Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: An Accident, Susan Healy’s ‘Twisted’ Words And Metodo 3

Madeleine McCann: An Accident, Susan Healy’s ‘Twisted’ Words And Metodo 3

by | 29th, October 2007

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


The McCanns private detectives are taking calls on the new “hotline”. Each caller says the “blonde, blue-eyed” Madeleine is with a 60-year-old “middle-Class” woman

Pages 4 and 5: “Clues lead to Morocco” – The Metodo 3 private detective agency is working on the theory Madeleine was kidnapped to order and smuggled to North Africa. Cross your fingers and start the expense account rolling, they’re going in

“New bungles of the Portuguese police”: Portuguese officers driving Robert Murat’s impounded camper van crashed it; British detectives are “horrified” Portuguese police failed to routinely quarantine vehicles

Hamish Brown, a former Scotland Yard detective, says: “It defies the rules of investigation.” (Get Mr Brown an agent)

DAILY MAIL front page: “Outrage over claims that Kate’s suicidal”

Page 7: “I just don’t know how long Kate will hold on for…What mother would not go insane if they lost a child?”

Susan Healy, Kate McCann’s mother, tells Portuguese magazine 24 Horas: “I don’t know if any human being can take such pressure”

Says the magazine’s headline: “Kate’s mother fears she will kill herself”

Says Clarence Mitchell: “It is beyond offensive to suggest Kate is suicidal. She is not.” Says the Mail: “Mrs McCann is a GP”

She has weekly counselling sessions. The Mail recalls other relatives saying how Kate is never left alone. A “friend” says Mrs Healy’s words have been “twisted”: “It’s ludicrous and yet another horrible slur”. The Mail says Kate McCann has “dark moments”

“POLICE CRASHED SUSPECT’S VAN” – Robert Murat vehicle is damaged. Policia Judiciaria inspectors drove the McCanns’ Renault Scenic to the pound rather than took it to headquarters on a trailer


Pages 4 and 5: “Callers tell phoneline they spotted blonde girl with mystery woman – ARABS NAB MADDIE”

Arabs? Oh… Can we invade?

Says a source “close” to the McCanns: “Obviously talk of Madeleine being bartered around by evil people is extremely upsetting for them. But for the first time a credible theory of what happened is being worked by one of Europe’s leading investigation agencies”

Forget the Portuguese police, Interpol and the British police. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… Metodo 3 are on the case. (Invoice in the post)

THE SUN page 11: “KATE’S HURTING BUT SHE IS NOT SUICIDAL – Maddie gran’s fury”

Susan Healy says Kate McCann will not kill herself because: “One, she still wants to find Madeleine and two, for the sake of the other children, Sean and Amelie”

“DNA BUNGLE COPS CRASH MURAT VAN” – Says Hamish Brown: “It’s positively wrong”

DAILY MIRROR page 11: “COPS CONTAMINATE CAR..BY DRIVING IT..and then they crash Murat van”

The paper produces a list of “BLUNDERS”:

Not sealing of the McCanns’ holiday flat
Not making early house-to-house enquiries
No fingertip search of resort
Early e-fit had no face
Not releasing details of what Madeleine was wearing
Being Portuguese (not stated)

THE TIMES page 14: “Madeleine in Morocco, says headline caller”.

The Times reproduces the sketch of a man seen by Jane Tanner carrying a child near the McCanns’ apartment. Like that Portuguese police’s “bungled” efit, there is no face

If you see this man call 0034-902 300213

DAILY TELEGRAPH page 10: “McCann team targets Morocco”

Three calls to the Private detectives. “One from a Spaniard, the other two from British people,” says the source.

More progress reports to follow…

THE GUARDIAN and THE INDEPENDENT: No Madeleine news today

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