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Post by willowthewisp on 25.02.18 19:17

@sallypelt wrote:Snipped from Verdi Today at 12:50



"We can't cry our eyes out every day, because that's not helping". Well, Gerry, I didn't realise that crying during bereavement was an option. I certainly didn't have one when I lost my younger brother. It was spontaneous and without warning.

Also "The McCanns have some very powerful people on their side - millionaires, celebrities and even politicians."

And there you  have it. Over ten years of this circus summed up in a few words. What else is there to say?
Hi sallypelt, I agree with your every word in regard to how people react at a"Bereavement"Crying isn't an option.

If you take the comments as depicted from the article,"Gerry's Three days of crying,Grieving named"quite how you could then state,that same person then being alive could be a "Reallity"?

Who knows for sure what guarantees were given by UK Government Officials on Madeleine McCann's disappearance,nut you know for sure,there is a Cover Up and the UK Government is involved with it,as much as they would like to"wriggle"away from it,they cannot there in too deep!
Especially so when you look at the"Candidates" from Peter Macs E-book.
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Post by Verdi on 28.02.18 21:15



If this media manipulating, sorry monitoring, isn't all part of the wider agenda, I'll eat my big 'at - plumage 'n all  hat .

All the money power and influence afforded by the UK government to control, sorry advise, through the medium of a media monitoring unit chef and that's what you get - negative publicity?

Pull the other one!  Still they made a few quid out of it didn't they?

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Post by Verdi on 28.02.18 23:50

Former police chief reveals shock new theory on Madeleine McCann disappearance

The ex-cop became the boss of Portugal’s missing children agency in the same year the three-year-old disappeared

ByAlan Selby
James RodgerAdvanced Content Writer

19:00, 24 APR 2017

A former police chief claims Madeleine McCann was bundled away to caves three miles from the resort where she disappeared.

The little girl was snatched and taken to a warren of caves nearby that have never been searched, Portuguese investigator Paulo Pereira Cristovao suggested.

The ex-cop became the boss of Portugal’s missing children agency in the same year the three-year-old disappeared.

And he believes human error is to blame for the failure to find the missing Midlands girl.

Speaking a decade after Maddie vanished, Mr Cristovao told the Sunday Mirror: "I think this case has lots of mistakes – from many persons, from many situations, from the police and maybe from the government.

“At the end of the day we all forgot one person - Madeleine McCann.”

The three-year-old had been holidaying with her parents Kate and Gerry and two younger siblings when she vanished from the Ocean Club complex in Praia da Luz, on May 3, 2007.

Since then, UK police have spent more than £11 million on the investigation into the missing Midlands girl.

Mr Cristovao’s theory is that Madeleine could well have been taken to caves in the tiny beach town of Burgau, three miles along the coast.

Ahead of the 10th anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance, the former officer said: “I put myself in the role of someone who knew nothing about the streets or the region. Where would I put the body of a girl?

“I stood at the Ocean Club apartment door – to the right is the town of Portimao. There are lots of people there, lots of buildings.

“If I had kidnapped her that’s not the way I’d want to go. I would want to go left, and find the first side road. I put my car on that road, and I went straight to Burgau. It’s a nearby beach, with a lot of rocks with caves.

“It’s a good place to put somebody. As far as I know the police never went there, because you would need divers.

“In a case where you hear theories like aliens and gypsies kidnapping Madeleine, I think this is as good as all the others. We’ve heard theories so stupid over these 10 years. When we don’t understand something, we complicate it.

“I think sometimes – always – the best solution is the simple solution.”

Mr Cristovao left the police to head up Portugal’s Association for Missing Children the year Maddie vanished. He later wrote a book about the case.

Now, discussing her disappearance for the first time in nearly a decade, he has laid out the errors he thinks set the investigation on the road to failure.

Instead of old-fashioned legwork, he believes there was too much focus on outlandish theories and behavioural profiles in the first hours and days.

He said: “The most important thing was starting an investigation on Madeleine – where is she? – instead of starting an investigation because the mother looks like this, or the father looks like that, or the mother won’t cry, or the father won’t cry.

“When Madeleine disappeared, we had 12 other missing children – three or four in the Madeira islands, the rest on the mainland.

“The money we spent on Madeleine was a million times more than all the others put together.

“I don’t know if it was pressure from government or the media, but it was the most expensive investigation in the history of Portugal – by far.”

Ten years ago, Mr Cristovao claimed the McCanns had been neglectful to leave their children alone as they dined nearby.

But he insists he does not believe Kate and Gerry, from Rothley, Leicestershire, are behind her death

Ex-Scotland Yard detective Colin Sutton said yesterday Madeleine was most likely kidnapped by traffickers.

He said: “It’s more likely than a paedophile ring. Six and seven-year-olds are much more at risk from paedophiles."

https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/uk-world-news/former-police-chief-reveals-shock-12933455

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Post by Verdi on 14.03.18 21:40

Revealed: The nanny who could help clear the McCanns' name

Last updated at 14:50 14 October 2007

This is the nanny Madeleine McCann's parents believe will be a key witness in their fight to clear their names and find their daughter.

For five months the identity of the Mark Warner employee who was looking after Madeleine in Praia da Luz's Kids Club in the hours before her disappearance has been a closely held secret.

She was witness to the McCanns' movements during the week they were on holiday in Portugal and fed Madeleine less than three hours before she disappeared.

On the morning after Madeleine's disappearance it is believed she even told Portuguese police of a man she had seen acting 'suspiciously' around the apartments.

Today we can reveal her identity as 20-year-old Catriona Baker, the daughter of a nurse and draughtsman from Manchester.

The McCanns believe Ms Baker is a key witness in the defence that they are assembling with the aid of a team of lawyers and investigators.

Ms Baker has told friends she is convinced of the McCanns' innocence. She is still in contact with Kate McCann and was said by friends to have been hit hard by her charge's disappearance, even being offered trauma counselling by Mark Warner Holidays.

Intriguingly, Ms Baker revealed to one friend - spoken to by this newspaper - that she told Portuguese police of a man she saw acting strangely near the apartments in the days leading up to Madeleine's disappearance on May 3.

She was interviewed for just three hours by police on the morning after Madeleine's disappearance. This compares with the four-and-a-half hours endured by Charlotte Pennington, another nanny at the resort who was witness to Kate's 'hysterical' reaction to Madeleine's disappearance.

The Mail on Sunday has also learned that within 24 hours of that interview Ms Baker was dispatched by Mark Warner to take up a new position in the Greek resort of San Agostino along with four other members of staff.

They were all linked to the seven holidaymakers who had eaten in the resort's tapas restaurant with Kate and Gerry McCann on the night of Madeleine's disappearance.

It is believed Ms Baker has since been reinterviewed by both British and Portuguese police but she has been told not to comment on the investigation.

The young nanny, described as 'fun and vivacious', has been deeply affected by Madeleine's disappearance, telling friends of nights without sleep and a complete loss of appetite.

Writing to one concerned friend nine days after Madeleine disappeared, she admitted: 'I was her nanny, so it's been tough for me, you wouldn't recognise me.

'It's hit me so hard I've hardly slept or eaten. My mum came to see me, but transferring me to "San Ag" has put me back at stage one as I am so stressed again.

'Love you loads, thanks for writing. I'm sorry I haven't been in touch, I have not been out of the house much.'

To another she added: 'Thanks so much for your support ... I am trying to cope, but not really liking "San Ag"... I don't plan on staying here. If they don't send me back to Portugal. I'll go home.'

She had been introduced to Gerry and Kate McCann on the first evening of their holiday at the Ocean Club resort as Madeleine's designated nanny and had developed a 'good relationship with the couple and especially with Madeleine', according to a friend.

On the day Madeleine disappeared Ms Baker had spent nearly six hours with the toddler, along with five other children aged between three and five. Two of those are believed to have been the children of the McCanns' friends, David and Fiona Payne.

Madeleine and her two-year-old twin siblings, Sean and Amelie, were placed in the resort's Kids Club, where Ms Baker worked, at around 10am while their parents took a stroll before collecting them at 12.30pm for lunch back at the apartment.

In the afternoon, the McCanns played tennis while Madeleine went back to her nanny at the children's club, who gave her tea at 5.30pm. Madeleine, Sean and Amelie were picked up by their parents at 6pm.

Ms Baker was not with the McCanns when the alarm was sounded over Madeleine's disappearance just before 10pm. However, she joined the search shortly after 11pm after completing her duties as a night babysitter.

Mark Warner did not return Ms Baker to Portugal from Greece and she has since left the company. She is now a live-in nanny looking after three children. Her location is being withheld on the request of the McCanns.

