I feel desperately for Kate McCann – her life has been ruined, she loathes the spotlight

By JUSTINE MCGUINESS – Last updated at 10:19am on 27th April 2008 For four months one woman shared every day with Kate and Gerry McCann, all the false hopes… and all the tears. Justine McGuiness, the former press adviser to Kate and Gerry McCann, speaks out about one of Britain’s most famous families… I will […]




Madeleine: ‘We made a mistake and we would never leave the children again,’ says Gerry McCann

By VANESSA ALLEN – Last updated at 11:10am on 25th April 2008 Gerry McCann told yesterday of his terrible regret at leaving his children alone on the night Madeleine disappeared. He admitted: “We made a mistake, but we are paying more for it than anyone could ever possibly imagine.” The father of three said he and […]




Portuguese police accuse McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell of ‘lying through his teeth’

By VANESSA ALLEN – Last updated at 00:50am on 16th April 2008 Madeleine: Police say they are taking ‘significant’ steps to find her Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have branded her parents’ spokesman “a manipulative liar”. The head of the Portuguese police federation, Carlos Anjos, accused Clarence Mitchell of engineering a fight with […]




Portuguese police ‘found no new evidence’ during UK interviews with the Tapas 7

Last updated at 10:16am on 13th April 2008 Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are expected to say today that their trip to the UK to re-interview the Tapas 7 was fruitless, with no new leads being thrown up. Chief Inspector Paulo Rebelo is likely to tell prosecutors that no new evidence has […]




McCanns launch furious counter attack on Portuguese police after ‘Maddie in tears’ leak

Last updated at 16:19pm on 11th April 2008 Kate and Gerry McCann have launched a counter-attack against Portuguese police as the row over leaked statements about their daughter’s disappearance escalated into a war of words. Police were warned by the couple’s official spokesman that the “gloves are off” after what he claimed was a “cack-handed” […]




Revealed: What Kate and Gerry McCann told police about the night Madeleine disappeared

By REBECCA CAMBER –  Last updated at 23:20pm on 10th April 2008 WHAT KATE McCANN TOLD POLICE: The night before Madeleine McCann disappeared, her parents left her their three children alone whilst they ate tapas nearby, Kate McCann told police. In her police statement, she said Madeleine later confronted her at breakfast the next day, […]




Revealed: What Kate and Gerry McCann told police about the night Madeleine disappeared

By REBECCA CAMBER – Last updated at 23:20pm on 10th April 2008 Kate McCann described how she had gone to the apartment and found the little girl gone WHAT KATE McCANN TOLD POLICE: The night before Madeleine McCann disappeared, her parents left her their three children alone whilst they ate tapas nearby, Kate McCann told […]




Portuguese police to quiz Tapas Nine in Britain in final bid to solve Madeleine mystery

By GERARD COUZENS – Last updated at 13:28pm on 23rd March 2008 Madeleine McCann: Missing since May last year Portuguese police are set to fly to Britain on April 7 to interview members of the so-called Tapas Nine in a last bid to solve the Madeleine McCann mystery. Investigators are pinning their hopes on fresh interviews […]




McCanns to appear in new ‘missing children’ documentary for ITV

Last updated at 17:43pm on 11th March 2008 Gerry and Kate McCann are to appear in a documentary which raises awareness of missing children around the world, it has been revealed today. It is believed that the documentary would look at how different countries treat missing children and would feature the McCann’s own experiences in […]




Police chief: We were too quick to make Gerry and Kate ‘arguidos’

By GERARD COUZENS in Praia Da Luz and POLLY DUNBAR in London – Last updated at 09:30am on 3rd February 2008 Kate and Gerry McCann’s bid to clear their names over the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine has been given a massive boost after the head of Portugal’s police admitted it had been a mistake to […]




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