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Post by aiyoyo on 22.02.12 11:02

I saw Maddie in a supermarket on the Costa del Sol

• THE FORMER M&S WORKER CALLED POLICE AFTER SEEING THE SNATCHED TODDLER WITH 'GYPSY' IN SPANISH SUPERMARKET MERCADONA
A BRITISH expat based in Spain is ‘100 per cent sure’ she saw missing Madeleine McCann in a supermarket on the Costa del Sol.
The former M&S sales assistant, 63, is adamant the young girl is the missing Briton after seeing her with a man she describes as looking like ‘a gypsy’.
Yvonne Tunnicliffe, who has lived in Spain for six years, made the sighting while shopping at a Mercadona store in Alhaurin el Grande in 2009.
The grandmother has only now come forward, after reading about increasing suggestion that the toddler might have been snatched by a gypsy gang while on holiday in Portugal in 2007.
“My whole body shook when I saw her, she looked just like her daddy (Gerry),” Tunnicliffe told the Olive Press newspaper.
“I’m certain it was Madeleine, I wouldn’t even say I’m 99 per cent sure, I’m 100 per cent sure.
“She had mousy blonde hair in scruffy plaits, very fair skin and looked about seven or eight, which is how old she would have been now.”
Tunnicliffe contacted police a week after the sighting and was visited by detectives who immediately took her back to the store to view CCTV footage.
But police were informed by the store’s manager that footage was only stored for one week and had subsequently been destroyed.
So convinced was she of the sighting, she was unable to sleep for much of the week and finally drew a number of sketches of both the girl and man for police.
Fighting back tears, she told the Olive Press: “It really upset me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it and why I hadn’t gone to the police straight away.
“It was Christmas and we had friends over. I kept getting sidetracked.”
On the sighting she said: “The girl’s demeanour bothered me. I don’t think she belonged to the man because she didn’t look anything like him.
“He had dark, curly hair down to his neck and was wearing a distinctive bullring-type earring.
“He sounded Portuguese and was certainly not from Alhaurin.”
Tunnicliffe claims the girl – who was wearing a pale blue top and trousers – did not look Spanish.
“It disturbed me for a long time and still upsets me thinking about it now,” an emotional Tunnicliffe added.
When contacted by the Olive Press, a Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed: “It’s an open investigation and any information received will be reviewed and considered by detectives.”
The McCanns’ spokesman was unavailable for comment as we went to press.



Article appeared in the Spain "The Olive Press", posted up by Pamalam on the MCF site.

So the pre-trial spinning has started, and no surprise, of all place it has to come from Spain and better still from Olive Press.
IIRC TB did an interesting article about the "Olive Press".

This spin is inside work of team mccanns which leaves one wondering whether Metodo 3 is still on their retainer fee basis?

What did they expect the Yard to do with this? Follow it up?

Let's see, shall we? BTW, the person who put out the info that there will be a reconstruction in April also tweeted the interview of the Tapas 7 has started. If true, then no wonder the spin.

If the Yard wisely carry out the investigative part of the review overtly then there is no way to verify their operational activities info.
However the positive side of that is they may be building up a "watertight" case. Imagine the frenzy if the Yard's every investigative operational work were to be reported in the Press or Media.

I'm always hopeful anyway.






































Saw this on the MCF posted by Pamalan.

Latest sighting reported in Spanish "The Olive Press".

• THE FORMER M&S WORKER CALLED POLICE AFTER SEEING THE SNATCHED TODDLER WITH 'GYPSY' IN SPANISH SUPERMARKET MERCADONA
A BRITISH expat based in Spain is ‘100 per cent sure’ she saw missing Madeleine McCann in a supermarket on the Costa del Sol.
The former M&S sales assistant, 63, is adamant the young girl is the missing Briton after seeing her with a man she describes as looking like ‘a gypsy’.
Yvonne Tunnicliffe, who has lived in Spain for six years, made the sighting while shopping at a Mercadona store in Alhaurin el Grande in 2009.
The grandmother has only now come forward, after reading about increasing suggestion that the toddler might have been snatched by a gypsy gang while on holiday in Portugal in 2007.
“My whole body shook when I saw her, she looked just like her daddy (Gerry),” Tunnicliffe told the Olive Press newspaper.
“I’m certain it was Madeleine, I wouldn’t even say I’m 99 per cent sure, I’m 100 per cent sure.
“She had mousy blonde hair in scruffy plaits, very fair skin and looked about seven or eight, which is how old she would have been now.”
Tunnicliffe contacted police a week after the sighting and was visited by detectives who immediately took her back to the store to view CCTV footage.
But police were informed by the store’s manager that footage was only stored for one week and had subsequently been destroyed.
So convinced was she of the sighting, she was unable to sleep for much of the week and finally drew a number of sketches of both the girl and man for police.
Fighting back tears, she told the Olive Press: “It really upset me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it and why I hadn’t gone to the police straight away.
“It was Christmas and we had friends over. I kept getting sidetracked.”
On the sighting she said: “The girl’s demeanour bothered me. I don’t think she belonged to the man because she didn’t look anything like him.
“He had dark, curly hair down to his neck and was wearing a distinctive bullring-type earring.
“He sounded Portuguese and was certainly not from Alhaurin.”
Tunnicliffe claims the girl – who was wearing a pale blue top and trousers – did not look Spanish.
“It disturbed me for a long time and still upsets me thinking about it now,” an emotional Tunnicliffe added.
When contacted by the Olive Press, a Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed: “It’s an open investigation and any information received will be reviewed and considered by detectives.”
The McCanns’ spokesman was unavailable for comment as we went to press.

Metodo 3 might still be on retainer fee then? This is definitely from team mccann. Do they expect the Yard to follow up? Let's see1

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Post by Guest on 22.02.12 11:04

This is covered in the topic Here We Go Again!

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Post by russiandoll on 22.02.12 11:06

“She had mousy blonde hair in scruffy plaits, very fair skin and looked about seven or eight, which is how old she would have been now.”

if this woman has only now come forward [ very odd], the maths dont add up. she refers to Maddie looking 7 or 8, what she would be now. But she is saying she looked 7 or 8 in 2009, isnt she? whole thing very strange and dodgy.

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Post by Guest on 22.02.12 11:10

aiyoyo, I merged your thread with mine, which you posted just after me. I will lock this one as we can't have to threads on the same subject. thumbsup You seem to have reposted it again.

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