Madeleine McCann: How Kate and Gerry recorded heartbreaking message for missing daughter
Madeleine McCann went missing from the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz while on holiday with her parents Kate and Gerry, and siblings Sean and Amelie, in 2007. Her disappearance is still unsolved, and her family still campaign to raise awareness of Madeleine’s plight as they hope for her safe return. Seven years after their daughter vanished, Kate and Gerry spoke in an interview shortly before Madeleine’s 11th birthday, about their continuing search and the message they would like to get out to her.
In the 2014 interview, Fiona Bruce asked the couple: “You’ve talked about the young women that have been found, that went missing as girls and were found many years later.
“Sometimes they did have access to television, they did have access to newspapers and the internet but they couldn’t escape.
“It’s a long shot, but if Madeleine is alive, if she could hear you, what would you say to her?”
Kate replied: “We love you Madeleine, we miss you every day as we did that very first day.
“We’re waiting for you, we’re never going to give up.
“We’ll do whatever we can to find you.”
Last month, public interest in Madeleine’s case was reignited by the Netflix eight-part documentary “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann”.
However, the McCann family chose not to take part in the film, worrying that it may “hinder” the ongoing police investigation into their daughter’s case.
They released a statement that read: “We did not see – and still do not see – how this programme will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, it could potentially hinder it.
“Consequently, our views and preferences are not reflected in the programme.”
A spokesman for the family said: “Kate and Gerry didn’t ask for it and don’t see how it will help the search for Maddie on a practical level, so they chose not to engage.”
The McCann family were offered to a chance to to see the Netflix documentary in advance, which they declined.
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