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MADDIE HUNT CRISIS Fund to find Madeline could be wiped out if McCanns lose £750k case against cop who claimed they were responsible for daughter’s death

HOMEPAGE NEWS REPORTS INDEX 11 YEARS ON IMAGES NEWS SEPTEMBER 2018
Original Source: Sun Monday 17 September 2018

By Nick Pisa 17th September 2018, 10:40 pm
Updated: 18th September 2018, 8:53 am

 
Goncalo Amaral, 58, claimed in a book that Madeleine died in Portugal aged three and her parents Kate and Gerry McCann covered it up
 

A FUND set up to help find Madeleine McCann could be wiped out within weeks — by a huge payout to a disgraced cop. 

Parents Kate and Gerry are fighting to avoid paying £750,000 to the ex-detective who shamefully claimed they were responsible for her death.

 

A fund set up to help find Madeline McCann could be wiped out within weeks
Kate and Gerry are fighting to avoid paying £750K to the ex-detective who claimed in a book they were responsible for their daughter's death

Goncalo Amaral claimed in a book that Madeleine died in Portugal and that her parents covered up the tragedy
 

 
They face a Euro court showdown as public cash to probe the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine is about to dry up.

 

Goncalo Amaral, 58, ludicrously claimed in a book that Madeleine, three, died in Portugal and that her parents covered it up.

 

Kate and Gerry, both 50, won a 2015 libel case against him but it was later overturned and Amaral was awarded compo.

 

The McCanns’ lawyers have now lodged final paperwork at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, with a hearing expected this year.

 

Kate and Gerry won a 2015 libel case but it was later overturned and Amaral was awarded compensation

Madeleine was nearly four when she went missing from her family's holiday flat in Portugal on May 3, 2007

 

 Amaral shamelessly repeated his allegations last week in a glossy magazine interview — and even claimed: “My family has suffered a lot.”

 

A source close to the McCanns said: “It seems you can say anything you like about someone in Portugal, no matter how awful, and get away with it.

 

“If the European Court rules against them the trustees will decide on how best to make any payments.

 

"It would be a blow but Kate and Gerry would keep their heads up and carry on searching.”

 

Last week Amaral repeated his allegations in a glossy magazine interview

The McCanns’ lawyers have now lodged final paperwork at the European Court of Human Rights, with a hearing expected this year

 


The Met Police said last week it was “in dialogue” over extra funding for its investigation which has so far cost £11million.

 

"But public cash is expected to dry up in a fortnight.

 

The latest figures show £728,508 is in Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned — mostly from public donations.

 

That could all go if the decision to award Amaral £430,000 is upheld — with the McCanns paying costs on top.

 

The latest figures show £728,508 is in Madeleine’s Fund: Leaving No Stone Unturned — mostly from public donations

The appeal in the European Court of Human Rights is the McCanns' last chance

 


It is thought the family have drawn on the fund to pay for previous hearings.

 

No significant clues have so far been thrown up in the search for Madeleine.

 

Retired Det Chief Insp Mick Neville, who last year investigated the case, said: “It is tragic that funds to try to find her could be lost because of this legal action.

 

Family fund of hope

MADELEINE’S Fund was set up in 2007 to help finance the search for her, support her family and bring her abductors to justice.Donations soon after she went missing took it to more than £1.8million — topped up later by cash from libel cases won by the family and their friends.

The fund’s biggest expense in the first ten months was £250,000 to hire private investigators.It is run as a not-for-profit company by a board made up of Madeleine’s parents, their colleagues and relatives.

 
 

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