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McCanns issue appeal to Madeleine
Kate and Gerry McCann have issued an
anguished Christmas message to their daughter’s kidnappers begging them
to treat her with “love and respect”.
As they face their fourth Christmas without Madeleine, the couple wrote
on their website of their determination to find her.
They added: “We hope with all our hearts that wherever she is, she is
safe and well and whoever may be with her is treating her with the love
and respect she so deserves.”
Madeleine was three years old when she went missing from a holiday
apartment in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz in May 2007.
Mrs McCann (42) from Rothley, Leicestershire, said the ordeal had been
made worse by WikiLeaks claims last week that British police had
‘developed evidence’ against them as they were investigated by
She said: “The WikiLeaks news has led to the repetition of many
unfounded allegations and smears.”
Mr and Mrs McCann have won a series of libel payouts from newspapers
over suggestions they were involved in their daughter’s disappearance.
But the leaked cable suggests British police were actively involved in
helping to build a case against them.
The couple believe the decision to name them as arguidos jeopardised the
hunt for their daughter, because it may have stopped potential witnesses
from coming forward with information.
And it forced them to endure an agonising 10-month wait until Portuguese
police admitted they had found no evidence against them and shelved the
British police have always insisted they were responsible only for
co-ordinating inquiries in Britain at the request of the Portuguese
McCann's fund to help find their missing daughter saw income
drop by almost 65% last year.
The amount raised for the cause fell from £629,181 in 2008-9 to £233,099
in 2009-10, accounts filed to Companies House show.
More than £421,000 was spent on the campaign to locate Madeleine,
leaving the balance standing at £470,034 at the end of March.
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