Maddy's Parents Ignored Her Crying: Police

McCanns angry over leak as they promote EU Amber Alert system
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2008 4:05 PM CDT
This March 2007 file photo released by the McCann family shows 3-year-old Madeleine.   (AP Photo/McCann Family, HO)
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(Newser) – Maddy McCann scolded her parents on the morning she vanished for ignoring her sobs the previous night, and her parents promised to keep a better eye on her, the London Times reports. The leaked transcripts of police interviews with Kate and Gerry McCann surfaced as the McCanns visited Brussels to campaign for a European version of Amber Alert.

“While we were having breakfast, Maddie said, ‘Mummy, why didn’t you come when we were crying last night?’” Kate McCain told police. “Gerry and I agreed to keep a closer watch over the children." A family spokesman said the release of the comments, now 11 months old, was a deliberate attempt to smear the parents on the Brussels trip.