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Madeleine McCann: McCanns Cleared, Shannon Matthews Fund And The Maddy Card

by | 10th, May 2008

madeline-balloons.jpgMADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann and Shannon Matthews


Kate and Gerry McCann will be formally cleared as suspects in daughter Madeleine’s disappearance by August, their lawyer said yesterday.

Fact. Now the Portuguese police can find Madeleine? And the McCanns can return to Portugal.

Rogerio Alves said detectives in Portugal had finally admitted they have no evidence against the couple and were preparing to lift their arguido status. But he also warned the move could signal the end of the year-long hunt for the four-year-old.

But the Portuguese police are useless, right? And the McCanns have Metodo 3?

But McCann spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “We don’t want the case to remain unsolved.”

DAILY MAIL: “McCanns’ status as suspects in Madeleine’s disappearance ‘will be lifted by August’”

This August. Fact.

Says Rogerio Alves: “I believe that by August the police will close the case and lift arguido status. I believe it is a very strong possibility.”

Believe. Possibility. Fact.

ROUNDTOWNNEWS (Spain): “Mass of Balloons for Madeleine”

Skies over the Costa Blanca were clouded by a mass of colour, to mark the first anniversary of the disappearance of British infant, Madeleine McCann…


Meanwhile, Rob and Lisa, owners of ‘The Card Place’ in Benimar, decided to make their own touching dedication to Madeleine, by launching an abundance of bright balloons into the sunny Costa Blanca sky… Last weekend, crowds gathered to witness the event, as 160 balloons sailed from outside of the store, reminding residents throughout the area that the search for a little girl must continue. Lisa concluded with an emotional message which reflected the thoughts of all of those with any knowledge of the case. She said, “Although the investigation has gone on for sometime, Madeline has yet to be found. Members of the public should be encouraged to continue to look for Madeleine, and remain conscientious in the protection of their own children.”

And get all their cards at The Card Palce, ask for it by name. Is there a missing child card?

DEWSBURY REPORTER: “Trustees meet over Shannon cash fund options”

RESIDENTS of the housing estate where Shannon Matthews disappeared are to choose how cash raised for her appeal will be spent.

A plasma telly?

This week the six trustees for the Help Find Shannon Fund and local community support group Pathfinder, which managed the collection of the money, met to decide what to do with the remaining cash.

Family, friends, neighbours, local businesses and community groups donated money into the Help Find Shannon Fund – much like the one for missing youngster Madeleine McCann – during the 24 days the nine-year-old was missing.

So give the money to the Find Madeleine fund, easy?

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