July 24th, 2007

About Time

Posted in Not the Job by 200

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. 


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  1. BelfastPeeler says:

    Yes, long overdue. Seems a bit a a succor punch considering hat they’ve gone through but is correct I think

    Personally I’m uncomfortable at the way they’ve garnered media attention and flown the globe. Visiting America to speak to police about how much better they are at locating children seems a bit…

    Well, leave child unattended and then criticise the police for not finding them for you.. hmm…

    That and the fact that 77,000 children go missing in the UK EVERY YEAR (Source http://missingkids.co.uk/missingkids/servlet/NewsEventServlet?LanguageCountry=en_GB&PageId=0)
    and all the media care about is this one.

    July 27th, 2007 at 10:05

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