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New Sketch Of 'Creepy Madeleine Suspect'

Sky News: A sketch of a suspected abductor of Madeleine McCann has been drawn after a newspaper spoke to a tourist who reported seeing a "creepy man" by the McCanns' apartment.

The News of the World claims the detailed artist's impression was generated using information from the holidaymaker, who had been staying 600 yards from the McCanns in Praia da Luz.

The associate editor of the News of the world, Gary Thompson, told Sky News: "The real significance is that the sketch has been shown to Jane Tanner, a member of the so-called Tapas Group.

"You may remember she says she saw a man carrying a child.

"We understand that Jane Tanner has confirmed the likeness."

Mr Thompson said he believed the Portuguese police were taking the photo-fit very seriously.

"The important questions are: who is he? Whereabouts is he? We will be urging readers with information to contact the authorities as a matter of urgency," he said.

Mr Thompson added that the sketch had been passed to Interpol and officers from the Leicestershire Constabulary - the McCanns' local police force.

The holidaymaker who provided the details for the sketch rang police when she saw Madeleine was missing and gave a statement.

But the paper says it is only now that the importance of her sighting is being realised.

The McCanns have been made aware of the sketch.

An Iberian Gypsy

BBC: The photo fit shows a man with long hair, bushy eyebrows and a moustache. The paper says it has passed the picture to Interpol.

According to the News of the World, the witness, Jane Tanner Gail Cooper, was staying with her family 600 yards from the McCann's apartment on the Algarve.

It said she rang police when she saw Madeleine, of Rothley, Leicestershire, was missing and gave a police statement to the local force reporting a "creepy man" in the area.

Gitanos, also spelled Ciganos, mostly in Spain, Portugal, and southern France (Tsigane)

Actually the physical traits in the photo fit presents some similitudes with someone of a Spanish or Portuguese gypsy ethnicity . I believe it's another attempt to link the Mari Luz Cortés kidnapping to create a very "real" (to be read forged ) opportunity of a Gypsy/Iberian (Mediterranean)looking type of man abducting Madeleine.

Here you have some pictures of Iberian Gitanos to compare.

Janne Tanner Previous Versions

Eggman and Bundleman

As a massive new manhunt began last night a McCann family source said: "This is a stunning breakthrough.

A British woman who came face to face with the suspected Maddie McCann kidnapper revealed last night: "He made my blood run cold and gave me the creeps."

Granny Gail Cooper, 50, was staying just 600 YARDS from the McCann family's Portuguese holiday flat when she had THREE separate chilling encounters with the moustachioed mystery man.

After the News of the World probed her evidence further, McCann investigators analysed her detailed description.

It tied in uncannily with descriptions by family friend Jane Tanner of a man seen carrying a child in pink pyjamas from the resort of Praia da Luz the night Maddie vanished.

Based on Mrs Cooper's evidence an FBI-trained police artist produced the FIRST detailed likenesses of the stalker—pictured above.

And last night, armed with the new pictures, detectives in Portugal and Britain were joined by Interpol in a desperate race to trace the suspect.

The man is 38 to 45, with sallow skin, lank dark hair, distinctive droopy moustache, large teeth and speaks broken English.

As the dramatic development raised the McCann family's hopes a source at the heart of the probe admitted: "This is a stunning breakthrough. We now have a manhunt. Where is this man now? We need to find him as soon as possible."

Over the last seven days Spanish private eyes Metodo 3 and the Find Madeleine campaign worked round the clock after the News of the World conducted a detailed review of the case. We studied all material in the public domain homing in on witness reports we felt had been overlooked.

When we spoke to Mrs Cooper at length it soon became clear vital clues were buried in her account of a "creepy man" loitering at the resort.

Two of her sightings were also witnessed by her husband. And we can also reveal that a NEW witness, a 12-year-old girl, has come forward to back up her story.

Mrs Cooper first spotted the man on the beach at Praia da Luz on April 20 at about 1pm when she went for lunch with friends at the Paraiso Restaurant.

She said: "He was wandering about on the beach alone even though it was pouring down with rain. There wasn't another soul about. I watched him for a few minutes before I went back to chatting to my friends."

Later that day, at around 4pm, Mrs Cooper was startled to find the stranger knocking on the front door of her holiday villa.

She said: "He must have seen my husband leaving because the bell rang only seconds later.

"He flashed what he said was an identity card but it could have been anything.

"He seemed really strange. It was a warm afternoon but he was wearing khaki trousers or joggers, a T-shirt and a bomber jacket. He said he was collecting for an orphanage in nearby Espiche that was caring for three children whose parents had recently been killed in an accident on the main coast road.

"It just didn't add up. Everyone would have known if there had been a tragedy like that.

"The man was rambling and becoming agitated. He really unnerved me even though my two grown-up daughters and two grandchildren were with me.

"I thought he was a conman trying to pull a fast one.

Mrs Cooper also said her eight-year-old grand-daughter had been playing on her own in the pool near the villa and was clearly visible from the road.

She added: "This man was very unpleasant and creepy. I'd put his age at 38 to 45. He was very scruffy and had a 70s-style black Mexican moustache.

"He wasn't Portuguese—I think he was North African, either Tunisian or Moroccan."

Mrs Cooper, a community healthcare co-ordinator from Newark, Notts, added: "In my job I have to assess people and make a judgement.

"My judgement is that this man was very suspicious and could have been the kidnapper everyone is searching for.

"I'd recognise him immediately if I saw him. His appearance has really stuck in my mind."

We can confirm the orphanage does NOT exist and that there is no evidence of the fatal car crash. Mrs Cooper saw the man a third time, two days later on April 22, as she lunched with her husband Jonathan at Bar Habana on the beach.

There was a children's outing there from the Mark Warner Ocean Club at the same time. The man was again alone and standing near the group of youngsters. Mrs Cooper said: "He looked odd and out of place."

When Madeleine arrived at the resort just a week later, the youngster went to the beach three days in a row with the children's club, including May 3, the day of her disappearance.

Although Mrs Cooper rang police on May 7 and gave a statement at her home on May 21 she heard no more. But it is now clear how important her account—and the facial likeness built from it—may be. On the night Madeleine vanished from the apartment while parents Kate and Gerry—both Leicestershire doctors—were dining at a nearby tapas restaurant, family friend Jane Tanner saw a man carrying a child away from the apartment on foot at 9.10pm.

Jane has now told the McCanns: "The man in the new suspect picture strongly resembles the person I saw on May 3rd."

The sketch by qualified police artist Melissa Little, bears an uncanny resemblance to an earlier picture, based on Jane Tanner's story.

Last night the McCanns' spokesman Clarence Mitchell said the new image had been passed to officers from the Leicestershire Constabulary, Portuguese police and Interpol. They hope the hunt will also be joined by forces in Spain and Morocco.

Here it is! 9 months for a description, Gail Cooper is a slow as a snail with rheumatics . But I bet this guy is gypsy not Moroccan, if he is real, obviously.

Just in time for Jacqui Smith and the Eurojust versus Mutual legal Assistance game.

I wonder how Jane Tanner could confirm this man's face if she never saw him?

Was she lying the first time, the second time or now?

Clarence Mitchell is about to spin again, Método 3 didn't deliver Maddie but where able to deliver a badly sketched drawing.


  1. lot of (scared McCann) smoke today.... seems something is coming up !

  2. I have heard it reported he was seen on a plane.

    The Gay Abductor


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