Madeleine Mccann Biography
Madeleine Mccann born Madeleine Beth McCann disappeared on the evening of 3 May 2007 from her bed in a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, a resort in the Algarve region of Portugal, sparking what one newspaper called “the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history”. Her whereabouts remain unknown
Madeleine was on vacation from the UK with her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann; her two-year-old twin siblings; and a group of family friends and their children. She and the twins had been left asleep at 20:30 in the ground-floor apartment, while the McCanns and friends dined in a restaurant 55 metres (180 ft) away. The parents checked on the children throughout the evening, until Madeleine’s mother discovered she was missing at 22:00. Over the following weeks, particularly after misinterpreting a British DNA analysis, the Portuguese police came to believe that Madeleine had died in an accident in the apartment and that her parents had covered it up. The McCanns were given arguido (suspect) status in September 2007, which was lifted when Portugal’s attorney general archived the case in July 2008 because of a lack of evidence.
The parents continued the investigation using private detectives until Scotland Yard opened its own inquiry, Operation Grange, in 2011. The senior investigating officer announced that he was treating the disappearance as “a criminal act by a stranger”, most likely a planned abduction or burglary gone wrong. In 2013, Scotland Yard released e-fit images of men they wanted to trace, including one of a man seen carrying a child toward the beach that night. Shortly after this, the Portuguese police reopened their inquiry. Operation Grange was scaled back in 2015, but the remaining detectives continued to pursue a small number of inquiries described in April 2017 as significant.
The disappearance attracted sustained international interest and saturation coverage in the UK reminiscent of the death of Diana in 1997. The McCanns were subjected to intense scrutiny and baseless allegations of involvement in their daughter’s death, particularly in the tabloid press and on Twitter. In 2008 they and their travelling companions received damages and apologies from Express Newspapers, and in 2011 the McCanns testified before the Leveson Inquiry into British press misconduct, lending support to those arguing for tighter press regulation
Madeleine Mccann Age
Madeleine was on born 12 May 2003 she disappeared on the evening of 3 May 2007. She could have been 12 years old
Madeleine Mccann Siblings
she had two siblings who were twins.
Madeleine Mccann Found
She disappeared during a family holiday in Portugal as her parents Kate and Gerry were eating in a nearby restaurant. An international appeal for help finding Maddie has brought numerous reported sightings, none of them confirmed.
Madeleine Mccann Theories
1. The Sex Trafficking theory
One theory, that has always been prominent, is that Madeleine was taken to be trafficked. The Netflix documentary look at this theory in depth, despite it being unproven, as the best case scenario for being able to find Maddie alive.
Private investigator Julian Peribanez says in the documentary: “The value that Madeleine had was really high. If they took her it’s because they were going to get a lot of money.”
At the time, The Telegraph reported there had been an unusually high number of assaults on young girls in the area. The report said: “Police identified nine sexual assaults and three ‘near misses’ on British girls aged between six to 12 in the three years before Madeleine went missing. In one case from 2005, a ten-year-old girl was assaulted in an apartment Praia da Luz, close to the spot from where Madeleine vanished.”
This information correlates to the theory Madeleine was abducted by a predator or may have been taken for sex trafficking.
Police also released an artist impression of the person the McCann’s friend, Jane Tanner, had seen carrying a child when she had been out checking on the children. There was a night creche nearby to the apartment, and a couple did come forward saying they thought this sighting may have been them – but the theory this had some relation to Madeleine still stands
2. The Parents Selling theory
Another of the many Madeleine McCann conspiracy theories includes the involvement of her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, in her disappearance. Some believe she was sold by her own parents, who organised the entire abduction.
3. The Parents Drugging theory
There are a few different theories regarding the involvement of Kate and Gerry McCann in Madeleine’s disappearance. Kate and Gerry were named by Portuguese authorities as official suspects and were interrogated about their daughter’s disappearance. Some people think they drugged her and it went wrong, others think they killed Maddie and the abduction story is all a cover up.
One of the theories about the McCanns, that is presented in the Netflix documentary, is that police thought the couple might have killed her with an overdose of Calpol.
The documentary also looks at how sniffer dogs were used in the case, and had detected the scent of blood, and a human body, inside the McCann’s apartment and their hire car. People have been suspicious about Kate McCann in particular for a while, the dogs sensed the smells of a human body and blood on her clothing too, and she refused to answer 48 questions in her interview with police.
