Distraught Kate McCann shouted “the f***ing b******s have taken her” on the night Madeleine disappeared, a witness has revealed.
Fellow guests at the holiday complex in Praia da Luz have spoken about the immediate aftermath of the three-year old’s disappearance, 10 years after she went missing from her family’s holiday apartment.
Paul and Susan Moyes were staying two floors above the McCanns at the Ocean Club resort in the Algarve, Portugal.
Paul, 68, told The Sun: “The McCanns were in bits, he was crying on the shoulder of a friend. She was screaming ‘the f***ing b******s have taken her’. There was no doubt about the emotion that night.”
The Cheshire couple had spent the evening on their balcony – which overlooked the tapas bar where the McCanns and their friends were dining – before going to bed at around 10pm.
They were woken at about 11.30pm by a friend of the McCanns banging on their door to tell them Maddie had been abducted.
Paul says the friend asked them to contact to media in the hope that the publicity would help find the little girl.
After joining the search for several hours, the couple returned to their apartment at about 4am, and came face to face with Gerry and Kate, who was “wailing and crying”.
Paul told The Sun: “We didn’t see a soul in the original timeline of 9pm to 9.30pm.
“My take on it, as I have said a million times, especially to the Met, I don’t know what happened.
“I do feel there is information that the public at large doesn’t know. My wife is of a different opinion and feels it was an abduction.”