Kate and Gerry McCann: Portuguese cops’ hunt for Maddie “pathetic”

By Lori Campbell, sundaymirror.co.uk 27/07/2008 Portuguese police knocked on just 443 doors in the failed hunt for missing Madeleine McCann. Their investigation was last night branded “pathetic” by her parents Kate and Gerry, who are furious police did not do more to find their daughter. There are 7,000 homes in Praia da Luz, the resort […]

Robert Murat wins libel case in McCann probe

By Michael Holden, LONDON (Reuters)  17/07/2008  18:07 A suspect in the disappearance of schoolgirl Madeleine McCann in Portugal last year won 600,000 pounds in libel damages on Thursday for “the utter destruction” of his life. The 10 newspapers involved in the case had accused Robert Murat, who lived in the same resort where McCann vanished […]

Madeleine McCann case decision time by cops on Monday

Portugal’s top law chief yesterday said he will announce a “solution” to the Madeleine McCann case on Monday. It could clear parents Kate and Gerry of involvement in her disappearance. Prosecutors have reviewed the final police report into what happened to five-year-old Madeleine after she disappeared from a rented holiday apartment in Praia da Luz […]


Tony Parsons   2/06/2008 Kate and Gerry McCann could still face charges of neglect, according to the first published court ruling on the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine. Official documents in Portugal show that the police there have not yet ruled out bringing such charges. This hardly feels like a positive step in either finding Madeleine, […]


Tony Parsons 28/04/2008 On Saturday it will be one year since Madeleine McCann was stolen from her family. Widespread support for Kate and Gerry McCann has ebbed away and increasingly you hear that Madeleine’s parents must carry the blame for leaving their children alone. But the McCanns are not the villains. Some members of the […]

Kate and Gerry McCann to write a book

By Lori Campbell Lori.Campbell@Sundaymirror.Co.Uk 27/04/2008 Anguished Kate and Gerry McCann are to write a book about their year of hell since little Madeleine disappeared. The couple are desperate to tell the truth of their ordeal and plan to publish a tell-all book with the help of a ghost-writer – with all proceeds going to the […]

Madeleine McCann holiday flat up for rent

18/04/2008 The owner of the holiday flat where Madeleine McCann vanished wants to rent it out, it was claimed yesterday. Ruth McCann – who is no relation – is said to be asking £19,500 a year from tourists for the Ocean Club property in Praia da Luz, Portugal. The two bedroom flat has been empty […]

‘We’ll get result on Madeleine McCann’, say Portuguese police

17/04/2008 Police in Portugal yesterday insisted they will solve the Madeleine McCann mystery. Faro police chief Guilhermino Encarnacao promised the investigation would “bring results, whoever they hurt”. He spoke after officers travelled to Britain to question the Tapas Seven – the friends Gerry and Kate McCann dined with on the night Madeleine, four, disappeared. Dr […]

Portuguese detectives insist McCann statements were not leaked

15/04/2008 Statements made by Kate and Gerry McCann about missing daughter Madeleine were not leaked to a Spanish TV station, Portuguese detectives insisted yesterday. In a rare public statement, the Policia Judiciaria described as “baseless” claims by the couple’s spokesman Clarence Mitchell that the transcripts had been deliberately sent to Telecinco. Mitchell demanded a probe […]

More pain for McCanns

Tony Parsons 14/04/2008 Just as Kate and Gerry McCann were appearing in Brussels to call for a Europewide alert system for abducted children, the Portuguese police were leaking their initial witness statements to the media. “Mummy, why didn’t you come when we were crying?” Madeleine apparently asked her mother. A cheap shot by the bumbling […]

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