Gerry McCann is to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry and describe how
his wife Kate felt "mentally raped" when details of her diary were
The diary, written after Madeleine's disappearance, was leaked from the
Portuguese Police files.
But will he tell of the couple's fears they may have had their phones
hacked as well?
Certainly, the couple's spokesman Clarence Mitchell has talked to the
Yard's hacking squad about his phone possibly being hacked, concerns
apparently backed up by his network which found suspicious activity
around his mobile.
I understand there is so far no hard evidence that Clarence's phone was
hacked, but why hack his and not Kate's and Gerry's?
And it won't escape the cops' notice, surely, that if any McCann phone
messages were intercepted, it can only have been after "the one rogue
reporter" Clive Goodman was jailed and, according to the News of the
World, phone hacking stopped.
Clive went to jail in late January, 2007. Nobody had heard of the
McCanns until just over three months later when Madeleine vanished.