Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: With Columnist Peter McKay

Madeleine McCann: With Columnist Peter McKay

by | 11th, August 2008

MADDIE WATCH РAnorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann, Kate McCann and Gerry McCann



MOST sightings of missing Madeleine McCann seem to involve Belgium and a paedophile ‘ring’ which might have kidnapped the child ‘to order’. Belgian police received more than 100 sightings, 30 of which required checking.

Do they?

But the latest – by British businessman Trevor Francis, 64 – was on the Venezuelan island of Margarita. Nursing home owner Francis, who keeps a yacht there, says a girl he thinks was ‘Madeleine’ came into a restaurant with three women – all of Latin origin – and had the telltale blemish in her right eye.

He did.

In one sighting, the girl involved said she was ‘Maddie’ and had been taken from her mother. Yet the McCanns say Madeleine was never known as ‘Maddie’ to them. It’s an abbreviation devised by newspapers so the name will fit headlines.

Peter McKay reads Anorak.

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