The money is in the Find Madeleine Fund, which is made up of donations and profits from mum Kate’s bestselling book on the disappearance.
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann may have to use a £750,000 fund to continue the search for their daughter if police finally end their inquiries
Whether it's one-off unexplained incidents, long-running mysteries or conspiracy theory sagas, these are the six biggest news stories that remain unsolved at the end of the year.
Waitress Luisa Todorov, 48, has denied being the 'woman in purple' in the Madeleine McCann investigation.
Distraught Kate McCann shouted “the f***ing b******s have taken her” on the night Madeleine disappeared, a witness has revealed. Fellow guests at the holiday complex in Praia da Luz have spoken about the immediate aftermath of the three-year old’s disappearance, 10 years after she went missing from her family’s holiday apartment. Paul and Susan Moyes were staying two floors above the McCanns at the Ocean Club resort in the Algarve, Portugal.
Prime Minister Theresa May has been accused of failing to tell the truth about the government’s decision to launch an independent review into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The sensational claims were made in a special edition of Panorama which was broadcast last night to mark the tenth anniversary of the three-year-old’s disappearance in Praia Da Luz, Portugal.
The parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann fell out with British police when they refused to share information with them, according to a leaked report. Kate and Gerry McCann hired private investigators to help with finding their daughter, who vanished from Praia da Luz in 2007, but allegedly held back from handing over all the information to British detectives. The Home Office document, obtained by Sky News, states that the McCann’s fell out with both British and Portuguese police as a result.
A British investigation into claims that Madeleine McCann was abducted during a botched burglary has been slammed as ‘absurd’ by a former head of Portuguese police. British police quizzed three men in 2014 over claims that the youngster may have been snatched during a break-in at the Algarve apartment where she was staying in 2007. The three men, who still live in Praia Da Luz, were made official suspects before Scotland Yard announced last week that there was no evidence to implicate them in the three-year-old’s disappearance.
British police are thought to be hunting down a ‘woman in purple’ as the prime suspect in the case of missing toddler Madeleine McCann.
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have vowed to do “whatever it takes for as long as it takes” to find their daughter, ahead of the tenth anniversary of her disappearance on May 3. The couple said they have taken heart from the “real progress” that has been made by the Metropolitan Police during the past five years and there is still hope that they will find Madeleine. Scotland Yard said last week that officers are still pursuing “critical” leads to trace Madeleine, who was aged three when she vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal on May 3 2007.
British detectives working on the Madeleine McCann case are still pursuing "critical" leads as the 10th anniversary of her disappearance approaches.
Kate McCann has described the upcoming tenth anniversary of her daughter Madeleine’s disappearance as a ‘horrible marker of time’.
A former detective who led the initial investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has sensationally claimed that MI5 helped cover up her death. Portuguese former police chief Goncalo Amaral, 56, told an Australian documentary that British secret agents “for sure had an involvement” when Maddie vanished at the age of 3 in 2007. Mr Amaral also astonishingly claimed that former Prime Minister Gordon Brown was involved in the cover up.
A petitions website is under growing pressure to shut down a page calling for the parents of Madeleine McCann to take a lie detector test. More than 27,500 people have so far signed the Care2 Petitions page ‘Public want the McCanns to take a voluntary lie detector test’. A sources close to Maddie’s parents dismissed the petition as “more utter rubbish”, telling The Sun: “Kate and Gerry will not do a lie detector test because they’ve got nothing to lie about.
A petition calling for the parents of Madeleine McCann to take a lie detector test has been signed by over 25,000 people. The new campaign, which has emerged on website Care2Petitions, calls for Kate and Gerry McCann to take a lie detector test only two months before the 10th anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
Julie Bushby, who is a close friend of Karen Matthews, claims that she launched a vicious verbal attack on the McCanns. Matthews, who faked the abduction of 9-year-old daughter Shannon in 2008, reportedly said: ‘I’ve been judged and I’m paying for it but Maddie’s mother was bad too.
The Portuguese apartment that Madeleine McCann went missing from has reportedly been sold to a British woman – for half the asking price. The apartment at the Ocean Complex in Praia da Luz had been on sale for £255,000, according to The Sun. Missing – Madeleine McCann went missing from the apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007.
The journalist Mark Williams-Thomas has revealed his theory about what happened to Madeleine McCann, 10 years after her disappearance aged three from the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz. Although Madeleine’s parents, Gerry and Kate, have never given up hope, the girl, who has a distinctive blemish in her right eye, has never been found. “On that morning of Madeline’s disappearance, we do know she went to [her parents] Gerry and Kate and said: ‘Where were you last night?’” he explained.