News British girl Madeleine McCann, who was allegedy abducted 03 May 2007 from the resort apartment where she was on vacation with her family in the Algarve

British police reportedly made the request to their Portuguese counterparts in a recent meeting between the two forces

McCann attacks media 'storm' over Madeleine





Madeleine McCann's father spoke today of how he and his wife found themselves at the heart of an international media storm after their daughter disappeared.

UK police spent £548,000 in hunt for Madeleine

British police spent more than half a million pounds assisting the Portuguese investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance, it was revealed today.

Madeleine McCann's father returns to Portugal

Missing Madeleine McCann's father was in Portugal today for the first time since returning to the UK.

McCanns' release new Madeline footage

Kate and Gerry McCann begged for help today to ensure this is the last Christmas they spend without their missing daughter Madeleine.

Detective set to publish McCann book in Britain

Portuguese officer who led the search for Madeleine says his account defends the honour of his team

McCann friends win 'substantial' libel payout

Seven friends who were on holiday with Kate and Gerry McCann when their daughter Madeleine vanished are to receive a "substantial" libel payout from a newspaper group, a source said today.

Joan Smith: Everyone, it seems, has a theory about Madeleine

Fifteen months after the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from her parents' holiday apartment in Portugal, the mystery of her whereabouts is as compelling as ever. At least two new theories have emerged this week, one involving a paedophile ring in Belgium and the other a possible sighting in Amsterdam.

McCanns outraged at failure to pass on details

A little girl who called herself Maddy and claimed she had been taken from her parents while on holiday was seen in a shop in Amsterdam days after Madeleine McCann vanished, according to documents released by the Portuguese police yesterday.

Madeleine police report 'leaked on internet'

Portuguese police's final report on their investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance was apparently leaked online today.

McCanns finally cleared of blame over daughter's disappearance

The parents of Madeleine McCann have been told that they have been cleared of any blame in the disappearance of their daughter but also that they must continue their 15-month hunt alone after the Portuguese police investigation was formally shelved.

Madeleine police investigation shelved

The Madeleine McCann investigation has been shelved by the Portuguese authorities today after they found no evidence that the three suspects committed any crimes.

£550,000 libel win for McCann 'suspect'

Eight British newspapers are to pay a combined total of £550,000 to a man they accused of being a prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Murat 'settles claims'

Robert Murat, the first named suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, has settled libel claims against several British news outlets for £500,000, it was reported today.

Carter Ruck will advise 'Tapas 7'

Four months after Gerry and Kate McCann won apologies and a £550,000 libel pay out from four newspapers for "grotesque and grossly defamatory" articles concerning the disappearance of their daughter, Madeleine, seven friends of the couple have employed the same lawyers to act against at least one national newspaper.

Police submit final McCann report

The end of the 14-month Portuguese investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann – and the potential clearance of her parents of any involvement – came a step closer after it was confirmed that police have submitted their final report on the case.

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