The purpose of this site is for information and a record of Gerry McCann's Blog Archives. As most people will appreciate GM deleted all past blogs from the official website. Hopefully this Archive will be helpful to anyone who is interested in Justice for Madeleine Beth McCann. Many Thanks, Pamalam

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 Gerry McCanns Blogs: Days 1660 to 2037



Thursday, 29 November 2012
DAY 2037

29 November, 2012 
I welcome
Lord Leveson's report today and hope it will mark the start of a new era for our press in which it treats those in the news responsibly, with care and consideration. 

 Needless to say, more time will be needed to read, digest and understand all the implications of the report but my initial impressions are positive (assuming implementation).


Some important points are worth labouring, especially when there is an element of scaremongering (intentional or otherwise) through the use of misleading language:


We, and the other core participant victims, are all totally in favour of freedom of speech. Nobody is advocating a loss of this basic human right. But freedom of speech does not equate to freedom to slander.


None of us want, or is requesting, a government-controlled press. We want a free press but one which is responsible, accountable and independently regulated. This is not a big ask. The press can do a lot of good -we’ve experienced this. But it can also destroy lives -and we’ve had a more than a fair share of that too. Any professional organisation or industry which has the potential to do harm should be accountable for its actions. Why should the media be exempt from this? Ensuring responsible journalism and accountability is paramount.


It is important to keep in mind what the Leveson Inquiry is about. We gave evidence to the inquiry last year because we don’t want anyone else to suffer as we, our family and the search for our missing daughter did at the hands of our press. It is this need to prevent such harm to others in the future that has driven the core participant victims to assist the inquiry. We need a system such as that recommended by Lord Leveson to have any hope of achieving this.


Legislative underpinning is not statutory regulation and implementation of such is quite some way from ‘crossing the Rubicon’.


I hope the Prime Minister, like the other party leaders, will embrace Lord Leveson’s report and act swiftly to ensure activation of his recommendations within an acceptable and clearly defined time-scale.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lord Leveson and the legal team for their colossal efforts throughout the inquiry to date. I truly hope it will lead to an historic and more importantly, crucial achievement for all in our society. 


Day 2001: 24 October 2012 Wednesday


Day 2036: 28 November 2012 Wednesday

No Update

Day 2000: 23 October 2012   Tuesday  
Madeleine Beth McCann lost for 2,000 days today Tuesday 23 October 2012
Day 1968: 21 September 2012 Friday


Day 1999: 22 October 2012 Monday

No Update

Thursday, 20 September 2012
DAY 1967


20 September, 2012

Thank you to everybody who has supported our summer campaign again. By displaying the new poster, car sticker or luggage tag of Madeleine, awareness of her plight is maintained, as is our appeal to the general public to keep looking for her.

We are constantly thinking of new ways to improve our search for Madeleine: we don’t know what it will be, or what it will take to bring us that vital call. It may even turn out to be a simple case of ‘the right place at the right time’ which is why we need to persevere in our efforts and to keep prompting people.

The Metropolitan Police are continuing with the investigative review and we are really encouraged by their work. We continue to hope that the case will be re-opened in Portugal in the near future so that the investigation to find our daughter can be resumed.

The nationwide campaign that I’ve been involved in, as part of my ambassadorial role for the charity ‘Missing People’, is now in its tenth week. This campaign has been possible thanks to the generous help of the Outdoor Media Centre and its members in partnership with the team at Missing People. Images of missing children and adults have been displayed on huge billboards in many cities throughout the UK, appealing to the general public for help. Already many vulnerable have been found since the campaign started which is obviously fantastic news. Thank you to everyone who has supported this initiative and responded to these appeals. Your help is invaluable. (More updates in due course)

We continue to feel humbled but at the same time buoyed by the amount of support we still receive from so many people. It helps us enormously and undoubtedly helps our search for Madeleine too. Thank you.


Day 1961: 14 September 2012 Saturday  

Day 1966: 19 September 2012 Wednesday

No Update


Official Find Madeleine Campaign

We have updated our online store to make it easier to purchase items to help in the search for Madeleine. Please let us know if you come across any issues when ordering.  

Thank you for everything you do to help us in the search.

Day 1892 : 07 July 2012 Saturday


Day 1959 : 12 September 2012 Wednesday

No Update

Friday, 06 July, 2012

New video released. Please watch and share.

Thank you for not giving up on Madeleine
Madeleine is still missing and we continue to need your help in finding her. Thank you for not giving up on her and continuing the search.


Day 1873 : 18 June 2012 Monday


Day 1890 : 05 July 2012 Thursday

No Update

Sunday, 17 June, 2012
DAY 1872

Find Madeleine Team

Investigations Line +44 845 838 4699

Since the Metropolitan Police began their review of Madeleine’s case in May 2011, thankfully the demands on ourselves and our investigators have reduced. However we still have (and need!) a small team of very committed and experienced people working hard to help us find Madeleine and others available to step in and assist should the need arise.


The 24-hour ‘hotline’ for people to call with information is still functioning on 0845 838 4699 for people who would prefer to contact us directly.


