Sunday 20 August 2017

Madeleine's parents end year with 'hope'

Ellen Branagh in London

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann yesterday thanked supporters for their help, saying they will move into 2012 with "renewed energy and continued hope".

In a message on the 'Find Madeleine' website, Kate and Gerry McCann said they end the year on a positive note, with the launch of the UK's Missing Children and Adults' Strategy earlier this month.

Last week, Spanish private detectives claimed to have handed Scotland Yard eight "very important leads" in the search for the couple's daughter.

Investigator Francisco Marco Fernandez told Spanish TV officers had travelled to Spain to pick up 30 boxes of documents.

The official inquiry into Madeleine's disappearance was formally shelved in July 2008 and since then no police force has been actively looking for her.

Irish Independent

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