will keep Madeleine McCann files secret until her kidnappers
are brought to justice
THOUSANDS of police files detailing the British involvement in the hunt
for Madeleine McCann will remain secret until her kidnappers are brought
to justice, it emerged yesterday.
Leicestershire Police said it would not discuss their role in
co-ordinating the search for the youngster who vanished from a holiday
apartment in Portugal in May 2007.
Their paperwork includes correspondence with ministers, details of leads
and sightings as well as copies of letters from the
Details of the Portuguese inquiry were released last year after the
investigation was shelved.
Madeleine, from Rothley, Leicestershire, disappeared from Praia da Luz
nine days before her fourth birthday.
Last night the McCanns? spokesman said: ?Kate and Gerry have always been
very grateful for the amount of time, effort and resources
Leicestershire Police have taken to search for Madeleine.
?Their private investigators continue to have a good relationship with
them as the search goes on.?