The Gold Coast Bulletin



LONDON: The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann are marking the 18th birthday of their daughter on Wednesday, just over 14 years since she disappeare­d in Portugal.

Madeleine, or “Maddy” as she is known in Britain, vanished from her family’s apartment in The Algarve holiday resort of Praia da Luz in 2007.

The disappeara­nce, just days before her fourth birthday, sparked a massive search effort – though no trace of her has ever been found – and an internatio­nal media frenzy.

Despite the high-profile nature of Madeleine’s disappeara­nce, the anniversar­y was expected to be a muted affair. The McCanns were only expected to comment if there was a developmen­t.

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