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Gerry McCann said that he was "disappointed" after a hearing at a Lisbon court was delayed but added that he "would come back" to give evidence in the family's libel case against a former detective.
He said: "Obviously we are disappointed.
"If I get the opportunity to be heard, I will certainly come back."
Gerry McCann said that he was not expecting the hearing to be delayed at a Lisbon court. He was in hoping to give evidence in the family's libel case against a former detective. The hearing was postponed because the defence lawyer had to care for his ill son.
Mr McCann said: "The law has changed, and I think that Kate and I know better than anyone else what we have experienced, and what we have gone through, the facts of the file and the damage that has been caused to the search for Madeleine."
The hearing for the McCann family's libel case against a former police detective has reportedly been delayed today because the son of the lawyer for Goncalo Amaral is ill.
Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt, who is at the court in Lisbon, has reported:
Gerry McCann has arrived at a court in Lisbon saying that he wants justice for Madeleine.
He said: "I am here for Madeleine, for justice, for the twins and ourselves."
When he was asked whether he would be making statement in court, he replied: "I am not sure."
The mother of missing Madeleine McCann attended the start of the libel trial earlier this month against a former police chief in Portugal, to "stop the damage" she believes is being caused to the search for her daughter by his book.
Goncalo Amaral published a book making allegations about the disappearance of her daughter, three-year-old Madeleine, back in 2007.
Kate McCann said: "I'm here to stop the damage that has been caused and is still being caused, both directly and indirectly, to the search for our daughter."
ITV News understands that Gerry McCann, the father of missing Madeleine, is hoping to give evidence in the family's libel case against a former police detective in Portugal today.
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.
The law in Portugal is thought to have changed in July, allowing complainants to now give evidence in libel cases. Gerry McCann's sister Trish Cameron is also likely to give evidence.