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Gerry McCanns Blogs: Days 2596 to Date

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Day 2596:11 June, 2014 - Update from Operation Grange.
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Day 3562 Wed 1 Feb 2017 TO

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Day 3561: Tues 31 Jan 2017      
DAY 3561

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31 January, 2017 - Statement from Gerry and Kate Regarding Portuguese Supreme Court Ruling 

What we have been told by our lawyers is obviously extremely disappointing. 

It is eight years since we brought the action and in that time the landscape has dramatically changed, namely there is now a joint Metropolitan Police-Policia Judiciaria investigation which is what we've always wanted.  

The police in both countries continue to work on the basis that there is no evidence that Madeleine has come to physical harm.

We will, of course, be discussing the implications of the Supreme Court ruling with our lawyers in due course. 

Gerry and Kate

 
Day 3523 Sat 23 Dec 2016 TO

Day 3560 Mon 30 Jan 2017

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Day 3522: Fri 23 Dec 2016      
DAY 3522

This Christmas marks our tenth without Madeleine. There are no words really.
 Suffice to say, we will try and make it as happy a family occasion as possible despite being inevitably tinged with pain and longing. The year ahead too is one which we never could have believed or contemplated we would have to face. 

Thank you so much to everyone who hasn’t forgotten about Madeleine, for all of your help and continued prayers. The support we continue to have from so many people, friends and strangers, will we’re sure, keep us strong and afloat during the difficult months to come. 

Somebody knows. We just hope they find the courage and compassion to let us know too. 

We hope your Christmas is a happy one and that 2017 brings hope, joy and peace. 

Kate & Gerry

Day 3289 Wed 04 May 2016

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Day 3521 Thurs 22 Dec 2016

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Day 3288: Tues 03 May 2016      
DAY 3288

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3 May, 2016 - Anniversary Update

As yet another anniversary comes around, we'd like to thank all our supporters for your continued help and commitment in the search for Madeleine, and the hope for her safe return. 

It has been a very long time but the investigation continues, information is still forthcoming and our hope and resolve continue. Until we have answers, until there is news (real news!), there will always be hope and we will continue to do everything we can to help find Madeleine.
 

The charity 'Missing People' is releasing the single, 'I hope’ on the 20th of May ahead of International Missing Children’s Day. Please support the charity to help all missing children and their families by downloading the song. You can pre-order in the iTunes store at: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-hope-single/id1109372930. 

Thank you for supporting Missing People and for keeping Madeleine in your heart.  

Kate and Gerry

Day 3276 Thurs 21 April 2016

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Day 3287 Mon 02 May 2016

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Day 3275: Wed 20 April 2016
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19 April, 2016 - Statement from Gerry and Kate Regarding Libel Case 

We are disappointed with today’s ruling from the Portuguese Appellate Court. As we have said in the past, this action has never been about money. It has always been focused on the effects of the libels on our other children and the damage that has been done to the search for Madeleine.

 

We will continue to defend ourselves against this libel and the search for our daughter. We will be appealing to the Portuguese Supreme Court.

 

Madeleine is still missing and we will do everything we can to get her home. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Gerry and Kate

 
Day 3157 Thurs 24 Dec 2015

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Day 3274 Tues 19 April 016

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DAY 3156

Christmas 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all our supporters. Your compassion and help has once again spurred us on through another year and never fails to astound us.

We really appreciate how lucky we are to have such amazing support behind us. Thank you. 

It is our 9th Christmas without Madeleine. As always, she is very much on our mind and in our hearts and Christmas preparations. We have not lost hope that we may get to celebrate another Christmas with her. If anything can drive us on, that most definitely will.

 

This year has blown over so quickly. Life is very busy, which is probably a good thing, but it does mean the months don’t seem to last long! Thankfully, the police investigation has made progress over the year. Whilst it is never as much or as speedy as we, or the police would like, we are moving in the right direction and that’s the positive. Patience and perseverance are virtues which we’ve acquired in abundance over recent years - another positive!

 

2015 has also been a full and successful year for the charity ‘Missing People’ which is great news for many of those missing and their families too. I loved taking part in the charity’s ‘500 mile Cycle Challenge’ in June and would encourage anyone who is interested to give it a go next year. It is such a fulfilling and worthwhile experience on many levels and it really makes a difference for missing loved ones and their families. Thank you for all the support given to the charity this year. 

Thank you also for all the lovely Christmas cards we’ve received. It gives us a lot of pleasure and comfort to sit down together and share your kind messages, with the reassurance that Madeleine has not been forgotten. 
 

And so a new year approaches….new energy, new opportunities, new hope. 
 

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2016. 

Kate & Gerry

 
Day 3101 Thurs 29 Oct 2015

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Day 3155 Tues 22 Dec2015

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DAY 3100

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28 October, 2015 - Update 

We would like to thank all the staff from Operation Grange for the meticulous and painstaking work that they have carried out over the last four and a half years.

 

The scale and difficulty of their task has never been in doubt. We are reassured that the investigation to find Madeleine has been significantly progressed and the MPS has a much clearer picture of the events in PDL leading up to Madeleine’s abduction in 2007.

 

Given that the review phase of the investigation is essentially completed, we fully understand the reasons why the team is being reduced. We would also like to thank the Home Office for continuing to support the investigation.
 

Whilst we do not know what happened to Madeleine, we remain hopeful that she may still be found given the ongoing lines of enquiry.  

Gerry and Kate

 
Day 2921 Sat 02 May 2015

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Day 3099 Tues 27 Oct 2015

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DAY 2920

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May, 2015 - Update 
Eight years.

