THE mother of missing Irish teenager Amy Fitzpatrick has criticised the Mijas mayor after he refused to help publicise her disappearance.
Audrey, 40, stormed out of a meeting with Antonio Sanchez in tears, after he told her the current financial downturn meant the council could not afford to help.
The mother, whose daughter went missing on New Year’s Day last year, told the Olive Press: “It’s disgraceful the way he has acted. All we wanted was for him to put some posters up in all the local bus stops, which the mayor has done for other missing children Yeremi Vargas and Sara Morales.
“We’ve lived in Spain for five years, we’ve bought a home here, Amy grew up here and this is where she disappeared from.
“This is the first time we have asked for help in the last 15 months of our living nightmare and we were shot down straight away.
“What chance do we have of finding Amy if the people who are in charge won’t even lend us a hand? Who do we ask now?
Audrey and boyfriend Dave Mahon were so angry they stormed out of the meeting after one minute.
The rejection came as a major shock after Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero insisted at Christmas that his country give full commitment to finding all of Spain’s missing children.
Their daughter had gone missing from a friend’s house in Calypso.