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Madeleine McCann And Raymond Hewlett’s White Van

by | 19th, June 2009

madeleine-mccann1MADELEINE McCann Watch: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news – Raymond Hewlett’s white van and James Bone Damman, and more jokes…

Daily Mirror: “MADDY’S MAN LIEPaedo’s story falling apart

Raymond Hewlett faces more questioning over missing Madeleine McCann

While all other papers lads with news of the “black out” of MPs expenses, the Labour Party-supporting Daily Mirror leads with news of Raymond Hewlett and Madeleine McCann. Such is the papers desire for, er, justice.

Pervert Raymond Hewlett’s lies were unravelling last night as he faced renewed questioning over missing Madeleine McCann.

What lies? Can the Mirror prove Hewlett has lied? What say the paper’s lawyers?

The convicted paedophile rekindled suspicion after it was revealed he tried to mislead detectives over the vehicle he was driving at the time the youngster vanished.

Which detectives – private or the police?

He claimed he only had one motor – a blue Dodge truck. And he said it was so distinctive that he could not have driven into Praia da Luz in May 2007 without being spotted. But now a former friend has dramatically come forward to say Hewlett was lying.

He actually owned a white Mercedes van at the time – similar to one seen parked near the McCanns’ apartment before Madeleine disappeared.

What white Mercedes seen parked near the McCanns’ apartment “before” Madeleine disappeared? And how soon before was it spotted there? The Mirror does not are to say.

As Sky news told us:

“One report suggests he was sitting in a small, white van. Police have got a good description of the man: about 5ft 8in tall, between 30 and 35, not Portuguese according to one of the witnesses, wearing a blue jacket and white trousers.”

The Telegraph added:

Mr Flack, a freelance engineer designer from Ilford in Essex, has a holiday home in Praia da Luz, near the McCann’s family’s apartment at the Ocean Club resort.

On either May 2 or 3 last year – the day Madeleine disappeared – he saw a man standing near a dirty white van, staring intently at the couple’s ground floor veranda.

He said he noticed that the man – aged between 25 and 35, tanned, medium height, with thick dark hair and fringe – was behaving oddly.

So back to 30-ish Hewlett, lionine-haired Hewlett and the white van…

Ex-Scots Guard Peter Verran, 46, decided to contact the Maddy inquiry team after being disturbed by Hewlett’s claims in our sister paper, the Sunday Mirror.

Mr Verran, who befriended Hewlett on a campsite in Morocco in June 2007, said: “He told me he owned a white Transit-type van before his blue Dodge truck. He said he’d swapped it for the Dodge in order to leave Portugal and travel to Morocco.

“The white van didn’t have enough room for the whole family, so he sold it to a pal who traded on the same market as him in Fuzeta, about 40 miles from Praia da Luz.”

The white van…

According to Mr Verran, Hewlett also said that he had driven from Portugal’s Algarve to Spain in the Mercedes van around the time Madeleine vanished. But Hewlett, who was living near Praia da Luz, insisted recently that he only had the Dodge truck.

So he had a rare white van, maybe. Does this mean Hewlett’s “lies are unravelling” as the Mirror stats?

A source close to the Maddy inquiry team said yesterday: “This new information could be very significant. Hewlett has repeatedly said that he could not have been at the scene without someone remembering his distinctive truck. But if he was driving a Mercedes van at the time, his reasoning is shot to pieces.”

So the detectives will now be able to try and track down this van, right? And get some evidence firstly of a crime having been committed and secondly of a suspect. In the meanwhile, it’s all speculation.

Meanwhile, in othe news, too many of our politicans are lying, cheating, grasping scumbags – something the Mirror missed…

Update – Times:

The FBI last night squelched the claim by a Michigan man that he was the victim of an infamous child abduction on New York’s Long Island more than half a century ago.

The FBI said that DNA tests proved that John Barnes was not Steven Damman, the two-year-old child snatched outside a grocery shop on the afternoon of Hallowe’en 1955 while he waited with his little sister Pamela for their mother buy a loaf of bread…

Steven Damman’s disappearance was the Madeleine McCann case of its day, sparking front-page headlines and a nationwide search for the missing boy.

Sometimes these things never end…

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