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McCanns presented with Amaral’s legal bill

Published on 26/03/2019

Madeleine McCann’s parents have been presented with a €27,000 bill for legal fees for Gonçalo Amaral (pictured), the Portuguese policeman who accused them of killing their child.

Kate and Gerry McCann lost a libel case against the former detective.

Three-year-old Madeleine vanished from her room during a family holiday in Praia da Luz, in 2007.

In his book, published in 2008, Amaral claimed that Kate and Gerry accidentally had killed their daughter and covered up the death by pretending she had been abducted.

Amaral had overturned their initial damages award over his book, The Truth Of The Lie and the decision in his favour was upheld by another court.

Documents at Lisbon Civil Court show that Amaral had huge debts when he wrote his book.

Netflix viewers recently have been led to the conclusion that Madeleine was secretly drugged by a kidnapper who later broke into her room and snatched her.

Theories continue to swirl around the case, twelve years after Madeline went missing.