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Madeleine McCann: Back To The Fore, Back To Portugal And Back To The Scene

by | 9th, April 2008

mccanns3.jpgMADDYWATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann


After the generous donation to the McCanns’ fighting fund, the Star now keeps missing Madeleine in the public eye.


She’s back…


Express gets Madeleine back on front page. Well, it does have a libel bill to pay…

THE HERALD: “Plan to reconstruct Madeleine’s disappearance ‘upsets’ Kate McCann”

Kate McCann is “upset” at a decision by police to invite her and Gerry back to Portugal to take part in a reconstruction, a friend of the couple said yesterday.

Portuguese officers have invited the McCanns to participate in a reconstruction of the night Madeleine vanished from their holiday apartment in the resort of Praia da Luz on May 3 last year…

The friend added: “The family will consider it. If it’s felt there’s a chance of it helping to find Madeleine then, of course, they will do it. But given it is a year on, you have to wonder about the value of it.”

But everything must be done to find Madeleine. And what of the facts?

Kate, 40, a GP, has not returned to work and has remained at home in Rothley, Leicestershire, since her daughter disappeared. Gerry, 39, has returned to work as a heart surgeon.

Such are the facts. And the reconstruction?

Says Clarence Mitchell, the McCanns’ spokesman: “However, Kate and Gerry would very much welcome a Crimewatch-style reconstruction which is broadcast for millions of people to see and could generate important new leads and fresh information.”

THE TIMES: “New anguish for Gerry and Kate McCann over police tactic”

Says Clarence Mitchell: “It’s untrue to say that Kate and Gerry have been called back or summoned back.”

Robert Murat, the other official suspect in the case, will take part in the reconstruction if he is asked to.

THE INDEPENDENT: “Portuguese police want McCanns to return”

The four-year-old’s parents, family friends and other holiday-makers are required to return next month to the Ocean Club in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz where they were dining at a tapas bar on 3 May.

After reporting the disappearance at about 10pm that night, Mr and Mrs McCann initially remained in the resort but have not travelled again to Portugal since returning to Britain after being named as arguidos – official suspects – on 7 September.

THE GUARDIAN: “McCanns ponder return to Praia da Luz”

Kate and Gerry McCann are considering returning to Portugal to stage a reconstruction of the events surrounding the disappearance of their daughter, it has emerged.

So the McCanns will return to Portugal, to help the police?

Clarence Mitchell: “However, it was ‘very unlikely’ that they would agree to return to Portugal while they were still under investigation, he said.

THE SCOTSMAN: “McCanns set up hotline for abductions”

The parents of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann are setting up a dedicated information hotline that will be available across Europe for when police suspect a child has been abducted. Kate and Gerry McCann are believed to have already reserved the number – 116 000.

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