McCanns Full Press Conference - Video
Not Reading from a Script
0 to 46’’ – sounds of flashes, people moving around, camera man gets hit by photographer “sorry” is heard, the McCanns talk to each other, a man’s voice says “let them speak”, cameraman makes awkward movement, gets back to the McCanns. Someone crosses in front of the camera “sorry, sorry”
47’’ cut to the McCanns
A journalist from the Daily Mail asks: I’m obviously, err Kate if I’m right, this is the first time back in Portugal…hum…since you’ve returned back to England. This must be very emotional for you, and do you…ho-ho-how are you feeling right now? What do you hope to achieve for this particular event?
1’03’’ Zoom in on Kate McCann
Kate McCann: Hum…I did, I did feel quite apprehensive and nervous but…hum…for me it-it’s a good thing to do and I’ve wanted to come back to Portugal for a long time. Hum… I think it’s positive and it’s…I think it’s an important day for us and in particular for Madeleine, and the search for Madeleine, because we want to…we’ve come here really to try and…further the search for her…we just want to find Madeleine, and I believe…[sighs] this is a good place to be to try and help the search and I think this might be, might be a turning point, in the search, so…hum…I guess emotionally probably doesn’t have quit the same impact, as going to Praia da Luz…hum...but I believe to it-it’s a good thing to do.
02’01 Enters Sandra Felgueiras, the RTP intrepid reporter
Sandra Felgueiras: Hello Kate and Gerry, I hope, I would have plenty of questions to put you but I really don’t have time to do it. I would like to ask you Kate, err…[noise, imperceptible] Kate, you and Gerry, do you want to and do you have any way to reopen the file here in Portugal?
Kate: [evades the question] I mean, really, we just want to improve the search,…to find Madeleine, we just want to find Madeleine, and whether that involves reopening the case or not...it doesn’t matter because we just want to improve the search, and we want to... ask as many people as possible to help us, we want people to believe that Madeleine is alive [And what about the cadaver dogs?] because there is a very good chance she’s alive…hum….I’m sure you’ll be familiar with the…recent case of Jacey Dugard in America been found after 18 years, and I just think it’s so vital and so fair for Madeleine that we don’t give up on her, that we look for her and we try to find her… and I guess [sighs] I would like to encourage people to help us [And donate to the fund?] and to help Madeleine, you know, and give her a chance cause she can’t find her way back to us and she deserves to be home [So, why don’t you ask the reopening of the file?]
Sandra: We haven't talked since you've read the files report. I would like to ask you if there was anything that surprised you most, even concerning the Birmingham results. I'm aware that you've already read what's in the files. What do you have to say concerning that? All the evidence that the PJ, the Prosecutor said they had? What did you thought?
Gerry McCann: Well, I think the most important thing to say is the, the evidences that’s been presented, hum, by the PJ and the prosecutor to the judiciary, and the judiciary, am.., having reviewed all the evidences have said that there is no evidences that Madeleine is dead and there’s no evidence to implicate us in her death and that’s the message really which we…fully expected to come out after the files were published...hum…and from our perspective the most important thing is Madeleine probably still is alive and is out there, and you know, we’re asking people to help us continue the search and… aa…help us look for her.
Unknown Portuguese journalist: Do you have any investigators searching for Madeleine?
Gerry: [clears his throat] We have...hum…we have a small team, of eh, investigators eh, lead by a senior ex policeman, hum…a British ex policeman and they have reading through all the information and eh...any information that’s been sent through either of one of the websites or indeed trough the findMadeleine website or indeed trough the helpline number, and obviously there’s been hundreds and thousands of pieces of information which continue to be worked through, and I would like to emphasize...aa..(...)
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