Investigator and author Anthony Summers told documentary producers: “By late summer there was an implication that they may have over-sedated her by administering a drug.”
His co-author, Robbyn Swan, said: “Essentially the Portuguese cops’ case against the McCanns involved the following: that she died by accident on May 3rd, that the supposed checks on the children had been concocted, that they had hidden their daughter’s body.
“Her body had subsequently been transported in the rental car they had rented some weeks later.” However, months later, forensic reports confirmed there was no viable evidence linking Madeleine’s DNA to the holiday apartment or the rental car.
This theory is again raised in the Netflix doc by the disgraced Portuguese officer, Goncalo Amaral. He released a book and a TV documentary, called The Truth Of The Lie, in which he alleged the McCanns faked the whole abduction to cover up that they had accidentally killed her.
The McCanns claimed the book was “unfounded and grossly defamatory” and launched legal action against Goncalo Amaral in 2009. In 2015, Kate and Gerry McCann were awarded around £450,000 in damages by a Portuguese court. However, in April last year Amaral won an appeal against the decision.
4. The Portuguese Predator theory
This is another of the Madeleine McCann conspiracy theories that is explored in the Netflix documentary, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Police looked into the case of a man, who was wanted in connection with the sexual assaults of five young girls at Portuguese holiday resorts.
He was described as a “lone intruder” who attacked the girls in their beds, two of these attacks happened in Praia Da Luz – where Madeleine went missing from. Anthony Summers says in the Netflix documentary: “One startling element is the sheer number of sexual predators in the area at the time.”
In this case, the predator had been making his way into houses where British tourists were staying and allegedly laying on beds with children. He was wearing a medical mask, and described as speaking English, but sounding foreign.
5. The Couple theory
Another theory explored in the Netflix doc is that she was taken by a childless couple, and raised as their own. In 2017, The Telegraph reported it had long been suggested she may have been stolen to order, by criminals acting on behalf of a wealthy childless couple.
Witnesses claimed to have seen suspicious characters around the resort in the days before her disappearance, who could have been acting as spotters, searching for a child that fitted the requirements. There were reports of suspicious men hanging around the Ocean Club resort, where the McCanns were staying, days before Madeleine went missing.
6. The Enigma theory
The enigma theory is that some people believe Madeleine McCann never existed. It’s probably one of the more out-there Madeleine McCann conspiracy theories, but people definitely believe it. Some people think she isn’t actually a person, and was made up by the British government to distract attention from other news stories or to raise money for the country.
The search for Madeleine McCann has cost nearly £12 million.
7. The Discovery theory
This theory is that Madeleine was actually found alive, but her case had become so high profile, the lie that she was still missing had to be upheld for her to be able to live a normal life.
Even if Maddie was given a new identity, any girl her age spotted with the McCanns or that looked like her would be constantly hounded by the public and press, so the only way for her to be able to live a ‘normal’ life would be to fool people into thinking she was still missing.
8. The Tourism theory
This is another of the Madeleine McCann conspiracy theories explored in the Netflix documentary, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. It has been claimed Portuguese authorities framed the McCanns in a desperate attempt to save the tourism trade in Portugal. They didn’t want people to think that Portugal was the kind of place where children were unsafe, and such horrible crimes could take place, so they pinned it all on Kate and Gerry McCann.
The theory is from Edinburgh tycoon Brian Kennedy, who has donated to the fund to help find Maddie. He said: “You could understand how the mood of pubic opinion would go from sympathy to vilification.
“Lets find somebody to blame for this that doesn’t make us look bad. I think it’s all tied into tourism, industry and tourism being down and the country’s GDP.
“It’s much easier to say: ‘Aha, we’ve found some idea later that the parents could be involved in this.”
Speaking for the first time about his involvement, Brian Kennedy said he was convinced the McCanns weren’t involved “within 12 seconds.” He said: “They both looked like a wreck, after 12 seconds just reading the emotions everything told me 100 per cent that this woman [Kate McCann] is genuine – she is a victim.”
9. The Wandering theory
Another theory is that Madeleine simply wandered out of the apartment of her own free will, and was tragically killed in an accident.
One Reddit user says: “I think she woke up, left the apartment and wandered off. She died either by drowning in the ocean (kids her age love water) or by some other form of misadventure. I do not think foul play was involved.”
