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Renwick - "SHUTTERS on the Hotel room had been BROKEN" (April 20th,
Transcript, by IRONSIDE (now with the video, thanks to
Kate McCann: Madeleine is a beautiful, bright, funny and
caring little girl. She is so special. Please, please do
not hurt her. Please don't scare her. Please tell us
where to find her.
Police are investigating the disappearance of a three
year old Leicestershire girl in Portugal amid fears she
has been abducted. Madeleine Mccann went missing....
(News Editor): The story broke May 3rd
7.30 in the morning, we heard on the radio that a
British girl had gone missing about 8 o'clock that
morning; we knew it was a Leicestershire girl.
For the last six months now we've covered the story
every single day, and it got to the point after four or
five months, pretty soon after Kate and Gerry became
arguidos, there was a lot of rumor, a lot of speculation
and the fact was getting separated from the fiction, so
we thought it was important to come and see it to Praia
off: This is where the story started and
this is where probably the story will finish.
off, Portuguese accent: In every movie
you need a bad guy and the bad guy here was the
off, Portuguese accent: Portuguese land
and Portuguese system is different from other countries.
(Reporter): She was crying. She was
Lethbridge (Journalist): You speak to
people out here and you start to see that there is
(Retired Detective): Whatever, whatever
the outcome they have got to live with this for the rest
of their lives.
Klara Lethbridge: Do you think while you
have been here, your views have changed?
In what way?
Lethbridge: Again, I feel I have to be
The laws here are pretty damn tough.
Lethbridge: Oh God, I have to be so
careful about what I am saying... Itís not as
straightforward as it seems.
It's almost like people are trying to forget.
voice off: Madeleine McCann went missing
last night while her parents were having a meal while on
holiday in a resort in the Algarve. This family friend
speaking on GMTV earlier says the family is frantic: ďThey've been looking
themselves, they've been on hedgerows and they've been
out shouting but there's nothing else they can do unless
they get support from the police over there, or the
Thatís Jill Renwick she told GMTV the SHUTTERS on the Hotel
room had been BROKEN and the family
believe their daughters been taken.
voice off: Well as you can imagine, as a
mother, its the worse thing for anything to happen.
She's been taken, I mean, she's been taken , thatís all
Nobody knew six months ago exactly what kind of Global
impact this was going to have, and it was a scary place
to be because we were all aware that morning of the
distress these two parents were under...and on arriving
on the scene there were a lot of bleary eyed residents
still walking around, they hadnít even been to bed.
They'd been involved in this fingertip search on the
beach the night before.
The Hotel manager, was just exhausted, shattered, he was
beside himself giving a few interviews early that
morning. The Police were just sealing off the area,
starting to dust for fingerprints.
The family were still there when I arrived, and
Mrs.Mccann was being led out of the apartment flanked by
two females. I can't say if they were family members or
if they were friends but if they werenít family members,
they were obviously very, very good friends.
She was crying, she was distraught, just distraught, and
as you can only imagine she didnít know where to start
to put her faith or her trust...errm...because when you're removed
from your familiar surroundings and
from a Police
force that you know and trust and
Judicial and legal system that you know and trust...and
things like Child Protection Services that you know and
trust...you don't know where to begin
and that is exactly the shape of what I saw that
morning. I just caught a shadow of a woman who didnít
know where to begin.
Lethbridge asking Owen Gee: Over in the
U.K. there has been a lot more, lately, over the last
few months, thereís been a lot more focus on the
investigation; it seems to be moving away from actually
worrying about Madeleine ...how she isÖ whatís happened
to her...whatís going on. Over here, what would you say,
do you think that people in the forefront of their minds
are still thinking of Madeleine or... ?
Oh, I think they are.
Lethbridge: Has the investigation
I don't know if it's only by virtue of what I do for a
living but people are always approaching the subject and
frankly, I'm talking to you now, but now after six to
3rd of May I'm getting a little bit tired of people
asking the same questions, because the truth remains,
have to say that, we don't know, and If you ask the
Chief of Police they donít really know, and if they do,
by the secrecy laws here, they are not allowed to tell
I think what you've got to accept is, we are here in
Portugal, they chose to come here, itís a very safe
place, and itís a great place to be. Look around, the
climate is fantastic, the people are very honest,
respectful, polite and we're not used to this sort of
thing and we need an answer.... we need an answer ...and
I repeat from that someone, who knowsÖ and the sooner
the better, lets all get back on with our lives.
Rothley can return to being from what we've seen, and
I've not been there, a really nice Leicestershire
village ...we think we're the same.
BREAKING NEWS this hour.... Kate Mccann the mother of
missing Leicestershire girl Madeleine Mccann expects to
be made a formal suspect today.
for McCanns: Kate and Gerry are happy to
help the Police in their investigation to help find
their daughter Madeleine, as they have been since she
Please, please do not hurt her. Please don't scare her.
Please tell us where to find her