On Tuesday, his lawyer, Detlev Wagner (45) cancelled a press conference that was scheduled to take place this week, with his client: “The pressure from the Fund and the not exactly soft media from Britain has become so intense, that we will now only speak to one single British newspaper”. It is presumed that this is the ‘Mirror’.
The “media war “ in England that surrounds Maddie’s destiny is presently fought around the Hospital in Aachen, where the seriously ill suspect is laying. Reporter teams keep appearing, lawyer Wagner can hardly save himself from requests for interviews. The media excitement is based on the similarity of a photofit of the alleged abductor of Madeleine McCann, as well as on the presumption that Raymond H. was at the same resort at the time that the little girl disappeared.
“It was not the honoraries” from the exclusive contract with the British newspaper that was “determinant”, says Aachen lawyer Wagner. It is rather the case that his client “is so seriously ill” that he “cannot even speak to several journalists”.
This is strange: Very recently, the Yorkshire police questioned Raymond H. exclusively over a case of abuse from the seventies, with the assistance of the state prosecution service in Aachen. During that questioning, the Maddie case was not mentioned at all by the investigators. The senior prosecutor in Aachen, Axel Geimer, then saw “ that this "fully took away the actual explosiveness". A perspective that is apparently not shared by British journalists and detectives.
source: Aachener Zeitung, 09.06.2009