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MADELEINE news updates - a new positive thread

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littlemissbossy · 12/05/2007 12:26

For those of you who are interested - and don't want any arguing - the news update according to Sky

  • police are now looking for a man seen in a white van
  • they have an e-fit of him
  • also want to interview an american who lives locally who owns a white van and hasn't been seen for the last few days
  • reward of £1.5M has been offered by the News of the World
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rbj949703 · 12/05/2007 12:29


lissielou · 12/05/2007 12:36

i have an idea, instead of actually posting on this thread people could just bump it. no arguments and people can read it if trhety want to.

littlemissbossy · 12/05/2007 12:37

good idea lissie and we can just add news as and when it comes through

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foxinsocks · 12/05/2007 12:44

I can see the news myself, but if we're going to be positive, I wonder how many people remember that case from the 1990 where the little boy (about the same age as Madeleine) was found almost 8 weeks after he'd been abducted (I think by a paedophile). I cannot remember all the details but I caught the end of an interview with his mother on TV the other day and she was saying it is important not to give up hope.

I think, from memory and I may be wrong so please correct me if I am, that someone recognised the little boy (he was staying in some hostel I think) and that is how they found him.

I know this sort of outcome is unlikely now but there's always just a sliver of hope.

CarGirl · 12/05/2007 12:49


baffledbb · 12/05/2007 12:50

not arguing but don't think news of the world are offering 1.5 million themselves are they but are reporting on total of other peoples rewards.

misdee · 12/05/2007 12:50

foxin, wasnt he called simon and in hemel hempstead?

littlemissbossy · 12/05/2007 12:54
  • correction, the reward has been offered THROUGH the News of the World - a group of businessmen have matched the NOTW offer of £250K and the total is £1.5M
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foxinsocks · 12/05/2007 12:56

I was out of the country when it happened misdee so can't remember all the details (you have a good memory!) but I think it was Hemel Hempstead wasn't it and he was taken from a park. The paedophile wasn't put away for life though - came out and reoffended . Think he was put away again fairly recently (in the last year or so).

lissielou · 12/05/2007 12:56

right, being bossy here, but no more posts. just bumps and updates.

lissielou · 12/05/2007 12:57

think i remember that fox

misdee · 12/05/2007 13:01

foxin, was a fairly local thing, i live in herts. it made a lot of people in the area very jumpy. he went missing from a park yes.

everyone was very very surprised when they found him.

i was only about 10.

foxinsocks · 12/05/2007 13:04

oh I see misdee. Here's the bbc news story about him being jailed last year . I am at how short the sentences are tbh.

hermykne · 12/05/2007 13:27

i think richard branson, philip greene who owns BHX etc, and a.n. other 's combined reward of 1 1/2 million is so noble, and hope this expedites some good news.

i heard this in Radio 4 news at 1pm.

mumemma · 12/05/2007 13:39

Sky are saying that police are also looking for someone who lives in Praia de Luz and recently lost custody of their 4 year old son. He hasn't been seen recently and also drives a white van. This is in addition to the white van driver seen acting suspiciously near the apartment.

ekra · 12/05/2007 13:41

fox - that shocks me too. Two cases of abduction and only locked up for a handful of years!

mumemma · 12/05/2007 13:54

This article summarises the leads so far - there are a couple of things I hadn't read about, obviously most of it is not actually confirmed by the police.

ThatBeetroot · 12/05/2007 13:58

lateest form gaurdian

duchesse · 12/05/2007 15:09


paulaplumpbottom · 12/05/2007 15:16

So they aren't looking for the other couple any more?

Scottishmum31 · 12/05/2007 15:16

Hi Ladies,

Thought this might interest some of you, i found it really weird, and I hope to God its true.

Please give the page a few minutes to load as there is drawings of his dreams on there.

He posted information on 1st February about a dream he had, apparently he is very successful at this!

The dream info from his drawings is;

"safe 3, 272, tennis court 6, 217 - road 125, madline faro, vilamura
here, no pay or murder, check the mail, she is with VA, they wanted a
child, 770 4227, MCanne Safe, OCSBR"

From this, Road 125 is the road from Villamoura to Faro, the 770 4227
is part of the Mark Warner Resort Telephone No,
OCSBR refers to Ocean Club Summer Beach Resort.

I hope to god this guy is right!

I know loads of people will jump on this and say what a load of nonsense. But you never know!!!

C x

kimi · 12/05/2007 15:18


Thank you Littlemiss, I don't always get time to read the paper or watch the news, Always good to have links like this.


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toomuchtodo · 12/05/2007 15:28

scottishmum, very interesting!

thanks for that!

stranger things have happened, I don't think anything positive should be discounted!

wildwoman · 12/05/2007 15:29

where did you find that scottishmum?

Sparkler1 · 12/05/2007 15:31

\link{ \scottishmum's link}

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