Help The editor of the Daily Star has told the Leveson Inquiry into
press standards that she regrets the paper's coverage of the
disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
The Daily Star was forced to pay the McCanns £500,000 for libellous
stories including one headlined "Maddie 'sold' by hard-up McCanns".
Dawn Neesom said: "The source of the stories was entirely coming from
Portugal and we were being fed stories by the Portuguese police and
"It was a risk and to this day I regret what happened in the McCann case
and all I can do is repeat the apology on page one for the hurt and
distress we caused them."