won't give up
DEVASTATED Gerry McCann wants police
to reopen their investigation into the disappearance of his kidnapped
The heart specialist
said: “At the minute there is no law enforcement agency actively looking
for Madeleine – looking at the evidence, saying: ‘Where are the gaps and
what more can we do?’ That’s what we need.”
working for Gerry and his wife Kate have spent months poring over the
shelved Portuguese police files on the two-year-old case.
They are also
working on a Channel 4 documentary about the kidnapping, which will
include a reconstruction of the night Madeleine vanished on May 3, 2007,
with actors playing the McCanns and their seven friends.
Speaking in the
Algarve resort of Praia da Luz after working as a consultant for the
programme, Gerry, 40, played down any criticism of the Portuguese
He said: “They
worked extremely hard and there were many different pressures. If you
look back there were probably mistakes on all sides.”
He was not offended
when some locals gave him a cool reception on his return to the resort
“I can understand
that,” he said. “They don’t want the media intrusion and the negative
association with Madeleine’s abduction.
“I didn’t feel any
evil around Praia da Luz. What happened here could have happened
“I’m sorry for any
harm caused and I want to thank the local population for their support
“Kate and I haven’t
come back due to the media exposure and the controversy such a visit
“I hope people
understand why we are doing what we’ve done.