Gerry McCann are calling for a full case review over their
daughter Madeleine's disappearance
Gerry McCann have launched a petition for a joint or
review over their daughter Madeleine's disappearance
Kate and Gerry McCann
said they have had enough of "fluffy worthless
words" and are calling again for a full case review over their daughter
Exactly three-and-a-half years since Madeleine went missing, the couple
said they want "action" and for "somebody to do something".
They launched a petition on Tuesday to lobby the UK and Portuguese
governments for a joint or independent review of the case.
"Essentially for the last three-and-a-half years the authorities have
not been doing anything proactive to help Madeleine," Mr McCann said.
The couple, from Rothley, Leicestershire, have met with former home
secretaries Alan Johnson and Jacqui Smith, as well as current Home
Theresa May, to discuss the issue and to ask for a review of
Mrs McCann said when they met Mr Johnson, who commissioned a "scoping
exercise" by CEOP to see if a review would be helpful, they felt they
were making progress, but now did not even know if the report had been
"There has not been a formal case review and I think for such a serious
case like this, and with the profile of it and international aspects,
that should be carried out," her husband said.
Madeleine was three when she went missing from her family's holiday flat
Praia da Luz in the Algarve on May 3 2007 as her parents
Portuguese police launched a massive investigation with the support of
British officers, but the inquiry was formally shelved in July 2008
without reaching any firm conclusions about her fate.
employed by the McCanns are still investigating the
case and as well as the petition, the couple are appealing for continued
financial support for the official Find
- as it stands
the fund will run out in spring 2011.