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-Kirsty:​ //​There must be very few people who don’t know about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. She was just 3 years old when she went missing whilst she was on holidays with her family in Portugal. That was back in May 2007. She of course hasn’t been seen since and whoever took her, well they have yet to be brought to justice. There was widespread criticism of the initial Portuguese investigation and even at one point accusations that her own parents were to blame. Well along with Kate and Gerry McCann in the studio tonight are the Scotland Yard detectives who are leading this new investigation. We’ve been working closely with them for several months to reconstruct their latest findings and tonight we can reveal the major revelations that they’ve uncovered and the true significance of those crucial e-fits that you may have seen today if you’ve been watching the news. Now we ask you to cast your preconceptions aside to examine this new information and to do what you can to help find Madeleine McCann.+Kirsty:​ //​There must be very few people who don’t know about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. She was just 3 years old when she went missing whilst she was on holidays with her family in Portugal. That was back in May 2007. She of course hasn’t been seen since and whoever took her, well they have yet to be brought to justice. There was widespread criticism of the initial Portuguese investigation and even at one point accusations that her own parents were to blame. Well along with Kate and Gerry McCann in the studio tonight are the [[operation_grange|Scotland Yard detectives]] who are leading this new investigation. We’ve been working closely with them for several months to reconstruct their latest findings and tonight we can reveal the major revelations that they’ve uncovered and the true significance of those crucial e-fits that you may have seen today if you’ve been watching the news. Now we ask you to cast your preconceptions aside to examine this new information and to do what you can to help find Madeleine McCann.
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 Kirsty:​ //​Gerry what are your first memories of Madeleine as a baby.// Kirsty:​ //​Gerry what are your first memories of Madeleine as a baby.//
  
-Gerry: //She came out screaming. She was a McCann. There was no doubt about that but she came out almost perfectly formed. That was really, you know, she was instantly beautiful.//​+Gerry: //She came out screaming. She was a McCann. There was no doubt about that but **she came out almost perfectly formed**. That was really, you know, she was instantly beautiful.//​
  
 Kirsty: //Because you had been through IVF to conceive, for her, it must have had an extra poignancy when she was born. Can you tell me ...// Kirsty: //Because you had been through IVF to conceive, for her, it must have had an extra poignancy when she was born. Can you tell me ...//
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-Reporter:​ The resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal is popular with families across the UK and the rest of Europe. But 6 years ago it became known for a very different reason. It was the place where 3 year old Madeleine McCann was abducted from her apartment. Since then the mystery of what happened to her has continued to make headlines. But amid the speculation what are the facts. Kate and Gerry McCann arrived at the Ocean Club complex with a group of friends. They brought their 3 children 2 year old twins Sean and Amelie and 3 y/o Madeleine. ​+Reporter:​ The resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal is popular with families across the UK and the rest of Europe. But 6 years ago it became known for a very different reason. It was the place where 3 year old Madeleine McCann was abducted from her apartment. Since then the mystery of what happened to her has continued to make headlines. But amid the speculation what are the facts. Kate and Gerry McCann arrived at the [[ocean_club|Ocean Club complex]] with a [[tapas_7|group of friends]]. They brought their 3 children 2 year old twins Sean and Amelie and 3 y/o Madeleine. ​
  
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-Reporter: The McCanns got involved in activities provided by the Complex. There were Kids Clubs for the children. Kate and Gerry signed up for [[tennis_courts_oc|tennis]] lessons. There was also time for them to be together as a family.+Reporter: The McCanns got involved in activities provided by the Complex. There were [[oc_child_care|Kids Clubs]] for the children. Kate and Gerry signed up for [[tennis_courts_oc|tennis]] lessons. There was also time for them to be together as a family.
  
