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Madleine McCann: Rachel Oldfield Knows, Doctors And Gerry McCann

by | 25th, April 2008

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

DAILY MAIL: “Stop the carnival” 

It’s Richard Littlejohn:

I’ve always been uneasy about the media carnival, but figured if that’s what got her parents through the night, what business was it of mine.

However, one year on, there’s something distasteful about the continuing round of claim and counter-claim, blame and counter-blame.

Gerry and Kate McCann should be left alone with their demons, with our sympathy, and not live out their guilt in public any longer. The police and the private detectives should be left to get on with their job.

The Tapas Seven, the McCanns’ PR man, the professional ghouls should all keep their theories to themselves.

And their opinions?

DAILY MIRROR: “Rachael Oldfield of the Tapas Seven breaks her silence over McCann’s torment”

Tapas Seven? And why speak now?

Rachael Oldfield, a 36-year-old recruitment consultant, said: “I was there on the night. I spent time with Gerry and Kate during the week before May 3 and after.

What happened? 

“Their emotions and their reactions were just agonising. There’s just no way they were involved in anything to do with Madeleine’s disappearance.

“If you take the common sense approach and look at timings and the fact they are medics and there are four other medics in the group, they would know what to do to resuscitate a child.

Common sense? Doctors. Such are the facts. 

“Anyone with an ounce of common sense would be able to see they couldn’t have done it. And I was there and I know they didn’t do it.”


Rachel Oldfield has a pop at the Portuguese police, and complains about being bound by law to, er, keep quiet.

GLASGOW DAILY RECORD: “McCanns’ Anger At Being Kept In The Dark”

Says Gerry McCann: “I think it’s safe to say we’re getting very little information. We haven’t had any communication in terms of what’s been done in the investigation.”

“We would like to know what is being done to find Madeleine. We’ve always said we want to leave no stone unturned and to do that we need to know which stones have already been overturned.”

THE SUN: “Stop shifting blame, Kate”

IS it just me or are the McCanns getting on your nerves too?

It’s you. It’s them. It might be all of you.

Now, in a new TV documentary, Kate says that she wanted a baby monitor but the resort didn’t have one. So instead she, Gerry and the Tapas Seven made the bizarre decision to eat out every night and leave three young children home alone. I’m sorry, in any language that’s child neglect.

Sorry? Why is Gaunt sorry?

And, by the way, I’m not being heartless, just honest.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: “Madeleine McCann’s father: police gave up”

Mr McCann tells BBC Radio 4 interviewer Steve Kingstone: “We would like to know what is being done to find Madeleine. We’d like know who has been eliminated from the inquiry and on what grounds and what leads are still being followed.”

No news is news

Posted: 25th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Madeleine McCann, Tabloids, TV & Radio Comments (1,828) | TrackBack | Permalink