away ... Gerry and Kate McCann plan first
holiday since daughter Maddie vanished
McCanns have refused to say
where they are going but confirmed they will not be
where the toddler went missing.
spokesman Clarence Mitchell said no details of the McCann’s
week-long holiday with their three-year-old twins Sean and
Amelie would be released.
said: "Kate and Gerry have always felt that they did not
want to have a holiday under the circumstances, but clearly
at some point, as much for the twins as for themselves, they
may choose to have a break.
decision, however, will remain entirely private.
"One thing I
can say is that it will not be
Portugal. It would just
create a huge media bun fight, and they don’t want to do
But if a trip
is being considered, it is "not imminent", said Mr Mitchell.
McCanns were dining in a nearby
tapas bar in a resort in Praia da
Luz, in the
Algarve, with friends when
Madeleine disappeared from their apartment on May 3 last
Kate, both doctors, stayed in the country while officials
searched for the tot, but finally returned to their detached
home in Rothley, Leicestershire,
in September after being named as official suspects.
McCanns have said they want to
provide as normal an upbringing as possible for their other
That may now
include taking the twins away - but the couple would be
desperate to do so out of the media spotlight.
said: "If they choose to have a holiday that is their
decision and they would obviously have privacy in the same
way as you or I."