Friday, 6 July 2018

Another fake story about Maddie and kidnap attempts of children in Portugal

The National Enquirer”, which is not exactly a trustable publication, claims that Scotland Yard has solved the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, in it’s edition of June 21st. The site of the newspaper is blank, at the moment I write this post. The story was quoted, also on June 21st, by a Australian publication (“New Idea”): “Scotland Yard has identified a 'person of significance' in the 11-year-old mystery. According to the publication, law enforcement have travelled to Bolivia to track down the suspected culprit (...) On June 15, police traveled to the tiny town of Kamen Bryag, Bulgaria, to track down a suspect, who the Enquirer alleges has been 'hiding since the kidnap occurred."

The National Enquirer” also has a detail about Portugal that is completely false, according to PJ’s Public Relations Department: “Police sources also told the Enquirer that since the young girls' disappearance, Portugal police have reported over 30 incidents similar to that of Madeleine's. These reportedly include attempted kidnapping and 'near misses' when culprits attempted to enter hotel windows.” There are no registered cases as those mentioned, in PJ records. But, as we, Portuguese journalists, say, with a obvious ironical meaning, “never let the truth spoil a good story”…

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