Madeleine McCann’s parents talk of ‘stolen’ time 10 years after disappearance

A decade after three-year-old Madeleine McCann vanished on a family holiday in Portugal, her parents Kate and Gerry speak about their difficulties over the years and the pain of marking the anniversary.

UNITED KINGDOM / PRAIA DA LUZ, PORTUGAL / VATICAN / PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL (BBC / REUTERS / UK POOL) – Almost a decade after three-year-old Madeleine McCann vanished, her parents say their hope of finding their daughter is “no less than it was almost ten years ago”.

McCann disappeared from her bedroom on May 3, 2007 during a family holiday in Portugal, while her parents were dining with friends at a nearby restaurant in the resort of Praia da Luz.

Despite a massive international search and media coverage which prompted reported sightings from across the globe.

London police said they were still following critical lines of inquiry but might never solve the case.

On the 10th anniversary of her disappearance, her parents spoke out about their pain.

Kate McCann has said she feels time has been stolen since Madeline disappeared and the couple still have hope of finding their daughter.