Is this Madeline McCann in a photo taken in Morocco 3 weeks ago?

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Original Poster

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/09_04/mccannlength2509_468x361.jpg

Nope, doesn't look like it to me, really hope it is though!

send a copy to the police no matter what they may know something we dont and it could be useful.

Iceman1610

send a copy to the police no matter what they may know something we dont … send a copy to the police no matter what they may know something we dont and it could be useful.



Thats not his picture, thats the pictures floating around the news at the moment (those pictures appear to be from Sky news...)

Original Poster

Yea, sorry, didnt make it clear. The first 2 photos are from Sky News. The third is from the Daily Mail.

looks very fake to me

As in photoshopped?

familyguy9

looks very fake to me



Yeah it does actually!, just took another look! :thinking:

Why would someone take a picture of a group of strangers anyway?

Iom-RF

Yeah it does actually!, just took another look! :thinking: Why would … Yeah it does actually!, just took another look! :thinking: Why would someone take a picture of a group of strangers anyway?



Someone may have thought - is that madeline? And took a snap in hope.

On a road though - at what speed?..

Deal4Me

Someone may have thought - is that madeline? And took a snap in hope.



If that was the case you wouldn't take weeks to hand the image to police....... you'd do it immediately.

The more I think about it, the more I think its been done just to sell more papers :-(

just a quote from the woman who took the photo..

Clara Torres, the photographer, told radio station COPE:"On the morning … Clara Torres, the photographer, told radio station COPE:"On the morning of August 31 I was with my family and my partner, we were going from Chaouen to Tetuan."On the road, in a town called Zinat, I was taking photos of everything we saw, and we saw a group of people and took a photo. "As soon as I took the photo we were struck by the little girl, who was very blonde. "The truth is we said the name of the girl, but we couldn't believe it could be here, it was just impossible that it was here.But it was only when she heard of other reported sightings in Morocco that she realised the true significance of the picture: "I ran to the computer, downloaded the photos and started to amplify the photo and when we saw it we realised yes, it could be her. "It sent shivers down my spine."The photograph was handed to Spanish police who passed it on to Interpol.

Iom-RF

If that was the case you wouldn't take weeks to hand the image to … If that was the case you wouldn't take weeks to hand the image to police....... you'd do it immediately.The more I think about it, the more I think its been done just to sell more papers :-(



Also true, could well be an evil scam for a bit of ££.

Many other external factors though which could be genuine - Moroccan police/media procedures may take time etc. Photo analysis etc etc, passing on for print in other countries etc etc I haven't read the article so don't know the dates / details etc.

Why would they be walking around with Madeleine in broad daylight, why is the photo quality so bad, why isn't she struggling and do those people in the photo look like your average kidnappers?

Seems pretty fake to me

I have two takes on this,firstly if it is her then maybe it has been published too bring it back into the media spotlight.Secondly if it isnt and some sick person has made this up too sell newspapers then they want locking up.I can't start to imagine what has gone on or is going on in the minds of the mcanns and the sooner this whole buisness is concluded the better.Let's all hope she is found very soon alive and well and the whole family can start to rebuild their lives again.

yea its prob photoshop

if someone really thought they saw her wouldnt they take more than a few pictures and make sure there in focus? plus if it was me i would have called the police no matter the cost and follow the group off people

Original Poster

Why would anyone fake a photo like this to make money? There is so much hype around the case, they would know that any photo like this would be under the severist of scrutiny by many people. Even the greatest photoshopper's work could be exposed as a fake.

If it is fake, it will be exposed soon enough.

The quality of the picture isn't very good, hardly what you'd expect from a holiday makers camera!!

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Iom-RF

The quality of the picture isn't very good, hardly what you'd expect from … The quality of the picture isn't very good, hardly what you'd expect from a holiday makers camera!!



Its not that bad quality when you look at the full picture. Remember most of the clippings on the news sites are very close up.

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Ian182

Its not that bad quality when you look at the full picture. Remember most … Its not that bad quality when you look at the full picture. Remember most of the clippings on the news sites are very close up.]http://i22.tinypic.com/zmb8qu.jpg



Why didn't they get a closer shot or contact the police though?

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Iom-RF

Why didn't they get a closer shot or contact the police though?


Maybe they where just taking photos of the foreign land and folk, and at a later look discovered the look alike, i have no idea as have not read up on this, just a thought

p.s anybody got a linkie

Original Poster

Iom-RF

Why didn't they get a closer shot or contact the police though?



I dont know them personally so thats a hard one to answer. Its human nature though to turn a blind eye.

What would you all personally do if you saw madeline with a stranger. You were almost certain it was her..

Original Poster

If I was driving past and only caught a glimpse of the child through my camera.......probably not a lot! Although I would have been quicker to download the photos.

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Donleeone

What would you all personally do if you saw madeline with a stranger. You … What would you all personally do if you saw madeline with a stranger. You were almost certain it was her..


well in a starnge country i certainly wouldnt approach them, but i would phone the police and keep in close proximity till they arrived, but like i said maybe it was at a later time they realised the similarity

IMO the child in the picture looks alot younger than a four year old.

Donleeone

What would you all personally do if you saw madeline with a stranger. You … What would you all personally do if you saw madeline with a stranger. You were almost certain it was her..



I'd take a picture and phone the police, I'd also follow them to see where they're going!

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fireheaven

IMO the child in the picture looks alot younger than a four year old.


yes i thought that too

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I think she looks too young too. There've been loads of reported "sightings" of her, all of which were just other blond toddlers. Don't think it's her.

Wonder why the police haven't said it isnt her yet?the plot thickens.

it would be fantastic if it was her, i hope this all ends in a happy way.

yep me as well.

Pictured girl 'is not Madeleine'

A blonde girl photographed in Morocco is not missing Madeleine McCann, … A blonde girl photographed in Morocco is not missing Madeleine McCann, according to journalists who met her.British and Spanish reporters claim to have traced the girl, pictured being carried on a Moroccan woman's back.The London paper, the Evening Standard, says the girl is a five-year-old from the village of Zinat.The McCanns' spokesman said the news, if true, was disappointing. Madeleine disappeared on 3 May from a holiday apartment in Portugal.Experts were said to be examining the image, taken three weeks ago by a Spanish tourist, in the hope that the girl was the missing four-year-old from Rothley, Leicestershire.But Spain's Telecinco channel and the Standard both claimed to have traced the family in the picture.Rashid Razaq, the Standard reporter who flew to Morocco from London, said he saw the youngster."She has got a resemblance to Madeleine but when you see her properly, it is obvious it isn't her."He said the girl in the picture was five-year-old Bushra Binhisa, daughter of an olive farmer.Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell promised that the search for Madeleine would continue.

hocka

it would be fantastic if it was her, i hope this all ends in a happy way.



so say all of us, fingers crossed

suze

so say all of us, fingers crossed


Yep me too...no doubt be hot on the news tonight.

re: two previous posts.

Look up.

Well lets put it this way - the other ppl are foreign and that kid is white - so why would they have a child thats white - i think its her - i just want them to sort this all out as frankly im getting sick of it - beenin the blody papers since like may

dandoc2

Well lets put it this way - the other ppl are foreign and that kid is … Well lets put it this way - the other ppl are foreign and that kid is white - so why would they have a child thats white - i think its her - i just want them to sort this all out as frankly im getting sick of it - beenin the blody papers since like may




Adoption maybe.

ITV News has said it's not Maddie

I'm not trying to be funny (not har har) or a heartless ******* but I believe she is dead - and because of the media. Anyone with half a brain (well...) would have wanted to get rid of any 'evidence' of Madeline McCann after all the publicity.
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