Tuesday

Kate McCann: Please, please do not hurt our money, please leave it in a place of safety



Madeleine McCann’s parents have urged people not to give money to a group called the Madeleine Foundation.

The Foundation, which has a £10 annual membership fee, is led by Anthony Bennett, 60, who failed with a private prosecution against Kate and Gerry McCann for child neglect.

He is telling people he intends to bring another private prosecution.

Last year Bennett tried unsuccessfully to launch a private prosecution against the McCanns, only to be told by magistrates in Leicester that they had no jurisdiction over the case, because Madeleine disappeared in Portugal.

Madeleine’s parents fear members of the public will inadvertently donate money to it because they may mistake it for the McCanns’ own Madeleine Fund, which pays for private investigations into her whereabouts.

The McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “Kate and Gerry would warn people not to give any money to this foundation. It is mis-using Madeleine’s name.”
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No doubt it could be put to better use in the McCanns mortgage fund, eh Clarence?
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