THE face of Madeleine McCann is beamed on to a giant screen as
the search for the missing four-year-old goes global.
A new website set up to help find her had last night registered
an incredible 40 MILLION visitors.
The site ?
got 25 million hits in just 24 hours.
Maddie’s image was screened at the UEFA Cup final, watched on TV
by millions of footie fans worldwide on Wednesday night.
The two-minute video of Maddie, with Simple Minds hit Don’t You
Forget About Me as its soundtrack, was applauded by fans at the
match between Spanish sides Sevilla and Espanyol in Glasgow.
Leaflets were also given to the Spanish fans.
One theory is that Maddie has been taken over the border from
Portugal into Spain.
A host of major companies yesterday joined the McCann family’s
Relative Michael Wright ? speaking from outside the apartment in
Praia da Luz where Maddie’s parents Gerry and Kate have spent two
weeks waiting for news with their toddler twins ? said: “This is
just the start.
“Gerry and Kate are taking immense strength from the support from
all over the world.
“They have been overwhelmed by offers from individuals to
Mr Wright confirmed the campaign could also spread to North
Africa ? across the sea from the Algarve.
Some firms are including Maddie’s image on outgoing emails and
there are text message campaigns and posters.
England cricketers, led by Kevin
Pietersen, wore yellow ribbons of support at the First Test with the
West Indies at Lord’s.
Meanwhile, a Russian quizzed by police
over his links with suspect Robert Murat said yesterday: “My life is
Computer whizz Serge Malinka, 22, insisted he was innocent and he
had only a “business relationship” with Murat.
But he refused to comment on reports he
and Murat exchanged “many” phone calls on the night Maddie vanished.
Malinka said he had NO information on
Maddie and NO criminal record.
Police said they were treating Malinka
as a witness, not a suspect.
But officers added: “It’s a dynamic
investigation. A witness in the future could become a suspect.”