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Post  bluebell on Wed 14 Jun 2017, 2:03 pm

@ mumof6 Your post ^^^ is what must happen in most of these reported tales. I was wondering why it is that these "attempted abductions... Wink " happen so much with families on holiday outside the UK. Weird isn't it ?
I'm not a fool, I do realise abductors and paedophiles live everywhere, but I don't remember one of these 'Just like MM' attempts ever happening in this country ??? Not that I want it to happen, but odd n'est pas Rolling Eyes

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Post  Freedom on Wed 14 Jun 2017, 4:52 pm

You're right bluebell. I can't think of any similar yarns in the U K.
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Post  Poe on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 10:14 am

Freedom wrote:You're right bluebell. I can't think of any similar yarns in the U K.

If you are going to try for compensation from a tour operator or hotel chain, you are more likely to be treated with kid gloves and get a higher payout abroad. Try the same stunt in Torquay, Blackpool or wherever and, rather than the police diplomatically downplaying the lack of evidence, you are more likely to be arrested for wasting police time.

Not saying that this is what happened in any of the attempted abduction cases, just saying.

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Post  bluebell on Fri 16 Jun 2017, 1:26 pm

Poe wrote:
Freedom wrote:You're right bluebell. I can't think of any similar yarns in the U K.

If you are going to try for compensation from a tour operator or hotel chain, you are more likely to be treated with kid gloves and get a higher payout abroad. Try the same stunt in Torquay, Blackpool or wherever and, rather than the police diplomatically downplaying the lack of evidence, you are more likely to be arrested for wasting police time.

Not saying that this is what happened in any of the attempted abduction cases, just saying.


I agree @ Poe. I really do wish I wasn't so cynical but glad it isn't just me.

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Post  Heisenburg on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 4:29 pm

Well (excuse the pun) its been quiet for a while but who put her in "Little Johnny Flynn"?

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/624273/madeleine-mccann-abandoned-well-maddie-praia-da-luz-portugal


Is THIS where Maddie was hidden? Hundreds of wells were NEVER searched
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Post  mumof6 on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 4:52 pm

Heisenburg wrote:Well (excuse the pun) its been quiet for a while but who put her in "Little Johnny Flynn"?

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/624273/madeleine-mccann-abandoned-well-maddie-praia-da-luz-portugal


Is THIS where Maddie was hidden? Hundreds of wells were NEVER searched


Amazingly dim, these foreigners, they know that the local ne'er do wells hide stuff down these 'ere 'oles in the ground and still don't think to 'ave a look. At least, the Star can't be sure whether the well was searched, and there are literally hundreds of old wells in Portugal, and they can't all have been searched. Most of those hundreds of wells will be a nice long way away from Luz and therefore not a likely place to look, so they can be fairly certain there!

The usual story, Johnny Foreigner is responsible for the fact that Madeleine is still missing. I suppose the only positive is that there is no suggestion that Madeleine is likely to be alive and well in one of these wells.

I notice one of the photos is of Kate's message "I’d like to say a few words to the person who is with Madeleine, or has been with Madeleine,” Mrs McCann said." That has always struck me as really odd phrasing, maybe because I am the parent of teenagers, to them "has been with" means something rather different!
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Post  Châtelaine on Mon 26 Jun 2017, 4:57 pm

Head on the nail. Mo6.
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Post  Poe on Tue 27 Jun 2017, 7:16 pm

Heisenburg wrote:Well (excuse the pun) its been quiet for a while but who put her in "Little Johnny Flynn"?

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/624273/madeleine-mccann-abandoned-well-maddie-praia-da-luz-portugal


Is THIS where Maddie was hidden? Hundreds of wells were NEVER searched

Building a legal defense for the McCanns there.

The police have eliminated every sighting and every swarthy foreigner but they haven't checked every well.

