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Parents of missing UK girl release video asking for help finding their daughter

Parents of missing UK girl release video asking for help finding their daughter

The parents of a young British girl who disappeared in Portugal issued a video on Saturday pleading for information about her and saying: "Our only Christmas wish is for you to be back with us again."
Madeleine McCann disappeared from a Portuguese resort on May 3, a few days before her 4th birthday.
Despite an impassioned global campaign by her parents, Madeleine has not been found and no one has been charged over her disappearance.
Her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, and a British man, Robert Murat, have been named formal suspects by Portuguese police.
In their worldwide Christmas appeal recorded at their home in Rothley, England, the McCanns tell their daughter: "Be brave, sweetheart."
Forensic scientists from Britain and Portugal have met to discuss DNA evidence in Madeleine's case. The parents say she was abducted from their holiday apartment as they had dinner with friends at a nearby restaurant.
Despite being declared suspects, the McCanns have spearheaded an international campaign appealing for information about their daughter.
The new three-minute video, being made available to broadcasters worldwide, includes three clips of Madeleine filmed last Christmas, which had not been seen publicly before.
In one she is shown excitedly opening a parcel containing the same pink bag she took on vacation in May. In another she is carrying a gift from her to her brother Sean. The third shows her standing on a kitchen table.
Sitting in front of the family Christmas tree with his wife by his side, Gerry McCann speaks of how this will be the "hardest Christmas imaginable."
The couple each discuss the possibility that someone knows what happened to their daughter. They make a direct appeal to such a person to end their "despair and anguish" at Christmas.
Kate McCann then speaks directly to Madeleine in the hope she is watching, giving her love and that of her 2-year-old twins, Sean and Amelie.


Updated : 2021-05-17 22:07 GMT+08:00