I knew all along Polish woman wasnt Madeleine McCann, claims psychic

The woman who believed she was Madeleine McCann has had her claim debunked after DNA tests revealed she was not the missing person.

Julia Wendell made the strange claim that she could be Madeleine, who disappeared in Portugal in 2007, thanks to similarities in their appearance and her own upbringing.

Dr Fia Johansson, a private investigator and psychic was helping Julia while her outlandish claim hit global headlines.

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Johansson says she is "vulnerable" and "struggled to recognise who she was".

The celebrity psychic told the Mirror: "The case was always a very sensitive case.

"I have always believed Madeleine is alive, but when I flew out to Poland, I knew Julia wasn't Madeleine.

"I knew all of the disorders Julia had. She was immature and couldn't recognise who she was. She needed to get closure."

Dr Johansson said Julia suffers from multiple mental health conditions, including ADD and depression.

Since receiving the DNA results, Julia has returned to Poland from the US, but Dr Johansson is keeping tabs on her.

She said Julia "never came from caring, supportive family members".

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"Now she is with her father, I will continue to talk to her," she told us. "I believe she needs to be protected. The mother is like a poison in her life and she could have easily done the DNA test."

She added: "The parents could have calmed Julia down. The mother knew her daughter has mental health conditions."

Julia's family had condemned the decision of their daughter to go public with her claim and were reportedly left "devastated" after she went public.

Dr Johansson, however defended her decision.

"I believe in this now, I believe if Julia did not come out the way she did, there would not be the interest in Madeleine's case," she said.

"At least Julia warned people not to give up on Maddy’s case. Next time, it could be Madeleine."

"I'm glad investigators stood up and gave the investigation more funding."

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