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'They don't love them like we do': William Tyrrell's birth father lashes the boy's foster carers in court statement claiming they 'didn't really care' about the boy because he's not 'their kid'

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 31/05/2019 Daniel Piotrowski for Daily Mail Australia

© AAP IMAGE/NSW POLICE William Tyrrell's birth father claimed in a police statement that he didn't think the boy's foster parents 'really care' about William and his sister as they aren't 'their kids'. 

'They don't love them like we do,' he said in the statement, which was tendered at the coronial inquest investigating the boy's disappearance. 

In the statement, the father sets out his whereabouts on the day William went missing almost five years ago. 

It was a day that began in western Sydney having pancakes for breakfast at McDonalds, the second day he was staying home after telling his boss he had a 'sore shoulder'. 

He said he had started feeling 'sick' two days before William disappeared and was so shocked he thought police were joking when they knocked on the door that Friday to say William was missing, and ask if he or the foster mother knew anything. 

The release of the father's statement makes him the final member of the boy's family to have his police statement publicly issued by the Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame. 

a man wearing a uniform: The father of William Tyrrell - who cannot be identified - rang his mother to say 'something doesn't feel right', the inquest was told © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The father of William Tyrrell - who cannot be identified - rang his mother to say 'something doesn't feel right', the inquest was told a person standing in front of a building: William Tyrrell's female foster carer wept while giving evidence about the boy's disappearance © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited William Tyrrell's female foster carer wept while giving evidence about the boy's disappearance

'I do not know where William is and I have not taken him or organised anyone to take him,' the birth father said.  

He also described how authorities took William from him and his partner, and said the boy had suffered 'serious asthma' ever since he had been in care. 

He recalled, as the boy's mother has, how he had seen a photo of William with a black eye while he was in the care of the foster family. William had clambered on top of the male foster carer and then fallen to the ground, the foster family said. 

Both the foster carers and William's biological parents have been ruled out as persons of interest in the investigation into the boy's disappearance.  

The biological father said in the statement that he had been told William was believed to have learning and development difficulties. 

The father said William had suffered 'serious asthma' ever since he had been in care. 

William disappeared from his foster grandmother's house in Kendall, on the NSW north coast, on September 12, 2014 and has not been seen since. 

The inquest has heard detailed evidence from the boy's foster carers, the female foster carer weeping while giving evidence. The birth mother also testified. 

The inquest continues in August, where it will focus upon persons of interest. 

a little boy that is standing in the street: Still missing: William Tyrrell disappeared from his foster grandmother's home on the NSW north coast in September 2014, and has not been seen since © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Still missing: William Tyrrell disappeared from his foster grandmother's home on the NSW north coast in September 2014, and has not been seen since

The coroner also released three statements by Senior Constable Chris Rowley, an officer who was on the ground the day William went missing. 

The officer who had been leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Gary Jubelin, has retired from the force after claims were leveled against him. One allegation included that he had improperly recorded a phone call during the Tyrrell investigation. 

The foster family last week issued a statement saying the investigation had lost 'four years' of valuable experience with his retirement. 

The foster carers were contacted for comment via their barrister on Friday.  

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