The McCann's second media statement, read by Gerry McCann BBC News
'Moments before making his statement, Dr McCann appeared first
alone before returning to the family's temporary holiday
apartment and re-emerging arm in arm with his wife.'
Irish Times, 05 May 2007.
"We would like to make another short statement related to
"First of all we would like to thank everyone here in Portugal, the
UK and elsewhere for all your support during this
extremingly... extremely difficult time for our family.
"We are pleased that the family liaison officers from
Leicestershire are now working closely with the
Portuguese Police, and in keeping us informed. We have
no further information regarding the investigation but
appreciate the significant efforts everyone is making on
"We would again like to appeal for any information, however small,
that may lead to the safe return of Madeleine.
"Finally we would like to thank the media for respecting our
privacy especially that of Madeleine's little brother