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Post  Freedom on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 10:27 am

This isn't quite a "like Maddie" case but the McCanns have more coverage in this yarn than the actual missing child. Goodness knows why they want to be linked with a case of parental abduction.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4134040/madeleine-mccanns-parents-make-emotional-plea-for-return-of-girl-5-who-vanished-with-her-wanted-dad-after-he-skipped-court/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SprnklrSUNOrganic&UTMX=Editorial:TheSun:FBLink:Statement:News
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Post  mumof6 on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 11:40 am

I suspect that any abduction will do, stranger abductions are so rare so I think that it is a case of taking what is offered.
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Post  poster on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 12:59 pm

The McCanns may not have wanted to be linked to this case. We just don't know what games the press might be playing.

Two things stand out about this story to me:

He is feared to have fled to Ireland with her three days ago when he was due to be sentenced by magistrates for three counts of assault by beating.

A warrant has been issued for her dad’s arrest.

It is of note that the McCann family history has never been explored and Madeleine's medical records were not released.

Remember Dr Amaral's question to Kate: did she ever consider handing over care of Madeleine to relatives?

Despite Kate's claim that her husband was a good family man and everything was perfect until Madeleine was abducted, I see no evidence of this. If the airport bus sequence is anything to go by he was entirely disengaged from family life and did not enjoy the prospect of a week with his wife and three small children. He said as much - with an expletive to boot - and it is captured on camera.

The photos that purport to show happy family life chez McCann are mostly, imo, composites and have been cobbled together. It is perfectly possible that Madeleine did spend a fair bit of time with relatives and this may have been because it was felt she was in good hands there. (Why does Kate's father, on arrival at OC, keep weeping, according to Kate in her book: 'We have let you down'. )

And if it is true that GM is not Madeleine's biological father (the paper that made this claim was never sued as far as I know) then I think that might provide a reasonable explanation as to why he might not have bonded with Madeleine. However, from the filming I have seen of 'normal' family life from the 'Madeleine was Here' series, I cannot see any evidence that GM bonded with Amelie either. He appears to find it difficult to make eye contact with her and his interactions are mostly with Sean.

Unfortunately, I see no reason not to take the Gaper statements at face value.

http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/PJ/Gaspar.htm
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Post  Châtelaine on Mon 31 Jul 2017, 2:10 pm

Having been on this case since 2007, I can recall seeing the bus-video for the very first time then and there was no sound on it ... At least NOT the [in]famous "I'm not here to enjoy myself" ...
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Post  Freedom on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 9:30 am

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Post  Poe on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 11:22 am

Châtelaine wrote:Having been on this case since 2007, I can recall seeing the bus-video for the very first time then and there was no sound on it ... At least NOT the [in]famous "I'm not here to enjoy myself" ...

That's interesting.

If the video was released without sound to prevents us from hearing that comment, it's subsequent release with sound indicates that there was at least one member of their inner circle who didn't fully support the McCanns.


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Post  Freedom on Wed 02 Aug 2017, 12:22 pm

I remember it being on the BBC website with the footage stopped before the end. That does suggest that the earlier sound was there or that would have been unnecessary - I could be wrong about it though.
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Post  candyfloss on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 6:35 pm

Oh boy! Shocked Rolling Eyes


'THEY'RE POSH AND WE'RE SCUM'
Heartbroken mum of missing teen Carmel Fenech slams amount of publicity given to Madeleine McCann as she continues 20-year hunt

Carmel Fenech was just 16 when she went missing in May 1998

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4385462/carmel-french-missing-madeleine-mccann-publicity/

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Post  Freedom on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 7:55 pm

Kate posh? I know fishwives who are posher!

I can understand this woman's annoyance but, to be fair, a drug addicted teenager - no matter from which social class he or she comes - isn't going to get the police resources that a younger child with no reason to leave home voluntarily would.
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Post  mumof6 on Mon 04 Sep 2017, 11:17 pm

Freedom wrote:Kate posh? I know fishwives who are posher!

I can understand this woman's annoyance but, to be fair, a drug addicted teenager - no matter from which social class he or she comes - isn't going to get the police resources that a younger child with no reason to leave home voluntarily would.

As a 16 year old is legally entitled to leave home the police do not look for them unless there is a reason to believe that the disappearance was not voluntary. The reason has to be pretty solid, i think a massive pool of blood in the bedroom might do it, but anything much less than that...
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