A sensible news article from Algarve Daily News:
Doh! Not even a week can go by without the McCann, via a police insider, a family spokesman, and an anonymous former nanny from Warners, bringing us another story about Kate and Gerry's pain, the incompetence of the Portuguese police, the evil machinations of Goncalo Amaral, and the parents' less than gushing satisfaction with the progress of Scotland Yard.
The Mirror, via Matthew Young, were contacted (out of the blue?) by one of the nannies who occasionally had care of Madeleine while the McCanns were holidaying in PDL. This nanny, who the Mirror decided not to name, let's call her Nanny C, is still outraged at the response of the local police - the results she says, were catastrophic. Like, Kate, Gerry and all their supporters, Nanny C, places no blame whatsoever on the Perfect Family. There was no policeman there to tell them not to trample all over the crime scene, and they, who were searching were children (well, teenagers). Where were the specially trained police? How about the 6 trained (adult) doctors trampling the apartment Nanny C? Maybe one or two of them could have directed you kids?
Nanny C then claims 2 pages of her original statement have mysteriously vanished - as though the PJ have nobbled her evidence, though heaven knows why they would want to. She claims 'whole chunks of information' were missing. Well, err, they are not missing, they are still in your head, you just have to write them down again. And if they change the entire course of the investigation, why have you kept quiet for 10 years? Nanny C pretty much blames the Portuguese police for everything, as if she were trying to reinforce those original key stone cops allegations that worked so well in the beginning.
She then throws into the mix the idea that PDL was/is a dangerous area, the nannies were given rape whistles and told not to venture outside the resort alone. 'It immerged in 2014, that 11 years earlier.....', lol, ie. 14 years earlier (?) a 10 year old British girl was sexually assaulted and there are been a spate of assaults on English girls between 2005/6. She then has a little dig at the people of PDL, saying she didn't feel they were wanted there.
That final little spiteful dig, does, I'm afraid, sound like pure Kate. I guess that's what happens when you write a book, the reader can pick up on your little quirks and foibles, then recognise them when they are used elsewhere. We all remember 2007 Nanny C, and we remember how our prayers, thoughts and wishes were with the searchers, the people of PDL who spent their days and nights scouring the area for the McCann's daughter. They cannot be blamed for not finding her, unlike the parents and their huge entourage, at least they looked.
The Mail has added an additional twist of the knife into Goncalo Amaral's back. 'The Portuguese detective who led the search for Madeleine has promised to 'clean out' her grief-stricken parents by suing them for damaging his reputation'. No sources for that quote, nor evidence to back it up. I actually hope GA sues the Daily Mail for making up stuff they would like him to say, but probably didn't, so their readers hate him.
Naturally, this new nanny coming forward has led to other tabloids using the opportunity to tell us yet again of the parents' agony at the hands of the former detective. Perhaps the horror of the almighty legal debt they face will be revealed on the 10th Anniversary. In which case, whoever gets that scoop, good luck to them.
However, I will say this once more, with as much patience as I can muster, the McCanns were, are, and always have been, the aggressors with their legal actions against Goncalo Amaral. They wanted to silence him and they wanted all his money. They lost. If they are victims, they are victims of their own greed.