A small number of children have, like Madeleine McCann, been missing for more than 10 years, with investigations into their disappearances often ongoing decades later.
Kate and Gerry McCann have always vowed to continue searching for their daughter since her disappearance in Portugal 13 years ago.
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.
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 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.
Speaking on US show The Talk on a debate about leaving kids home alone, Sharon said: “I will tell you a very quick story. A family friend revealed Kate and Gerry are furious about the comments. Kate and Gerry’s daughter Madeleine was snatched from her bed in the family’s holiday apartment in May 2007, days before her fourth birthday.