Monday, November 1, 2010

2007 Dr.McCanns Blog entry ...German trip

Video footage .Dr.McCann looks down as he denies being involved in this abduction.

Today seemed to go very well with huge interest in our search for Madeleine.

 There has also been a little bit of criticism in the German press about the amount of media coverage but this did not seem to diminish the level of interest.

The German interviewers are a little more direct with their questions but I was still surprised by the question as to whether Kate and I may be involved in Madeleine’s abduction!

Hopefully our answers removed any doubt on that score and that our sole focus in all of the family campaigning is to get Madeleine back. After the media we met with a couple of politicians in private. Firstly, we saw the deputy justice minister for Germany who gave us reassurances regarding the investigation.

Following this we met the Mayor of Berlin who is a very powerful and charismatic politician. He asked us what he could do for us and following this meeting asked German tourists who were in the Algarve around the time of Madeleine’s abduction to come forward.

 He is very popular and such public backing should help our appeal. We had to delay our onward flight to Amsterdam because of some information received by the police, which we needed to be consulted on.

 We diverted to the embassy in Berlin but it turned out to be nothing of interest. We unfortunately had to miss 2 TV programmes as we arrived in Amsterdam 3 hours late, very tired and emotionally drained. We did manage to catch up with a few friends briefly who we know from the year we lived in Amsterdam. They have been actively campaigning here on our behalf with poster distribution, contacting media and liasing with companies to get advertising space for large posters of Madeleine.

Comment: The 'mystery man' that filled our newspapers for days not worth a mention. The 'mystery man' a diversion tactic to take the heat from the McCanns and any thoughts they may be involved .

Yesterday, the campaign to find their daughter was briefly overshadowed when the McCanns were forced to deny they had any involvement in her abduction.

They looked appalled when they were asked by a German journalist if they had anything to do with Madeleine's disappearance.

Sabine Mueller from German Radio said there were people suggesting that the couple's behaviour since her abduction was not normal.

"They seem to imply that you might have something to do with it," she said.

Mr McCann hit back, saying: "I have never heard before that anyone considers us suspects in this and the Portuguese police certainly don't. "Without going into too much detail, we were with a large group of people. There is absolutely no way Kate and I are involved in this abduction."