Monday 21 August 2017

Australian documentary makers claim to have 'major new developments' in Madeleine McCann case

Madeleine McCann disappeared from a holiday home in Portugal's Algarve region in May 2007, days before her fourth birthday
Madeleine McCann disappeared from a holiday home in Portugal's Algarve region in May 2007, days before her fourth birthday
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

An Australian TV show claims to have 'major new developments' in the Madeleine McCann case.

A teaser for the documentary for 7's Sunday Night show has been released via social media channels and shows a reporter asking her parents Kate and Gerry McCann, "Did you kill your daughter?".

However, this is a clip from an interview in 2011.

The "groundbreaking television event" claims to reveal "major developments" which could "finally reveal the truth about what happened to little Maddie."

It will feature an interview with US criminal profiler Pat Brown who wrote a book in 2011 which cast doubt on the parents' account of their daughter's disappearance.

The documentary will also feature an interview with Portuguese police officer Goncarlo Amaral.

He led the initial investigation in 2007 but he was removed after he criticised British detectives.  The following year he published a book which blamed the McCanns for their daughter's disappearance.

He claimed she died in their holiday apartment in Praia Da Luz and the McCanns won a libel case against him in 2015 but this was overturned on appeal.  Earlier this year Portugal's supreme court upheld that appeal ruling.

The teaser does not give any insight into what new evidence they have uncovered, if any.

Madeleine McCann has been missing for almost ten years Photo:Getty
Madeleine McCann has been missing for almost ten years Photo:Getty

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