The front page headline sin this week’s Sunday Express read "Maddy’s parents to face enquiry".
It seems that CPS lawyers are looking into whether the parents of missing toddler Madeline McCann could face charges of child neglect after leaving their three children unattended in a hotel room while they dined out with friends at a nearby tapas bar. They chose not to use the hotel’s baby-minding service even though it was free of charge.
Quite right that this is being looked into. I said at the time that if it was a single girl from a council estate had done that her feet wouldn’t have touched the ground.
Sure, nobody can say for sure whether not leaving the kids alone in a hotel room would have prevented the kidnapping but I’m bloody sure it would have been a helluva sight more difficult.