These "sightings" include some from Police Officers to Security Guards and, no doubt, a plethora of other "responsible" people from as far away as New Zealand. What the reporter does not mention however, is that all the people involved with these "sightings" appear to have done sweet Fanny Adams about reporting the facts on the spot or trying to rescue the little mite!
It is alleged by the Reporter that even a Police Officer failed to apprehend a woman who he saw with a Maddie look alike - ". . . when approached by Police the black-haired woman holding the child ran off". Obviously either very slow Policemen or the woman was an Olympic athlete! Or, more likely, the story has been concocted by a McCann supporter (there are some!) just to try to embarass such as the PJ.
There is no point dwelling on what has or has not happened, it is up to all to discover the truth of the case and apprehend any abductor or other person responsible for Maddie's disappearance.