Mother of missing British girl Maddie in Portugal court
LISBON (AFP) - The mother of missing British girl Madeleine McCann was back in Portugal on Thursday for the start of libel proceedings against a detective who has written a book about the case.
Mrs Kate McCann and her husband Gerry are suing Goncalo Amaral in a Lisbon court for the book in which he argues Madeleine was killed accidentally and implicates her parents in her alleged 2007 death.
The McCanns have strongly denied the accusations and say the former inspector's claims have hampered the search for their daughter and exacerbated the anguish suffered by her relatives.
The McCanns' spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "Kate and Gerry McCann remain very confident that they will win the case.