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I go through phases of avoiding the news — it’s too saddening and depressing to always read about the atrocities going on across the world and I sometimes feel overwhelmed by a real sense of impotent rage against the evil that lives amongst us. My self-imposed news ban never last long though, as I never want to be too disconnected from the mess of it all.

I’ve been checking the news with a new urgency in the past week or so, hoping there will be some good news about little Madeleine McCann, the three-year-old who was snatched from her bed in her family’s holiday home in Portugal. Those images of her sweet innocent face are heartbreaking and her abduction is the stuff of nightmares. We really can only begin to imagine what that little girl’s family are going through; they may be surrounded by support, but they are living through a special kind of private hell just now.

It is highly likely that someone, somewhere, will know or will have seen something which could help the police in their search for Madeleine. There is now a £2.5m reward offered to anyone who can provide information that leads to her return. I’ve also heard that Madeleine’s family are hoping to use the power of the internet to spread the word of her disappearance and to keep the case in the public eye. It may appear that the case has had widespread publicity but I’ve heard that there are areas in Europe where a large number of the population have not heard of Madeleine’s abduction.

I cannot bear to think about the creature or creatures who took the little girl. I think they have a defect which cannot be fixed.

The international number for Crimestoppers is: +44 1883 731 336

Calls can be made anonymously.

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