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Madeleine McCann: Inside Kate McCann’s Diary, The Care Blairs And Algarve Paedos

by | 14th, September 2008

MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann , Kate McCann and Gerry McCann

NEWS OF THE WORLD (front page): “Kate’s Diary”

Here’s the news you’ve been waiting for. Here are selected extracts from Kate McCanns’ diary that was leaked on July 28, 2008 . It is now September and the NOTW has the, er, scoop.

“For the first time the heartbreaking TRUTH that destroys the lies of Portuguese police.”

Maddie… Maddie who? We’re watching the parents . If only the Cuddle Cat could talk perhaps a tabloid writer could get inside the mind of the Cuddle Cat and tell us what really happened? It could be worth millions like those diaries.

“PLEASE GOD IS SHE DEAD? Read Kate McCann’s diary”

Isn’t it rude to read someone else’s diary? We don’t wish to pry…

Kate wrote: “I can’t bear being without Madeleine. It’s like torture— a slow painful death.”

Hearing the parents…

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.

And it’s entertaining, too…

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

Stay tuned…

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 Tapas 7—the group took turns to check the children. At 10pm Kate discovers Madeleine gone. The McCanns and helpers frantically scour the area until 4am.)

Cue credits. Stay tuned…

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, Gerrry 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.

It’s never Madeleine. Not yet. But still the

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