Ms Baker refused to comment about the investigation into Madeleine's disappearance, adding: 'I don't want to go through it again.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-487506/Revealed-The-nanny-help-clear-McCanns-name.html

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Post by polyenne on 15.03.18 6:26

“Miss Baker agreed to go through it again as long as she could have her previous statements to remind herself of what she’d already said and be able to meet the McCanns to get their stories straight”.

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Post by Mark Willis on 15.03.18 7:07

@polyenne wrote:“Miss Baker agreed to go through it again as long as she could have her previous statements to remind herself of what she’d already said and be able to meet the McCanns to get their stories straight”.
Exactly my thoughts.
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Post by MayMuse on 15.03.18 10:35

Miss Baker doesn't want to go through it again ? 
What's she gone through? 

This was to help Madeleine! 

And she couldn't even "go through it again" for a little girl who she once supposedly had in her care? 

I despair at these crèche workers, I really do!

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Post by Verdi on 15.03.18 12:29

She is now a live-in nanny looking after three children. Her location is being withheld on the request of the McCanns.
So the McCanns are in a position to dictate - is this according to a source close to the family?

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Post by Jill Havern on 19.03.18 10:57

Courtesy of P_R:





After just three months:


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1561350/McCanns-call-for-media-obsession-to-end.html


By Chris Hastings, Arts and Media Editor
12:01AM BST 26 Aug 2007

The father of Madeleine McCann yesterday appealed to the media to end its obsession with his daughter's disappearance.

Speaking at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, Gerry McCann said that, despite the family's concerted effort to publicise the hunt for the four-year-old, the continuing scrutiny had been far greater than he could ever have imagined.
Mr McCann, 39, said that, because of the need for the media campaign to continue in "a pretty low-key format", he and his wife Kate were now considering returning home to Rothley, Leics.
"I personally do not think it is necessary to bombard people with Madeleine's image on a daily basis," Mr McCann said. "Initially, without a doubt, we wanted a lot of coverage, but the coverage has been 10 times greater than we imagined."
Mr McCann said that, in an effort to provide coverage of the hunt, some journalists had been tempted into presenting harmful speculation as fact. He added that he had now stopped looking at newspaper and television coverage of the case.
Last week, Mr McCann condemned a report in a Portuguese newspaper which claimed that he and his wife had accidentally killed Madeleine with an overdose of drugs.
The McCanns have denied any involvement in their daughter's disappearance and police have confirmed that they are not suspects.
"A huge amount of speculation is being presented as fact because people are under a huge amount of pressure to come up with stories," Mr McCann said. "In the last six weeks there really has been nothing to report. Staying in Portugal may be counterproductive because of the media attention on Kate and I which generates pressure on people to write things.
"The sticking point is the knowledge that we will be leaving Portugal as a family of four when we arrived as a family of five."
He also admitted that his feelings of guilt over Madeleine's disappearance would never leave him and his wife.
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Post by Verdi on 19.03.18 12:44

"A huge amount of speculation is being presented as fact because people are under a huge amount of pressure to come up with stories," Mr McCann said.

"In the last six weeks there really has been nothing to report. Staying in Portugal may be counterproductive because of the media attention on Kate and I which generates pressure on people to write things.

"The sticking point is the knowledge that we will be leaving Portugal as a family of four when we arrived as a family of five."


Ah yes of course, August 2007, the writing was already on the wall.  Run away!  Run away!

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Post by Kathian1997 on 19.03.18 13:47

'He also admitted that his feelings of guilt over Madeleine's disappearance would never leave him and his wife.'  Wow, just, wow!
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Post by Verdi on 22.03.18 1:49

Maddy: We saw abduction

Paul Byrne in Praia da Luz
3/01/2008

A family who may have seen Madeleine McCann being abducted could provide vital evidence in the search for the missing four-year-old.

The group saw a man walking towards the beach in Praia da Luz while carrying a child at the time Madeleine vanished, exactly eight months ago.

Portuguese police have taken statements from the family, who live in Drogheda, Ireland.

Now detectives hired by Madeleine's parents want to speak to Martin Smith and his family. The Smiths were leaving Kelly's Bar just before 10pm when they saw a man carrying a child 500 yards from the McCanns' apartment.

Kate McCann, 39, raised the alarm about her missing daughter at around 10pm.

The Smiths are thought to have described the man as white and 5ft 7in to 5ft 9in tall. His top clothing was obscured by the child. That description matches a suspect seen walking away from the apartment at about 9.15pm by Jane Tanner, a member of the "Tapas Seven" group of friends who were on holiday with the McCanns.

She saw a man carrying a child wearing pink pyjamas similar to those worn by Madeleine.

The McCanns' spokesman said yesterday: "Our detectives are being very methodical and I am quite sure that this family will be on their list."


The eight-month deadline means suspect Robert Murat, 34, hopes to be formally cleared today.

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Post by Jill Havern on 29.03.18 21:54



The achievement of front-page media headlines has been massive and 
unprecedented: Monsterman/Cooperman, the Arade Dam searches, Maddie 
abducted by Raymond Hewlett, Maddie in Morocco, Maddie stolen by 
gypsies, Maddie in a prison lair near Praia da Luz, Maddie taken by a 
Posh-Spice-lookalike on a yacht to Australia, Maddie seen in Dubai, 
Maddie's abductors exposed in a letter from Raymond Hewlett's death-bed 
delivered by a mystery man to Wayne Hewlett (which he then burnt before 
talking to the Sun), Maddie thought to be in America by a 
basketball-playing Angolan who had to flee Portugal after having teeth 
knocked out by a gang of paedophiles who had organised Maddie's 
abduction...here Brian Kennedy's team, backed by Clarence 
'my-job-is-to-control-what-comes-out-in-the-media' Mitchell, have surely
wrought one of the all-time international media campaign successes, 
possibly worthy of an entry in the Guinness Book of Records?
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Post by Verdi on 05.04.18 2:16

Secret Madeleine McCann report finds competing British forces hampered inquiry

Police chiefs fighting to be seen to be helping in the search for Madeleine McCann alienated Portuguese authorities and had a long-term impact on the investigation, report finds

By Telegraph reporter

7:38PM BST 01 Sep 2014

British police forces competing to been seen to be helping find Madeleine McCann hampered the investigation and has had a long term negative effect, a secret Home Office report found.

The unpublished report by Jim Gamble, former head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), found that so many UK agencies got involved it damaged relations with Portuguese police.

The report, commissioned by former Home Secretary Alan Johnson in 2009, was delivered in 2010 and led to the Metropolitan Police reopening the investigation into Madeleine's disappearance, but was never released.

For the first time details have been briefed to Sky News, revealing that Mr Gamble criticised the Association of Chief Police Officers decision to put Leicestershire Police in charge of the operation because the McCanns lives in the county, despite the fact the force was ill-equipped to deal with such a big investigation.

Mr Gamble said that within weeks of Madeleine going missing in May 2007 the Portuguese were given advice by CEOP, the Metropolitan Police, the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the National Police Improvement Agency.

The Crimestoppers charity published its own appeal hotline and different Government ministers – No 10, the Home Office and the Foreign Office – were demanding briefings from the various agencies.

Mr Gamble said: “All of us, including myself at CEOP at the time, your first gut reaction is you want to help, a child has gone missing … so everyone came with best intention, that created a sense of chaos and a sense of competition, people putting their hand up and wanting to help and in many instances in my opinion wanting to be seen to help.

“If we look at it honestly there were some in leadership roles who wanted to represent their organisation to be seen to take a lead role and be seen to provide critical input in this and that made it difficult for a small, regional force like Leicestershire.

“It was unhelpful … I've no doubt relationships from the outset with the Portuguese were impacted by it and I think that had a long term negative effect on the investigation and I think to this very day the Met investigation team that's engaged now are still having to manage and massage that relationship and perhaps to be fair to the Portuguese, mend some fences that were trodden on in the early days.”

He has refused to discuss the content of his report, but leaked details reveals that the intervention of multiple British police forces and crime agencies led to "frustration" and "resentment" among the Portuguese police who believed that their British counterparts were on the side of the McCanns.

Because of the challenges to the way the Portuguese police were investigating Britain was warned that they should not try to act as a "colonial power".

Discussing the investigation Mr Gamble said that the initial Portuguese police response to Madeleine’s disappearance was "haphazard".

“There was chaos, and as it went on it was haphazard which was alien to the more structured police you would expect here in the UK. There was not a sense of order.

“In the first instance the parents should be your Number One suspects. In most cases in the first few golden hours as you collect evidence you can then rule them in or out.

“And that was one of the huge flaws in this, that people didn't focus on clearing the ground beneath their feet in those chaotic first few hours that led into the haphazard first few weeks.

