Madeleine McCann's parents have hit out at the coverage of the latest developments in the investigation into the disappearance of their missing daughter.
It is thought that friction has developed between police teams over the media coverage of the story.
In a statement on their Find Madeleine website, Kate and Gerry McCann said: "Media interference not only makes the work of the police more difficult, it can potentially damage and destroy the investigation altogether - and hence the chances of us finding Madeleine.
"As Madeleine's parents, this just compounds our distress."
Search teams are expected to start excavating a number of sites in Praia da Luz after they were given permission by Portuguese authorities.
More top news
Showers continue across western Scotland throughout tomorrow but some brightness here as well.
Two people were injured in a collision involving several vehicles in central London, after their car was caught between two buses.
Police are issuing appeals for a gang who attacked two men after luring them into meeting with what they thought were underage girls.