In addition to the
details of the six year-old’s disappearance, Missing
People features a further 24 Midland cases on its
The Sunday Mercury
contacted the charity, asking if they could help us
to raise the profile of a local family suffering
similar turmoil to the McCanns.
But they told us:
“Sorry, we won’t help you.”
And they added
that it would be “too time consuming” for its staff
to do, and said they would prefer to keep the focus
on Madeleine McCann this weekend.
People is still claiming that more needs to be done
to help families whose loved ones disappear.
And the charity’s
director of policy and research, Geoff Newiss, has
issued another satement saying: “Two years on and
Madeleine McCann’s disappearance from
Praia da Luz
continues to highlight the need for better services
and support for families affected.
Madeleine McCann’s need more help with the
emotional, social and practical impacts that occur
when someone they love goes missing.”
“Madeleine is a
vulnerable missing child. Her family are in the same
desperate situation as the 1,000 other UK families
the charity currently supports, all living in