“When I carried out the scoping review there was no evidence that some of the critical information and the analysis of which could have led to intelligence and to leads had been followed up.”

One of Mr Gamble’s recommendations in his report was the establishment of a national centre for missing children which could combine the resources of the best experts and technology.

However, this has not been set up and therefore the British authorities are no better equipped to deal with a similar situation than they were in 2007, Mr Gamble warns.

However, despite the failings Mr Gamble remains confident that Madeleine's case will be solved.

“Someone knows … I genuinely believe in my lifetime we will find out what happened. Relationships, loyalties change, and at some stage some person will come forward.”

Author Anthony Summers, whose book ‘Looking for Madeleine’ is out next week and contains further revelations about the case, said: “It was a case of too many cooks, all with good intentions, spoiling the broth of the initial investigation. And then the mistakes, or should I say the missteps, began to pile one upon another.”

Co-author Robbyn Swan added: “The problems that grew out of the race to help in the initial phase of the Madeleine investigation, the problems of the lack of co-ordination between the Portuguese and the British police, the bad feeling, the lack of translation ability, those things have not been fundamentally addressed.”

The Home Office – which declined to release the report under Freedom of Information laws – declined to comment.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/madeleinemccann/11068928/Secret-Madeleine-McCann-report-finds-competing-British-forces-hampered-inquiry.html
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Roughly translated - the British establishment stomped all over the Portuguese investigation leaving but a remnant of truth.

Mr Gamble said that within weeks of Madeleine going missing in May 2007 the Portuguese were given advice by CEOP, the Metropolitan Police, the Serious Organised Crime Agency and the National Police Improvement Agency.

what the  censored  did the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have to do with the CEOP?

Given advice - advice about what exactly?  How to cover-up a major criminal investigation or how to pervert the course of justice or how to adjust evidence towards a desired conclusion?

Bah!

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Post by Verdi on 06.04.18 15:36


Madeleine McCann fund received £125,000 from News of the World

Confidential deal towards search fund for Madeleine was part of apology for tabloid's publication of mother Kate's diary extracts

17th December 2011

The News of the World paid £125,000 to the fund supporting the search for Madeleine McCann as part of an apology for publishing Kate McCann's diaries – on condition that the terms of the deal remained secret.

The payment was made after the missing girl's parents expressed their outrage at the story, which Kate McCann said made her feel "mentally raped". All the parties involved in the negotiations over the payment, which was agreed in September 2008, were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement hiding the scale of the newspaper's culpability.

The payment was made despite claims by the defunct newspaper's editor at the Leveson inquiry last week that he believed he had had the full support of the McCanns to publish. Colin Myler, who edited the NoW from 2007 until it closed this year, told the inquiry he had received repeated assurances from his head of news, Ian Edmondson, that the McCanns' spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, supported publication – a claim which has been strenuously denied.

Myler told the inquiry that he subsequently ran an apology and paid a "substantial sum" because "he felt very bad that she didn't know". However, the Observer has learned that the NoW initially tried to minimise the compensation. A source at News International, the owner of the newspaper, said there were hours of negotiations between the company's lawyers and Carter-Ruck, the solicitors hired by the McCanns, in the days following publication of the story on 14 September 2008.

A deal was finally struck in which a £125,000 payment was agreed, but all parties were obliged to sign agreements that they would not talk about the size of the compensation. Last night Kate and Gerry McCann's spokesman and News International declined to comment.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2011/dec/17/news-of-world-mccanns-payment
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Another out of court settlement courtesy of the murky Murdoch empire?

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Post by Verdi on 06.04.18 15:46

Here it is - thanks to pamalam and co..

Original Source: NEWS OF THE WORLD SUNDAY 14 SEPT 2008
By Daniel Sanderson, 13/09/2008


For the first time, the heartbreaking truth that destroys the lies of the Portuguese police


TODAY we reveal the secret diary of agonised mum Kate McCann' penned over months as she and husband Gerry struggled to deal with their daughter Madeleine's abduction.

Her words destroy the litany of lies told by Portuguese cops to paint them as cold and calculating. Kate wrote: 'I can't bear being without Madeleine. It's like torture' a slow painful death.'

   FOR months the Portuguese police leaked carefully selected extracts from Kate McCann's secret diary, chosen to deliberately paint her and husband Gerry as the ice couple' cold, dispassionate and emotionless in the face of three-year-old Madeleine's abduction.
   Now, for the first time, the News of the World can fill in the blanks and nail those lies. The 135-page journal covering April 28, 2007 to Tuesday, July 31, was passed to us by a reporter in Portugal appalled by the sickening smear campaign against the McCann's.
   Kate's log of the dark days after Madeleine vanished from their holiday flat reveals the true picture of the tortured woman behind the calm, brave face she had to portray in public, as initial disbelief and numbness gave way to desperation and rage. Often she includes touching messages of love to her missing daughter. It confirms the strength Kate drew from her devout Catholic faith' and frankly admits the doubts the trauma forced her to face.

THE entry for the fateful day Madeleine McCann vanished 'May 3, 2007'makes chilling reading in her mother's diary, because it started out so NORMAL.

Mum-of-three Kate, 40, records that it began much like any other since the family arrived at the Mark Warner Ocean Club in Praia da Luz on Portugal's Algarve coast' one long, happy round of swimming, tennis, kids' club, games and fun.

But knowing what is about to befall them turns Kate's simple account of the children's evening bedtime routine into a tense drama...

THURSDAY, MAY 3: Milk and biscuits for the kids. I left them with this and books and games and went to have a quick shower/wash my hair. M (Madeleine) tired' sitting on my lap' I read the story of Mog (favourite children's book).

Brush teeth. To the bedroom with the kids. M pulls away and puts her head on pillow. Kisses goodnight for M. Pulled the door to as far as possible without shutting it. Silence.

Dry hair. Put make-up on. Glass of wine. Restaurant.

(During dinner nearby with friends 'dubbed the Tapas7 'the group took turns to check the children. At 10pm Kate discovers Madeleine gone. The McCann's and helpers frantically scour the area until 4am.)

FRIDAY, MAY 4: No sleep, Gerry and I started looking through the streets around 06.00 as it was starting to get light. Nobody around. Why not' Desperate.

Minutes seem like hours. Outside of the apartments masses of people asking questions about that night and for descriptions of Madeleine. Long day.

(Then Kate, Gerry and their seven friends were taken to the Policia Judiciaria, or PJ, headquarters in nearby Portimao to give statements.)

Nobody from the police introduced themselves. Nobody offered us a drink or food. All the police dressed informally and smoking. No sympathy was shown and far from inspiring.

I believe my statement would have been around 15.00 and such. They allowed G (Gerry) to come in with me but seated behind me. Translator present.

The police officer who took us by car to the station was the one asking the questions and afterwards typed the answers on a typewriter. Morose.

We left the police station around 7.30pm to 8pm. After 15 minutes we received a call from the PJ saying we had to go back but they didn't tell us why. We turned around and flew back at around 200 kilometres an hour. Once again frightening. Did they find her' Please God. Is she dead' Prayers. We arrived' they showed us a photo of a girl they'd forgotten to show us from the close circuit TV footage. Not M. Devastating.

SATURDAY, MAY 12: (Madeleine's birthday) Madeleine is four years old. Day at resort with holiday group. Special Mass for Madeleine at 18.00 in Praia da Luz.

MONDAY, MAY 14: I slept well last night after a not very good end of the day, frustration with the FLO (Portuguese police family liaison officer) asking me where would my little M be.

I got up at 06.50. I dealt with some trifles and got myself ready for the statement to the press at 08.00.

I tried to put on a slightly more presentable and 'healthy' air. Gerry again gave a great performance.

Following on we answered about four questions. I almost responded to the first one asking how we were, but I didn't. I did answer a question on our possible return home. I replied that obviously I didn't even think about that. Anyway, it seemed to have gone well. After breakfast and our having left S and A, (twins Sean and Amelie, then aged two) we went to church to pray in silence. Very good, calming.

After getting back I decided to go running' for the first time since THE day (already 11 days ago). I knew that it was going to be physically difficult, but I also knew that I wasn't going to give up, because it was for Madeleine and also because the level of pain is far higher now.

No cameras or journalists, which was great. I went running towards the beach and then along it and again climbed that hill so steep 'without stopping! (I carried a photo of M in my hand to keep me going.) On the last hill past the tennis courts my legs completely weak, but I managed to keep myself walking. I managed to reach the apartment then time to stop' to think' I felt really quite calm.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23: Gordon Brown (then Chancellor and PM in waiting) called and spoke with Gerry -very kind and giving encouragement.

Feeling a bit emotional afterwards.

