Anorak News | Madeleine McCann spotted in New Zealand for fifth time

Madeleine McCann spotted in New Zealand for fifth time

by | 3rd, January 2013

IS Madeleine McCann in New Zealand? The New Zealand Herald reports:

Senior Sergeant John Fookes told local media police were informed of the sighting on New Year’s Eve and about 70 police officers were instructed to look out for the girl.

One possible sighting on a busy night and 70 cops are looking into it?

Detective Sergeant Brian Cameron said police were following a couple of leads and had been in contact with their British counterparts.

The woman who reported the sighting told the Southland Times a girl resembling Madeleine entered her store with a dark-haired man late in the afternoon on December 31.

What woman? What store?

She said the girl had the same eye defect as Madeleine – a coloboma of the iris – in the same eye as the missing Leicester girl. The woman contacted police and also a 24-hour Find Madeleine hotline. British police have been in contact with the woman.

“My only reason for alerting anybody is because if my little girl was missing and if someone on the other side of the world was seen who bore any considerable resemblance, I would want it ruled out,” she told the paper.

What are the odds that it’s her?

The possible sighting of Madeleine in Queenstown is not the first in New Zealand. In 2010 there were suspected sightings in Dunedin, Milton, Alexandra and Queenstown.

Southland Times:

The Southland Times was alerted to the sighting and investigation on New Year’s Eve but delayed publishing the story until police had the opportunity to follow up on the lead in case publicity scuppered the investigation.

The Australian:

NEW Zealand police have ruled out the possibility missing British girl Madeleine McCann was spotted in Queenstown over the New Year.

Such are the facts.

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