'Our lawyers are watching!': Kate and Gerry McCann warn Portuguese policeman his new book on their daughter's disappearance must NOT be published in Britain
A retired police chief who won victory over Madeleine McCann's parents in a bitter libel case will be warned a second book he is writing about her disappearance must not be published in Britain.
Kate and Gerry McCann will inform him: 'Beware, our lawyers are watching!' if he tries to sell his new novel or his first contentious one in the UK, family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said today.
Former Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral accused Maddie's parents of covering up their daughter's death which they have always vehemently denied.
After defeating the couple on appeal last week in their eight-year civil battle he is now reportedly looking for a British publisher for his sequel to the Maddie mystery.
Mr Mitchell said: 'If Mr Amaral's current book about Madeleine or any new one he may be planning to write is published here in the UK Kate and Gerry's lawyers will take immediate action. He needs to know lawyers are watching.'
Former GP Kate and heart doctor Gerry have on board the country's top libel lawyers, London-based Carter-Ruck, to deal with any grievance they have if they feel lies are being told or if anything is written or said which they believe damages their reputation.
The couple, both 48 from Rothley, Leicestershire, pay for the costly service when needed from the Find Maddie Fund, which is made up of public donations and proceeds from Kate's own bestseller book 'Madeleine' published in 2011.
Jubilant Mr Amaral is finishing off the final chapter of his newly-penned book while taking a break in Switzerland.
He is confident his sequel to Maddie The Truth of the Lie could be a 'big hit,' according to a source in Portugal.
The insider said: 'Mr Amaral knows that the world is fascinated with the Maddie story and her parents.'
The friend of the McCann's, who are still reeling from their libel loss, said: 'If he thinks his old or new book will appear here he'll have another think coming If that's his intention whoever is responsible will be sued. Carter-Ruck will have no hesitation issuing a writ for defamation.'
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Every single time the media mentions The Truth of Lie (which, incidentally, is another of my blogs) there is a massive surge of hits - to date it has already been read more than 76 million times. The more the McCanns say the book must NOT be read by anyone in the UK, the more people search for it !
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