Anorak News | Madeleine McCann: Investigators Wanted, Benchmarks Of Pain And McFly

Madeleine McCann: Investigators Wanted, Benchmarks Of Pain And McFly

by | 12th, October 2008

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

DAILY MAIL: “£50,000 monthly expenses bill for McCann’s private eyes”

A scoop. It’s months old. But it’s still a scoop, right? Metodo 3 are on the job…

The private investigators hired to find Madeleine McCann were embroiled in fresh controversy last night as it was revealed they claimed nearly £50,000 in expenses for one month’s work.

… expensive

US-based firm Oakley International was taken on by the Find Madeleine Fund earlier this year on a £500,000 six-month contract to monitor a telephone hotline, carry out detective work and review CCTV footage from around the world of possible sightings of the missing girl.

It seems £50,000 a month is the going rate for not finding a missing child. Anorak PI Acme Inc. would do the same job for less, say half…

Says Clarence Mitchell (for hire):

“The search for Madeleine is continuing, however, using other resources and the performance of other contractors is constantly reviewed and monitored. Kate and Gerry and the backers will leave no stone unturned in the search for Madeleine.”

Our card is in the post…

SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY: “The Fighter: Kirsteen Lupton had her first operation the day she was born,” says Peter Ross.

I HAVE interviewed many remarkable people but don’t usually have to wait for them to get home from school. Kirsteen Lupton is the exception, and she is exceptional. She was born with bladder exstrophy, a rare condition in which that organ is on the outside of the body.


Like many teenagers, though, her loyalties are fickle and she now prefers the Red Hot Chili Peppers. To admit to liking McFly is to risk a slagging.

The bigger picture..

Martin [Kisteen’s dad] later talks about the pressure. “Kirsteen’s care needs were so great that the main theme running through our lives was getting her through her next surgical procedure and trying to retain a semblance of normal family life for our boys. I know it’s not the same, but Madeleine McCann’s parents said that they had to keep going for the sake of their twins, and I know what they mean. You have to maintain what is, perhaps, an artificial façade.”

Madeleine McCann: the benchmark for pain.

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