Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: Melissa Fiering Knows, CCTV And The ‘Mark Of Madeleine’

Madeleine McCann: Melissa Fiering Knows, CCTV And The ‘Mark Of Madeleine’

by | 22nd, February 2008

mccann_eye31.jpgMADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann

DAILY STAR: “French child was not Maddie”

Melissa Fiering was mistaken

DAILY MIRROR: “This is the first image of the man a student claims she saw with Madeleine McCann in a cafe.”

An image. a drawing of a man who looks like a cross between Johnny Depp and KD Lang.

Melissa Fiering, 18, described the dark-skinned male to sketch artist Emre Altin, 28, exclusively for the Mirror.

Speaking at her home in Nijmegen, Holland, yesterday, the travel and tourism student said of the police-style e-fit: “This is definitely an accurate likeness of the man I saw. I’d recognise him straight away if the police found him”

McCanns beg to see French CCTV film of man and girl – Clarence Mitchell, the McCanns’ spokesman, says: “We want to see the video of this girl. French police have not officially discounted that it is Madeleine so we’re still waiting to hear whether they believe this to be the case.

“If the French police can categorically assure us it is not Madeleine then we will have to take their word for it, but despite this they should let Kate and Gerry see the footage. This is their daughter we are talking about”


Kate and Gerry McCann tonight urged French police to show them CCTV footage of a suspected sighting of daughter Madeleine in the South of France.

Although it appears French police have ruled out the possibility it is the four-year-old her parents want to see the surveillance video from a French diner where a Dutch tourist reported seeing the missing British girl

BBC: “How common is Madeleine’s eye defect?2

Referred to as the “mark of Madeleine” the blemish on the four-year-old’s right eye has played a key part in the campaign to highlight her disappearance, emphasised in posters and videos…

The blemish is called a coloboma of the iris. Its precise incidence is not recorded in the UK, but figures suggest it occurs in about 0.007% of the population. A 1989 study in China found two cases in a survey of 26,512 children under 12 years of age. That would mean a prevalence of 7.5 per 100,000.

Madeleine McCann: The sightings and the speculation

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