'THE TAPAS SEVEN' - AN APOLOGY
Thursday October 16,2008
In articles published between July and December last year we suggested that the holiday companions of Kate and Gerry McCann might have covered up the true facts concerning Madeleine McCann’s disappearance and/or misled the authorities investigating her disappearance.
We also reported speculation that one member of the group, Dr Russell O’Brien, was suspected of involvement with Madeleine’s abduction.
We now accept that these suggestions should never have been made and were completely untrue.
We apologise to Jane Tanner, Russell O’Brien, Fiona Payne, David Payne, Matthew Oldfield, Rachael Oldfield and Diane Webster to whom we have agreed to pay substantial damages which they will be donating to the Find Madeleine Fund.
24 Horas: Maddie is worth gold
Abuse of Power articles here
Panorama Interview: The Mystery of Madeleine McCann
Discussion at the 3 arguidos here