Most likely, you will have heard the tragic news of Madeleine McCann's dissapearance on May 3rd from a holiday apartment in Portugal. It has now been eleven days since her parents last saw that beautiful little face. Though I am not a religious person, I pray for her safety, and I pray that no parent ever has to go through such an ordeal again.
It seems that little Madeleine, who would have celebrated her fourth birthday only a few days ago, was snatched from a holiday apartment, where she and her twin sisters were sleeping while her parents were dining in a nearby restaurant. Massive rewards have been offered for information leading to her safe return, and huge web-campaigns have been set up on the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre and the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) websites.
While I may have my opinion on the behaviour of little Madeleine's parents (as I'm sure many of you do), all that concerns me is that the poor child is returned safely to her parents' loving arms. It breaks my heart to think of poor Madeleine, frightened and desperate to see her family again.
If you or anyone you know have any information please call Portuguese Police direct on 00351 282 405 400 or call Crimestoppers in the UK on 0800 555 111.