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MCCANN’S GIVEN £154,000 EXTRA FUNDING

MADELEINE MCCANN

MCCANN’S GIVEN £154,000 EXTRA FUNDING

THE HOME OFFICE HAVE GIVEN THE METROPOLITAN POLICE £154,000 EXTRA FUNDING FOR THE MADELEINE MCCANN CASE


Last week the national press announced that the McCann’s would be given an extra £154,000 of taxpayers money, to continue the search for Madeleine McCann.

It is no secret that the team here at Free & Fearless don’t believe the McCann’s account of what happened that godforsaken day on 3rd May 2007, when poor little Madeleine went missing. We have published several articles outlining the evidence which we believe points to the McCann’s being dishonest and sabotaging the investigation into the disappearance of their daughter.

It has been ten years since poor little Maddie went missing and you’d be hard pushed to find people around the world who do not recognise her name and face. The story really tugged at the heartstrings of the nation.

Every time I come to write a new article about the McCann case, I go through this internal battle. After years of research, my gut instinct always tells me the McCann’s know more than they are letting on and that the version of events we are told to believe about that night, may not be entirely true. I have to face the fact that I could be wrong, to implicate potentially innocent people in the disappearance of their own daughter would be a wicked thing to do, however, I have to wrestle with my personal conscience and tell myself that Kate McCann refusing to answer these 48 questions to police, along with trained police dogs picking up the scent of blood in the holiday apartment and the dozens of other inconsistencies and holes in the official story, point to my hunch being a credible one.

Taking away my own personal thoughts and opinions on this case and setting aside my own personal emotions, I still think the extra funding needs to stop.

Regardless of what happened that night, at best, the McCann’s were negligent to their children. As many have pointed out over the years if the McCann’s were not doctors and were ‘lower class’ they would have possibly faced prosecution for neglect and have been fully investigated by social services and potentially had their remaining two children removed from their care. This is the fate any other parents would face if they found themselves in a similar situation.

Instead, this family has been given millions of pounds to fund the search for their daughter. That’s over £11 million pounds to be exact and a portion of that comes directly from the taxpayer. Kate has quit her job as a doctor and now works full time on behalf of children’s charities and the fine Madeleine charity. Through media appearances, book sales and legal compensation relating to the case, it would be wrong to dismiss the fact that the disappearance of their daughter has made the family rather wealthy.

I’d love nothing more than to see Madeleine found and returned nice and safe, I’d also be the first to admit I was wrong if that ever did happen, however, I also think that a real disservice is being done to the thousands of children who have gone missing over the years and have not had a fraction of help the McCann’s have had for their case.

It’s reported that over 383 children are reported missing each and every day in the United Kingdom. Granted, many of them are found safe and well, however, for a small percentage they are never found and receive very little media attention and little to no funding to help find them. Take the case of little Daniel Entwistle who was 7 years old when he disappeared on 3rd May 2003, 14 years on and there’s been little progress to the case. Daniel’s father David passed away in 2015 without getting any closure on what happened to his son.

While there was some media coverage at the time of Daniel’s disappearance due to a lack of leads the story soon fizzled out and the mainstream media stopped reporting on the case.

You only have to look at cases like Daniel’s to see the injustice compared to that of the Madeleine McCann case. It is very unlikely that 10 years on we will ever get closure on a case that happened in another country.

If just a fraction of that £11 million funding and a small percentage of the media attention from the McCann case, could be given to other missing children cases, then we may have actually made some breakthroughs in other missing children’s cold cases.

Considering the McCann’s were so neglectful to their children that day, they should consider themselves lucky they have received so much public and financial support, I know there’s a lot of parents of there of missing children who would give their all for just a small amount of funding and attention the McCann’s have recieved.

When will the British people say, enough is enough, no more tax payers money should be spent on this case, especially when there have been no break throughs and especially when there’s dozens of other missing children’s cases that may be just as (if not more) deserving of that money?

Richard McKeag

Richard is a blogger and social activist. He’s the founder of Free & Fearless and also writes for a local news publication where he lives. Richard, also known as Rickeo is also a digital marketer and has a passion for website design, SEO and internet security.

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