Madeleine McCann’s parents lose legal case over comments made by Portuguese detective

Kate and Gerry McCann have lost the latest stage of their legal battle over(Picture: PA/Getty)

Kate and Gerry McCann have lost the latest stage of their legal battle (Picture: PA/Getty)

Kate and Gerry McCann have lost the latest stage of their legal battle over comments made by retired Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral.

Lawyers for the couple had argued that Portuguese authorities had breached their right to a private and family life in the way the courts there dealt with their libel claims against Mr Amaral.

He claimed in a book, TV documentary and newspaper interview that the McCanns were involved in their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance.

The court found that the couple’s reputation had been damaged by the fact that they were made official suspects in the case for a short time, rather than Mr Amaral’s comments.

Madeleine disappeared while on holiday with her family in Praia da Luz, Portugal in May 2007.

The McCanns now have three months to appeal the decision.

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