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2007: June key Events - Days (29-58) *

Kate and Gerry travel to Madrid, Berlin, Amsterdam and Morocco. Gerry travels alone to London and has his wallet stolen.

All the key events from June, with video and pictures
July 2007 (Days 59-89)
August 2007 (Days 90-120)
September 2007 (Days 121-150)
October 2007 (Days 151-181)
November 2007 (Days 182-211)
December 2007 (Days 212-242)
January 2008 (Days 243-273)
February 2008 (Days 274-302)
March 2008 (Days 303-333)
April 2008 (Days 334-363)
May 2008 (Days 364-394)
June 2008 (Days 395-424)
July 2008 (Days 425-455)
August 2008 (Days 456-486)
September 2008 (Days 487-516) 
October 2008 (Days 517-547)
November 2008 (Days 548-Date)
Friday 01 June 2007

The McCanns have 'a very busy day in Madrid', taken up with meetings with government and non-government agencies concerned with child welfare and various TV interviews and a 'well attended' press conference.
A source from one of the three forensic laboratories in Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra - part of the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal (INML), reveals that DNA samples of a "stranger" had been recovered from the McCann children's bedroom. The DNA did not match that of the McCanns, their three children nor that of Murat. The Portuguese police, Poli­cia Judiciaria, state that there is a new suspect.
Police are also examining hundreds of reports from psychics and clairvoyants claiming to know the location of Madeleine.
Back in Portugal Auntie Phil arrives with thousands of posters in different languages.
Saturday 02 June 2007

Portugese police receive the first results of forensic tests, from DNA and other samples, taken at sites in and around Praia da Luz. The tests were conducted at the Lisbon branch of the national forensic institute.
Kate and Gerry have a quiet family day on the beach at Praia da Luz with the twins and the rest of the family who are staying with them.
They do a German TV and newspaper interview that will be published tomorrow.
Sunday 03 June 2007

Kate and Gerry extend the lease on the Renault Scenic hire car with Castanheira Budget. The car has already clocked up 730 kms (543.60 miles) in a week, despite Kate and Gerry being out of the country for most of the week and, according to Gerry's blogs, spending the rest of the time quietly with the twins!
Chris and Les, who drove the inflatable Madeleine billboard all the way from the West of Scotland, head home.
Monday 04 June 2007

Busy day finalising travel arrangements for forthcoming trips to Berlin and Amsterdam.
At night, Kate and Gerry do an interview for Crimewatch, which will be shown on BBC1 tomorrow night.
Tuesday 05 June 2007

Gerry's birthday.
Before leaving for northern Europe, the McCanns have a meeting with police detectives at the British Consulate in Portimão.
Sources said the Tuesday meeting was in line with similar briefings given by police in the past, but "within the bounds of Portuguese secrecy laws". The source added that "nothing new" was disclosed during the meeting.

British Consul Bill Henderson told The Portugal News that the Consulate served "as a facilitator" and was providing constant "consular assistance" to the McCanns.

Kate's parents arrive and they spend a few hours together before Kate and Gerry head off to Berlin.
Wednesday 06 June 2007

A German reporter asks the McCanns how they feel about the fact that "more and more people seem to be pointing the finger" at them, during a press conference in Berlin.
Kate and Gerry's exit from Berlin is delayed when the Portugese police say they have received some information that they need to be consulted on. Gerry dismisses this as 'nothing of interest' and it means they miss 2 TV programmes due to arriving in Amsterdam 3 hours late.
They do manage to find time to catch up briefly with a few old friends from the time they spent in Amsterdam.

Gerry and Kate in Berlin with pyjamas

Thursday 07 June 2007

Series of press conference's, meetings and appeals on TV in Amsterdam.
After the scheduled meetings, Gerry catches up with 'a friend of mine who was attending a medical conference in Amsterdam'.
Kate and Gerry return to Praia da Luz in the early evening in time to see the twins.
They later drive to Lagos to attend a musical concert in aid of Madeleiene.
Friday 08 June 2007

At lunchtime, Kate and Gerry head down to the beach to release 1,000 balloons carrying a picture of Madeleine, with a message in 5 different languages. Similar events take place in Manchester and Madrid.
In the afternoon, they do an interview for BBC East Midlands TV.
At night, Kate and the family head off down to the church for the regular Friday night vigil. Gerry stays in the apartment as he was 'just too shattered'.
Saturday 09 June 2007

