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McCann libel case expected to finish today

Kate & Gerry McCann, whose daughter Madeleine disappeared in Portugal in 2007 Credit: PA

A libel case brought by the parents of missing Madeleine McCann is expected to end today.

Kate and Gerry McCann from Rothley in Leicestershire are pursuing former Portuguese police detective Gonçalo Amaral for claims he made in a book about her disappearance.

Madeleine was nearly four went she went missing in 2007 Credit: PA

Madeleine, who was nearly four at the time, disappeared from a holiday apartment in the resort of Praia da Luz in the Algarve on May 3 2007 as her parents dined at a nearby restaurant with friends.

McCann's refused chance to give evidence at libel trial

Kate & Gerry McCann, whose daughter Madeleine disappeared in Portugal in 2007 Credit: PA

Kate & Gerry McCann have been refused the chance to give evidence at the Portuguese libel trial of a former local police chief, who wrote a book claiming the couple were involved with the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine.

The couple from Rothley in Leicestershire had asked to give evidence at the trial over Goncalo Amaral's book The Truth of the Lie, which is taking place in Lisbon.

The couple are said to be disappointed by the decision, and their lawyer Isabel Duarte is likely to appeal.

Madeleine was nearly four went she went missing in 2007 Credit: PA

Madeleine, who was nearly four at the time, disappeared from a holiday apartment in the resort of Praia da Luz in the Algarve on May 3 2007 as her parents dined at a nearby restaurant with friends.

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