SATURDAY, MAY 26: We went to an amusement park with the kids. Some phone calls, emails etc. Not a very good day for either the two of us' some dark thoughts/ frustrations/ desperation creeping in. Some tears.

(Then in a moving little message to Madeleine) I love you so much XXX

SUNDAY, MAY 27: Clarence (Clarence Mitchell, Foreign Office family liaison at the time) spoke to us about a possible trip to the Vatican. It seems that it really is going to happen' main story on the news!

Spoke to Dad. I went for a walk to the beach with Sean and Amelie. Frozen. Beach' slippery, wet feet.

We all had dinner when we got back to the apartment.

We have to keep looking. We have to find you beloved xxxxx.

(Kate signed off the day's entry by drawing a heart with 'I LOVE MADELEINE' inside.)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30: (After trip to see Pope detailed above) The kids went to bed again around 9pm!!! Low point of tonight' becoming desperate/without hope because of the lack of information. They are acting like they have no leads at all. Very worried.

Tomorrow it will be 4 weeks since Madeleine was taken. Four weeks since we saw our special little girl. We are not certain that we will ever see her again, but know that we have to keep up our hope and strength' for the others, at least. Exhausted.

I love you so much, Madeleine. You must come back! X

FRIDAY, JUNE 1: Quite fed up...I can't stop thinking about Madeleine, about her fear of pain. How can I go on knowing that her life could have ended like this'

This week I have been quite overtaken by black thoughts. Please, God, bring her back.

Bedtime is becoming more and more of a challenge.

SATURDAY, JUNE 2: I can't remember today (which is now yesterday!). The morning was spent doing paperwork. I wrote a letter to JK Rowling, asking for her help in keeping M in the public eye. She has a new Harry Potter book which will come out in July. I asked if it would be possible to do something like a bookmark with M on.

An enjoyable afternoon' I never felt so relaxed. I felt it was wrong. S and A had fun and that was important. I also worried about what people might think, like 'How can they manage to...''

It seems that Sean is liking the beach more these days. We had tea in a nearby restaurant' good, despite still thinking that I had to do normal things without feeling guilty. We left around 7.30pm and the kids were completely exhausted.

Fed up again 'poor M. Once again it took a long time before S and A were sorted. Finally went to church for 10 minutes.

Private worship (despairing!).

Cried again in bed' I can't avoid it. I need her close to me. Thinking about her fear of pain breaks my heart. Thinking about paedophiles makes me want to tear at my own skin. Of course these people, like psychopaths, aren't 'normal' human beings. I was never in favour of the death penalty, but these people should be kept in a secure place. I wouldn't even complain if it was in nice surroundings, but, certainly in the case of paedophiles always distanced from any type of contact with children.

Whose human rights are more important' Those of a paedophile or of a vulnerable, defenceless child'

TUESDAY, JUNE 5: Woke up relatively late again, around 7.30am, with a good morning wake-up call from S and A. Adorable!! I just wish it had been all three of them that came into the room. After a shower and breakfast, I took S and A to the Kids' Club. I asked if they could make birthday cards for their Grandma and Gerry' today is his birthday but I had forgotten which is not surprising!

THURSDAY, JUNE 7: The Press conference went well. People are always asking how we are managing to cope, how we can manage to run a campaign, as if we are strange because we are able to appear calm and controlled and aren't going under all the time. They know so little. Nobody should judge or criticise because, unless they have already been in this situation, they have NO IDEA how they would be and certainly NO IDEA how painful it is. NO IDEA AT ALL. I love you so much Madeleine xxxx

I can't bear this. I can't bear being without Madeleine. It's like torture' a slow, painful death. I hope her suffering, if she is suffering, is much less. Please God.

SUNDAY, JUNE 17: Cherie Blair (then the Premier's wife) phoned to find out how we were.

We talked about everything in general, including about them leaving Number 10. She agreed as well to make a 20-second video clip for our broadcast on YouTube about Madeleine and children who have disappeared.

I also had the chance to speak to Tony (then Prime Minister) who told me that we weren't to hesitate to ask him if there was something he could do to help.

On Sky News tonight they suddenly said the Portuguese police had stated that the crime scene had been contaminated' because of us' and that fundamental evidence had been lost. How dare they insinuate that our daughter's life could be put in danger because of us. Very angry. Very upset.

I want to speak to someone now, but it's too late.

I changed my mind and I sent a text message to Ricardo (Portuguese police family liaison officer). I don't know if was a sensible idea but I feel really annoyed.

My darling little Madeleine, you know that we wouldn't do anything to put you in danger.

I love you very much and I am in agony right now.

I only have to hope that God helps us all now and that he brings you back to us, safe and sound, very soon.

I need you to come back Madeleine. You are the best thing in my life that has ever happened to me. XXXXX

I ended up feeling very upset. Everything overflowed. Terrified that we might not get Madeleine back. I simply cannot face that. Tears, despair, rage, helplessness. I spoke to Gerry, recited prayers. Please God, bring her back XX

I fell asleep after 1am.

MONDAY, JUNE 18: I spent a few lovely hours with Sean and Amelie building a sandcastle with a moat, getting big hugs from Sean, ice creams.

Shower, lovely meal and a little playtime with the kids.

(But as night closes in Kate's anguish returns.)

I cant stand living like this. It's so painful and distressing. Dear Lord, PLEASE answer our prayers. PLEASE send Madeleine back to us. PLEASE.

I love you so, so much Madeleine, more than anything XXXXX.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19: Last night I didn't manage to get to sleep until around 1am because I was so upset again. It's so painful to be without Madeleine and I can't stand to think that it could be like this forever. This simply cannot happen.

Good night, good night Madeleine, I'm longing to read you a bedtime story again. I love you my little darling X.

I'm longing to read you a bedtime story again. I love you my little darling X.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20: There is still no sign of Madeleine. I didn't feel like it so I decided not to go running.

Went to pick up Gerry from the airport. It was so good to see him. Just before we reached the apartment we saw a man lying in the middle of the street, so we stopped the car and got out. It was no surprise to see that he was drunk (we've all been there!) but he recognised Gerry and me immediately. Gerry walked him round to his apartment.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21: I went to the church around 9.20pm to pray a bit by myself, in peace. I got a bit annoyed, I don't understand why God doesn't answer my prayers. I think I need a sign of some sort. I miss her so much. It is so painful and I don't feel my life is complete and I won't ever feel it is complete, if she doesn't come home. Gerry came down later on to be with me.

Apart from a glass of wine, chocolate and this diary, there's nothing much else to tell.

I LOVE YOU MADELEINE. GOOD NIGHT GOOD NIGHT X X X.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22: I miss Madeleine loads and that's a real understatement. Sometimes I think I must have done something so bad. (Then Kate recalls the IVF treatment she needed to get pregnant) It was so difficult and painful 'trying' to have Madeleine and now this!!!

Why''' Bad luck''' A sick joke''' And then I think I don't want to think about me' I'm an adult, but Madeleine, dear, sweet, vulnerable, beautiful Madeleine... and I just feel like screaming. WHY'

Dear Lord, I continue to ask, continue to hope, continue to try to have faith in You. Please help us. Put an end to this nightmare. Please help Madeleine. PLEASE LORD.

Unbearable

Madeleine, I love you with all my heart. You are part of my being and I will never feel whole without you. I hope and pray for the day, hopefully soon, when we will be reunited and together again FOREVER. I miss you so much. I need you. I love you. XXXXXXXXXXX

SATURDAY, JUNE 23: I woke up after 7am hesitating (again!) about going running but eventually I built up enough enthusiasm to convince Gerry that we should go. He ran quite well and without a doubt it was worth us going.

Will we see her again one day' How can this end well now' She's so precious. God I need you to do something soon. I'm so desperate and suffering so much.

This evening I felt quite low again. It's the awful uncertainty, helplessness and worry. It's really unbearable. I only want to be able to hide or hibernate until this is all over and Madeleine is back. Please make sure she's OK.

The usual' dinner, a few drinks and emails. Good night. Good night my darling, longing to lie down...

SUNDAY, JUNE 24: Oh, Madeleine, I find the nights so difficult and only God knows how things are going to find you. I just want to say, once again, that you have been the most special and amazing thing that ever happened to me.

I've never felt such love for another person. I hope and I trust that God and Mary are protecting you and I only know that Dad and I and all your wonderful family and friends will continue to search for you, and we all long for the day when you will be back with us again' FOREVER! XX

Good night. Good night darling. I love you XXXXXXXX

TUESDAY, JUNE 26: I went for a short walk to the shops nearby. I had heard that there was a paedophile there. Nice, isn't it'

If people informed us about these criminals of course we'd be more cautious and we'd feel safer!

