Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: Smoke, Ribeiro Hopes And Ash

Madeleine McCann: Smoke, Ribeiro Hopes And Ash

by | 23rd, October 2007

MADDY WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE – McCANN FRIENDS FACE NEW PROBE. Portuguese police chief wants holiday couples interrogated”

Investigators “believe” members of the so-dubbed Tapas Nine “may” have helped the McCanns dispose of Madeleine’s body. They “could” be named as official suspects”

Page 5: “’I’m convinced Madeleine inquiry will be resolved’” – Alipio Ribeiro, Portugal’s most senior police officer, says he is “optimistic” the case will be solved
Says he: “We have an idea of what happened…In every interview there is a key moment, a click that clarifies everything and help you to reach the end”

“Kate and the ‘lost 5 minutes’” – A source says: “During the 40 minutes in which Kate left the Ocean Club restaurant and alerted the authorities about Madeleine, many things could have happened”. The possibilities, as we have read for some weeks, are endless

Says Alipio Ribeiro: “Many similar cases have lasted longer and were resolved in the end” – Such as?
“Gerry ‘to go back’” – To Portugal? No, to work. Maybe one day

DAILY MAIL page 35: “The McCann ‘witchhunt’ – Ex yard boss condemns police pursuit of parents”

Lord Stevens is brought into the media for questioning

DAILY STAR front page: “MADDIE I KNOW THE KILLER – Top cop vows to prove his case”

Alipio Ribeiro is “convinced he knows who killed Madeleine McCann – and has vowed to prove it”. All he needs is some evidence

Page 15: “Portugal’s police chief pledges…I WILL CRACK MADDIE CASE”

THE SUN page 11: “HOW COULD POLICE DROP ASH ON CLUES? Maddie parents’ fury at evidence contamination

Kate and Gerry McCann are “horrified” that cigarette ash “could” have contaminated evidence. Says a close friend of the couple: “It is outrageous to think that messy cops could have ruined vital evidence about Maddie’s abductor”

But did they?

Suzanne McGee, a holidaymaker, says: “I saw one lady forensic person remove her mask and light a cigarette. It just looked all wrong”
Like you, we are at loss for works over this story

DAILY TELEGRAPH page 7: “McCanns’ friends to be re-interviewed by police”
Says Mr Ribeiro: What is clear is that we have the calmness to separate the story, the fantasy, from what is the police side of things”

THE TIMES page 11: “Police speak to McCann friends”
Says Mr Ribeiro: “There is a scenario that has gained strength and has a greater degree of certainty”

Gerry McCann is a “consultant cardiologist”. Kate McCann is a “part-time GP”

THE GUARDIAN and THE INDEPENDENT: No Madeleine news today

Pic: The Spine 

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