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Search for Cleo Smith: Mark Magawan urges online trolls to stop the attacks of Ellie Smith and Jake Glidon

Prime Minister Mark Magawan has blamed online vandalism for accusing Cleo Smith’s parents of being involved in the disappearance of the four-year-old.

Mr. Magawan said this morning that Cleo’s parents were experiencing a tremendous amount of anxiety, pain and suffering and did not require additional stress.

Cleo’s mother, Erie, and her stepfather, Jake, were not suspects and were working with the police, said Rod Wilde, a police officer who led the investigation.

The case was treated as a suspected kidnapping, and the child was not near the Quobba Blowholes campsite, which went missing two weeks ago.

Camera iconMissing girl Cleo Smith, 4. credit: Facebook / Ellie Smith/Facebook / Ellie Smith

McGowan said he didn’t understand how the people hiding behind the keyboard gained courage.

“They say the most horrifying and shocking things they would never say otherwise,” McGowan said.

“I just urge them to stop.

“This world of social media, where people just say shocking and scary things, is terrible.”

Ellie Smith.
Camera iconEllie Smith. credit: Flash point/Flash point

Mr. Magawan said people need to return to a sense of dignity and politeness to each other, especially to those who are suffering.

Police Wild said Cleo’s parents were “holding up” despite being online attack.

“They (Ellie Smith and Jake Glidon) are doing very bad things, such as online and commenting,” said Supt Wilde.

“We want to clarify that — they are not suspects in this investigation. They helped us.”

“We keep in touch with them every day and do whatever we can to keep them up to date and help them, but that’s a terrible situation that no one wants to get in.”

Cleo’s real father, Daniel Staines, is not a suspect either.

He was at home in Mandurah when Cleo disappeared.

“He had nothing to do with young Cleo since she was born, and he wasn’t near the area,” Supt Wilde said.

Cleo Smith's stepfather, Jake Glidon, returned to his family's home to open the door and bring police forensics and detectives into the home.
Camera iconCleo Smith’s stepfather, Jake Glidon, returned to his family’s home to open the door and bring police forensics and detectives into the home. credit: Jackson Frindell/Western Australian

It comes after the Prime Minister has removed the wild strings of abuse (including threats of murder) from online anti-vaxxers.

Furious with the latest COVID jab obligations on 75% of WA’s workforce, those who got McGowan’s personal number and filled his entire voicemail.

When asked if he had sympathy for Cleo’s parents based on the hatred he received, he said: “I will.”

“All this action by these people will not change the outcome of the government,” he said.

“In fact, it solidifies our results. We are more determined to take steps to get people vaccinated, and these people lie, yell, threaten, and threaten. We will take the necessary steps. People who will be vaccinated.

“So I urge them to stop.”

Search for Cleo Smith: Mark Magawan urges online trolls to stop the attacks of Ellie Smith and Jake Glidon

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