Unfortunately I read two books of messages that had been delivered... There were three horrible ones. One from a former Met Police officer' very insensitive/ cruel and far from constructive! Another said 'R.I.P. Maddie' 'how appalling!

Well, not surprisingly I was very upset and I went out to the rocks on the beach. I cried a lot and spoke to Madeleine and to God. I was still not ready to go but Gerry was calling me. The police had arrived, as planned, at the apartment. I calmed down and went to the meeting with the police. Everything seems to be so slow. We finished at around 7pm so I went to be with the kids and tell them bedtime stories. I had dinner, had a few drinks despite having said I wanted it without alcohol!! We talked some more.

My darling Madeleine, I feel such fear and dread when I think of you. Every day and every night, it is TOO MUCH. I can only have hope and trust in God and Mary to look after you and bring you back to us soon.

I'm so sorry if I/we let you down. I hope you know how fond of you we are and that we would NEVER do anything intentionally that would put you in danger' of any kind. You are so precious to me. You make me so happy and I miss you so much. Please God, please Mary, keep watch over our sweet Madeleine. Keep her safe and sound and bring her back to us soon! X X

MONDAY, JULY 2: (The day the McCann's had to move from the Ocean Club apartment to a rented house.)

I started to put everything in the suitcases and then I took S and A to the Kids' Club around 09.20 and then I came back to pack the cases. We moved everything to the house around 10:30. Although now I think that it is a good thing to move to the house' with a bit more privacy' everything feels wrong and painful without Madeleine. I cannot believe that this has happened. She is so loving and I desperately want her back. Sean and Amelie appeared very excited about the 'new house' especially with regard to their room. After lunch on the terrace, Gerry filled the Jacuzzi with cold water and the children enjoyed themselves immensely in their 'swimming pool'. I went to look for Chinese food for 4.

Oh dear Madeleine, where are you' Are you nearby' Please keep well and be strong, my little one. We are desperate to find you. We love you very much. You are so special. I long to give you the biggest hug in the WORLD!! I miss you so much. I love you so much my dear Madeleine.'

THURSDAY, JULY 5: I got up at 7.15. Gerry went for a run.

NOTHING is or will be as good again without Madeleine.

I am thinking about you a lot, dearest Madeleine, and praying a lot so that we find you soon' alive and unharmed.

Stay strong' you know that we all love you very very very much XXXXX.

FRIDAY, JULY 6: (The day a man was arrested in Holland for a cruel hoax intended to extort '1.3million from the McCann's in return for details of the kidnappers and Madeleine's location.) I wrote my emails and finished our statement for when the story broke about the Dutch man's extortion near lunchtime.

He's 39, unemployed, says that he was bored and wanted to play with our emotions. Bastard. David Miliband (the new Foreign Secretary) phoned Gerry to offer support.

SATURDAY, JULY 7: We had breakfast and got the children ready as usual. At 10.30 the four of us went to the Algarve Shopping Centre.

The plan was to buy sandals and some other things for the children. However the journey was a disaster. We had to stop three times on the way there, since Sean and Amelie were crying alternately.

PAIN REVISITED: Kate and Gerry McCann talk ahead of the one year anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance

I began to feel that it had been a wasted day, even though Sean and Amelie had some good goes in Noddy's car and Popeye's boat. The return journey was slightly more bearable.

I had a 'moment' while we were having lunch. I saw a woman who looked pregnant and I began to think about when I was pregnant with Sean and Amelie. And then it hit me. (Kate then remembers a touching scene from the past.) Madeleine was coming to visit us later that evening, the look of wonder on her face, and afterwards she got in beside me in bed. She was and is so adorable' a real jewel, a real gift. And I painfully miss her.

At around 18.00 went to church. It was good... there was nobody else there. Later Gerry turned up and joined me and we went down as far as the rocks on the beach and talked a little about Madeleine. But I began to feel slightly pessimistic and fearful. Please, my God, prove to us that we are not wrong. But I was feeling worse. Please, my God, let this have a happy ending.

I have been thinking a lot about you today, Madeleine. I am so worried and frightened for you. I can only hope that God has you in his hands and brings you back to us soon. Please, my God, help us, help Madeleine.

We love her and we need her so much, and she loves us and needs us. Please, please, please make it so that we have some good news soon. Good night darling. I love you. (I can hardly wait to say 'See you tomorrow.') XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

THURSDAY, JULY 12: I hate the person who took my Madeleine'the same one who has caused all this trouble, who made us feel worthless and mistrustful and mainly who has frightened my beautiful Madeleine. I will never forgive that person/those people for this. Never.

Today I washed the Cuddle Cat (Madeleine's favourite soft toy and a constant comfort to heartbroken Kate). I was hoping not to have to do it until Madeleine returns, but it was now quite dirty and smelly, unfortunately without the smell of Madeleine on it. XX

TUESDAY, JULY 17: Finding it very difficult to talk to people from home, unless they are directly involved. It is difficult to show an interest in other people's lives and children at the moment. I know it sounds horrible, selfish and egocentric, but at the moment I can only think about Madeleine. I don't want to hear about anyone having babies or getting pregnant (mainly because it was all so very difficult for us). I'm worried about turning into a bitter, angry woman, that would be horrible. Please God bring Madeleine back and let this nightmare end.

Please don't let our lives be destroyed by this. Please don't let them hurt Madeleine.

Earlier today I found Amelie in our room looking at photos of Madeleine and she said: 'I miss my sister. Where's my sister''

I couldn't believe it. I didn't realise Amelie's vocabulary and use of words was so good. I just said: 'I miss her too. We'll find her soon.' What a little sweetheart!

She then turned her attention to something else.

We took turns jumping into the water with the kids, which was great fun. After a DVD and a story it was the twins' bedtime which didn't take too long tonight. Madeleine, we are all with you darling.

Keep strong, be patient, we'll keep on going till we find you. I love you so much. We hope and pray we'll see you soon.

Goodnight, my darling. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18: It was suggested that Madeleine is dead and buried in an area close to the beach, behind the cliff.

What can I say' I feel my body's on the verge of collapse. How much pain and emotion can one body take' I had a bad afternoon. I was very worried, desperate, extremely on edge. I don't think I can take any more of this, I really can't. How much longer will this suffering go on' I need Madeleine ALIVE.

SATURDAY, JULY 21: I continue to feel very low. I miss Madeleine so much. It's as if a ray of light has disappeared from my life. There's no doubt that Madeleine is that ray and I miss her more than words can say.

We just wrote our blogs/diaries. Once again those dark thoughts returned, linked with feelings of anxiety, fear and worry. How much longer will we have to cope with this pain'

My poor, poor Madeleine. Why, Lord' My heart aches with so much love for you, Madeleine. I just hate being without you.

(Kate then relives the last time they saw Madeleine in the Ocean Club apartment.)

If I could go back in time, I would. I have clear recollections of that night. You were so tired. After your baths, you sat on my knee and put my wedding ring on your finger. We (me, you, Sean and Amelie) read 'Mog' in the living area and then 'if you're happy and you know it'. We all sat down on your bed.

Then you counted the squares on the last page. You were always counting things on pages...always laying your head on your pillow at the same time every night. Madeleine you make me so happy. I just want you home. I love you so much. XXXXXXX

MONDAY, JULY 23: I got up at 7.00 and went running. I was surrounded by a pack of dogs (more or less 12)'it really wasn't a nice experience. I went to the flat, high part of the cliff as I felt really alone and a little frightened. Please God, don't let Madeleine be buried here. Please God, make sure she's alive. Please God, bring her back quickly to us.

I took S and A to the Kids' Club at 9.45 then I went to church to pray a little on my own.

Every single moment of happiness with Sean and Amelie, who are both so delightful, is mixed with deep sadness. All I want is Madeleine to be safe and happy again.

Baths, stories and some bedtime chaos from Sean and Amelie before I finally put them to bed at 21.15.

I spent some time on the internet reading about Sarah Payne (Roy Whiting), Eliz. Smart (Brian Mitchell) and the Peter Voisey case (he abducted a six-year-old girl from the bath in North Tyneside). Really horrible.

Night, night sweetheart. I'm trying to be positive. I need to be because I need to believe that you're going to come back to me, so I can go back to being truly happy. I love you XXX.

TUESDAY, JULY 24: Sean and Amelie had lots of fun in the Jacuzzi' laughter galore! Carrot sticks and crisps were had by all at teatime.

Oh, darling Madeleine. It pains me to think of you' it causes me such sorrow and I have no idea how you feel. I pray to God that you are well, that you are not hurt. I pray that God keeps you safe and sound and that you're not afraid, nor in pain.

Please God, answer my prayers and please, please, please bring Madeleine back to us very soon, for our own happiness. Please God.

