Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann have returned to Portugal for the first time in over two years, their spokesman has confirmed.
Kate and Gerry McCann are due to meet their lawyers in the capital, Lisbon, but do not plan to visit Praia da Luz, where Madeleine disappeared in 2007.
The couple plan to return to the UK this evening, their spokesman said.
Clarence Mitchell said the visit would be "daunting" for the McCanns, from Rothley, Leicestershire.
He added the couple planned to hold a press conference later on Wednesday.
Mr Mitchell said: "Obviously, this is Kate's first return to Portugal since Madeleine's abduction.
"Whilst this is undoubtedly difficult for her, she remains determined to do whatever is necessary to assist in the search for her daughter."
Mr Mitchell told Sky News that private detectives hunting for Madeleine had been in Europe for the last couple of weeks.
Madeleine was three years old when she disappeared during a family holiday in the Portuguese resort town of Praia da Luz in May 2007.
There have been no confirmed sightings of the missing toddler since then, despite extensive publicity and a Europe-wide alert.



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