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Why Madeleine McCann case is “unsolvable”

Why Madeleine McCann case is “unsolvable”

Madeleine McCann’s disappearance will never be solved due to a vital missing CCTV footage, a former detective and child abuse investigator said.

Former constable Mark Williams-Thomas said the young girl was a victim of a random act of crime.

In his new book Hunting Killers, Williams-Thomas said the kidnapper could leave undetected because a crucial CCTV camera was turned off during the abduction.

“The abduction of Madeleine McCann is one I’d put into the unsolvable category.

“I believe Madeleine was the victim of an opportunistic criminal whose act was random – she wandered out of the apartment and into the path of this person.

“The case hasn’t been solved simply because a crucial CCTV camera was turned off, meaning that whoever took Madeleine was not identifiable at the scene.”

The 49-year-old said statistics show McCann’s case is unlikely to be solved.

“The sad reality is, this far on, the likelihood of Madeleine being alive now is incredibly slim,” he wrote.

“Unfortunately, in almost every case of stranger child abduction, within the space of 24 hours the child is dead.”

McCann was three years old when she vanished from a holiday apartment in Portugal in May 2007. The British child was last seen in her bedroom with her younger twin siblings. She would be 16 years old today. Inquiries into the case – including Britain’s Operation Grange – remain ongoing.