Reuters) - The parents of Madeleine McCann demanded a
review of the case of their missing daughter on Wednesday, saying they
were sick of "fluffy, useless words" from government officials.
McCann and her husband Gerry said the British and Portuguese
were not doing enough to find
Madeleine, who was snatched from a
in Portugal 3-1/2 years ago when she was three years old.
think our government and the Portuguese are still searching for her,"
Gerry told The
newspaper. "But the truth is that only our
badly let down. Madeleine is still missing, there is still an abductor
said the Portuguese police effectively stopped searching for Madeleine a
few weeks after she disappeared in May 2007 and they took over, drawing
on public support to their "Find
they launched an online petition urging the two governments to review
the case. The formal inquiry was closed in July 2008.
"I am fed
up with fluffy, useless words,"
Kate McCann told the Sun. "The evidence
is spread all over the place -- we have certain pieces, the Portuguese
police have certain pieces. But without putting them together we can't
McCanns, both 42, said they only have enough money to pay private
investigators until next spring.
said they would not give up."There is absolutely no evidence that
Madeleine has been physically harmed. We must keep looking for her and
those who took her," Gerry said. "No parent would ever give up on their
Office spokesman said: "The government wants to ensure that everything
feasible is being done to progress the search for Madeleine. The British
authorities will maintain a dialogue with the Portuguese and continue to
liaise with Madeleine's family on any developments."
by Anna Yukhananov; Editing by Steve Addison)