Et tips til britisk politi gikk ut på at Madeleine McCann ble stjålet på bestilling fra en belgisk pedofiliring.
John Shord, from the Metropolitan Police’s CO14 clubs and vice intelligence unit, wrote in the email: «Intelligence suggests a paedophile ring in Belgium made an order for a young girl three days before Madeleine McCann was taken. Somebody connected to this group saw Maddie, took a photograph of her and sent it to Belgium. The purchaser agreed that the girl was suitable and Maddie was taken.»
The source of the intelligence was anonymous and it is not clear how reliable it was.