Friday, January 4, 2008


No end to the torment: Gerry McCann and his wife Kate,
pictured yesterday at the couple's home in Rothley, Leicestershire

Police 'still think McCanns killed Madeleine by accident'
- and they will be suspects for 20 years
By VANESSA ALLEN - Last updated at 00:19am on 4th January 2008

A secret police dossier has accused Kate and Gerry McCann of accidentally killing their daughter and hiding her body, it was claimed yesterday.

The couple faked four-year-old Madeleine's abduction, according to a leaked report on the eight-month police investigation.

The two doctors remain the chief suspects in her "accidental homicide" and could also be accused of staging her disappearance, the Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manha reported.

In addition, the couple have been warned they could remain suspects for another 20 years.
Publicly, the couple's lawyers dismissed the leaked report as a fake, insisting they had not expected them to be cleared yesterday as an eight-month legal deadline in the case expired.

Privately, however, friends admitted the McCanns, both 39, would be "desperately disappointed" if the dossier were genuine as it showed Portuguese police had not changed their position in the four months since the couple were named as official suspects, or arguidos.

They had hoped the new head of the investigation, Paulo Rebelo, had moved away from the theory that Madeleine died in their care on May 3 last year.


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