“Drowning is the #1 cause of accidental death for kids age 1-4. They lack the capacity to understand the danger of water. It’s why pools are required to be fenced in, at least where I live. The draw is very strong, and kids don’t realise that they are in trouble until it’s too late.”
The Netflix doc states that the apartment door was left open, and the location of their room was near a road where an accident could have happened. However, this theory would lead to further speculation as to how she could disappear without a trace.
Madeleine Mccann Sightings
There have been 8,685 potential sightings of Madeleine McCann followed up by British police, across 101 countries and territories, a Freedom of Information request by The Sun showed in October 2016. Nearly all of these ‘sightings’ resulted in no further action being taken after they were reported.
The most serious were two sightings from the night she was reported as missing, on May 3rd 2007. One was ruled out as simply being someone else with their daughter. There were six reported sightings between May 4th and 17th in Portugal, including CCTV footage showing a girl matching Madeleine’s description with two men and a woman at a petrol station in the town of Nelas, Portugal.
Madeleine Mccann Documentary| Netflix
Netflix released an eight-part documentary series, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, on 15 March 2019. Interviewees included Jim Gamble, former head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command; Alan Johnson, former British home secretary; Brian Kennedy, the British businessman who supported the McCanns financially; Justine McGuiness, the McCanns’ former spokesperson; Gonçalo Amaral, former head of the PJ investigation; Robert Murat, the first arguido; Julian Peribañez, a former Método 3 private investigator; Sandra Felgueiras, a Portuguese journalist who covered the disappearance; and Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan, authors of Looking for Madeleine(2014).
Madeleine Mccann Dead
there is no information about her whereabout so its still not know if she is alive or dead
Madeleine Mccann Jokes
A Leeds student also went viral after saying she thought she was Madeleine McCann. What started as a bit of group-chat banter has now become a fully-fledged internet conspiracy theory. She claimed she shared distinguishing features with Madeleine, including the well-known green eye with a brown spot on the iris and a brown spot on her left leg. Despite the internet hysteria, it was just a joke.
- Kate McCann has said in an interview that Maddie was a real terror when she was two – always kicking, screaming and throwing tantrums in the middle of the supermarket. She grew out of it though – it was only a midlife crisis.
- Spot the odd one out:a) Olive Oilb) Winec) Goldd) Silvere) Madeleinef) ZincAnswer: f. Zinc was never traded around the Mediterranean.
- My mate rang me and asked if I fancied going out to see The Killers last night. Turned out to be the McCanns doing another press conference.
- Possible titles for the Maddie documentary coming out:-Gone in 60 Minutes While We Were Having Lunch.-The Never Ending News Story.-Catch Me If You McCann.-Live Freely on Charity Donations Or Another Toddler Will Have To Die Hard.-Dude, Wheres our toddler?-Everyone Knows What You Did Last Summer.-Murat: Child kidnappings of Portugal for make benefit glorious tabloid of United Kingdom.
- Congratulations to Madeleine McCann – 2007 Hide and Seek European Championships winner!
- Why is Madeleine McCann like a submarine?Both are 10 feet under and full of seamen.
- What has Madeleine McCann in common with the England Euro 2004 team?They both got well and truly fucked in Portugal
- What are the McCanns getting for Christmas?A smaller turkey.
- New car being launched in Portugal, space in the boot for a child. Its called the Renault McCann.
- Jose Mourinho has said he wants to go back to Portugal and never be seen from or heard from again. The McCanns have offered to help.
- Thank God for the “save maddie fund.” The parents can afford a babysitter now.
- What”s the difference between Madeleine McCann and Paris Hilton?Paris Hilton”s sex tape is crap.
- What”s pink and covered in cobwebs?Maddy”s bike.What”s pink and not covered in cobwebs?Maddy”s vagina.
- Lousy parents…Police who cant be bothered to investigate…Unlocked hotel room in portugal…Carlsberg don”t do child abductions.
- Whats the difference between a pig and Maddie McCann?Maddie didn”t have an apple in her mouth while she was spit roasted
- What”s the difference between Maddie McCann and Shannon Matthews?People actually wanted Maddie to be found.
- Kate and Gerry McCann are to celebrate being cleared with a slap-up meal. If anyone”s interested, the twins are upstairs the third door on the left… and the keys are under the plantpot.
