Manchester United and Portugal star Ronaldo said
anyone with information about the three-year-old's
disappearance should come forward.
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"I was very
upset to hear of the abduction of Madeleine
McCann," he told MUTV, the TV channel of
"I appeal to
anyone with information to come forward.
captain Terry, flanked by his Portuguese
team-mate Paulo Ferreira, said Madeleine's
family were going through a terrifying ordeal.
devastated to hear that young Maddie was
abducted," he said.
and feelings go out to her parents, her family
and we are urging anyone out there with any
information at all, please, please, please come
terrifying thing for her family to go through.
She's only young so please, please, please come
police say they have interviewed more 100
people, 500 apartments have been searched and
350 pieces of information are being looked at.
But a press
conference descended into chaos as the man
leading the inquiry accused the media of
hampering the investigation.
inspector Oligeario Sousa rounded on reporters
as they asked for more information.
prevents police from releasing information about
the case while they search for a suspect.
Mr Sousa said
earlier reports that a man had been spotted with
a child matching Madeleine's description in
Nelas, in the north of the country, were false.
detectives have been criticised over the
handling of the case since the three-year-old
went missing from a holiday complex in Portugal
A senior child
protection expert earliertold Sky News that
British police must be drafted in urgently to
help investigate the abduction.
abduction experts have arrived in Portugal from
the UK to help in the inquiry, Sky News crime
correspondent Martin Brunt said.
detectives are reported to be probing British
paedophiles with links to the Algarve.
detective Mark Williams-Thomas, now a leading
child protection expert, said the British police
are among the world leaders in this kind of
police have gained a real insight and expertise
into this kind of crime. They would handle it
differently, " he said.
should focus on three elements: access,
opportunity and motive. It's about establishing
how rather than why.
house-to-house search is the first thing to do,
then a media appeal asking for information and
sightings, giving a description and timeline."
Away from the
centre of the resort, half-built or derelict
buildings lie dotted around scrubland where
sniffer dog teams have concentrated their
"The fact that
teams are now searching these areas for a second
time suggests the police either have direct
intelligence or it's to deflect criticism should
anything turn up at a later stage."
with information can call Crimestoppers on 0800
555 111. If you are calling from Portugal call
+44 800555 111.