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Hepburn Posts: 4081
I know this subject has been done to death but this made me feel very sad. That poor little girl.... :o( These people are over in Europe fighting for services for other people's children when they couldn't have been bothered caring for their own.
SparklyC Posts: 1766
Yes very sad story and horrible that it has been leaked as well.
Hepburn Posts: 4081
For those who can't open links, parts of the police interviews have been leaked and it has come out that the morning that she disappeared Madeleine asked her mother why she hadn't come to them the previous night when they had been crying. Their spokesperson hasn't denied it but instead defended them, saying that they were confused by Madeleine's question, as they had checked the children every half an hour and there had been no evidence of them crying. HALF AN HOUR? It is just so sad to think of them crying for their mammy and she still left them the next night. :o(
Malteesers Posts: 114
it's awful. how do they live with themselves. I'm sure it's heartbreaking.
Italy07 Posts: 5409
Some how I don't think we will ever find out the truth on this one! Very Sad!
Delish Posts: 4176
I know it's all been said before, but I just can't understand how they left them, it was lunacy and really really odd, when going on holidays like that it's just odd that they didn't leave the kids sleep in their buggies beside them, or choose to drink on their own balcony. It's just so strange that they left the children at all. But then like I said months ago, I was at a relAtives party one time, the neighbours (parents of an infant) were at the party and they left their infant alone in their house, how very very odd and neglectful, but people obviously do it.
contented Posts: 2625
cant believe its only 3 weeks short of a year that she's been missing.
marianf Posts: 5845
[quote="contented":3pgocwxx]cant believe its only 3 weeks short of a year that she's been missing.[/quote:3pgocwxx] Wow! I really dont like them. Something doesnt feel right. I wouldnt even let my FG go into a public toilet on her own and she is 8 yet alone her parents leave her alone in the house. Soo sad!
Anonymous Posts: 24542
Something never felt right to me about those parents. I just can't understand how they would leave those kids like that while they socialised and got drunk. It's just not how I was brought up and seems completely wrong to me.
Skippy Posts: 1834
Here it is: [quote:oumgwjsh]The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have responded angrily to publication of leaked transcripts of interviews with Portuguese police last year. The transcripts suggest that on the morning she disappeared she asked why her mother did not come when the children were crying the night before. Their spokesman Clarence Mitchell said the leak was a "deliberate smear". Kate and Gerry McCann have been in Brussels promoting a new EU-wide monitoring system for missing children. 'Undermine work' Mr Mitchell said: "For a document covered by Portugal's judicial secrecy laws, to be leaked to the Spanish media on the very day they went to the European Parliament, is stretching all sense of belief to believe it's anything other than a deliberate smear." He added: "This was the sort of relevant detail that Kate and Gerry put to the police immediately, and that's been in the files for 11 months and it emerges on the day they go to Europe. "This was a blatant attempt to undermine their work in Europe." The couple called for the Portuguese Justice Ministry to launch an internal inquiry into the leak which breaches the country's strict judicial laws. They [Kate and Gerry McCann] had seen no evidence and heard no evidence that she was crying Clarence Mitchell McCanns' spokesman Mr Mitchell described Madeleine's words as a "short aside". He said: "Madeleine came out and said, 'Why didn't you come to me and Sean [Madeleine's younger brother] when we were crying last night?' "Now, Kate and Gerry were puzzled by that because they'd been checking her every half an hour and they had seen no evidence and heard no evidence that she was crying. "Nor was she disturbed when she was checked each time. "Equally, one of the friends, Rachael Oldfield, was in the apartment next door in a bedroom adjacent to the wall where Madeleine was in her bedroom and she heard no crying at all all night." The McCanns have been at the European Parliament as part of a campaign to create a dedicated alert system for abducted children. The couple said it worked well in the US where hundreds of children had been recovered, and in France where it had been used five times and all five children had been found. Madeleine, of Rothley, Leicestershire, went missing aged three on holiday in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz, Portugal, on 3 May la[/quote:oumgwjsh] They're puzzled by it? So am I. Why is that conversation a "relevant detail"? How is the fact that Madeline says she was crying the night before relevant to the fact that she was taken the next night? Unless they had that conversation in public so it could have been overheard by someone who knew the children were being left alone. hmmmmm......... I'd love to know just now close they were to their apartment and if they could see the door to it. If you could see the door and you had a baby monitor as well I probably would have considered it. But you have to be very close for monitors to work. But I cannot understand how you could be comfortable enough to sit down and enjoy a dinner when your children are not in earshot. I wouldn't be able to enjoy myself thinking that my children could be crying but I can't hear them from where I was.