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-Reporter: In the evenings the adults would dine in the resort’s Tapas restaurant ​ which was 50 metres form the McCann’s apartments. Five days into the holiday the group was settled into this routine.+Reporter: In the evenings the adults would dine in the resort’s ​[[tapas_bar|Tapas restaurant ​]] which was 50 metres form the McCann’s apartments. Five days into the holiday the group was settled into this routine.
  
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 Gerry: //She was sitting there in her little dress and her hat on and I was paddling my feet.// Gerry: //She was sitting there in her little dress and her hat on and I was paddling my feet.//
  
-Kate: //And it was sunny  and that’s when we’ve got the erm photograph, the last photograph.// ​+Kate: //And it was sunny  and that’s when we’ve got the erm photograph, ​[[the_last_photo|the last photograph]].// 
  
 Gerry: //We had a lesson booked for the two of us, [[tennis_courts_oc|a tennis lesson]] and then I stayed on and Kate went for a run. So at 5 o’clock I went over err to meet the kids and Kate came erm back from running.// Gerry: //We had a lesson booked for the two of us, [[tennis_courts_oc|a tennis lesson]] and then I stayed on and Kate went for a run. So at 5 o’clock I went over err to meet the kids and Kate came erm back from running.//
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 Kate:​ //​Madeleine looked really tired. She was really pale and looked quite washed out.// Kate:​ //​Madeleine looked really tired. She was really pale and looked quite washed out.//
  
-Gerry:​ //​We decided to take her straight back to the apartment and just  before 6 I then headed off back to play tennis and I left Kate to get them ready.//+Gerry:​ //​We decided to take her straight back to the [[apartement_5a|apartment]] and just  before 6 I then headed off back to play [[tennis_courts_oc|tennis]] and I left Kate to get them ready.//
  
 Kate:​ //​Again it’s kind of quite a nice memory really erm. Madeleine was sitting on my knee and Sean and Amelie erm were alongside and I read a story and Madeleine had asked if she could put my engagement ring on, which she did quite a bit. She had that on and yeah it was just a, a really nice err  moment really. And then Gerry got back pretty prompt at 7.// Kate:​ //​Again it’s kind of quite a nice memory really erm. Madeleine was sitting on my knee and Sean and Amelie erm were alongside and I read a story and Madeleine had asked if she could put my engagement ring on, which she did quite a bit. She had that on and yeah it was just a, a really nice err  moment really. And then Gerry got back pretty prompt at 7.//
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 Kate: //We sat on Madeleine’s bed and we had a story and then Gerry came through and we kind of put the twins into the travel cots that they were sleeping in and say goodnight.//​ Kate: //We sat on Madeleine’s bed and we had a story and then Gerry came through and we kind of put the twins into the travel cots that they were sleeping in and say goodnight.//​
  
-Gerry:​ //​We’re at groundfloor apartment and the window had a shutter on the outside that was right down and erm the window was closed then we had curtains right across, so it was nice and dark in the room.//+Gerry:​ //​We’re at groundfloor ​[[apartement_5a|apartment]] and the window had a shutter on the outside that was right down and erm the window was closed then we had curtains right across, so it was nice and dark in the room.//
  
 Kate:​ //​And then, as always just  close the door, not right over but just so it was open a little bit so the light from the living room would get through. And I have to say it was quiet within seconds. I think they were all just so tired and fell a sleep// Kate:​ //​And then, as always just  close the door, not right over but just so it was open a little bit so the light from the living room would get through. And I have to say it was quiet within seconds. I think they were all just so tired and fell a sleep//
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-Reporter:​ The McCanns left their apartment at 8.30. They were joined at the Tapas restaurant by their friends Matt and Rachel Oldfield and Jane Tanner and her partner Russell O’Brien. At about 9 o’clock Matt left to make sure his children were alright. Shortly after he’d gone the remaining 3 people arrived.+Reporter:​ The McCanns left their [[apartement_5a|apartment]] at 8.30. They were joined at the [[tapas_bar|Tapas restaurant]] by their friends ​[[matthew_oldfield|Matt]] and [[rachel_oldfield|Rachel Oldfield]] and [[jane_tanner|Jane Tanner]] and her partner ​[[russel_o_brien|Russell O’Brien]]. At about 9 o’clock ​[[matthew_oldfield|Matt]] left to make sure his children were alright. Shortly after he’d gone the remaining 3 people ​__(**names NOT mentioned in the programme**,​ added by me: [[david_payne|David Payne]], [[fiona_payne|Fiona Payne]], [[dianne_webster|Dianne Webster]])__ ​arrived.
  
