Oldfield, Fiona Payne and Russell
O'Brien in Praia da Luz after Madeleine
vanished. They and the rest of the so-
called Tapas Nine had a reunion in a
Madeleine McCann's parents who were with the couple
on the night she died are to receive ?375,000 in
libel damages, it has been reported.
Sky News said the
money will be paid out to the so-called "Tapas
Seven" by Express Newspapers.
The group were
holidaying with Kate and Gerry McCann when
three-year-old Madeleine disappeared in May last
crime correspondent Martin Brunt said: "The Tapas
Seven, friends of Kate and Gerry McCann - those who
were on hoiday with them in Portugal last year - are
to receive apologies tomorrow morning in the High
Court from Express Newspapers, and they will share a
payout of £375,000.
"I'm told an
apology will be read out in the court and then
there'll be statements from the McCanns and the
'Tapas 7' lawyers.
There will also
be apologies in the Daily Express and Daily Star
group has already paid £550,000 damages to the
McCann's after suggested they may have been involved
in their daughter's disappearance.
The money is
likely to go toward the Find Madeleine fund.