Madeleine, sweetheart, I love you so much. I can't stop saying it. Night, night darling. We will keep hoping and having faith in God. XXXXXXX.

Restless

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25: I received some bad news last night. A friend has breast cancer and has just received her first dose of chemotherapy following surgery. Horrible. I will include her in my prayers.

At around 15.30 I went for a run. I had begun to feel restless and worried about Madeleine. It was hot and hard work, but I felt better for having gone.

We returned at around 18.15'the children's dinner and baths, our dinner.

(and the children's once again!).

Madeleine, sweetheart, you are the most important thing, the only thing that matters. Words cannot describe how I feel about you nor how restless, tormented, alone, sad and incomplete I feel.

I will continue to hope and pray that you come back to us soon but I don't want to think about how good it would be to feel something like that' not yet, at least.

I love you so, so much darling. I remember sitting watching you through the glass window when you were having your swimming lessons on a Saturday morning. There you were with your yellow swimsuit, ever so pretty and you were smiling and waving at me, and the tears rolled down my face!

I was and am still so proud of you, Madeleine, and my love for you is never-ending. I can't stop saying how much I love you dearly. I'm going to try and stay strong for you and you have to do the same. You know we love you and we are going to keep going until we find you again.

All my love, Madeleine. Night, night. Sleep well. May God protect you. XXXXX.

SATURDAY, JULY 28: I got up at 7.30 after a late and disturbed night of sleep.

At around 16.20 we had a dip in the Jacuzzi. Sean and Amelie loved it. After tea I went to the small church. I was a little tearful.

It's really hard for me not to worry about the small things. I wonder does anyone brush her teeth' She looks so happy in that photo taken on that last day.

I know I'm repeating myself but I can't stop myself from saying how much I love you, Madeleine. I'll say it as many times as I need to. You're so, so special. XXXXX.

TUESDAY, JULY 31: (The day before police seized the diary) I got up early after another late and very disturbed night.

I dropped by the church. I feel better after these short conversations.

I cooked my first meal (since they took Madeleine!!) for dinner tonight.

Please God' make me right. Please God' protect her. Please God' bring her back to us soon!

Night, night Madeleine, by dearest little angel. My sweetheart, my darling, my love, my companion. I love you more than anything. Lots of hugs my darling. I'm going to dream that I'm lying by your side' moments I'll always cherish and I long to have again.

Sweet dreams my little one. Be strong. Mummy XXXXX.

Pope was so gentle and so sincere

DEVOUT Catholic Kate's nerves were on edge as she and Gerry prepared to meet the Pope at the Vatican on May 30.

On May 28 she wrote: 'I felt somewhat concerned. This is going to be a little too much, I only want Madeleine back and to return to our normal life.'

Two days later her diary recalls: 'Pope Benedict XVI arrived in his 'pope mobile' waving to everyone. It immediately became clear that he recognised us. He took hold of our hands and he was so gentle, so sincere.

'I thanked him for having allowed us to be there with him. He said he would pray for us and that he would continue to pray for Madeleine and for her safe return. I gave him the photo of Madeleine' he blessed it (with the thumb)' something that we would be able to keep for ever. A shy man but very friendly.

'Very emotional, very positive, very important' charming.

'Please, God, bring back to us little Madeleine. We love her so much and we miss her so much. Please Lord, help us to be united once again shortly as a family.

'Later on, Clarence (Foreign Office family liaison) told me that, before that (meeting the Pope), a butterfly had flown above and had landed on the bow on my hair.

'Following on, it left, but it came back and landed on my lapel. An omen, we hope.'
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Funny how that got into the hands of The News of the World innit?

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Post by Verdi on 06.04.18 15:58

Police told Kate McCann NOT to cry in public because kidnapper would 'get off' on her emotions

Last updated at 00:54 07 November 2007

British police have told Kate McCann not to cry in public because they fear this will play into the hands of her daughter's abductor.

Police have told the mother-of-three she must try to control her emotions when she is in the public eye.

They are worried a kidnapper will "get off" on any show of emotion by her and husband Gerry.

Spokesman Clarence Mitchell revealed police have been advising the couple during an interview screened in the early hours of this morning.

Detectives briefed them shortly before they gave their first TV interview since being made official suspects over Madeleine's disappearance.

Kate ended up breaking down during the interview on Spain's Antena 3 last week.

Mr Mitchell, speaking on the same channel during a live link-up, admitted: "The police told them they had to control their emotions because the kidnapper could see the programme and could gain satisfaction from that reaction."

Kate, 39, has rarely shed a tear in public since Madeleine vanished on May 3 from their Algarve holiday apartment - and husband Gerry has been portrayed as a cold control freak in the foreign press.

It was thought the mum-of-three had been schooled not to show emotion in public by friends.

But the British police's official role in advising Kate and Gerry on their body language was not known about.

Last night it looked set to drive a further wedge between UK officers and their counterparts - as it showed one set of police believe the couple's claim their daughter was abducted while the other suspect the McCanns of being behind Madeleine's disappearance.

The two forces are still trying to paper over cracks left by disgraced former head investigator Goncalo Amaral, moved off the Madeleine probe after claiming British police were too close to the McCanns.

Portuguese officers will rely on their British counterparts to conduct fresh interviews with the so-called Tapas Nine - the McCanns and their friends - on UK soil.

Gerry and Kate's spokesman said the couple's public show of emotion should be seen in the light of the advice they had been given about provoking Madeleine's abductor.

But he insisted on Antena 3's late-night show Confidencial SA: "Kate's tears the night your channel interviewed her were genuine."

The former BBC man was involved in a tense standoff with Spanish psychiatrist Jose Cabrera, who last week labelled Kate "a poker player" and called her tears "part of the act."

The McCanns have announced they may sue him over his claims, aired in a Portuguese paper.

But unrepentant Cabrera, staring Mr Mitchell in the eye during a live head-to-head, said: "When emotions are displayed in public, you risk having to respond to what is freedom of expression.

"That risk is a risk that has got to be considered when agreeing to interviews as you and the McCanns have done.

"This whole situation has arisen from their lack of care of their children in an apartment at a given moment in time and leads to people having differing opinions about their sincerity.

"My opinion is one of many you have heard and seen written in newspapers and you'd have to sue so many people that I don't know to what extent that would make sense in your media strategy."

Mr Mitchell countered: "I'm not going to get into an argument with you about this. It's a question for the lawyers.

"But it's wrong to say Kate was crying deliberately. Her tears were sincere."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-492026/Police-told-Kate-McCann-NOT-public-kidnapper-emotions.html

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Re: Media Mayhem - MCCANN MEDIA NONSENSE OF THE DAY

Post by Hobs on 07.04.18 1:10

TUESDAY, JUNE 26:

Well, not surprisingly I was very upset and I went out to the rocks on the beach. I cried a lot and spoke to Madeleine and to God.

Hmm, i wonder if Maddie was dumped somewhere in the area?
I wonder if kate was close enough to where Maddie was to talk to her?
She links talking to god with talking to Maddie.
God is a spirit, she doesn't tell us she prayed to god, rather, she spoke to god.
She also spoke to Maddie in the same way.
Does this mean she is telling us that Maddie is dead?
I believe so.

How could she speak to Maddie if she was alive?
Maddie wouldn't hear her mom or see her mom nor could she respond.
However, speaking to a dead Maddie is possible if kate believes she has a soul.
Since she links Maddie to god and she spoke to them both, although inconsequential Kate believes Maddie and god can hear her and perhaps respond in some way.
Kate tells us she cried a lot, were these tears of guilt and remorse for what she had done to Maddie?
Was kate begging forgiveness from Maddie and god for what had happened?
Was kate genuinely sorry for what happened to Maddie or was kate only crying for herself?
Was kate feeling the burden of guilt now that the weight that had been lifted from her shoulders on Maddie's death had returned when it started to become clear that the PJ were not buying their version of events and were now getting a bit too close for comfort regarding the truth of what happened?
Was kate close to cracking?

Kate told us they had hidden Maddie really well, i wonder if it would be worth checking the rocks in the area for Maddie's remain, perhaps a small cave or inlet that would be difficult to get to but not impossible, a place that had very few visitors due to its location and difficulty of access.
Was Maddie placed there or dumped close enough that she would be washed in and then grounded on the rocks?
If placed perhaps in a small cave deep enough that no one could accidentally see a tennis bag (especially given the color of the bag)
No one would be likely to come across Maddie;s remains by accident such as by an owner trying to catch their dog or local wildlife predating on Maddie's remain and dragging them out to the entrace or where they could be seen.

