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  • Social media users 'traumatised'
    Social media users 'traumatised' Thu, May 7, 2015

    Large numbers of people are being traumatised by violent and disturbing photos of news events on social media, research suggests. More »

  • Madeleine Police Probe More Break-Ins
    Madeleine Police Probe More Break-Ins Sat, May 2, 2015

    British detectives searching for Madeleine McCann have discovered more of the holiday apartment burglaries they believe hold the key to solving the case. Now they are probing 28 such burglaries, Sky News has learned. Forensic evidence is being tested against findings from the apartment from where Madeleine vanished eight years ago. The development in the Scotland Yard investigation is revealed by authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan in a new edition of their recent book Looking For Madeleine. More »

  • McCann Trolls: Police Won't Take Action
    McCann Trolls: Police Won't Take Action Fri, May 1, 2015

    No further action will be taken against dozens of people accused of targeting online abuse at the family of Madeleine McCann, Sky sources have revealed. Anti-abuse campaigners had compiled a dossier of names after becoming alarmed at the threatening nature of some tweets, posts and messages on online forums directed at Kate and Gerry McCann. Hundreds of messages have been posted by trolls who believe, despite no evidence, that the McCanns had some involvement in the disappearance of their daughter in Portugal in 2007. Sky News Crime Correspondent Martin Brunt said: "Leicestershire Police had spent about eight months investigating the dossier, which effectively was a catalogue of abuse tweeted and posted online elsewhere by antagonists of Kate and Gerry McCann. More »

  • Kate McCann 'more driven than ever'
    Kate McCann 'more driven than ever' Fri, May 1, 2015

    The mother of missing Madeleine McCann has said she is "more driven than ever" to continue the search for her daughter, ahead of the eighth anniversary of the girl's disappearance. More »

  • Wednesday's National Newspaper Front Pages
  • McCanns 'Delighted' With £433k Libel Victory
    McCanns 'Delighted' With £433k Libel Victory Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    A former Portuguese detective has been ordered to pay 606,000 euros (£433,000) to the parents of missing Madeleine McCann as their two-year libel trial comes to an end. Goncalo Amaral, who led the search for the little girl, was accused of making defamatory statements about Kate and Gerry McCann in a book he wrote. The two doctors said the book, which was a bestseller in Portugal, damaged the search for their daughter and added to their anguish. A civil court in Lisbon ruled against Mr Amaral, and ordered him to pay 500,000 euros (£357,000) in damages and 106,000 euros (£76,000) in interest to the McCanns. More »

  • Maddie McCann parents win 500,000 euros in Portugal libel case
    Maddie McCann parents win 500,000 euros in Portugal libel case Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    A former Portuguese police officer who headed the investigation into the 2007 disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann was ordered to pay 500,000 euros to her parents in a libel case, according to a ruling made public on Tuesday. More »

  • Madeleine McCann's parents win Portuguese libel case
    Madeleine McCann's parents win Portuguese libel case Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann have won 500,000 euros ($549,000) in a libel action against a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter's disappearance, according to a Lisbon court ruling published Tuesday. More »

  • McCanns 'delighted' with libel win
    McCanns 'delighted' with libel win Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    The parents of missing Madeleine McCann said today they were "delighted" with a court's ruling that a former detective must pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to the family following a libel case in a Portuguese court . More »

  • McCanns Had Asked For £1m Compensation
    McCanns Had Asked For £1m Compensation Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    The 500,000 euros libel damages awarded to Kate and Gerry McCann by a Lisbon judge is less than half the amount the couple were asking for. It's roughly £357,000 and still a welcome contribution to the dwindling Madeleine Fund set up to pay for the continuing search for missing Madeleine, who vanished during a family holiday eight years ago this weekend. The McCanns had asked for £1m compensation when the trial began two years ago and limped towards its conclusion with various interruptions and delays. They said originally that any money awarded would be used for their search fund, though the award has already fired up some of the couple's online detractors who say they are 'millionaires' and do not deserve the court victory. More »

  • Missing British girl's parents win damages from Portuguese ex-policeman
    Missing British girl's parents win damages from Portuguese ex-policeman Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    A Portuguese court ruled on Tuesday that a former investigator of the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann pay 500,000 euros (358,080 pounds)damages to her parents for alleging in a book that the girl had died in an accident and the McCanns had covered it up. The Civil Court of Lisbon also banned all sales and reprints of the 2008 book by ex-police inspector Goncalo Amaral, "Maddie - The Truth about Lies", and a video based on it, a court official said. More »

  • Madeleine McCann's parents win 500,000 euros ($549,000) in Portuguese libel … Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Madeleine McCann's parents win 500,000 euros ($549,000) in Portuguese libel case. More »

  • Police Trained To Spot 'Paedophile Tattoos'
    Police Trained To Spot 'Paedophile Tattoos' Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    About 400 Durham officers were taught specialist skills developed by Texas police and Dr Joe Sullivan, an expert who has worked on the Madeleine McCann case. Dr Sullivan said he did not want to give more details to the public but that his knowledge had come from interviewing thousands of paedophiles. PCSO Adam Grundy, 28, put his new skills to use just two weeks after the training, protecting a five-year-old girl. The training has also been completed by another 160 workers including teachers, fire officers and health workers. More »

  • Mother 'can't read April book'
    Mother 'can't read April book' Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    The mother of murdered April Jones has refused to read the book which she and her husband have published about their ordeal. More »

