Madeleine McCann's nanny speaks out for the first time almost ten years after the disappearance

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Madeleine McCann's nanny speaks out for the first time almost ten years after the disappearance

A nanny who looked after Madeleine McCann has broken her silence for the ever first time

A baby sitter who worked at the Portuguese resort and looked after Madeleine McCann before she went missing has spoken out for the first time almost ten years after Madeline went missing.

The nation was shocked in May 2007 when three-year-old Madeleine McCann went missing from her resort in Portugal. She was on holiday with her parents Kate and Gerry McCann and her two twin sisters Amelie and Sean when she disappeared.

Madeleine went missing on May 3 2007 (Credit: Getty Images)

Her parents were with friends at a restaurant nearby and kept checking on their children throughout the evening but around 10pm Kate discovered Madeleine had gone missing. Over the past ten years the parents haven't stopped searching for their little girl and recently police granted £85,000 to extend Madeleine's investigation for another six months.

And now a nanny who looked after Madeleine a few times has broken her silence and claimed the resort where the McCann's were staying in was known as unsafe and nannies were given rape alarms and told not to go out alone.

Opening up on that horrific night, she explained to The Mirror: "I walked into Kate crying, friends comforting her, Gerry looking under cars, and it just blew up.

Kate and Gerry haven't stopped searching for their eldest daughter (Credit: Getty Images)

"She was pacing up and down. The worst possible thing had just happened to her.

"She was crying, but almost in a catatonic state, and Gerry was very distressed. That’s the one thing I really remember from him, looking under the cars. I can’t forget that."

She continued: "We were told to start looking in bins in case her body was in there. It was at that point we realised this was serious."

The nanny slammed the police for the way they handled Madeleine's disappearance (Credit: Getty Images)

The witness – who is no longer a nanny following Madeleine's disappearance – revealed that she and other staff continued to search for the little one and claims that the police took 90 minutes to arrive on the scene. She also slammed them for the way they handled Madeleine's disappearance and said: "Whole chunks of information were missed out," of her statement.

The carer who explained that it was "really normal" for parents to dine while their children were in the apartments believes that Gerry and Kate had nothing to do with Madeleine's disappearance.

She said: "There's no way at all. A, timings and B, where it was, their reactions, the whole thing. Not a chance."

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