Goncalo Amaral was ordered to pay
£357,000 in libel damages to Kate and
Gerry McCann after claiming that they
covered up their daughter’s death.
But now he has been told the court of
appeal will hear his case.
Mr Amaral headed the initial
investigation into the disappearance of
Madeleine, then aged three, in Portugal
The latest twist means the McCanns, of
Rothley, Leics, may have to return to
Portugal to give evidence again.
A source close to the couple said last
night: “Kate and Gerry are exasperated
by this. It just drags on and on and
causes them even more anguish.”
Last night it was revealed Scotland Yard
had made a new request to the Portuguese
authorities for further cooperation in