Maddie hunt police failed us, say Kate and Gerry McCann

Sep 7 2008 By Euan Hamilton

MISSING Madeleine McCann's parents claim their daughter could have been found by now if she had vanished in the UK.

Kate and Gerry McCann slammed Portuguese police's investigation into her disappearance from their holiday apartment in May 2007.

Speaking for the first time since being cleared of involvement in her abduction, Scot Gerry, 40, of Rothley, Leicestershire, said: "I don't have any doubt it would have been different if Madeleine disappeared in a British city.

"The English police have more experience in kidnaps, they are more alert to the problem.

"Morocco is a good example of what went wrong with the investigation.

"A sighting was reported at a garage near Marrakech and it was said there were cameras at the petrol pump.

Inspectors concluded there weren't.

There were in the shop. When police returned the tape was recorded over."

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