  • Help-cry paedos 'deserve chance'
    Help-cry paedos 'deserve chance' Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    The father of April Jones has said paedophiles who seek help before they commit an offence "deserve a chance". More »

  • Sky News reporter says he was devastated McCann Twitter troll killed herself …
    Sky News reporter says he was devastated McCann Twitter troll killed herself … Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Her body was found in a hotel room two days after she featured in the Sky News report. More »

  • Inquest: McCann Troll's Death Was Suicide
    Inquest: McCann Troll's Death Was Suicide Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    A Leicester coroner has concluded a woman found dead days after she featured in a Sky News report into online trolling took her own life. Brenda Leyland was found dead in a Leicester hotel room in October 2014. An inquest into her death at Leicester's Coroners Court heard witness testimony from a toxicologist, two police officers, Mrs Leyland's former psychiatrist and two Sky News employees. A written statement from Mrs Leyland's youngest son, Benjamin, was read to the court. More »

  • Father of found South African girl reached out to McCanns
    Father of found South African girl reached out to McCanns Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African man who was reunited with his kidnapped daughter after 17 years said on Tuesday that he would like to talk to Madeleine McCann's parents. More »

  • Portuguese police quiz Maddie case witnesses
    Portuguese police quiz Maddie case witnesses Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Portuguese police, accompanied by their British counterparts, questioned a group of witnesses Thursday over the 2007 disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann, a year after reopening the baffling case, Portuguese media reported. More »

  • Madeleine McCann Cops To Question Robert Murat
    Madeleine McCann Cops To Question Robert Murat Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    A British man who was questioned over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann seven years ago is to be interviewed by Portuguese police in Faro. More »

  • British police in Portugal for Maddie McCann case questioning
    British police in Portugal for Maddie McCann case questioning Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Portuguese police, observed by their British counterparts, are to begin questioning 11 people over the disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann in 2007, a source close to the investigation told AFP on Tuesday. More »

  • Missing Madeleine: Police Question Witnesses
    Missing Madeleine: Police Question Witnesses Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have begun interviewing 11 people considered witnesses in the seven-year mystery. More »

  • Madeleine McCann Cops To Go Back To Portugal
    Madeleine McCann Cops To Go Back To Portugal Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    British police are returning to Portugal to question several people in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann this week. More »

  • Tuesday's National Newspaper Front Pages
  • The Missing : Too Beautiful to Be So Unwatchable
    The Missing : Too Beautiful to Be So Unwatchable Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The Missing, the new 8-part miniseries on Starz airing its second episode tonight, is beautiful in its own miserable way. The subject, a missing-child case, forms the premise of a story about the parents left behind. It's their faces, and their stunning performances, that turn a story of loss into something exquisite. As The Guardian put it when the series debuted in the U.K. earlier this month, the sight of main character Tony Hughes’ crestfallen face has become “one of the enduring images of the Autumn.” More »

  • Madeleine Police Want To Interview Robert Murat
    Madeleine Police Want To Interview Robert Murat Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    Police want to interview Robert Murat as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Sky sources say. More »

  • Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail
    Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday, following a number of high-profile cases of abusive and threatening behaviour on Twitter. More »

  • Scotland Yard requests new genetic tests in McCann case
    Scotland Yard requests new genetic tests in McCann case Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    Scotland Yard has asked for new genetic tests to be carried out in their hunt for the missing British girl Madeleine McCann, the head of a Portuguese medical investigation unit said Wednesday. More »

  • Madeleine McCann: British Paedophile Linked to Girl's Disappearance Extradited …
    Madeleine McCann: British Paedophile Linked to Girl's Disappearance Extradited … Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    A convicted British paedophile is due to be extradited to the UK after being linked to a child abuse ring connected to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. More »

  • Katie Hopkins Calls Mariah Carey Fat: The Apprentice Star's Most Infamous …
    Katie Hopkins Calls Mariah Carey Fat: The Apprentice Star's Most Infamous … Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Katie Hopkins has added Mariah Carey to her growing list of enemies by criticising the singer's weight. More »

  • Madeleine McCann Investigation Bill is £10m Reveals Scotland Yard
    Madeleine McCann Investigation Bill is £10m Reveals Scotland Yard Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Efforts to find Madeleine McCann are set to cost £10m, which is double the previous estimate. The bill has been raked up by Scotland Yard and will be paid by the Home Office. More »

  • Death of British 'troll' sparks debate over Internet bile
    Death of British 'troll' sparks debate over Internet bile Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    The death of a British woman accused of a vicious campaign of online abuse against the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann has ignited debate over the growing scourge of Internet "trolls". More »

  • Inquest Opens Into Brenda Leyland Death
    Inquest Opens Into Brenda Leyland Death Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    The inquest into the death of a woman accused of directing online abuse at the McCann family has heard how the first post-mortem examination could not establish a cause of death. More »

  • Katie Hopkins in Madeleine McCann Twitter Backlash Over Comments About Parents …
    Katie Hopkins in Madeleine McCann Twitter Backlash Over Comments About Parents … Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Former Apprentice contestant Katie Hopkins has provoked a flurry of protests for her tweet on Brenda Leyland: "How many more must die before the McCann's accept their negligence is at the heart of their grief?" More »

  • Missing Madeleine: alleged online troll found dead
    Missing Madeleine: alleged online troll found dead Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A woman who was accused of sending Internet abuse to the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann has been found dead in a hotel room. Her death has revived debate about media responsibility and how best to respond to online "trolls." More »