Dermot Murnaghan interview Sky News
Transcript by Nigel Moore
Interview broadcast: 01 May 2008
Gerry McCann: Anybody with young children will understand that children cry; they wake up at night. During that week there was one night, errr… and we can't give too much detail because it's part of the investigation file but there was one night where Madeleine came through and one of the other, errr… twins were crying, so, you know, and when she did mention to it… it to us and we asked her about it and she just dropped… she was completely fine and we thought, 'Was it when they were bathing, getting them, you know, first putting them down in that period when they're really tired. Of course, with hindsight, in the… in the context of what had happened; of Madeleine being abducted, it's put in a very different light and it's put in a very different light to us and, of course, we emphasised that to the police.
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This was gerry's response to being asked about the alleged crying incident.
He asks was it 'Was it when they were bathing, getting them, you know, first putting them down in that period when they're really tired?"
Think about it for a moment.
Do you see it?
If kate and gerry were bathing them, the question would not have arisen as they would already be there.
If kate and gerry were in the apartment and didn't respond to the crying at bath time who was bathing them?
If they were in the apartment they would have heard the crying and parental instinct should have made them check on the children to see why they were crying and reassure them.
Since they never heard the crying this raises 2 questions.
If the children were in 5a as claimed, where were kate and gerry?
If kate and gerry were in 5a, where were the children?
The same applies for the putting to bed.
Kate has told us this fanciful story about the bedtime routine the night Maddie vanished, sounds good except it didn't happen.
If Maddie was crying when they were being put to bed kate would know as she was present and the where were you when we cried statement would not have happened.
So, if the children were being put to bed in 5a so were all the other children as gerry already told us all the children were together, in which case again where was kate and gerry and who was putting them to bed?
If they were all sleeping in another apartment (the twins being moved back to the apartment and no blankets) whose apartment and who was putting them to bed (david payne and his liking to bathe little children not his own perhaps?)
Both kate and gerry have told us the children were not in 5a and that someone other than them was bathing and putting the children to bed.
Since they were all in one place not 5a, since there was an adult present, there was never an abduction from 5a.
There couldn't have been for there were no children there and where the children were, there was an adult present.
What should have been done was the bedding is all the apartments taken as evidence and tested for DNA.
I bet all the children would have shown up in at least one apartment.
The PJ based their initial few hours investigation on an abduction as claimed by the parents.
I bet there was a lot of laundry being done those first few days