When the pretty daughter of attractive middle class couple the McCann’s disappeared in Portugal, the British media went mad.
When the Portuguese police named the mother Kate as an ‘aguida’, a suspect, many of the tabloids treated this as proof of her guilt. Kate and later her husband were vilified.
A year later, one newspaper group would pay £550,000 over these allegations.
It was a pyrrhic victory for the McCanns but the money doubled the Find Madeleine Fund and a new lead has recently developed...