The mysterious case of missing youngster, Madeleine McCann was brought back under the media microscope on This Morning.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance from a Portuguese holiday rental apartment, as her parents ate at a nearby tapas restaurant, reports the Mirror.
Amid police investigations into kidnapping and trafficking, an investigative journalist has aired a new theory live on ITV‘s This Morning.
Watch the interview below:
Mark Williams-Thomas travelled to the town of Praia da Luz in the Algarve, Portugal, just days after Madeleine vanished on 3 May 2007, aged three.
Williams-Thomas told Holly and Phil:
It’s such a well trodden story by so many and such a difficult story to tell now because there are so many legal implications.
On that morning of Madeline’s disappearance, we do know she went to [her parents] Gerry and Kate and said, ‘Where were you last night?’… I think as a result of that, Madeline was clearly aware they were in the tapas bar that was in the resort.
The journalist continued, tentatively:
Now the interesting element in that is in order to get to the tapas bar you had to actually come out of the premises, walk on a public road to go back in again.
And that raises a concern I have in regards to Madeleine I believe woke up in the middle of the night, she went looking for Gerry and Kate and she left the apartment and went out…Because we know the patio door at the back was insecure.
The theory came to an abrupt end when Phil said, ‘Legally we have to leave it there.’
Kate and Gerry McCann have never given up hope throughout their search for Madeleine. Their daughter, who has a distinct blemish in her right eye where the pupil runs into the iris, would now be 13-years-old.
There have been 9,000 reported sightings of Madeleine since she vanished, just nine days before her fourth birthday in 2007.
An investigation fund of £12 million ordered by then Prime Minister David Cameron is set to run out in March this year.