A local author has criticised the parents of Madeleine McCann for
using money meant to find the missing girl to fund libel
"To use the cash collected for finding Madeleine to silence
intelligent criticism and research is criminal in
itself," said Brian Deller, from Malaga.
His comments came after a book by American Criminal Profiler
Patricia Brown was published.
Deller, known for his books on motoring in Spain, said: "Needless
to say the McCanns, with their massive funds collected
from a sympathetic public to finance the search for poor
little Madeleine, have engaged top lawyers who
specialise in libel actions to have the book banned.
Amazon has had to withdraw it from their on-line
He added that money donated to find Madeleine should not be used to
fund libel actions, saying the silencing of critics and
book bans were the actions of totalitarian regimes.