The popular Netflix documentary: The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann has incited new interest in the case of British girl Madeline McCann, who was allegedly abducted on May 7th, 2007 at the age of three from Praia Da Luz, Portugal. While Maddie's parents were cleared by Portuguese police and England's Scotland yard, Gerry and Kate McCann's role in their daughter's disappearance and probable death has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate.
Much has been made of the fact that Madeleine McCann's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, do not appear in the documentary and a new statement from the part-time GP and her husband attempts to explain why. Furthermore, they have firmly expressed that the production company does not share their views on Madeleine's disappearance.
A statement published on their blog reads:
"The production company told us that they were making the documentary and asked us to participate.
"We did not see – and still do not see – how this programme will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, it could potentially hinder it.
"Consequently, our views and preferences are not reflected in the programme."
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For anyone unfamiliar with the details surrounding the investigation, The former GP and her husband Gerry McCann were named official suspects – or “arguido” – by Portuguese police and Kate was questioned in detail over an eleven-hour period about the night Madeleine went missing.
Their Portuguese lawyer has described the idea that the couple was guilty of any wrongdoing as “unfounded and absurd”.
Claiming they had been demonised in ‘industrial doses’ and describing them as “human beings experiencing deep suffering”, he said the far more logical explanation was that she had been snatched.
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