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/ 30 October 2007

McCanns defend using public fund to pay mortgage

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann repaid two instalments of their mortgage with money from the fund set up to help find her, their spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday. But Kate and Gerry McCann stopped taking money from the £1-million ”Find Madeleine” fund after they were made official suspects, Clarence Mitchell said.

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/ 13 September 2007

Family members rally around McCann parents

As the pressure grows on the parents of missing British toddler Madeleine McCann, support from their extended family, who have angrily denounced the police probe, has become stronger. The McCanns — named as formal suspects by Portuguese police last week — come from close Roman Catholic working-class families.

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/ 7 September 2007

Mother of missing UK girl to be declared a suspect

The mother of missing British girl Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in Portugal four months ago, will be formally declared a suspect on Friday, a spokesperson for the family said. The sudden shift in the investigation came after authorities received forensic evidence from the holiday apartment in the Algarve, where four-year-old Madeleine vanished on May 3.