often.

THE SUN pages 12 and 13: “TWIN’S LIFT FOR MUM AND DAD.”

Kate and Gerry McCann are with son Sean. They have been to Mass. Kate sobs when Ave Maria is sung. Daughter Amelie is in nursery school. She is plying with the Cuddle Cat. She bursts into laughter, “her giggles rang around the building”.

DAILY MAIL front page: “Madeleine:

• Ex-SAS team joins hunt
• New sighting in Morocco
• Kate breaks down in church
• Police accused over forensics”

Page 8: “McCanns hire an ex-SAS team to hunt for Maddie.”

“Second witness supports sighting in Morocco” – Remember when Marl Pollard said she saw Madeleine in Morocco? Now we lean that a man also saw Madeleine in Morocco.

THE INDEPENDENT PAGE 17: “Murat no longer suspect.”

DAILY TELEGRAPH page 10: “McCanns hired detective firm with ex-SAS men”. Under Portuguese law, the McCanns are not permitted to carry out their own investigation in Portugal. But they can investigate in other countries.

THE TIMES front page: “McCann investigators” – McCanns hire private security firm.

Pages 12 and 13: “How they managed to turn campaign around.” The McCanns are “winning the propaganda war”. They have gone on the “offensive”.

A family source says: “It is for the police to prove they are guilty.”

GUARDIAN: No Madeleine news today.

The Speculation So Far…

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