POLICE have finally admitted Madeleine McCann was abducted four years
Her parents Kate and Gerry had fought authorities to accept she was
snatched from their holiday apartment in Portugal.
But only now have detectives put in writing that her case is one of
The Met at first refused to release paperwork under the Freedom of
Information Act on the grounds it would “adversely harm the
But, after an appeal, police finally handed over details to the Daily
Star Sunday last week after a wait of nearly three months.
A source close to the McCanns, both 43, said: “Kate and Gerry are
pleased the police are treating it as an abduction because that’s what
they have said was the case since Madeleine went missing.”
pleased the review is making progress
spokesman for the McCanns
A Scotland Yard review of Madeleine’s case began in May after pressure
from the Prime Minister and Home Secretary Theresa May.
Met police spokesman Simon Fisher told the Daily Star Sunday the terms
allowed for “investigating any sort of lead” from studying the
A spokesman for the McCanns said: “We are pleased the review is making