There is renewed pressure for the parents of Madeleine McCann to be cleared as suspects in her disappearance. It comes after the head of Portugal’s police admitted authorities were hasty in naming the couple. A spokesman for Gerry and Kate McCann urged authorities to remove their “arguido” status immediately.
Their lawyer, Rogerio Alves, says he now hopes there will be consequences, but he added that will depend on the public prosecutor.
Madeleine went missing after being left asleep in the family’s holiday apartment last May.
Gerry and Kate McCann were named as suspects four months later – a move Portugal’s police chief, Alipio Ribeiro, now says was the wrong one:
“A different evaluation should have been made, I have no doubt about that,” he said.
Authorities have investigated a number of possible sightings of Madeleine around the world but have so far produced no concrete results.