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Madeleine McCann documentary reveals 'new lead' 10 years after disappearance

by Ainhoa Barcelona

It's been almost ten years since Madeleine McCann disappeared while on holiday with her family in Portugal. The case has never been solved but a new TV documentary, to be aired in Australia this weekend, seems to suggest that "major new developments" from the missing person case will be unearthed. The trailer has been posted on YouTube, stating that "breaking evidence" about the case will be revealed on Australia's Channel 7's Sunday Night programme.

The documentary shows interviews with Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, a top criminologist, the former Portuguese lead investigator and a forensic scientist who is heard saying: "This is the most baffling case I've ever looked at." The documentary is being aired just days before the tenth anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance. The three-year-old vanished on the evening of 3 May 2007, from her bed in her family's holiday apartment. The McCanns were staying at a resort in the small town of Praia da Luz in the Algarve.

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Madeleine McCann's parents Kate and Gerry feature in the TV documentary

Earlier this week, Madeleine's former nanny broke her silence and shared what happened the night of the youngster's disappearance. Speaking to The Mirror's Matthew Young, the childminder, who has not been named, said: "A parent came to me and said there was something going on, and said someone's looking for a child, I didn't instantly think it was Maddie. I walked into Kate crying, friends comforting her, Gerry looking under cars, and it just blew up. I don't even think she saw me. I just stood next to her and tried to comfort her. She was pacing up and down. The worst possible thing had just happened to her." The ex-nanny added that Kate was crying, "almost in a catatonic state", while Gerry was "very distressed". She said: "That's the one thing I really remember from him, looking under the cars. I can't forget that."

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The TV show promises "breaking evidence"

The unnamed witness worked at the Ocean Club resort in the Algarve as a child minder. She took it in turns with other resort employees to care for Maddie. Throughout the night, she and other staff scoured the area alongside police and Maddie's parents. They walked Praia da Luz's small, winding streets until they were told to stop, against their will, at 5am the following morning.

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