 Along with a campaign coordinator and translators/interpreters, the team has several individuals with invaluable marketing, advertising and I.T. skills who help with the general campaign to find Madeleine.

 Of course probably the biggest and most valuable resource we have in our search for Madeleine is the eyes, ears and minds of the general public. Thank you to everyone who has, and continues to help us with our efforts to find her. Please keep going!

Day 1850 : 26 May 2012 Saturday


Day 1871 : 16 June 2012 Saturday

No Update

Friday, 25 May, 2012 

DAY 1849

campaign  Page 25/05/2012

day, 25th May, is International Missing Children’s Day (IMCD)– a day to remember the many thousands of children who go missing every year from all around the world.

We hope that this date will become ingrained in people’s minds as we work together to tackle this vast and devastating problem.

This year in the UK, IMCD has been marked by the launch of two highly valuable initiatives: 

 1. The charity ‘Missing People’

 ( have launched a new single telephone number, 116 000, as the number to call for advice, help and support if you, or your loved one go missing. It is free, available 24 hours a day and confidential.   

(NB: To report a missing child, call 999) 

2. The ‘Child Exploitation and Online Protection’ centre (CEOP; ) in association with 'Parents & Abducted Children together’ (PACT; ) have launched a brand new version of the MissingKids website, . This website includes information and appeals about the many missing children, in or from the UK, and enables law enforcement agencies to disseminate data and photographs of these children worldwide. The website is an important tool for finding missing children and reuniting them with their families. 

Our appeal to you: 

Every year in the UK alone, more than a quarter of a million people are reported missing. An estimated 140,000 are children. Behind every missing child or adult case is a family suffering immensely through heartache and confusion. 

 Please remember the new number, 116 000. Store it in your mobile phone and pass it on to others. One day, you might just need it, and then it will be a lifeline. 

Visit  and circulate the web address to your contacts. Please spend ten minutes looking through the different pictures of missing children on the website. It has been estimated that one missing child in seven (1 in 7!) is found because a member of the general public has recognised them after seeing their photograph. Every one of us can make a difference. 

And finally, thank you to the Government, the charities and organisations, the businesses and the general public for helping to raise awareness, providing critical resources and for joining the search. Let’s keep it going! 

Day 1846 : 22 May 2012 Tuesday


Day 1848 : 24 May 2012 Thursday

No Update

Day 1845: 21 May 2012    


Monday 21 May 2012

DAY 1845

campaign  Page 21/04/2012

Find Madeleine Campaign Joins Big Tweet for Missing Children 

On International Missing Children’s Day 25 May, 2012 the Find Madeleine Campaign will join Stephen Fry in helping to safely reconnect missing children by taking part in the charity Missing People’s Big Tweet for Missing Children.  

The charity will be tweeting a different appeal for a missing child every 30 minutes for 24 hours. The Find Madeleine Campaign is supporting this creative digital campaign by retweeting the appeals that Missing People tweet to their followers.  

Stephen Fry, a patron of Missing People said, “A staggering 130,000 children go missing in the UK every year. On International Missing Children’s Day (Friday 25 May), I will once again join the charity Missing People in harnessing the power of Twitter to help find missing children via The Big Tweet for Missing Children. You can take part too, by retweeting the appeals for missing children that the charity will tweet every 30 minutes.  

On this day, the charity will also be launching 116 000 – the new hotline number to call or text for support if you or someone you love goes missing. So please add #116000 to all your tweets and help to spread the word about this important new number. You never know when someone you love might need it.”


 On the same day, the charity Missing People will also be working with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and Parents & Abducted Children Together (PACT) to launch a new Missing Kids website.   

If you would like to join the Find Madeleine Campaign in taking part in the Big Tweet for Missing Children, you can find more information at   

Thank you for helping to find missing children.

Day 1834 : 10 May 2012 Friday


Day 1844 : 20 May 2012 Sunday

No Update

Day 1833: 09 May 2012    


Wednesday 09 May 2012

DAY 1833

campaign  Page 03/04/2012

Madeleine: by Kate McCann


9 May, 2012 - Now Available in Paperback with a new epilogue.


 Retail price is £7.99 and is available in the UK wherever books are sold, online, high street and supermarkets.  



Day 1828 : 04 May 2012 Friday


Day 1832: 08 May 2012 Tuesday

No Update

Day 1827 : 03 May 2012    


Thursday 03 May 2012

DAY 1827

campaign  Page 03/05/2012


Wednesday, 2 May, 2012


It's hard to define succinctly how it feels to have reached five years without Madeleine. Impossible, heart-breaking, frightening, exasperating, incomprehensible. Sometimes it feels like forever and at other times, just like yesterday.


What is certain though is that since the Metropolitan Police review was commenced last May, the chances of finding Madeleine and discovering what happened are now significantly greater. Additionally, albeit less importantly, our lives and those of our family have been much more bearable over the past year, simply by knowing those stones are finally being turned.


