Goncalo Amaral will face a libel trial in Madeleine McCann
KATE and Gerry McCann will come face to face in a courtroom with
the Portuguese policeman who accused them of being involved in the
disappearance of their daughter Madeleine.
Madeleine McCann's parents will
confront discredited former
police chief Goncalo Amaral at a
libel hearing next week where he will be accused of peddling distressing
lies about them.
Mr Amaral was in charge of the botched investigation into the
disappearance of Madeleine from the McCanns’ family apartment in Praia
da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007.
He was instrumental in naming Kate and Gerry as official suspects in the
official investigation into what happened to their daughter.
And he published a book and a TV documentary claiming Madeleine was
dead, entitled The Truth Of The Lie.
The McCanns will confront the former detective when he appears in court
in Lisbon on December 11 to answer charges that he lied.
Their spokesman Clarence Mitchell said last night: “Kate and Gerry are
planning to be at the opening of the trial. They think it is important
to be there for the beginning.”
Portugal’s attorney general officially cleared the McCanns as suspects.