Tender moment with Pope gives parents hope (2)

By Richard Edwards in Rome Last Updated: 3:43PM BST 24/04/2008 Holding his hand as they asked him to bless their daughter, Kate and Gerry McCann yesterday told how a “personal and tender” moment with the Pope had given them renewed strength in the search for Madeleine. One month after the four-year-old was abducted, her parents […]

Guilt over Maddy will ‘live with us forever’

By Richard Edwards and Fiona Govan in Praia da Luz Last Updated: 11:23AM BST 24/04/2008 The parents of Madeleine McCann last night said the “guilt would never leave them” for not being there when she was abducted. In an emotional first full interview, Gerry and Kate McCann said they had suffered every parent’s worst nightmare […]

McCanns may refuse to attend reconstruction

By Caroline Gammell Last Updated: 2:09AM BST 14/04/2008 Kate and Gerry McCann may refuse to take part in a reconstruction of events surrounding their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance, such is their anger at the information leaked in Portugal this week. They believe the release of confidential police interviews was timed to overshadow their visit to Brussels […]

The McCanns come to Brussels

Posted by Daniel Hannan on 10 Apr 2008 at 17:22 Never has the European Parliament seen so many cameras – not for Jacques Chirac or Tony Blair, not for John Paul II or the Dalai Lama. As Gerry and Kate McCann arrived, the television crews and paparazzi shoaled like piranhas, their equipment castanet-clicking. You occasionally […]

Alert ‘would have saved’ Madeleine McCann

By Sarah Womack Social Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 1:29AM GMT 07/03/2008 A Europe-wide missing-child alert system would have “without doubt” saved Madeleine McCann, an expert on child abduction said. Lady Catherine Meyer, who founded a charity to tackle child abduction, called for a single Europe-wide telephone number that parents could ring the moment their child […]

No TV tears for Madeleine, Kate McCann told

By Caroline Gammell Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 07/11/2007 Kate McCann has been told by British police not to cry in public for fear it could play into the hands of Madeleine’s abductor. Detectives have advised the mother of the missing four-year-old to control her emotions when making public appeals, in case the kidnapper gets satisfaction […]

Madeleine: McCann friends to be interviewed

By Gary Cleland Last Updated: 2:50AM BST 22/10/2007 Portuguese detectives will travel to Britain to re-interview the friends of Kate and Gerry McCann who they dined with on the night their daughter Madeleine disappeared, it has emerged. The move was confirmed by Portugal’s top police officer, Alipio Ribeiro, who said a team of detectives and […]

Madeleine’s mother ‘in hysterics every day’

By Gary Cleland Last Updated: 2:19AM BST 20/10/2007 Kate McCann breaks down hysterically every day as she thinks about the disappearance of her daughter Madeleine, her mother has said. Susan Healey also said that her daughter had been kept awake by thoughts of the four-year-old returning home. Mrs Healey said yesterday: “Sometimes during the course […]

McCanns ‘didn’t say Madeleine probably dead’

By Aislinn Simpson in Praia da Luz and Richard Holt Last Updated: 11:46AM BST 17/10/2007 Madeleine McCann’s father has contradicted the family’s official spokesman and said that he does not accept the fact that his daughter is probably dead. Writing in his online blog, Gerry McCann said: “Contrary to some other reports Kate and I […]

McCanns deny reports that Gerry is not Madeleine’s father

By Aislinn Simpson in Praia da Luz Last Updated: 1:16AM BST 15/10/2007 The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have issued a furious rebuttal to an “offensive” report claiming Portuguese police believe Gerry is not her father. Kate and Gerry were “horrified and devastated” by the latest “absolutely untrue” slurs in the Portuguese press claiming Madeleine’s […]

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