The Daily Mail headline is not news, its old reporting, and it is not sensational nor is it as revealing as claimed in the misleading headline. Rather, it reveals more about the poor editorship and intended audience than it does for facts.
“An investigation…” what investigation, conducted by who?
“The Mail’s sister newspaper, the Evening Standard, has spoken to a series of sources close to the McCanns and their friends who have revealed details of the events on the night”.
This hardly constitutes an independent investigation which is based upon the biased opinions of those within the McCann camp.
The McCanns “are adamant Madeleine was abducted and are angered by vicious smears – published by the Portuguese media – that the McCanns and their friends are somehow complicit in her disappearance”.
The McCanns and their friends to greater or lesser degrees are somehow complicit in Madeleine’s disappearance. The meal and drinks at the Tapas bar was designed as an alibi.
“One source says he believes Madeleine was taken between 9.05pm and 9.15pm and that the patio windows at the rear of the apartment had been shut but unlocked on the night so the McCanns could check on their children more easily.
He said: “It could not be anything other than abduction. There is no doubt in anybody’s mind that the girl Jane Tanner saw being carried away was Madeleine””.
“But the source is adamant that none of the dining companions was away from the table at the tapas bar long enough not only to kill the little girl but then to dump the body.
The source said: “If it was one of the friends then it would have to be all of them to ensure a cover up. That’s just plain nonsense””.
Jane Tanner did not arrive at the Tapas bar until 9pm. She must have left 10 minutes later if she saw the abductor as she claims to have done.