10 May 2009
Another Jornalist Censored in the UK - Updated
Updated Note: Apparently the blog was sent 'off -line' for 2 days, it's back now
Jon Clements, a British journalist, crime correspondent for the Mirror, published on May 8 an article with the title 'Madeleine McCann: conflicting eye witnesses', where he gave his not so favourable opinion regarding the McCanns Documentary. Today is impossible to read his personal column/blog, in fact it appears to have been deleted altogether. However from Google's Cache, we are able to republish is opinion here.
Madeleine McCann: conflicting eye witnesses
By Jon Clements on May 8, 09 09:39 AM
I watched the Channel 4 documentary last night about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann and came to one conclusion - the more anyone looks into it the more confusing it gets.
We were told that several "new" eye witnesses saw a man staring at the McCann's apartment in Praia da Luz from the street in the days before Madeleine vanished, sometimes with a white van parked nearby.
Then we were told that an Irish family saw a man carrying a child through the streets 40 minutes after Jane Tanner, the McCanns friend, saw a man carrying a child in the street outside the apartment.
Interesting though this may be, I'm not convinced either sighting is much of a breakthrough or evidence pointing in any particular direction.
Is anybody seriously suggesting that a child snatcher would wander the streets with their victim for 40 minutes risking discovery at any second ?
If, as the eyewitnesses believed, the man was not a tourist, how would he possibly explain carrying a child who most definitely was on holiday ?
If the man spotted outside the apartment with the van was involved in the kidnapping why would be be carrying the child half a mile away 40 minutes later in the street when he could be 30 miles away speeding down the road ?
Both accounts could be correct but it is hard to see how both could be relevant to what happened to Madeleine.
Her parents tireless appeals for information are impressive but it is hard to see where or when the breakthrough will come.