police have kept details of their probe into the
youngster’s disappearance last May secret.
detectives have submitted the file to prosecutors and
according to sources the case is set to be closed.
Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry, both 40, are
convinced the dossiers could contain vital evidence of
possible sightings that would help their private
detectives find their missing child.
are taking their local force, Leicester-shire Police who
handled the British end of the inquiry, to the High
Court to try to get the documents released.
will not appear in person at the open hearing in London
before Mrs Justice Hogg.
and heart consultant Gerry, of Rothley, Leics, are on
their first holiday without Made-leine at a secret
find out it they have won their latest battle from their
spokesman Clarence Mitchell. He will accompany the
couple’s counsel Tim Scott QC to court. The couple hope
their application will result in local police opening
their files on dozens of reported sightings of
Madeleine, who disappeared in May 2007 just before her
vanished from their holiday apartment in Praia da Luz,
Portugal, while they dined with pals in a nearby tapas
source close to the couple said: “Kate and Gerry firmly
believe that getting hold of information passed onto
their county’s force will help in the search for their
it must be disclosed as a matter of urgency.
fearful that some of the information has not been
sufficiently acted upon.’’
Mitchell said: “Kate and Gerry will not be at the
have recently taken on a new team of British-based
being paid from public donations to the Madeleine Fund.