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Maddy McCann - Surprised this is not on the BBC

Old 11th Mar 2015, 01:02
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Blacksheep,

I agree 100%

p.s. Hoping I don't get another ban, like other Ppruners who heve been members for many years and are greatly respected have been banned for no logical reason. LOL ;-)


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Old 11th Mar 2015, 12:51
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Having left a three year old child in a hotel room, when we were in the hotel dining room within 20 metres, and seen said child wandering off along a corridor towards the swimming pool I also wonder about abduction from the room. It could simply be a case of child getting out of the apartment and then being abducted.

Whilst I have sympathy for the parents, that sympathy is tempered by the fact I would not have left the children for so long and being so far away. Is a beer that important? We always employed baby sitters for complete relaxation - its part of the holiday cost and worth every penny.

Anyway I do not believe the parents were involved in the disappearance - they had too much to lose as they are both respected doctors with decent incomes. Why do it?

The case of Ben Needham shows that the chances of getting Maddy back are very slim.
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Old 6th May 2019, 21:27
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In view of the recent revelation about a German paedophile who was thought to be in the area at the time of the abduction, and who matches the description of a man seen carrying a child at the time of the disappearance, why has this guy not featured in previous investigations?
We were lead to believe that experts 'left no stone unturned' and that no expense had been spared . . .
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Old 7th May 2019, 06:05
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G-CPTN: Relying on memory here but I am sure that person may have featured in a recent TV documentary. The documentary was a piece covering the story of the investigation from the point of view of the senior policeman running it. I can remember only vague bits of it just now but I think the German may have been interviewed by the documentary maker and the police.
But, as I said, this is from a vague memory and we all know what memory can do!
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Old 7th May 2019, 06:12
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This from the Mail, so caution... but the recent "revalations" look like another addition to the long standing list of claims, counterclaims and denials..

"Child sex killer Martin Ney is not the new Madeleine McCann suspect Portuguese police are investigating, it was claimed today.

Convicted triple-murderer Ney, 48, was reportedly named as a 'person of interest' by Portuguese police following a tip off from Scotland Yard.

The killer, known as the 'masked man', is said to have visited the Algarve region and travelled extensively throughout Portugal in the 1990s.

However leading Portuguese tabloid Correio da Manha claimed that Ney was not the 'new suspect' currently being investigated by detectives.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-vanished.html
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Old 7th May 2019, 06:32
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I found this. Unfortunately the source casts doubt on the veracity.
Especially as it appears to be a direct copy of the first link, which is dated FIVE years ago.

Is there actually any new information?
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Old 7th May 2019, 08:16
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Call me an old cynic, but I think you'll find the fact is that this is simply another suspect who has been identified long after the event took place. It has taken the combined efforts of the British and Portuguese police 12 years to find a man who has been described as a prolific paedophile? Really? I will say only this. The government funding of this investigation is due to run out soon and each time this happens, information is leaked to the media that they are close to finding someone, yet once the funding is in place, it goes very quiet again. Strange that, isn't it?
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Old 7th May 2019, 08:43
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A friend of mine, (yes, I know, but I do have them) a former criminal psychiatrist now retired opined at the time, that, in his professional opinion, the poor child was murdered within hours of her abduction as she had become too much of a liability once the case attracted the publicity with the rapidity it did. .

Much as it would be nice to have a happy outcome, and the child still being alive and well, I think it's fair to say his opinion is probably, sadly, correct .
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Old 7th May 2019, 10:27
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The parents know something.
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Old 7th May 2019, 10:44
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Originally Posted by CyclicRick View Post
The parents know something.
Ask this, if you left your child alone and out of sight, what would you expect to happen if your child went missing?
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Old 7th May 2019, 10:59
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Originally Posted by CyclicRick View Post
The parents know something.
If they do, I am sure they will have told the police. They have been questioned a number of times....

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Old 7th May 2019, 11:56
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I have generally avoided following all the myriad stories about this case as the whole thing left a bad taste. One item from that time, which may have helped for my opinion was a video on the internet. Apparently posted by one of the family friends (who all seem to have backed away from the saga over recent times) the video was of the McCanns, with family & friends, in an airport transfer bus, arriving on an earlier holiday. One of the family friends asked Mr Mcann something about the kids and his response was a rather surly "F%^k the kids! I am here to have a good holiday".
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Old 7th May 2019, 11:58
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Originally Posted by CyclicRick View Post
The parents know something.
They know how to keep the case in the spotlight, that's for sure.
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Old 7th May 2019, 11:58
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Originally Posted by CyclicRick View Post
The parents know something.
How do you know - were you involved?

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Old 7th May 2019, 18:50
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Am sure it has been said before, but I will say it also, what is so important about this child, many children have disappeared, why is this search and investigation still on.for this child Is it to find the child or is it to dispel any doubt and suspicion that still lingers on about the parents. Who is funding the police investigation, if it is the UK tax payer, then why is it in the public interest when police resources are already stretched to their very limits.
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Old 7th May 2019, 20:09
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On the 2nd May 2019 UK police apply for more funding to help investigate the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
A couple of days later (and before that new funding has been approved), a new lead is announced.

Coincidence?
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Old 7th May 2019, 20:17
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Originally Posted by KelvinD View Post
G-CPTN: Relying on memory here but I am sure that person may have featured in a recent TV documentary. The documentary was a piece covering the story of the investigation from the point of view of the senior policeman running it. I can remember only vague bits of it just now but I think the German may have been interviewed by the documentary maker and the police.
But, as I said, this is from a vague memory and we all know what memory can do!
It is available now on Netflix. It is so slow-moving that we stopped watching it after one episode!

https://www.netflix.com/title/80194956

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Old 8th May 2019, 03:54
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Am sure it has been said before, but I will say it also, what is so important about this child, many children have disappeared, why is this search and investigation still on.for this child Is it to find the child or is it to dispel any doubt and suspicion that still lingers on about the parents. Who is funding the police investigation, if it is the UK tax payer, then why is it in the public interest when police resources are already stretched to their very limits.
The answer to your question is in front of you every time a photograph of the poor child is published.

Human interest story for the media > photogenic child > parents from respectable occupations and social standing > unsolved case so an easy source of a story. Now extend this to those investigating the case and think of the prestige if they were to solve it.

Similar human interest etc criteria applied to the poor kids in the Soham murders, but thankfully the murderer was arrested in that case.
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Old 8th May 2019, 07:52
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Maddy McCann - Surprised this is not on the BBC ............
OP Why not "surprised this is not in the media"? Why specifically mention the BBC?
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Old 8th May 2019, 12:17
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So why did Kate refuse to answer the forty or so questions asked by the Portuguese police?
Would we still be hearing about this if she was a council house slapper who’d gone to the boozer 55 metres away for some beer and fags?
If celebrities want to donate to the Find Maddie fund, then let them, but no more public money should be spent on this case.

and yes I do believe the parents know a lot more about this.
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