We hope that the investigation will be reopened in Portugal soon, as this will give us the best possible chance of finding Madeleine and the person who committed this crime - of solving the case. The term 'mystery' (commonly used by the media) is not applicable until all possible avenues have been explored. They haven't been, and can't be until the case is reopened.


The age-progression image of Madeleine released last week is an important tool in the search for Madeleine. We believe this image bears a strong resemblance to what Madeleine will look like now. Please help us by distributing this image as far and wide as you can. Someone might just recognise her.


Abducted children have been found many years following their disappearance.

We cannot give up. We won't give up. Please keep looking for Madeleine.


And if you know something, please do the right thing:

CONTACT: OPERATION GRANGE on 0207 321 9251 (0044 207 321 9251 from outside the UK) or

OR CRIMESTOPPERS in confidence on 0800 555111;


We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us, comforted us, battled with us, cried and laughed with us over the past five years. We couldn't have made it this far on our own. Your support has been amazing, invaluable and very, very humbling. Thank you.


And now.... the search goes on! 

Kate and Gerry

Day 1820 : 26 April 2012


Day 1826: 02 May 2012

No Update

Day 1819: 25/04/2012    


Wednesday 25 April 2012

DAY 1819

Entry Page 25/04/2012

Entry Page

This is a new age-progression image of Madeleine, commissioned by the Metropolitan Police. It is a guide as to what Madeleine may look like now, aged 9.


If you see a young girl who looks like this, PLEASE CONTACT:


Your local police force immediately, AND


Operation Grange

 on 0800 0906 1011 (in the UK free call)

+44(0)202 158 0126 (non-UK free call) 


OR Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111 

Thank you.  

If you know where Madeleine is now or who was involved in her abduction, or if you were in Praia da Luz around the time of Madeleine's abduction (3rd May 2007) and have not spoken to anyone in the police, please contact Operation Grange or Crimestoppers using the contact details above. 

 It's never too late to do the right thing!  

Home Page 

DAY 1819

campaign  Page 25/04/2012

campaign  Page



This is a new age-progression image of Madeleine, commissioned by the Metropolitan Police. It is a guide as to what Madeleine may look like now, aged 9.


If you see a young girl who looks like this, PLEASE CONTACT:


Your local police force immediately, AND


Operation Grange

 on 0800 0906 1011 (in the UK free call)

+44(0)202 158 0126 (non-UK free call) 


OR Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555111 

Thank you.  

If you know where Madeleine is now or who was involved in her abduction, or if you were in Praia da Luz around the time of Madeleine's abduction (3rd May 2007) and have not spoken to anyone in the police, please contact Operation Grange or Crimestoppers using the contact details above .LINK

Day 1783 : 20 March 2012


Day 1818 : 24 April 2012 Tuesday

No Update

Day 1782: 19/03/2012    


Monday 19 March 2012      

DAY 1782

Update 19/03/2012



Saturday, 17 March, 2012


On Saturday, Gerry and I, along with our friends and hundreds of other runners ran in the 'Miles for Missing People' 10K event in Regent's Park, London.


It was greatly encouraging - judging from the brilliant turnout - to see that the weather and resulting conditions (rain, wind and mud!) didn't put any of us off. It was also fantastic to have so many children there, participating in the fun run. Well done!


A huge thank you to everyone who supported the event (including all those who generously sponsored me and other runners). In doing so you have contributed to the essential work done by the team at Missing People, and thereby helped the many missing children and adults, and their families left behind.


And finally, thank you to Missing People for all their hard work and commitment, day in day out, to make the lives of people like ourselves that bit more bearable.  


Day 1724 : 21 January 2012


Day 1781: 18/03/2012

No Update

Day 1723: 20/01/2012    


Friday 20 January 2012

Are you using Facebook's new timeline layout? We have created a new banner for you to use on your profile.  

Right mouse click on the image and save to your desktop. You can then upload it as a new profile picture. 


Day 1694: 22/12/2011 Thursday


Day 1722: 19/01/2012 Thursday

No Update

Day 1693: 21/12/2011    


Wednesday, 21 December, 2011

DAY 1693

Entry page

It's Christmas - again. A time of mixed emotions for our family and many others in similar positions around the world. A time to hold together.


Thank you to all our supporters for your help throughout the year and for remaining united with us in our longing and determination to find Madeleine. 

The year has ended on a positive note. Our search for Madeleine and the Metropolitan Police review of the case are progressing well. In addition, this December saw a landmark event for the protection of, and support for, missing children and their families left behind. The Government's Missing Children and Adults' Strategy aims to reduce the number of people who go missing; to protect the missing whilst they are away and to give families access to support, similar to victims of crime. The strategy follows 12 months of campaigning by individuals and organisations like the charity Missing People.


Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign and influenced this significant development.


This Christmas, please keep Madeleine and all missing loved ones and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.


The support you give enables us to move into 2012 with renewed energy and continued hope.  


Kate and Gerry


Day 1660: 18/11/2011 Friday


Day 1692: 20/12/2011 Tuesday

No Update


Day 2596:11 June, 2014 - Update from Operation Grange.  All blogs before this date have been deleted/removed from the official Find Madeleine site


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