Then we have this revealing and damning statement from kate


SATURDAY, JULY 7:

I had a 'moment' while we were having lunch. I saw a woman who looked pregnant and I began to think about when I was pregnant with Sean and Amelie.
And then it hit me. (Kate then remembers a touching scene from the past.) Madeleine was coming to visit us later that evening,

Here we are told that Maddie was not living with kate and gerry when kate was pregnant with the twins.


I was pregnant with Sean and Amelie.
And then it hit me. Madeleine was coming to visit us later that evening.

So kate, who was Maddie living with since you tell her she was not with you when you were pregnant with the twins?

Why kate, was Maddie not living with you whilst you were pregnant?


How long had it been since Maddie had lived with you as a family?

Why had Maddie been handed over to live with someone in your extended family?

What reason had you given to the family member Maddie was living with?

When did you move Maddie back into the family home?

Was Maddie moved back into the family home at all?

If Maddie continued to live with someone in your extended family, what was the reason given?

If Maddie continued to live with someone in your extended family, did you at some point plan to have her move back in to the family unit?

Since you tell us Maddie was not living with you whilst you were pregnant with the twins, does this explain the clear lack of maternal bond between you and her particularly and the distancing between gerry and Maddie?

Does this mean that you and/or gerry may not the bio parents of Maddie?

Does this also explain the distancing from Maddie by all the extended family?

Would this explain all the subtle demeaning and disparaging comments from yourselves and the extended family in relation to Maddie?

Does this explain the questions from the PJ regarding handing Maddie over to a relative or possibly even foster care?

What was so wrong with Maddie that you couldn't have her live with you whilst you were pregnant?

Does this explain why you positively blossomed and glowed as if a weight had been lifted off your shoulders when Maddie disappeared?


Maddie disappearing (died) removed a source of trouble in your family life, did you expect things to die down regarding the investigation of your involvement given the political support you were bringing to bear?

Did you think the actual physical searching would die down over time and all you would need to do is on certain holidays make a little statement, "oh woe is me..." and carry on with your new perfect little family and the donations would continue to come in prompted by carefully controlled MSM interviews?


How did you feel when you learned tha many, if not the majority of the public no longer believed your story given the forensic evidence, evidence that should have been there and wasn't and evidence that shouldn't have been there but was?


Almost 11 years down the line and you  owe tens if not hundreds of thousand in legal fees and costs of the defendants and your own expensive lawyers.
You have been publicly revealed as being not cleared of involvement in the death, disposal and filing a false police report of Maddie.

You have no clue as to what is in the unreleased files of the PJ regarding this case.
UK poilce can prosecute you for fraud, obtaining money and services by deception etc plus given you did interviews overseas and had donate button for said countries you could also face charges in those countries.

Given all that, it would be better for you to come clean, admit the truth and try and come to a plea deal to minimize your prison time or perhaps claim you were suffering from diminished responsibility and post natal depression and perhaps end up in a hospital.


By coming clean it sets an example to the twins and will allow them to begin to heal and also get help for the emotional trauma you and gerry put them through.
it also means you will get the help you clearly need.


As it stands, you will never again be a doctor or GP.
All the years you spent studying, training to qualify and then going into practise if now for nothing.
You can continue to pay for your name to stay on the register but  that is now what all those years of studying and training have got you, a name on a list and nothing more.

Your drop in status from practicing doctor/GP is such that you can't even tell us what your new job is except you work in medicine.
A qualified doctor now working as a cleaner or receptionist or phlebotomist or maybe a nursing assistant.

You thought you had removed a millstone from around your neck called Maddie and life would be perfect but 11 years down the line Maddie is still there a burden, a millstone around your neck heavier than ever and will remain so until you come clean and confess the truth of what happened.

In the meantime, everything you say and write can and will be analyzed and the truth revealed.
Your own words condemn you.

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Re: Media Mayhem - MCCANN MEDIA NONSENSE OF THE DAY

Post by Verdi on 07.04.18 1:51

Personally, I think it's a load of old cobblers, much like her book - the proverbial explanation for anything and everything the police might find.  Take this for example..

TUESDAY, JULY 31: (The day before police seized the diary) I got up early after another late and very disturbed night.

I dropped by the church. I feel better after these short conversations.

I cooked my first meal (since they took Madeleine!!) for dinner tonight.

Please God' make me right. Please God' protect her. Please God' bring her back to us soon!

Night, night Madeleine, by dearest little angel. My sweetheart, my darling, my love, my companion. I love you more than anything. Lots of hugs my darling. I'm going to dream that I'm lying by your side' moments I'll always cherish and I long to have again.

Sweet dreams my little one. Be strong. Mummy XXXXX.

Give me strength - who would talk to a three year old child like that!

I've always thought the rocks to be a distinct possibility as a temporary measure, whatever happened thereafter had to be something they thought to be foolproof, otherwise they wouldn't be walking so cock sure.  Cremation or ocean burial would be the most obvious means of ensuring remains would most likely never be found.

Maybe there was an element of truth in Pennington's claim about the man she saw at the harbour in the pitch dark, loading a bundle into a boat, maybe she was in important witness, maybe she was invited on board - hence the flurry of interviews with various media outlets, with multiple variations on a theme  big grin  

If Madeleine met her fate early in the week, as compelling evidence suggests, there was adequate time to arrange and implement a plan before the alarm was raised at 10:00 pm'ish on Thursday 3rd May.  As far as I see, the cracks started to show from the various accounts given from Tuesday 1st May - the McCanns as a family suddenly became almost reclusive.

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Post by Asylum on 07.04.18 22:07

Who speaks to a three year old in such a manner, indeed?!  The more I see and hear of Kate McCann, the more I believe her to be at least sociopathic, if not something even worse.  Clearly Gerry has absolved himself of any blame or guilt in Madeleine's disappearance, frankly if the man was chocolate he would eat himself, but that wife of his really is something else.  She appears to be making a poor approximation of human-like behaviour and genuinely seems to me to be mostly an emotional vacuum, with her true self so abhorrent and unnatural we rarely see its like.  Despite her intellect, she is unable to demonstrate appropriate, or at least believeable concern.  At least one person was bedazzled by her performance.  Karen Matthews lapped it up, right down to the ongoing sedation of an evening so she didn't have to deal with her daughter a second longer than necessary.  The two woman seem poles apart and Kate in particular would likely hate the comparison, but it just goes to show, social and economic differences aside, that having what could be best described as a pod-person for a mother results in unloved, unwanted children whatever side of the tracks you hail from.

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Post by Verdi on 08.04.18 0:04

How very true, royalty throughout the ages were/are renowned for rearing misfits by the way of children, because of the appalling way they were ill-treated. Or locking them away from sight and mind if they had some form of disability, mental or physical.

I don't credit Kate McCann with anything close to intellect, at least she doesn't demonstrate such a natural gift but she certainly is devoid of anything that could be likened to emotional instinct. Her numerous appearances before the camera are testament to her peculiar temperament - or inability to even act like a normal rational human being.

As for Gerry McCann eating himself, what can you say but hysterical !

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Post by sandancer on 08.04.18 13:13

" My sweetheart , my darling ,  my love , my companion " 

Who refers to their 3 year old as " my companion " ? 

This sounds more like speaking of an adult , a lover , partner , husband , not a small child , your little one , baby girl .

Kate always seems to me at least to be trying to find the right words to portray emotions that she is clearly lacking , she fails abysmally every time ! 

She wonders why people find her cold and disconnected from her daughter and from the unconditional love that the majority have when they become a parent . Her words reveal that lack of emotional connection every time she speaks of Madeleine .

As for Gerry eating himself if he was chocolate ! Thanks , I used to love chocolate , now ? That bar sitting in the fridge may be there for sometime !     sad

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Post by Verdi on 10.04.18 12:51

Police report into Madeleine's disappearance is leaked online as McCanns threaten to sue police over bungled probe

Sunday 20 July 2008 14:30

The police file of the investigation into disappearance of Madeleine McCann was leaked online today.

A 57-page report dated June 20, 2008 and written by an Algarve-based inspector with the Policia Judiciaria was placed on the website of the well-regarded Portuguese newspaper Expresso today.

The apparent leak comes just a day after the McCanns were cleared of any involvement in their daughter's disappearance.

The couple's spokesman Clarence Mitchell criticised the leaking of the document.

Despair: Kate and Gerry McCann said they had been devastated when they were named 'arguidos' by Portuguese police

He said: 'As always we simply will not comment on anything that appears to be from the usual anonymous sources.

'If any elements of the police report are being placed online, that would not only be wrong, you have to ask yourself who is behind it and why.

'Gerry and Kate's lawyers in Portugal will be applying formally for access to the complete file and they will be analysing everything in it in their own time without making elements public at this stage."

