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DETECTIVES have been given a photo which appears to show Madeleine McCann with an abductor.
The Sunday Express was passed the picture independently but Scotland Yard appealed to us not to publish it while it continues sensitive global investigations into the missing girl.
The girl is holding the hand of a swarthy foreign-looking man aged about 50 with long dark hair and a beard. He is wearing cut-off jeans and a green T-shirt.
Originally posted by winofiend
I know it's absolutely wrong to assume the worst, but a dark skinned 50 year old walking hand in hand with a small blonde child.
Originally posted by Thurisaz
I do feel it is odd that this info is coming out so long after the event. I hope this isn't some wack jobs idea of getting attention?
Originally posted by ArMaP
It doesn't say dark skinned,
The girl is holding the hand of a swarthy foreign-looking man
Originally posted by gort51
If that is the real photo, she is not walking with one Swarthy gent, she is with 2 swarthy gents!!!
It is fairly obvious there are 2 men walking together with a little child between them.....she is looking up at the 2nd chap.
Also "Swarthy" doesnt mean and never has meant, Dark/black Skinned.
It is an English term (probably not used much in the US), meaning Tanned, oily/perspirey looking unkempt person.
Generally, the Southern Europeans/Middle Easterners etc, with olive skin were considered "Swarthy", to a lily white English Rose society.
Pirates with their tanned skin were often Swashbuckling and Swarthy..........
Does have a "Dark" ,as in Sinister Tone, to a degree, but not always.