- The McCann”s revealed today that they have spent 1,000,000 quid in their search for Maddie.I assume that includes the tenner they decided not to spend on a babysitter.
- What”s the difference between Pope John Paul II and Maddie McCann?The Pope died a virgin.
- What”s the difference between Madeleine McCann and Madeleine McCann jokes?Madeleine McCann jokes get old.
- Following the success of the West Yorkshire Police in finding Shannon Matthews, the Portuguese Police have gone back to the McCann”s villa to look under the bed.
- The strangest thing happened to me last night…I put my dinner in the oven as normal, and I must have left it for about 20 minutes before going back to check on it.To my surprise, when I opened the oven door, the whole thing had gone. Tray, food, everything – not a trace.Last time I buy McCann”s Oven Chips…
- After winning the Junior UK hide and seek championships, Shannon Matthews will now travel abroad to take on the current European Champion, Madeleine McCann. Correction: the current European champion is in fact Anne Frank, who successfully hid for almost 5 years before being caught. Maddie has only been gone about 18 months. Besides, we all know she”s buried in the woods.Further correction: Anne Franks record was broken by Austrian Elisabeth Fritzl, who was hidden for 24 years.But Elisabeth Fritzl was disqualified because she had help from her DadFurther Further Correction: I”ve been hiding me a child for 32 years! Fuck all of u!!!Further Further Further Correction: madaliene macann also had help from her father, so why should miss Fritzl be disqualified
- What”s pink and covered in cobwebs?Madeleine McCann”s bike.
- What”s the difference between the McCanns and Gary Glitter?Gary Glitter comes back from his holidays with more kids than he left with.
- What have Madeleine McCann and the finest beef got in common?They”re both left for 25 days before being carved up
- whats the difference between maddie mccan and my bike? my bike dont scream when im ridding it..
- What have Maddy and Houdini got in common ? They both dissapear and they are both dead.
- whats the differce bettween maddy and pope john paul II the pope died a virgin
- Whats the difference between Madeleine Mccann and a pig? You put an apple in a pigs mouth before you spitroast it.
- what does R.I.P stand for on madeleine mccanns grave stone raped in portugal
- I think you guys are giving Kate and Gerry McCann a hard time unfairly with all your suspicious innuendo. Theyre just like any other parents: playing hide and seek and pretending not to know where their child is hidden.
- Hi im a pc and windows 7 was my idea. Hi im kate mcann and leaving windows open was my idea
- knock knock.whos there? not maddy.
- Knock Knock, Whos there, Not Maddie
- gary glitter has been spotted with his new wife in london, get in there madalene mcann
- The good die young…oh boy maddie was good!
- Wouldn’t Maddie McCann have cried out for help? She did: a few months later when her Somali pirate captors dangled her overboard before dropping her into shark-infested waters.
Madeleine Mccann Book
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
Looking for Madeleine
The Truth Is Out There
Madeleine Mccann Parents Did It
Kate and Gerry McCann
Madeleine’s parents are both physicians and practising Roman Catholics. Kate Marie McCann, née Healy (born 1968, Huyton, near Liverpool) attended All Saints School in Anfield, then Notre Dame High School in Everton Valley, graduating in 1992 with a degree in medicine from the University of Dundee. She moved briefly into obstetrics and gynaecology, then anaesthetics, and finally general practice.
Gerald Patrick McCann (born 1968 in Glasgow) attended Holyrood R.C. Secondary School before graduating from the University of Glasgowwith a BSc in physiology/sports science in 1989. In 1992 he qualified in medicine and in 2002 obtained his MD, a research degree, also from Glasgow. Since 2005 he has been a consultant cardiologist at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester. The McCanns met in 1993 in Glasgow and were married in 1998. Madeleine was born in 2003 and the twins, a boy and girl, in 2005.
Madeleine Mccann News
Madeleine McCann’s parents bombarded with hate mail after Netflix documentary
Updated: 26 MAR 2019
Madeleine McCann’s parents have been bombarded with hate mail from trolls in the wake of a new Netflix documentary about their daughter’s disappearance.
The official campaign website, set up to help find Maddie and endorsed by Kate and Gerry McCann, has monitored and deleted the vile abuse as it vows to stamp out online hate.