Earlier it was revealed that the McCanns may sue the Portuguese police over the bungled investigation into the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine.

As their relief at having their 'arguido' status revoked turned to anger, the McCanns have said that have not ruled out initiating legal proceedings.

The couple's spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, said: 'By the end of this week, lawyers will have complete access to everything.

'They will have 20 days to assess the work of the police and what has been done and what hasn't been done. If they feel legal action is necessary, we could press charges.'

He added: 'It's going to be a long, slow process, both for the lawyers in examining the volumes and for Kate and Gerry to be informed of their contents and whether there's any need for legal redress.

'The priority has always been finding Madeleine so the investigative work is first and foremost.

'If there are any leads from the files, for instance new sightings, that's what the private investigators will focus on in the first instance.

'The question of legal action remains an option but that is not the priority right now. It is something Kate and Gerry will take advice on from the British and Portuguese lawyers.'

Mr McCann, speaking last night after he and his wife were cleared, also did not rule out taking legal action, although he said it would come second to finding Madeleine.

'We don't have any immediate plans to return to Portugal at the moment. Obviously we want to digest the statement and also to get access to the files to see what can still be done,' he said.

The couple's lawyers have already started the legal process to get their hands on the full police files into the fruitless investigation.

They are said to be using international investigators including Spanish-based agency Metodo 3 and British-based private detectives.

Their Portuguese lawyer Carlos Pinto de Abreu was lodging an application for access to the files today and they are expected to be released by the end of the week.

The McCanns will then have 20 days to appeal against the Portuguese attorney general's decision to drop the case, although this is unlikely.

Hours after they were officially cleared by Portugal's Attorney General yesterday, the couple appeared side by side last night in their home town of Rothley, Leicestershire,
'Utterly despairing': Kate was trembling and tearful during the press conference

'Utterly despairing': Kate was trembling and tearful during the press conference

Mrs McCann, struggling to keep her emotions in check, spoke of the terrible effect the police decision to make them 'arguidos' has had on them and the search for Madeleine.

Trembling and clutching a child's pink rucksack with her daughter's favourite toy Cuddle Cat inside, she said:
'It is hard to describe how utterly despairing it was for us to be named as arguidos and subsequently portrayed in the media as suspects in our own daughter's abduction and worse.

'It has been equally devastating to witness the detrimental effect this status has had in the search for Madeleine.'

The couple fear that potential witnesses who might have come forward with vital information were deterred when they were named arguidos in September.

They held a brief news conference at a hotel near their home after Portuguese officials admitted they had found no evidence against them, lifted the suspect status and announced they were shelving the investigation.

Since being made arguidos - official suspects - ten agonising months ago, the McCanns have not commented on the state of the investigation or aired their views about the police because they were gagged by Portugal's strict judicial secrecy laws.

As her husband clutched her hand tightly for support, Mrs McCann, looking pale and close to tears, added: 'We can assure you we will never give up our search for Madeleine.'

Their official spokesman Clarence Mitchell said the couple had been 'wrongly accused' and 'now the world will see that they (the Portuguese police) were wrong.'

They said that while they welcomed the lifting of the arguido status and the Portuguese attorney general's admission that police had failed to find any evidence that they had committed any crime, it was 'not a cause for celebration'.

Glasgow-born Mr McCann and his wife, both 40, had not ruled taking legal action against the Portuguese authorities for the way they have been treated.

They said they hope that now their lawyers are allowed access to the police file, it will give them new leads in their private investigators' search for Madeleine, who went missing just before her fourth birthday in May last year.

Mrs McCann said: 'We are looking forward to scrutinising the police files to see what has actually been done and more importantly to see what can still be done as we leave no stone unturned in our search for our little girl.'

The files are believed to include thousands of leads, hundreds of witness statements and alleged DNA links between missing Madeleine and her parents. They also contain the supposed evidence for making them suspects.

The couple have fought long and hard to gain access to the masses of information. Earlier this month they won a legal battle against Leicestershire Police for access to 81 pieces of information.
Determined: The McCanns have pledged never to give up searching for their daughter, above

Determined: The McCanns have pledged never to give up searching for their daughter, above

The news that they will now be able to look at the complete set of police files came as an unexpected bonus to the couple, friends say.

Attorney general Jose Cunha Pinto Monteiro's announcement yesterday raised immediate questions about why the McCanns were forced to endure months under the cloud of suspicion, and to live with the constant threat that they could face charges over the disappearance.

Yesterday it was claimed that forensic evidence which led to the McCanns being named as suspects could have been misunderstood by Portuguese police.

Detectives wrongly believed the evidence supported their theory that Madeleine had died in her parents' rented holiday apartment when in fact the DNA analysis was inconclusive, it was suggested.

Mr Monteiro was careful to highlight the fact that the McCanns and fellow arguido Robert Murat were no longer under suspicion of any crime.

There had been widespread speculation that the couple might have faced child neglect charges over their decision to leave their three youngsters alone in their rented holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, while they had dinner with friends at a tapas bar nearby.

The attorney general said: 'The investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has been archived as no evidence was discovered of any crime committed by the arguidos.

'Hereby the condition of arguido of Robert James Queriol Eveleigh Murat, Gerald Patrick McCann and Kate Marie Healy ceases, and the bail measures imposed upon them have expired.'

He said the case could be reopened if fresh evidence is uncovered, and said the McCanns' legal team and Mr Murat's lawyers would be allowed to see the case files once a few legal formalities had been completed.

Mr Monteiro's long-awaited decision to shelve the 15-month police investigation came as a huge relief to the McCanns, but their spokesman said there could be no sense of jubilation while their daughter was still missing.

'They welcome this news but the whole thing has been an unnecessary distraction since September,' said Mr Mitchell.

'The main thing now is to get everything back to finding Madeleine. The only thing they care about is finding Madeleine.

'We hope that the Portuguese authorities will continue to co-operate with their private investigation.'

No crime: Ex-pat Robert Murat, the first official suspect, has also been cleared

Robert Murat told of his relief yesterday as he was formally cleared as a suspect.

The Briton, who lived near the flat where Madeleine disappeared, spent almost 15 months as an arguido after he was questioned on May 14 last year.

Mr Murat, 34, said he wanted to rebuild his life as a property consultant in the Algarve.

Asked if he was still in shock, he said: 'I think if you spend 15 months under a cloud of suspicion none of this feels entirely real.'

He told Sky News: 'There's a little girl still missing out there, so it's a time for relief but not for celebration.

'I hope in the future something comes out that proves that I had nothing to do with this. I do hope they keep on investigating and they find out what happened.'

Goncalo Amaral insists naming the McCanns as suspects was not persecution by Portuguese police

The former head of the Madeleine police investigation yesterday told why he still believes she is dead.

Goncalo Amaral said all the evidence suggested she had died inside her parents' rented holiday apartment on May 3 last year - the night of her disappearance.

Mr Amaral, who is publishing a book about the case on Thursday, denied he had led a 'persecution' against Kate and Gerry McCann.

He told the BBC: 'The evidence that we had gathered by the time that I left the case pointed to the girl being dead - and having died inside the apartment.

'I don't know what happened next. I can't say. We'll have to wait for the case files to be made public.'

Mr Amaral led the police investigation but was removed from the case in October after he accused British police of checking only leads which helped the McCanns.

He was widely criticised for focusing solely on the theory that Madeleine died in her parents' care and that they disposed of her body to cover up her accidental death.

But he insisted he was not acting alone when he decided to name them as suspects.

'In this case, it wasn't purely and simply a decision taken by police officers - Portuguese and British police. There were others involved.

'There was no persecution. The police don't want to persecute anyone, just to investigate what happened in a given case.'

Mr Amaral said that he retired recently because he wanted to be

able to speak freely. He denied he was seeking to profit from Madeleine's disappearance by publishing his 224-page book, The Truth of the Lie.

'People can say what they like,' he said. 'I'm trying to contribute to the discovery of the truth.

'I worked 27 years as a police officer - and my conscience can't accept that this is the first case that slipped through my fingers.'

Friends of the McCanns have warned that their legal team will study the book and have not ruled out bringing libel proceedings against Mr Amaral.

He is also facing a perjury trial over claims that he helped to cover up the alleged torture of the mother of another missing girl in the Algarve by some of his officers.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/police-report-into-madeleines-disappearance-is-leaked-online-as-mccanns-threaten-to-sue-police-over-6844978.html


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Post by willowthewisp on 10.04.18 15:15

Hi Verdi,time to remind Clarence he's clients have only surpassed the "Appeals Process" Nearly Ten Years ago,July 2018,how is the Appeal to European Court going?
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Post by Verdi on 10.04.18 15:25

The gloves are off .... unquote.

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