The First Searches, 03/04 May 2007
*** This page currently being developed, 07 June 2011
What is commonly referred to as the ‘Tapas Reception’ is marked as the ‘Pool Entrance’ on this map. This area was, apparently, neither staffed nor covered by CCTV on the grounds, presumably, that it was not really a reception area but simply an entrance to the Ocean Club facilities. This is the only way in, or out, of the site.
The main 24hr reception, where we are told Matthew Oldfield was sent to call the police, is in a completely different place – as indicated on this map. This, we are led to believe, is staffed 24 hours and has CCTV but only pointing at the safety security boxes.
On this map showing the Ocean Club facilities, the ‘Tapas Reception/Pool Entrance’ is described as ‘Customer Services’ and indicated by the number ‘4’. (The map can be enlarged slightly by clicking on it).
This map is particularly interesting because it gives details of where the different childrens groups were based.
The ‘Mini & Toddlers Club’ for 2-yr olds, where Sean and Amelie were placed, is based within the Ocean Club complex, close to the tapas bar, indicated by number ‘6’. But the ‘Kids Club’ for 3-5 yr olds, where Madeleine was placed, is actually some distance away. It appears to be marked by the number ‘2’ on this map, but Madeleine was actually based in a building (unmarked on this map) close to the main reception, indicated by the number ’13’.
Charlotte Pennington, who nannied at the ‘Baby & Toddlers Club’ for 4 to 12 month age group, would only have had contact with Madeleine when the children all came together at the end of the day for ‘High Tea’. Her location is indicated by the number ‘7’ and is within the Ocean Club complex.