Madeleine McCann Nanny Breaks Silence On Disappearance
May 3rd will mark ten years since the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann.
Holidaying with her parents and siblings at a Portuguese resort, the three-year-old disappeared from her bed as her parents ate at a nearby restaurant.
It sparked a world-wide search that continues today for the young girl who would now be a teenager.
Now, almost a decade later, the toddler’s nanny has broken her silence for the first time.
Talking to The Mirror, the un-named carer has described the haunting moments that followed the discovery Madeleine had disappeared.
“She [Kate McCann] was crying, but almost in a catatonic state, and Gerry was very distressed,” she told the paper.
“That’s the one thing I really remember from him, looking under the cars. I can’t forget that.
“She [Kate] was pacing up and down. The worst possible thing had just happened to her.”
The nanny told how all she could do was stand next to Kate and try and comfort her.
Working for a travel firm, she told The Mirror that nannies at the Praia da Luz resort were given rape alarms and advised against travelling alone it was considered that unsafe.
She also pointed the finger at Portuguese police for taking over 90 minutes to arrive at the scene and allowing the crime scene to be contaminated.
“I know I didn’t step into that apartment but pretty much everybody else did,” she said.
“So, evidence gone, nothing. There was nobody there to say, ‘We need to lock this off now’.
“That’s why police were trying to get everyone’s timelines, because they weren’t there.”