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Madeleine McCann: The Case Against Robert Murat And Kirsty Young Says

by | 2nd, January 2008

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

THE SUN front page: “Murat ‘in clear’ on Maddie”

Can it be that Robert Murat is no longer a suspect – and with “NINE” witnesses challenging the “oddball’s” alibi (see Sun yesterday)?

(This is “Murat” as the paper has him, rather than Robert. The McCanns remain Kate and Gerry)

As the Sun reminds readers: “The one-eyed oddball was the first suspect, or arguido, in the hunt for the missing four-year-old”

Tomorrow will be exactly eight months since Madeleine McCann disappeared, and Robert Murat is then legally entitled to ask the police what case they have against him”. The Sun says if there is insufficient evidence against him, then his official suspect status “could” be lifted”

Which means he might be in the clear, as the headline says. Or not


His lawyer Francisco Pagarete tells us: “After eight months that is the end of the inquiry. He must be either accused or advised of the suspicions against him. If they postpone the deadline they will have to tell us why. The public prosecutor either accuses him or doesn’t. And that is what I am hoping will happen. We have not had any communications from the police since August. Obviously they have already cleared Robert, it is just a question of the deadline”


More facts: “Gerry McCann, of Rothley Leics, will return full time to his £75,000-a-year job as a hospital consultant cardiologist from tomorrow”


“Robert Murat is about to learn if he will be charged or cleared over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann”

Or not – the police may ask for an extension

DAILY EXPRESS front page: “MADELEINE: Revealed, the police files on suspect Murat”

Or not. Robert Murat has yet to see the police files on him

“He has not had any contact with the Policia Judiciaria or the Portuguese Judiciary since August. In the meantime he has been unable to work or even see his five-year-old daughter, who lives with his ex-wife in Britain”

Why not? “Hospital consultant” Gerry is returning to work. He has seen his other children

“A total of eight people now claim to have seen him near the McCanns’ apartment on the night that Madeleine vanished”

Or nine, if you read the facts in the Sun

DAILY MIRROR: “Maddy’s dad back full time”

“Gerry McCann is going back to work. What does he do for a living? Why, he is a “consultant cardiologist”…

DAILY TELEGRAPH page 11: “Crimewatch is not dumbing down, says Young”

It’s Kirsty Young, the new presenter of BBC TV’s Crimewatch. She is in conversation with Good Housekeeping magazine

Says she: “A boy being shot riding his bicycle occupies the news for weeks because it’s so unusual. Madeleine McCann going missing preoccupies us all because it almost never happens that a girl is taken from her bed”

But you never know. Stay tuned…

DAILY MAIL: “’I’m not some leggy, pouty bird’ says Kirsty – as she flashes her legs”

More words on Madeleine McCann. A look at Young’s legs. Keep ‘em peeled…

THE INDEPENDENT: “BBC ageism a myth, says new face of ‘Crimewatch’”

Kirsty Young is 39. And blonde

THE TIMES and THE GUARDIAN: No Madeleine news

The files on Madeleine McCann…released

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