Interviews du 1er mai 2014
1) ITV - Lorraine Kelly
It will be seven years on Saturday since Madeline McCann disappeared from her parents’ holiday apartment in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz. Kate and Gerry McCann are so convinced that Madeleine is still alive, that they continue to step up their efforts to find their daughter. Today, they exclusively speak to Lorraine about Scotland Yard's fresh leads. If you have any information about the case you think may help police, please call 0845 838 4699 Visit findmadeleine.com to find out more
Lorraine Kelly : Now, this Saturday will mark seven years since Madeleine McCann went missing while on holiday on a family holiday in Portugal. From that moment, her parents, Kate and Gerry, have campaigned tirelessly for their daughters safe return.
First, let's remind ourselves of their story [archive video sequence]
LK : [voice over] This is the final photograph of Madeleine [poolside photo].LK : Well, Ka... Gerry and Kate McCann join me now. Thank you, for... for coming in. I can't believe that it's seven years, errm... what... what's the latest? What do we know... what's the latest in the investigation?
Hours later she disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Portugal, while her parents and their friends ate at a nearby restaurant.
Her mum and dad began a desperate search for Madeleine with appeals across Europe and a visit to the Pope in Rome.
Three months later they were faced with yet more turmoil when they were named as 'official suspects'.
There were dozens of reported sightings of Madeleine but a year after her disappearance the Portuguese Inquiry was officially shelved.
Kate and Gerry were eventually cleared of any involvement, in July 2008.
Employing private investigators and raising money through charity events, their search for Madeleine has never stopped.
In 2011, they appealed directly to Prime Minister David Cameron and within 24 hours he announced funding for a police investigative review team.
In the last six months the investigation has taken a positive turn.
Last month, new evidence came to light prompting over 500 calls from the public. A potential suspect, seen wearing a burgundy top, has been linked to the investigation.[end of archive video sequence]
Gerald MC : Well, I think, errr... the progress, errr... with the Met investigative review has been, errr... really quite impressive and, errm... you know, one of the things we were asking for, was for all the information to be reviewed. We've had updates on Crimewatch, and fresh appeals, and literally, errm... senior detectives told us that hundreds of people have come forward, and what they've identified now is that there has been a... a whole series of crimes against young children - British families, errr... in the Algarve - errr... by people breaking into apartments and, errr... you know, they're potentially linked, errm... and that's really important information, obviously. So we'd... we'd really like to thank all those people who came forward. We know that for the families that that can be really difficult, errr... for children who have been traumatised and many of these cases are going back years, so we'd really like to thank them, but it's really building up a picture...
GMC : ...of what was going on in and around Praia da Luz, errm... in... immediately preceding and after Madeleine being taken, so we're really encouraged by it.
LK : But we're seven years on, you know...
Kate MC : Of course, we don't know that any of these cases are linked to each other, or to Madeleine, but I think it's common sense really that you... something like that stands out, it needs to be investigated.
LK : Where do you two get your strength though, to... to keep going? Because it is remarkable.
KMC : I think from each other, from our children, from our family and friends, you know...
LK : Because when you think about it, this time seven years ago you were on holiday; it was a normal family holiday, and is it tough to remember a time before Madeleine was taken. Is it... is it difficult to... to remember those days, you know, when... when things were so very different?
LK : Because she's still very, very much part of your life, she's very much part of the twins lives...
LK : You know, they... presumably they talk about their big sister and you, you know, you'll talk about her, you...
LK : ...you keep her there as... as part of your family.
LK : And also, you two do an awful lot of work as well. A lot of running, a lot of running, and a lot of fundraising for Missing People and that... does that help you in some way? Is that a positive thing for you to do?
LK : Do you think there'll ever be a time where you'll just think to yourself: 'You know what, we've done enough, we can't do it anymore' and... and give up? Do you think that would ever happen?
2) BBC - Fiona Bruce
KMC : Eleven, yeah!
3) Sky News - Alex Rossi
Transcrit par Nigel Moore
AR : I mean, there's always the possibility, isn't there, with every anniversary that comes and goes, that actually you may simply never find out what happened to Madeleine.
Kate MC : I mean, I think that's worst case scenario, to be honest. To be left in the situation of not knowing, particularly when you know that there are lines of inquiry that need to be pursued.
Gerald MC : Yeah.
KMC : She's either alive or she isn't and we... we can't change that. I mean, obviously our hope is that she's alive and well and being looked after and whatever scenario that she's in, if we can find her and bring her home, we can make things right. But regardless of the outcome, we need to know. We all need to know. Sean and Amelie need to know. Errm...
GMC : And the crime needs solved, you know. Ultimately, there is someone out there, or people out there, who have stolen a child and it may be linked to other crimes, it may not, but, errm... you know, public need protected as well.
AR : And, of course, there are, errm... Madeleine's, errr... brothers and sister as well. I mean, each anniversary comes and goes. They are growing up; they're nine now.
KMC : That's right.
AR : This is very difficult for them too?
KMC : Well, they've kind of grown up obviously, errr... for most of their life without Madeleine being present. I mean, they know exactly that she's been taken, they know why we're still doing what we're doing, they know why we're here today. And my hope is that they are not going to have to carry on this job of trying to find their sister. You know, that's why we want an end to this as soon as possible.
AR : The coverage of Madeleine's disappearance has been massive and you are, errm... also highlighting the new child alert system as well. How... how will that work? How will that help other families not have to go through what you're going through?
KMC : Well, this is a really exciting step forward. The Child Rescue Alert is based on the Amber Alert in the USA, which has been highly successful; they've managed to save 685 abducted children since it... since it first started. Experts will say, you know, time is the enemy. The sooner you start a search for a child, it goes without saying, the greater your chances of finding them.