The mother of missing Madeline McCann said she is in Portugal to "stop the damage" she believes is being caused to the search for her daughter by a former police officer's book. The family libel trial against Goncalo Amaral continues today.
Kate McCann will appear in court in Portugal today to attend the start of a libel action against a former local police chief.
She will be accompanied by her mother for the hearing against Goncalo Amaral who published a book making allegations about the disappearance of her daughter, three-year-old Madeleine, back in 2007.
The McCanns have strongly denied the accusations contained in the book, and say the former detective's claim have damaged the hunt for their daughter, as well as exacerbating the anguish suffered by the family.
The mother of missing Madeleine McCann will have to face painful memories tomorrow at the start of a libel case against a former police chief in Portugal.
Goncalo Amaral has published a book making allegations about the three-year-old's disappearance, which the McCanns say has poisoned public opinion in Portugal against the family and deterred search efforts.
Kate McCann, who is not expected to give evidence, will be accompanied by her mother Susan Healy for the first hearing at Lisbon's civil court.
The family stands to gain around £1 million in damages if their legal action succeeds.