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On Madeleine McCann, Keith Bennett And The Missing

by | 1st, July 2009

keith-bennettOn Madeleine McCann, Keith Bennett And The Missing…

KEITH BENNETT was murdered by Moors Murderers Myra Hindley and Ian Brady in June 1964. he was 12. His remains have never been found.

And now the search for his body has been stopped.

Says Keith Bennett’s mother, Winnie Johnson:

“I am 76 in September and I just want Keith found. I will never give up as long as I have breath in my body – not just for me but for my family and all of those around me. What Brady has done and continues to do is just so cruel.”

Madeleine McCann is missing.

As Anorak wrote in 2007:

So have you seen Madeleine? And have you seen those other children who are “MISSING LIKE MADDIE”?

Maddie is, of course, what the Sun has renamed Madeleine McCann. And today the paper has shots of other missing children.

Twenty-eight faces look out from the page. All are minors. All are missing. The Sun tells us that in the 22 days since the four-year-old went missing an estimated 1,100 other children under 16 have “vanished from homes in Britain”.

This is “International Missing Children’s Day”. And the Sun wants us to look at the faces of the missing teenagers and see if we know them?

So we look. And we read the potted stories beneath each picture. We study their measurements. And we realise that most are aged 16 and if they don’t want to be found then they won’t be.

And, in any case, in real life people change. It’s only their “last pictures” that remain the same…

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