from Kate McCann’s diary covering the first agonising
weeks after daughter Maddie vanished have emerged.
They show that
the desperate mum left messages asking PM Gordon Brown to
“increase political pressure” to aid the search.
phoned 40-year-old Kate and husband Gerry, she noted that Mr
Brown was “nice and supportive” — but that she “felt a bit
The pages were
obtained from police files by a Portuguese paper.
five, went missing in the Algarve in May 2007.
police chief Goncalo Amaral, 48, has made fanciful claims in
his new book that it was impossible to conduct the inquiry
due to political pressure brought by the McCanns.
spokesman Clarence Mitchell said last night the claims were
“distorted and ridiculous”.
Meanwhile, shameless Amaral said yesterday he may write
another book about the case.