Kate McCann asks to be heard

Kate McCann has asked the judge for permission to give evidence in the family's libel case against Goncalo Amaral. The ex-police chief published a book making allegations about Madeleine's disappearance in May 2007.

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McCann leaves court without being heard in libel case

Gerry McCann, the father of missing Madeleine, has left a court in Portugal once again without being heard as a witness in the family's libel case against former police inspector Goncalo Amaral.

Mr McCann still does not know whether he will be able to give evidence as no decision has been taken.

Gerry McCann, the father of missing Madeleine, leaves a Portuguese court without being heard as a witness. Credit: Ellen Branagh/PA Wire

Other legal teams are thought to have until October 16 to make submissions on his application, ahead of the judge making her final decision.

Mr McCann said, "Obviously it's disappointing, but we will just keep going."

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