Sunday, January 13, 2008

McCanns keen to speak to police

Kate and Gerry McCann are willing to be re-interviewed in order to help the police rule them out as suspects in their daughter's disappearance.

The parents of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann and British expatriate Robert Murat are the only people to be officially investigated by Portuguese police in the case.

The McCann's spokesman Clarence Mitchell said the couple were "anxious" for the police to complete the investigation into their alleged role in their child's disappearance and to officially eliminate them from the inquiry.

Mr Mitchell said: "If that means the police coming to Britain in the near future to re-interview Gerry and Kate and their friends, [they] are very keen for that to happen."

He added that the couple had no plans at the moment to visit Portugal but emphasised that they were willing to cooperate with the police.

In a statement on his blog, Gerry McCann said he was "extremely disappointed" that the couple had not been ruled out as official suspects as he felt that it was distracting from the effort to find Madeleine.

He said that he had now been back at work full-time for the last ten days, adding that he and his wife were still very busy with the campaign.

The McCann's recently spent their first Christmas without their daughter, who went missing from the Praia Da Luz resort on May 3rd.