“Madeleine was obviously exhausted and her head sank down on her pillow intermittently, although she did join in with the babbled responses of her little brother and sister.”
Hours before she vanished without a trace from a Portuguese hotel room, a tuckered-out three-year-old Madeleine McCann was drifting off to sleep to the sounds of her mother reading ‘If you’re happy and you know it!’. Normal bedtime scenes for any toddler.
Little did her mother know, this would be the last bedtime story she would read to her little girl.
It was 2007 Madeleine went missing from her family’s holiday apartment while her parents and their friends - who later became known as the 'Tapas 7' - were having dinner at the Ocean Club restaurant nearby on the hotel grounds.