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Madeleine McCann: Police Let Kidnapper Go

by | 12th, May 2009

madeleine-mccann-suspectsMADELEINE McCANN Watch: In which Mr Scar Face is named and detectives find five new suspects..


THE key witness who saw the spotty man suspected of snatching Madeleine McCann says she was ignored by bungling police.

Of him – WTF! Face, the latest and ugliest suspect do far. So who is the women who saw the unforgettable face of the man?

The creepy character was seen watching the McCanns’ holiday apartment three days before the youngster was abducted. The British tourist witness, 36, was so spooked by the sinister stranger she pulled her three-year-old daughter away from him.

Because he was trying to get her?

But even though she was staying three doors from the McCanns she was never spoken to by police. Her apartment was never searched and her evidence was ignored for two years.

As soon as she returned to the UK she went to her local police in Wiltshire and reported the man – now believed by investigators to be part of a two-man abduction team.

There’s another one?

But she was never interviewed. Then Madeleine’s mum Kate, 41, spotted the witness’s details hidden in 17 volumes of police files archived as “unsolved’’ and tracked her down. The woman helped compile an image of the suspect that featured in the Channel 4 documentary Madeleine Was Here.

So the police did take down the witness statement and record it. It was kept in a file marked “unsolved” not “resolved”.

Says the witness:

“I’m angry that vital time looking for this man has been lost. I can’t believe the police did nothing. My husband and I both helped look for Madeleine. When she disappeared we were horrified and wanted to do all we could to help find her.

“I expected police would come to search all the holiday apartments and question everyone – but they didn’t. If they had done I would have told them about this man straight away. He’d stuck in my mind so much.”

A face like that is hard to erase…

“He was very ugly with active acne, a scarred face, big nose, big ears, and dark skin. He looked as if he was just waiting there outside the McCanns’ apartment with no purpose. I didn’t like him.”

Because he was ugly with “active acne”, a big nose, big ears and dark skin? Or because he was looking like he was doing nothing?

The Sun: “Scarface witness: Police ignored me”

A WITNESS who sparked the hunt for a scarfaced suspect in the Madeleine McCann abduction has NEVER been questioned by police.

The woman twice saw a man dubbed “Mr Ugly” loitering near the McCann holiday apartment before Maddie, three, vanished.

She reported the sightings to British cops when she returned home from Portugal, but they failed to follow up her lead. It was only when she received an emotional phone call from Maddie’s mum Kate, 41, nearly two years later that a photo-fit based on her description was put together…

It was only after Kate got in touch that the woman learnt two other witnesses saw an identical man in the resort of Praia da Luz in May 2007. She said: “I can’t believe our three sightings weren’t linked earlier. It took the McCanns to do that.”

The man is identified as a “weirdo” because he pervs at kids and steals them? Or because he has active acne, big ears, a big nose…

Daily Record: “Detectives probe 18 known perverts in search for Madeleine McCann”

DETECTIVES hunting for Madeleine McCann are studying a list of 18 perverts and six sex attacks on kids in the area where she vanished.
X marks the spots.

Ex-cops hired by parents Kate and Gerry also have details of five new suspects following last week’s publicity on the second anniversary of her disappearance.

Five new suspects? Mr Very Ugly. Mr Hideous. Mr Dare You Look, Mr…
Former detective inspector Dave Edgar tells us:

“There are five or six we are focusing in on. We have names for some.”

Paedo Face…

Edgar says it is more than likely Portuguese cops had the kidnapper in their grasp but let him go.

So who is he? And any evidence?

Madeleine McCann: Let’s point the finger.

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