This Sunday, the McCann couple stated to Lusa
agency that they are satisfied that the English police has decided to re-evaluate the
case of the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine, in 2007 in the
Algarve, and said that they hope that it will bring more information.
Gerry mentioned that the couple 'is stronger than in 2007' and that 'the
pain and the assortment of emotions are not as close to the suffering'
of those days.
'Our life has brought us joy. We have two other beautiful children and
other things that make us happy. It is not a complete life, there is a
feeling of sadness that is always present. It is not like living a
nightmare, like in 2007, but we are working hard to find Madeleine', he
Gerry McCann, who travelled to Lisbon this weekend in the company of his
wife, Kate, expressed to Lusa agency that both were 'very satisfied that
the Metropolitan Police is going to re-evaluate all of the information
and the case files', after the intervention of British prime-minister
'It's something that we had been asking for over three years and, for
the process, it is very important that that information is analysed
again, so more investigations can take place. We are very satisfied and
we hope that new information will appear', Gerry McCann said.
Madeleine's father also stressed that he expects cooperation between the
English and the Portuguese authorities and mentioned that the book
'Madeleine', written by Kate, may help 'people to open their minds'.
A book which, Gerry McCann stressed, does not have the purpose of
collecting funds for the investigation or to silence those who do not
believe in the British couple, that always insisted on the thesis of
'Concerning the many lies and ridiculous things that have been written
about us, we are not impressed. What we say to those people who do not
believe in us is that, please, read the book and compare what has
been written. You must face the facts and what we have done, throughout
time, to find our daughter', Gerry stressed.
Confessing that it was 'a major decision to publish the book', Kate
reinforced that Madeleine's parents want to present the truth.
'There has been much speculation, much lost information and lies', the
anaesthetist doctor stated, while her husband, a cardiologist, said he
believed that 'directly and indirectly, the book helps the search' for
Four years after Madeleine's disappearance, in a tourist resort in Praia
da Luz, in the Algarve, Gerry and Kate McCann continue to believe that
their daughter is alive and reiterate the need to continue the
investigation, also defending that those responsible must be punished.
'In my heart, I feel that she is somewhere and in my head, based on pure
facts, there is no evidence that says she is not alive', Kate observed.
The book 'Madeleine', which is already on sale in Portugal, was launched
in London on the 12th of May, and for each copy sold,
one cent will go into the investigation and search for the child.
astro said... 33
Given the doubts that have arisen over
the "one cent per copy" issue, it seems
to me that it is relevant to clarify
that several news outlets in Portugal
are quoting the exact same amount and
the exact same circumstance: Correio da
Manhã, Público, Sol, Observatório do
Even the usually very pro-McCann SIC
newschannel reports that information:
The actual source for this information
is not revealed, but all of these
articles appear to result from
interviews that were given by the
McCanns to the Portuguese media, over
May I point out that even admitting that
there could have been a misunderstanding
concerning this particular detail, there
is an indirect quote of Mr McCann
"Um livro que, frisou Gerry McCann, não
tem como propósito angariar fundos para
a investigação nem silenciar os que não
acreditam no casal britânico, que sempre
insistiram na tese de rapto de
"A book which, Gerry McCann stressed,
does not have the purpose of collecting
funds for the investigation or to
silence those who do not believe in the
British couple, that always insisted on
the thesis of Madeleine’s abduction."