Two children, Jose, two, and Ruth Breton Ortiz, six, disappeared.
The British Media practically ignored the issue.
The father was arrested.
The British tabloids COMPLETELY ignored this:
Daily Star: NOTHING to say…
Daily Mirror: NOTHING to say…
The Sun: NOTHING to say…
The Daily Mail: NOTHING to say…
Daily Express: NOTHING to say…
The Independent: NOTHING to say…
London Evening Standard: NOTHING to say…
What English-speaking media did report this after all? These, to date, as far as we could research:
The Olive Press
"Jose Breton Gomez, 38, was seized at his home at 3am on Tuesday morning on suspicion of murder. He was the last person to see Jose, two, and Ruth Breton Ortiz, six, alive before they disappeared and has been accused of making ‘false statements’.
He insisted he lost sight of them for ‘a moment’ and a search has been underway ever since.”
The Latin American Herald Tribune
“According to investigators’ remarks on Tuesday, Jose Breton was arrested because of the “numerous contradictions” that had been found in his account of what happened to his children. The two youngsters – Ruth, 6, and Jose, 2 – were last seen in a Cordoba park on the afternoon of Oct. 8 while they were in the care of their father, who then reported their disappearance.
The children live in the nearby city of Huelva with their mother but had been staying in Cordoba with their father on the weekend, since the couple are in the process of separating. Breton’s arrest came after police conducted an intensive search for the two children, both in the park as well as in a nearby river, and raided several residences of members of the father’s family.
So far, Breton had been cooperating with police and authorities have not reported what the precise motive for his arrest was, other than to note the contradictions they had detected in his account.”
“Police have arrested José Bretón, the dad of the two children, aged 2 and 6, who allegedly went missing from a Córdoba park on October 8th, whilst supposedly in their father's care. Officers from the National Police are still searching the property in "Las Quemadillas" owned by the paternal grandparents of the two children.
Sources close to the case say that many of officers with sniffer dogs are combing different parts of the farm for clues to the children's disappearance, going over the same area searched by forensic agents eight days ago when the children went missing.”
It seems that there are British children… and then there are other children.
Children of a lesser god, it seems.
Pity that when it came to raise funds and attention, internationality was so desperately sought. Important is that the Jose and Ruth’s father’s bluff was called and he was arrested.
Maybe the Spanish Police could teach Scotland Yard on how to handle cases like this. No, NOT of missing children, but of parents lying about their child(ren)'s disappearance.