Gerry states in his blog that his morning is taken up with short press interviews for Irish and British Sunday papers.
After this, Kate and Gerry head off to the beach at Sagres, on the most South Western tip of Portugal, for a family lunch.
After returning from the beach Kate and Gerry give an interview for Crimecall, the Irish version of Crimewatch. 
Sunday 10 June 2007
Kate and Gerry attend morning mass in Praia da Luz.
Late in the afternoon they drive up to Lisbon to catch a flight to Casablanca, where embassy officials meet them at the start of their trip to Morocco.
In the morning, Robert Murat is interviewed for a second time to clarify what detectives described as details and possible contradictions from his previous statement in the light of new information.
The investigation is thrown into confusion after the detective coordinating the hunt, Goncalo Amaral, the head of the regional Poli­cia Judiciaria, and four other Portuguese police officers, are charged over the weekend with offences relating to the inquiry into the disappearance of Joana Cipriano, from a village seven miles from where Madeleine disappeared.
Monday 11 June 2007
Kate and Gerry spend the day in Rabat meeting British ambassador Charles Gray, Morocco's most senior police officer Charqi Draiss, the Interior Minister Mohamed Benaissa as well as representatives from 3 child welfare groups, including Touche Pas Mes Enfants (Do Not Touch my Children), an organisation set up two years ago to tackle paedophilia.
As well as the meetings, the McCanns visited the National Observatory for Children's Rights. As they pulled up in the car there were about 150 children waving posters of Madeleine with the words 'All Moroccan Children Are With You Madeleine - Madeleine: Back Home'.
The McCanns also did a couple of interviews for ITV and Sky focussing on a change in the phase of the campaign. They confirmed that there would be a period of reflection before they decided on the best role for themselves.
An anonymous letter and map are received in the offices of The Telegraaf, a Dutch newspaper, which claim to show where Madeleine is buried. The reporters immediately contact police and hand over the documents. A decision is made not to publish the map or hand it over to third parties.
The McCanns' holiday apartment, 5A, is 'released' as a crime scene by Portuguese authorities, enabling it to be rented out to other families. It is believed that one family stayed in the apartment before it was closed again.
Tuesday 12 June 2007
Kate and Gerry finish off their trip to Morocco with a private visit to the minister for religious affairs in the morning. 
They arrive back in Praia da Luz in the afternoon.
At night they go to church for prayers.
It is believed that Kate and Gerry were informed this afternoon about the anonymous letter sent to The Telegraaf claiming to show where Madeleine is buried.
Wednesday 13 June 2007
The anonymous letter sent to The Telegraaf is published and the McCanns express their disappointment that the contents of the letter have been published before being fully investigated by Portuguese police.
Gerry says: "Now we have to go through everything as if it is a certainty that Maddie is dumped. We are bombarded with questions from shocked friends, contacts and journalists from all over the world. While it is all for nothing and we will not get our child back with this. We know that a big, international action like ours has its shadow side and attracts idiots."
Map that was sent to The Telegraaf, claiming to show where Madeleine is buried, is received by police in Portugal.
Thursday 14 June 2007
Initial searches of scrubland indicated by the letter to The Telegraaf do not reveal anything unusual.
Kate and Gerry pick up a friend from Faro airport who has helped with publicity and the production of the 'Don't You Forget About Me' DVD. Gerry and this 'friend' Jon spend the rest of the day discussing 'campaign strategies'.
Friday 15 June 2007
Police with sniffer dogs search scrubland 9 miles from Praia da Luz where Madeleine's body is reported to be but the hunt is called off after only 4 hours.
Saturday 16 June 2007
Kate and Gerry drop Jon back at Faro airport and meet more friends/family who have come over to see them and the twins.
After lunch, they all head off to the local zoo.
Gerry blogs: 'Relatively quiet day on the campaign front today'.
Sunday 17 June 2007
Chief Inspector Olegario Sousa admits vital forensic clues may have been destroyed in the hours after Madeleine's disappearance, as the scene was not protected properly.
He told Portuguese newspaper Diario de Noticias: "The presence of so many people - especially in the room where the little girl slept with her brother and sister could have at least complicated the work of the forensic team. At the very worst they would have destroyed all the evidence. This could prove to be fatal for the investigation."
The McCanns were said to be “dismayed” by Mr Sousa’s remarks.
It is reported that police are still waiting for further results on the DNA samples taken from the children's bedroom and sent to three forensic laboratories in Lisbon, Porto and Coimbra - part of the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal (INML).
In Malta, two female British tourists said they saw a girl fitting Madeleine's description boarding a bus with a middle-aged woman at Floriana, near Valletta.
Monday 18 June 2007
Kate and Gerry meet with police and say they are reassured that they face no criticism over their actions on the night Madeleine disappeared.
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have said family and friends may have destroyed clues within hours of her abduction. It is revealed that more than two dozen people - including her parents, their friends, other tourists and resort staff - entered the apartment where she was taken before police arrived.
Friends/Family who arrived on Saturday return home.

