MADELEINE McCann’s parents
are launching a £1million lawsuit against the detective who declared
them suspects in her disappearance.
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And they will use any cash they win to
help fund their search for her.
Gerry and Kate McCann, both 41, have hired Portugal’s top libel lawyer to
conduct their claim against Goncalo Amaral.
The 49-year-old ex-police officer was behind the decision to name them
suspects after Maddie vanished from their Portuguese holiday flat in May
2007, just before her fourth birthday.
He was later sacked from the case
and the couple, from Rothley, Leics,
have been cleared of any involvement
Since retiring from the force Amaral has continued to point the finger
of suspicion at the McCanns in a book and TV documentary which have made
him a millionaire.
Their lawyer Isabel Duarte, 54, said:
“The McCanns have been torn apart by Amaral’s claims.”
Amaral’s publisher Mario Sena Lopes said he was “looking forward’’ to
facing them in court.