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-Reporter:​ On his way back Gerry stopped to have a chat with a fellow guest. At about the same time Jane Tanner went to check on her children. Her route took her past the McCann’s apartment. By the time the starters arrived everyone appeared settled for dinner. ​+Reporter:​ On his way back Gerry stopped to have a chat with a [[jeremy_wilkins|fellow guest]]. At about the same time [[jane_tanner|Jane Tanner]] went to check on her children. Her route took her past the [[apartement_5a|McCann’s apartment]]. By the time the starters arrived everyone appeared settled for dinner. ​
  
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-Kate: //And then at 9.30 which was the time I thought right I need to check. I stood up and at the same time Matt stood up. Matt and Rachel were actually staying in the apartment next to us 5B. He said: I can pop in, so I said OK I’ll go next one.//+Kate: //And then at 9.30 which was the time I thought right I need to check. I stood up and at the same time [[matthew_oldfield|Matt]] stood up. Matt and [[rachel_oldfield|Rachel]] were actually staying in the apartment next to us 5B. He said: I can pop in, so I said OK I’ll go next one.//
  
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-Reporter:​ As Matt left the table, Jane’s partner Russell also went to check his children.+Reporter:​ As ​[[matthew_oldfield|Matt]] left the table, ​[[jane_tanner|Jane]]’s partner ​[[russel_o_brien|Russell]] also went to check his children.
  
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  Kate: Please continue to pray for Madeleine. She’s lovely...  Kate: Please continue to pray for Madeleine. She’s lovely...
  
-As the McCanns and their friends tried to piece together that night Jane Tanner remembered seeing something that was to become the main thread of the investigation. When she’d walked past the McCann’s apartment at about 9.15 she had seen a man. He was carrying a child. Her description helped create this artist’s impression. Was he the man that took Madeleine.+As the McCanns and their friends tried to piece together that night Jane Tanner remembered seeing something that was to become the main thread of the investigation. When she’d walked past the McCann’s apartment at about 9.15 she had seen [[tanner-sighting|a man. He was carrying a child. Her description helped create this artist’s impression.]] Was he the man that took Madeleine.
 A month after her disappearance the McCanns made an appeal on Crimewatch. A month after her disappearance the McCanns made an appeal on Crimewatch.
  
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-Kirsty: ​    //The day that you yourselves were named as being suspects, tell me about that day//.+Kirsty: ​    //The day that you yourselves were named as being [[suspects|suspects]], tell me about that day//.
  
 Kate: //? Gerry was scared because he knew that we were in a system that we didn’t know and I, I think I just lost it actually. I was, I was upset, I was angry, and I was, I just thought, you know, that this is just crazy, you know, it’s unjust we’re never gonna find Madeleine.// ​ Kate: //? Gerry was scared because he knew that we were in a system that we didn’t know and I, I think I just lost it actually. I was, I was upset, I was angry, and I was, I just thought, you know, that this is just crazy, you know, it’s unjust we’re never gonna find Madeleine.// ​
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-Reporter:​ In 2011 the McCanns made a direct appeal to Prime Minister David Cameron for help in the search for Madeleine. In an unprecedented move a team from the Metropolitan Police was given the go-ahead to review the massive evidence that had come from Praia da Luz. Would the UK’s top detectives be able to crack a case that had baffled the world. DCI Andy Redwood is leading the investigation.+Reporter:​ In 2011 the McCanns made a direct appeal to Prime Minister David Cameron for help in the search for Madeleine. In an unprecedented move a [[operation_grange|team from the Metropolitan Police]] was given the go-ahead to review the massive evidence that had come from Praia da Luz. Would the UK’s top detectives be able to crack a case that had baffled the world. DCI Andy Redwood is leading the investigation.
  
