A sketched picture of a man believed to look a bit like the person who may have abducted Madeleine McCann, if indeed, she has been abducted, has been hastily cobbled together in a joint venture by one of Mr and Mrs McCann's drunken friends, and an FBI-trained expert.
The sketch, the work of Jane Tanner and an unnamed forensic scientist/artist/knowitall, shows an individual, who may have been a man, carrying something that looks like a child, wearing what may have been pink pyjamas. Sadly, Ms Tanner is not really sure, as the whole night now seems like 'one big blur'.
One striking thing about the image is that it is faceless - that is, the 'possible abductor' had no face. This faceless condition is in stark contrast to that of Miss Tanner, who the authorites say was "off her face". Police are now banking on the evidence of this extraordinary characteristic to flush out the villain.
Dressed in, what appear to be 'clothes', and smooching about in the shadows, this may well have been the person who took little Madeleine away from her loving, but careless, parents, Gerry and Kate, who have since met the Pope.
Ms Tanner now claims she saw the shape of what looked like a child abductor, but not the face, but, at the time, did not think it was important. Five months on, however, she now realises that this MUST have been the pesky individual the collective police forces of Great Britain and Portugal have been trying to apprehend.
A spokesman for people who think Ms Tanner has invented the story to protect her friends the McCanns, said: