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What really happened to Madeleine Beth McCann?

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Involvement of British Establishment

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See e.g. Wikipedia →Response to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann: “The trustees of Madeleine's Fund announced in September that the fund would not be used to pay the McCanns' legal costs. Initially, the McCanns considered setting up a separate appeal fund for legal expenses. However, Richard Branson created a fund for the McCann's legal expenses, including those of their current advisor, Michael Caplan QC, a solicitor and partner in the London firm of Kingsley Napley. Stephen Winyard came out in December as having contributed £100,000 to the McCanns' defence fund, which paid for DNA tests carried out on the Renault Scénic hire car used by the McCanns. He also revealed Brian Kennedy as another donor.”

Rewards offered totalled over £2.6 million including:

  • £1,500,000 (€2,200,000) including £250,000 by the News of the World
  • £250,000 by Sir Philip Green,
  • £50,000 by Simon Cowell
  • £25,000 by Coleen McLoughlin (married to football player Wayne Rooney, former Everton FC player). Sir Richard Branson, JK Rowling, and Bill Kenwright.
  • £1,000,000 (€1,470,000) by British businessman Stephen Winyard.
  • £100,000 (€147,000) by a colleague of Kate McCann.
  • €15,000 (£10,250) by Portuguese newspaper Record.
  • £10,000 (€14,700) by The Sun.


See also list →BBC (Monday, 14 May 2007):

Businessman Sir Richard Branson, footballer Wayne Rooney and children's author JK Rowling are among those who have contributed to rewards totalling £2.5m for the safe return of Madeleine.


  1. Bill Kenwright
  2. Eggert Magnusson
  3. John Madejski
  4. Jacqueline Gold
  5. Simon Cowell
  6. Wayne Rooney
  7. Michael Vaughan
  8. Sir Tom Hunter
  9. Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou
  10. John Hargreaves