HETT sends –
HUNT FOR NEW MADDIE FIEND
By Keyan Milanian
Doctors think two fits suffered by the girl, who was just three at the time of the terrifying ordeal, may have been brought on by stress.
The dad of three, from Milton Keynes, Bucks, had been shopping on holiday in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, when his girl vanished.
He spotted her flashing trainers disappearing round a corner.
He told the Daily Star: “There was a man leading her off by the wrist. I shouted, ‘Oi! What the f*** are you doing?’ I grabbed her but he wouldn’t make eye contact and walked off.
“I think she was in shock and knew something was very wrong.”
Later the family spotted the man, believed to be British, again close to young girls near the beach and the dad took the photo.
The suspect denied any wrongdoing, claiming he was on a drying-out weekend organised by Alcoholics Anonymous and had thought the girl was lost.
The dad, who asked to remain anonymous, said the family reported the incident to Spanish police and British police when they returned home.
The incident bears frightening similarities to the McCann case, when three-year-old Maddie went missing in Portugal in 2007.
The dad added: “We’re lucky, we got her back.
“I believe he was an opportunist. If he’s innocent I want police to tell me that.”
Det Const John Swallow, of Thames Valley Police , said: “Anyone who recognises him or has information on his whereabouts should contact us.”
He is described as white with pasty skin, of stocky build with broad shoulders, 5ft 8ins-5ft 9ins, 40-55 years old, with short dark hair and a dark moustache.
Kate and Gerry McCann’s spokesman Clarence Mitchell said last night: “They’re aware of this.
“It is good news that the child was spotted and recovered very quickly by her father.
“Scotland Yard have been contacted and are now liaising with the force.’’
Another source close to the McCanns said: “Again this is proof that British youngsters are potentially vulnerable while away on holiday.”
The particular resort they were staying at was one of those ‘Benidorm – all-in’ type places where you don’t really need to leave the complex as everything is provided for you.
There was a hut/shack where you could get drinks/booze and on the wall were pictures of boys and girls. My mother asked the bar-tender why the pictures were there and he replied that they were just family photos of kids that visit the resort. There was even a guest book where people had left comments so it all looked kosher.
The next year (as usual) my parents took my niece back to the same resort. They went to the same hut/shack and low and behold there was a picture of my (then) 12 year old niece on the wall. My niece is a good looking kid and my dad hit the roof when he realised that the picture was there without his permission. My parents certainly hadn’t taken the picture and neither had anyone else that they had met either.
The point is, you don’t know who is watching your kids. You also don’t how easy it is for them to vanish whilst your back is turned so that the sick pedo rings that frequent this planet can have their way with them. I’m still convinced that Madeline McCann is alive but is being ‘groomed’ as part of the sex trade – it’s more common than most people think. The film ‘Taken’ gives a pretty good account of what I’m trying to say.