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 Reporter: //Tell me now about the crime scene itself.// ​ Reporter: //Tell me now about the crime scene itself.// ​
  
-Redwood: //Yes, I mean the family with their 3 children were in apartment G5A. This was on the edge  of a sort of contained area which was known as the Ocean Club within which there was a Tapas Bar and swimming pools and tennis court. The actual apartment where they were staying was, was outside that perimeter area and it was effectively from front and back accessible to the public. The front door was  accessed via a car park. And then the rear entrance was aside (?) to the steps that led up and into a rear balcony area that go in and ?? through patio doors. ​+Redwood: //Yes, I mean the family with their 3 children were in apartment ​[[apartement_5a|G5A]]. This was on the edge  of a sort of contained area which was known as the [[ocean_club|Ocean Club]] within which there was a [[tapas_bar|Tapas Bar]] and swimming pools and [[tennis_courts_oc|tennis court]]. The actual apartment where they were staying was, was outside that perimeter area and it was effectively from front and back accessible to the public. The front door was  accessed via a car park. And then the rear entrance was aside (?) to the steps that led up and into a rear balcony area that go in and ?? through patio doors. ​
 Madeleine and her siblings Sean and Amelie were staying in the front bedroom which looked out onto the front car park. Erm Madeleine was in her bed and the two children were in travel cots between, between Madeleine’s bed and the bed that was nearest to the window. ​ Madeleine and her siblings Sean and Amelie were staying in the front bedroom which looked out onto the front car park. Erm Madeleine was in her bed and the two children were in travel cots between, between Madeleine’s bed and the bed that was nearest to the window. ​
 The careful and critical analysis of the timeline has been absolutely key. Primarily we’re focussed on the area between 8.30 and 10. We know that at 8.30, that was the time that Mr and Mrs McCann went down to the Tapas area for their dinner and we know that around 10 pm that was when Mrs McCann found that Madeleine was missing. // The careful and critical analysis of the timeline has been absolutely key. Primarily we’re focussed on the area between 8.30 and 10. We know that at 8.30, that was the time that Mr and Mrs McCann went down to the Tapas area for their dinner and we know that around 10 pm that was when Mrs McCann found that Madeleine was missing. //
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-Reporter:​ One of the most pivotal events on the timeline was Jane Tanner’s sighting of a man carrying a child. He was walking in this spot just metres from where Madeleine had been sleeping. This man was widely thought to be Madeleine’s abductor, but the team was taking nothing for granted.+Reporter:​ One of the most pivotal events on the timeline was [[tanner-sighting|Jane Tanner’s sighting]] of a man carrying a child. He was walking in this spot just metres from where Madeleine had been sleeping. This man was widely thought to be Madeleine’s abductor, but the team was taking nothing for granted.
  
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 Reporter:​ This ​ was an enormous discovery for the team. An innocent explanation for the suspect who’d been at the centre of the case for 6 years. Their attention quickly turned to another sighting which could now be the key to the entire mystery. Reporter:​ This ​ was an enormous discovery for the team. An innocent explanation for the suspect who’d been at the centre of the case for 6 years. Their attention quickly turned to another sighting which could now be the key to the entire mystery.
-It was here that at 10pm that an Irish family witnessed another man carrying a child. They saw him come down the hill from the Ocean Club heading that way towards the beach. Could this have been Madeleine and her abductor.+It was here that at 10pm that an [[smiths_sighting|Irish family witnessed another man carrying a child]]. They saw him come down the hill from the Ocean Club heading that way towards the beach. Could this have been Madeleine and her abductor.
  
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