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McCann family libel trial

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.

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Kate McCann to attend libel case against former officer

Kate McCann will appear in court in Portugal today to attend the start of a libel action against a former local police chief.

Kate McCann will travel to Portugal to hear the case against Goncalo Amaral.

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.

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