The litany of police bungling that allowed Madeleine trail to go cold

Portuguese focus on Maddie's parents and their friends has hindered search for the missing child, writes Geraldine Niland

Maddie pictured on the day she disappeared in Praia da Luz in Portugal

Geraldine Niland

NOW it's official. The Portuguese police inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has failed utterly.