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McCann suspects to be given 'Arguidos' status

The suspects being questioned in Portugal in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are to be given Arguidos status.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery is in Portugal:

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#McCann suspects will be given Arguidos status - meaning they are deemed to be persons of interest to the investigation.

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For clarification - Arguidos is the status given to a formal suspect of a crime here and grants them certain rights.

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McCann questioning due to begin at Faro police station

The questioning of four suspects is due to begin in Portugal, as part of the Madeleine McCann investigation.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery is in Faro:

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#McCann questioning of four suspects due to begin at 10am here at Faro police station. http://t.co/acGWFvcSLH

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Media gathering outside back entrance to Faro police station awaiting arrival of #McCann case suspects http://t.co/3R0WCkA3JD

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British police in Faro as McCann suspects to be quizzed

British Police have arrived at Faro police station, as officers are set to question four suspects in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery is in Portugal:

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British police arrive at Faro police station as questioning of four suspects in McCann case due to begin. http://t.co/xSTaCZcvlI

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Dci Andy Redwood and colleagues investigating McCann case arrive with folders to Faro police station. http://t.co/s2FuHtgcM8

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Scotland Yard to quiz four formal Madeleine suspects

Scotland Yard is to begin questioning four formal suspects in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, ITV News understands.

Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007. Credit: PA Wire

Officers will begin questioning the four people - identified as arguidos, meaning formal suspects - tomorrow at a police station in Faro, Portugal.

Eight key witnesses will also be questioned.

The three-year-old vanished while holidaying with her parents in Praia da Luz in 2007.

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McCanns 'exasperated' libel hearing delayed again

Kate and Gerry McCann said they were exasperated and disappointed by the further delays to their libel trial against former police officer Goncalo Amaral.

Speaking outside court, Gerry McCann said the delay was a "blatant and cynical attempt" to wear them down, and the delays are an injustice to their daughter.

Kate McCann said the delays add more pain and distress to the family, which is why they took the case against the former police chief in the first place. The couple said they would not give up looking for their daughter, and would continue their fight against Mr Amaral an her behalf.

Read: McCanns - no evidence Madeleine is dead

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McCanns: 'No evidence Madeleine is dead'

Kate and Gerry McCann said there was "no evidence" their daughter Madeleine was dead. Speaking to reporters outside a court in Lisbon, the McCanns said their daughter "deserved justice."

Madeleine McCann disappeared in Portugal in 2007. Credit: PA

Kate and Gerry McCann traveled to Lisbon to testify against Goncalo Amaral, the former police officer in charge of the hunt for their missing daughter.

They are suing Mr Amazal for libel over the claims he made in his book The Truth Of The Lie, which included suggestions that they hid Madeleine's body after she died in an accident.

But Mr Amaral delayed the court case by sacking his legal team this morning, just hours before the trial was meant to wrap-up.

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Madeleine's parents tell court about their grieving

The parents of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who went missing in Portugal in 2007, have arrived in Lisbon to tell a court how accusations made against them in a former police chief's book have affected them.

Kate and Gerry McCann say Goncalo Amaral have caused them unnecessary grief.

Kate and Gerry McCann Credit: PA

The McCanns are suing Mr Amaral for libel over the claims he made in his book The Truth Of The Lie.

Their appearance will mark the end of the trial, but a final ruling on the case is not expected until later this year.

Madeleine McCann disapeared in Portugal in 2007. Credit: PA Archive

Their then four-year old daughter Madeleine disappeared from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in the Algarve in May 2007.

Claims in Mr Amaral's 2008 book included suggestions that they hid Madeleine's body after she died in an accident.

The McCanns are suing Goncalo Amaral for libel. Credit: PA

The McCanns say the book damaged the hunt for their daughter and exacerbated their anguish.

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