Gerry McCann 18/06/07

Kate McCann 18/06/07

Tuesday 19 June 2007
Gerry flies from Faro into Gatwick, London for some meetings, believed to be interviews to appoint a family spokesperson. On the flight, a passenger becomes ill and Gerry provides aid. The passenger is subsequently taken to hospital in an ambulance.
Shortly after arriving in London, Gerry reports that his wallet has been stolen. The incident happened as he withdrew cash from an ATM at Waterloo station in central London. However, other reports suggest Gerry's wallet was stolen close to Tony Blair's Downing Street office.
Gerry's sister, Philomena McCann, said: "Gerry was at the bank to get some British currency, because he didn't have any at all. He took out £100 from a hole in the wall machine, put it in his wallet then popped it in his back pocket. He bent down to put something in his rucksack and some dirty animal had the wallet out of his back pocket. We don't care about the money, but we do care about getting the pictures of Madeleine back."
However, Susan Healy said: "Gerry is not clear how his wallet was stolen. He did not see them take it. It contained precious photographs which have now been lost forever."
Gerry is then forced to delay the series of meetings he has planned while he cancels his credit cards. The delay means the meetings run on late into the evening.
Clarence Mitchell said Gerry had attended a meeting at London's Foreign Office today, but could not immediately confirm details of the theft. London police said they had no record of the theft being reported to officers.
Gerry records an interview for BBC World Service.
RTE 'Crime Call' interview with Kate and Gerry McCann aired in Ireland.
Wednesday 20 June 2007
Gerry has another busy day of meetings in Leicester. The main meeting being that of Madeleine's Fund where campaign strategies are discussed. It is agreed, in principle, to appoint a family spokesperson (Justine McGuiness).
Gerry arrives back in Praia da Luz in the evening.
Thursday 21 June 2007
Kate and Gerry meet with Portugese police and remain confident that their commitment to find Madeleine matches their own.
In Malta, Ray Roberts, from Anglesey, North Wales, said he saw a girl in the town of Sliema wearing what he said was a jet black wig being told: 'Get up little girl' by an Arab looking man.
But a spokeswoman for parents Gerry and Kate McCann said they were not giving credence to the claims at this stage and are focusing on events to boost awareness of her disappearance.
The spokeswoman said: "Their whole attitude from day one has been that they know there are going to be lots of bits of information but if they expended energy on every single one of them what would they be like by now?
"Until they hear that something has been checked out and there is a resolution of the piece of information one way or the other and that comes from an official source they are not going to focus on it."
Friday 22 June 2007
The McCanns' mark 50 days of Madeleine's disappearance by releasing 50 green and yellow balloons from nearly 300 centres worldwide.
Saturday 23 June 2007
Gerry spends some more time 'planning campaign strategy' in the morning.
In the afternoon, they are visited by friends from Leicester who are holidaying on the Algarve.
Sunday 24 June 2007
Kate and Gerry attend the local church service this morning as usual.
Gerry remarks in his blog that there are very little media left in Praia da Luz, with just one cameraman and photographer waiting outside the church.
Monday 25 June 2007
Gerry spends the day 'behind the scenes' working on campaign strategies.
Kate, Gerry and the twins are invited round to a friends for dinner later in the day.
Tuesday 26 June 2007
Kate and Gerry meet with Portugese and British police for an update on the investigation.
Wednesday 27 June 2007
Gerry re-emphasises that anyone who thinks they have information relevant to Madeleine's abduction should not contact them direct. They should contact the police or contact International Crimestoppers anonymously.
Thursday 28 June 2007
Gerry talks in his blogs about his confidence in being able to sustain a long term campaign to keep Madeleine's disappearance high profile.
A Spanish couple are arrested for trying to extort money from the McCanns, falsely claiming to know where she is.
Friday 29 June 2007


An early rise for Gerry this morning to drop off and pick up more friends from the airport. They bring back his wallet, which had been returned, with all the cards, driving licence and 30 euros in cash intact! Only the sterling cash appears to be missing.
Later a friend from Amsterdam drops in for 2 hours, whilst on a golfing trip in the Algarve.
Saturday 30 June 2007


Mainly a family day, with Kate and Gerry attending evening mass.
Gerry confirms that they have found new accommodation and will be moving in the next few days. The owners of their current villa will be arriving for their own holiday shortly.

With thanks to Nigel at McCann Files


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