 There's no gentle way of putting it. Whilst most days, weeks and months are fairly similar –

Madeleine is missed every day – this time of year cuts deep as it's a harsh reminder of time having passed and precious years with Madeleine lost.  

Without a shadow of doubt, the love, support, help and prayers that we continue to receive from so many people, in spite of the years which have gone by, encourages us, maintains our hope and lifts our spirits. 

 

We are also buoyed and reassured by the unwavering commitment and continued progress being made in the investigation. We are really grateful to the Metropolitan Police team for their conscientiousness, patience, consideration shown to us and above all, their will to find Madeleine and determine what has happened. 

 

Cooperation with and from the Portuguese Police has, and still is, vital to the success of the investigation. We are very appreciative of the joint working relationship established between the two forces.

 

 Next month, I will be raising awareness again of the charity Missing People, and the many children who go missing every year. One child is too many. I will be taking part in a 500 mile charity cycle from Edinburgh to London and during this journey, I am hoping to promote the UK's Child Rescue Alert (CRA) system. If you can help me, please do by either donating at www.justgiving.com/KateMcCann/ and/or signing up to the CRA at www.childrescuealert.org.uk.

 

We've always promised ourselves that something positive has to come out of all the suffering Madeleine and our family have endured. If highlighting the issues of child abduction (and missing children in general) and raising money to enable the charity Missing People to carry out their invaluable work improves this very real and heartbreaking problem, then every push of those pedals will be worth it. Always. 

 Thank you again for your incredible and very humbling kindness and support.  

Kate and Gerry

 
Day 2919

Thurs 29 April 2015

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DAY 2918

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28 April, 2015 - Statement from Gerry and Kate Regarding Libel Case
 

We want to emphasise that the action was never about money. It has always been focused on the effects of the libels on our other children and the damage that was done to the search for Madeleine. 

A lot has changed in the last six years since we started the action and we are pleased that there is an active investigation in both Portugal and the UK. 

We would like to remind people that there is still an innocent little girl who is missing and that those responsible for her abduction remain at large. 

Gerry and Kate

 
Day 2792 Wed 24 Dec 2014 TO

Day 2917 Tues 28 April 2015

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Christmas, 2014  

MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of our supporters. 

Once again we have been amazed this year by the support we continue to have for our search for Madeleine - and opening the hundreds of Christmas cards has once again been a truly humbling experience. The warmth, kindness and commitment to never forget has precipitated more than a few happy tears! Thank you. 

It's hard to ignore that 'here we are again' feeling at this time of year, still with no idea where our daughter is or of what's happened. What we can say is that our resolve to find out, as well as the hope which has always been present, has not lessened. In addition it's very apparent that the determination of the Metropolitan Police remains steadfast, in spite of the persistent challenges they face. 

No matter where she is, Madeleine will, as always, be very much with us and our family this Christmas.  

Thank you for holding her in your hearts too. 

Kate and Gerry

 
Day 2597 Thursday 12 June 2014

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Day 2790 Monday 22 Dec 2014

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Email 20/12/2014  
 
DAY 2596
DAY 2596

Updates
11 June, 2014 - Statement from Gerry and Kate

We are very pleased that significant activity has taken place in Praia da Luz over the last 8 days with police officers and support teams from the UK working closely with the Policia Judicial and the Guarda Nacional Republicana.

We are further encouraged that, despite the intensive searches, no trace of Madeleine has been found and this reinforces our belief that she could still be alive.

As parents of a missing child, we have always wanted all reasonable lines of enquiry to be followed and it is gratifying to know that a substantial amount of work will take place over the coming months with close cooperation of the British and Portuguese authorities.

We would like to thank all those involved for their efforts and the members of the public who have come forward with information.

Gerry and Kate

 
11 June, 2014 - Update from Operation Grange

Operation Grange officers working alongside experts in their field from around the UK, the Policia Judicial and the Guarda Nacional Republicana today, Wednesday 11 June completed an eight day period of work searching specific areas of land in Praia da Luz.

At this time no evidence relating to Madeleine McCann has been identified. However it has given us an essential understanding of the activity on and people that have used this piece of land.

This was the first phase of this major investigation which has been agreed with the Portuguese following the four International Letters of Request submitted to date. More activity has been agreed and we expect that to commence shortly. In addition further requests are being compiled and will be submitted in due course.

The decision to search the “horse shoe” shaped piece of waste ground to the west of Praia da Luz and other sites was as a specific result of the UK’s investigation work to date.

The total area of land searched and surveyed was of approximately 60,000 sq metres and included all utilities, drainage channels and derelict buildings. 41 ground anomalies were identified initially by both aerial survey and ground analysis which were then investigated fully. These included three outside of the original area.

This deployment which was the largest ever undertaken by UK police overseas in a case of this type, highlighted the effective nature of the assistance given by the Portuguese authorities, for which the investigation team and family are very grateful.

The media’s understanding and co-operation following Assistant Commissioner Rowley’s pre deployment briefing has also been noted and appreciated.

There is still a substantial amount of work yet to be completed in the coming weeks and months, which again should be viewed as no more than normal operational activity in a case of this size and complexity. This recent work is part of ensuring that all lines of enquiry are progressed in a systematic manner and covers just the one hypothesis that she was killed and buried locally. This is the same as would be done in the UK for a murder or high risk missing person enquiry. The scientific support staff involved were there to provide the highest level of assurance that this area was searched to the highest possible standards.

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