Saturday Star

McCanns not officially in clear over Maddie


LONDON: The parents of Madeleine McCann faced fresh heartache this week after Portugal’s highest court stressed they had not been cleared over her disappeara­nce.

The Supreme Court said removing Kate and Gerry McCann’s formal suspect status in 2008 should not be equated to proof of innocence.

Judges said the investigat­ion was only shelved because of a lack of evidence and serious concerns remained over the theory she was abducted.

Maddie, who is still missing, was nearly 4 when she van- ished from the family’s rented holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Algarve, in May 2007.

Former detective Goncalo Amaral claimed in a book that the McCanns covered up her death at the apartment by claiming she had been abducted – Daily Mail

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Maddie McCann

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