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Madeline McCann: The Conclusion And St Valentine’s Day Posters

by | 14th, February 2008

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

DAILY RECORD: “Maddie Poster Blitz”

“Nearly 18,000 are being sent out across Spain. They will show Madeleine with either Mari Luz Cortes, five, or Yeremi Vargas, seven. They carry the headline No Nos Olvideis, Spanish for ‘Don’t forget us’

“Mari went missing in Huelva, 120 miles from the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz, on January 13. Madeleine vanished from Praia da Luz on last May 3 .Yeremi disappeared on Gran Canaria in March 2007”

None of the other missing children’s parents have been named as suspects in their disappearance

Says Clarence Mitchell: “”We know the Portuguese police looking for Madeleine have examined both cases and our investigators have also looked at them and continue to keep an open mind”

DAILY MIRROR: “McCann case ‘is near end’”

Madeleine McCann has been found?

Portugal’s justice minister Alberto Costa says: “We are at a stage now where we are approaching the conclusion of the process”


In “a flimsy attempt to defend the bungled police investigation” Alberto Costa “ claimed that 80 per cent of similar cases in Britain went unsolved”

Is this right? The WORLD’S GREATEST NEWSPAPER does not bother to investigate the claim

The McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “If the Portuguese police are going to shelve the case without resolution then at the very least they must open the police files so that Metodo 3 (the private detective agency working for the McCanns) can continue to investigate all the leads. They could still have vital information which could solve this case”

THE GUARDIAN: “McCann inquiry drawing to a close, says minister”

Nine months after Madeleine McCann went missing while on holiday with her parents in Praia da Luz, the investigation into her disappearance is drawing to a close, the Portuguese justice minister said yesterday. “We are at a stage now where we are approaching the conclusion of the process,” Alberto Costa told a parliamentary committee hearing, though he could provide no details of the police investigation. Madeleine disappeared from her family’s holiday apartment in the Algarve on May 3, days before her fourth birthday. The McCanns returned to Britain in September.

THE TIMES: “Madeleine McCann investigation ‘nearing conclusion’”

Says Mr Costa: “People are talking of an ultimate failure, they are suggesting failure … I would say that that is premature”

Says Clarence Mitchell:

“There can be no conclusion to the investigation without Madeleine being found. If, however, the justice minister is referring to the aspects of the inquiry concerning Kate and Gerry being concluded, then they must be eliminated from the investigation forthwith as there is no evidence to implicate them in any way in the disappearance of their daughter. We also note that the minister implicitly criticised those in Portugal who were responsible for the many false and hugely damaging leaks to the press that have emanated from the country in recent weeks”

Francisco Pagarete, lawyer for Robert Murat, said: “If the minister is beginning to say that the inquiry will not be dragged out much longer, then he is effectively saying there will not be a trial.”

SKY NEWS: “Valentine’s Day Hunt For Madeleine” Valentine’s Day…

“The ‘Don’t You Forget’ Valentine’s Day campaign will send out images of the three missing youngsters to businesses and public sites across Spain and its islands”

HERALD SUN (Aus): Search for Maddie winding down”

Alipio Ribeiro, national director of the Policia Judiciaria (PJ), is likely to release the Mccanns from this status as early as today

NEW YORK TIMES: “The investigation into Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared last May, just before her fourth birthday, from a hotel room in the southern Algarve region, is “approaching the conclusion,” said Portugal’s justice minister, Alberto Costa. He said it was “premature” to say whether the investigation would find out what happened to the girl”

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