Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: Kate McCann Suspects Robert Murat, Morocco And A Prediction

Madeleine McCann: Kate McCann Suspects Robert Murat, Morocco And A Prediction

by | 1st, January 2008

MADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann.

THE MIRROR: “Kate McCann: Murat must tell us the truth”

“Kate McCann has told friends she is still suspicious of Robert Murat after another person claimed he saw him the night her daughter Madeleine vanished”

Robert Murat is the suspect. So too Kate McCann. Finger pointing…

Says a friend of the McCanns: “Kate has always felt there are questions concerning Murat that need to be answered. Gerry doesn’t know whether he is involved but Kate has always been suspicious”

Adds another friend: “The police have never said this is definitely the man. But they think he obviously has some questions to answer”

Like the McCanns

THE SUN: “Maddie search gets twin focus”

“The stepped-up search for Madeleine McCann had a twin focus last night – on Robert Murat and Morocco”

Always Morocco. Always Murat

A British barrister has “revealed he saw a man looking strikingly like suspect Murat lurking near Kate and Gerry McCann’s holiday flat on the night Maddie vanished”

Another witness? “He is the NINTH witness to challenge the ex-pat’s alibi that he was with his mum at their nearby home in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz”

Can they swear on it? Is it a fact that Murat was there, out that night?

One fact we do know, and the sun confirms: Kate and Gerry McCann are “doctors”

“Last night it was revealed Kate McCann has always been suspicious of Murat. A source close to her said: ‘She feels there are questions concerning him that need to be answered. There is a body of evidence contrary to what he is saying.” What evidence? What body?


One less witness than in the Sun. So not all bad news for Murat

“The latest person to cast doubt on Murat’s alibi is an unnamed British barrister who claims he saw the expat hanging around near the Ocean Club half an hour after Madeleine was reported missing”

Kate McCann wonders. A friend of hers says: “They read everything, like everybody else, and think ‘that’s a bit odd’.But because Kate is naturally more wary than Gerry she has occasionally said ‘Perhaps he has some questions to answer.’ But Murat is not a subject of discussion all the time. They do not sit there at home fretting about him”

Not like Sun readers

“PORTUGAL TRIP ‘TO BOOST MADELEINE HUNT’ – KATE and Gerry McCann want to return to Portugal in the New Year in a desperate bid to keep their daughter’s memory alive”

BELFAST TELEGRPAH: “McCanns not planning to visit Portugal”


“Gerry and Kate McCann, both formal suspects in their daughter’s disappearance, will only do so if Portuguese police want to question them there again, said Clarence Mitchell”

DAILY MAIL: “Kate McCann: My suspicions over Murat’s alibi on the night Madeleine vanished”

“Kate McCann is suspicious about Robert Murat’s alibi for the night her daughter Madeleine vanished, it was revealed yesterday. The mother of three has confided to friends she believes there are questions about the British expat that need to be answered”

Any evidence? Or just a feeling?

“Mrs McCann’s doubts emerged after the Daily Mail reported that seven witnesses claim to have seen Mr Murat near the McCanns’ holiday apartment on the night of May 3”
Seven. It’s going down. Mr Murat may be buoyed…

Gerry McCann is a “consultant cardiologist”

DAILY RECORD: “Maddie Parents Have Hogmanay In Scotland”

McCann spokesman Clarence Mitchell says: “They are just spending the evening quietly with relatives”. Fact!

THE INDEPENDENT: “Dominic Lawson: If you want to know what’s going to happen in 2008, there are lots of experts who can’t tell you – Perhaps the best commentary on the futility of forecasting is provided by the film ‘Being There’”

“I predict that Madeleine McCann will not be discovered (thus preserving an entire industry in speculation). I predict that no Western political leader will mention the plight of Tibet in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics. I predict that Sarah Brown will not invite Cherie Blair round for tea at No. 10. And I predict that Martin Amis will not convert to Islam”

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