A stern warning was posted saying: “As a reminder, all posts are hidden until they are approved. If you make a nasty comment, your post will be deleted and you will be banned.
“This is a place of hope. We will not tolerate negativity towards Madeleine, her family or anyone else on this page. Thanks for keeping the page positive.”
Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal’s Praia da Luz in May 2007.
She had been left alone sleeping with her younger siblings while her parents were dining with pals in a nearby tapas restaurant.
A family pal said: “Kate and Gerry are angry and upset that people continue to write false and malicious things against them.
“Every time a positive story appears the trolls kick in with even more abuse. It’s been going on for nearly 12 years.
“Thankfully the website is not airing their vicious bile.”
he McCanns refused to take part in the Netflix series.
It has received mixed reviews – with some accusing the documentary-makers and Netflix of feeding off the current true crime genre hype by charting well-worn threads of the case but offering little new information.
The eight-part series draws on the couple’s heartache and agony after being wrongly accused of being suspects, and their long, painstaking, so far fruitless hunt to find their daughter.
Heart doctor Gerry, 50, and former GP Kate, 51, now a medical worker, of Rothley, Leics, have slammed the programme saying it will “do absolutely nothing” to help the worldwide search to find her and could even hinder it.
Members of the public from around the world have taken to the Find Madeleine website to praise the Netflix show and voice positive messages of support.
Fee Chyzynska posted: “Netflix documentary was 100% worth watching. Negative, speculative and damaging media articles over the years have turned this into an absolute circus and made us lose focus of the facts.
“No parents should ever have to suffer to the extent that Kate and Gerry have and no amount of money to find her can be too much.”
Lillian Fagerland from Norway wrote: “I just finish the documentary. My heart is bleeding. My youngest daughter is one year less than Madeleine. We will never forget Madeleine. Never give up.”
Jo Smith added: “I too have just watched the Netflix series. You are amazing parents with strength and resilience beyond measure.
“Shame on those who could ever think for a moment, either of you would hurt your child and I’m sorry for all you both went through with the PJ and the press. I believe Madeleine will find her way home to you some day and I hope it’s one day soon.”
Meanwhile, Kate and Gerry are anxiously waiting to find out if the Home Office will approve a fresh request by Scotland Yard for more money – a reported £150,000 – to continue the search for the next 12 months.
Current funding for the Maddie investigation Operation Grange, which has so far cost the British taxpayer £11.75 million, runs out in just six days at the end of the month.
A Home Office spokesperson said today that no decision had yet been made, saying: “There’s no update on this at the moment.”
Previously, a spokesperson for the top Government department said: “We have received and are considering a request from the MPS [Metropolitan Police Service] to extend funding for Operation Grange until the end of March 2020.”
He added that any approved money would come from the Special Grant funding “which is usually available to police forces when they face significant or exceptional costs.”
The McCann’s, who face the harrowing 12th anniversary of Maddie’s kidnap in less than six weeks’ time, hang onto a glimmer of hope she could still be alive. She was snatched just nine days before her fourth birthday and would now be aged 15, nearly 16.
Her parents have over the years been targeted by trolls – many sending hate messages at significant times when more funding from the public purse has been announced.
Some anti McCann campaigners question why Maddie – a pretty white girl from a middle class professional family which has links to politicians – is singled out for “preferential treatment” amidst the thousands of missing youngsters people never, ever heard about.
Two years ago after the heart-wrenching milestone 10 year anniversary of her disappearance their campaign website revealed in October 2017: “We’ve been barraged with hate via Facebook.” It was at the time the Home Office announced a new £154,000 handout to keep the search for Maddie alive for the next six months.
In a TV interview to mark the decade anniversary Kate told how abuse from trolls has been “shocking, striking and quite hard to get your head around.” She told BBC presenter Fiona Bruce: “Why would someone in a position of ignorance write that, add to someone’s upset? It is so awful and upsetting.”
Kate and Gerry still try to shield their 14-year-old old twins Sean and Amelie from the taunts made against them and “the downside of social media.”
Kate said: “We are aware of things that get said because people alert us to them. Our worry is for our children.”
Gerry added: “We have told them that people are writing things that are simply just untrue and they need to be aware of that.”
Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell, who is also regularly abused by trolls, refused to discuss the latest online haters, saying: “I’m not talking about the trolls because it only fuels it”.
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