Haunting clip shows Maddie McCann boarding jet to Portugal in last moments on UK soil

is captured in the haunting clip which shows the three-year-old girl walking onto a flight at East Midlands Airport.

Footage then continues showing her boarding an airport bus in the Algarve back in April 2007. 

The chilling video has resurfaced as part of a new new eight-part documentary on Netflix.

It was made without the co-operation of the McCanns and has already stirred up controversy.

Released at 8am today, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann promises to reveal new theories into what happened when she vanished in 2007.

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“They were of a similar age and they became thick as thieves.”

Neil Berry

Maddie is seen playing at a kids club just days before vanished in another rare photograph in the doc. 

Brit tourist Neil Berry was staying at the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz when she went missing from her parents’ holiday apartment.

Kate and Gerry discovered Maddie was missing as they checked in on the children while dined with pals nearby in the resort Ocean Club. 

Neil told producers his daughter Jessica became friend with the tot the resort‘s kids‘ club.

NETFLIX: Madeleine McCann‘s final steps in the UK as she boards a plane to Portugal (Pic: NETFLIX)

He said: “They were of a similar age and they became thick as thieves.

“I remember they had been out sailing, which I though was quite brave of the kids‘ club, that they took them out on the sea. They were together in the boat.

“Jessie‘s only real recollection of the holiday was Jess lost her straw summer hat in the sea and Madeleine launching herself into the sea to recover it for her – much to the alarm of the kids‘ club staff who swiftly grabbed her and dragged her back into the boat.”

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann presents numerous theories – including that Maddie was kept alive by child traffickers.

HOLIDAY: Madeleine McCann arrives in Portugal for her final holiday with mum and dad (Pic: NETFLIX) Related Articles

FRIENDS: Madeleine McCann made friends with another girl at the holiday kids club (Pic: NETFLIX)

Jim Gamble, the top child protection cop in the UK’s first Maddie investigation, said: “I absolutely believe that in my lifetime we will find out what has happened to Madeleine McCann.

“There’s huge hope to be had with the advances in technology. Year on year DNA is getting better. Year on year other techniques, including facial recognition, are getting better.

“And as we use that technology to revisit and review that which we captured in the past, there’s every likelihood that something we already know will slip into position.”

Much of the show is dedicated to exploring the theory Maddie was snatched by traffickers as she was British. 

MISSING: Madeleine McCann has not been seen since 2007 (Pic: PA)

Netflix’s documentary explains Portugal was considered a prime location for traffickers as it could be used as a “getaway”. 

It is claimed the trafficking line of enquiry was botched by police in Portuguese police and wasn’t given the correct attention. 

Gamble also blasts the police for “clutching at straws” when they named Maddie’s parents as suspects before quickly ruling them out.

The show claims Maddie could still one day come home alive, pointing to the case of Jaycee Dugard who vanished aged 9, and was found 18 years later.

VANISHED: Madeleine McCann went missing from her holiday apartment (Pic: GETTY)

Maddie’s parents refused to be interviewed for the series, and their pal Clarence Mitchell said it fuels conspiracy theories. 

Mr Mitchell said: “Whenever I go to Kate and Gerry with any programme bid or proposals, they say to me: How is this going to help the search for Madeline?

“They will engage with media when it‘s valuable to the search. In this case, they didn‘t ask for this documentary… they think it won‘t help. 

“There‘s nothing new in this at all. What‘s it going to say?”

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