night he was said to be critically ill with lung cancer in hospital in
Aschen, on the Belgian border.
now 49, said: "I don't care if he's ill. I don't care if he's dying. He
deserves to be brought to justice if there are crimes he still hasn't
been punished for."
she thought he could have abducted three-year-old Maddie, she added: "He
was in the Algarve when she disappeared and he is evil enough.
has never left my mind, but when I saw his picture and his name in The
Sun this morning it gave me a chill."
Hewlett, 64, was a neighbour and friend of Bette's father in
Todmorden, North Yorks. In 1972 he lured her in to his car, telling her
his mother was ill, drugged her with paint thinner and assaulted her on
who bravely agreed to waive her anonymity, went on: "I haven't moved on
since it happened. He still haunts me. He is a sick, devious man, who
will use every trick he can to get his way."
Detectives working for Kate and Gerry have shown a photograph of
convicted serial offender Hewlett to a schoolgirl who twice saw a man
loitering near the family's holiday apartment - and asked: Is this him?
In the weeks after Maddie's disappearance Hewlett is said to have
made comments implying he had knowledge of child trafficking.
has cropped up across Europe and in Morocco, North Africa.
2007 he was on the Algarve, an hour away from the resort of Praia da Luz
where Maddie, of Rothley, Leics, was snatched.
was given an alibi by a girl of 15.
police also hope to question him about a sexual assault on an
eight-year-old girl in Manchester in 1975.
49 - former head of the Maddie police probe in Portugal - was yesterday
given an 18-month suspended jail term for falsifying evidence in another
missing child case.