Madeleine’s parents Gerry & Kate release statement
Welcoming the latest developments, Kate and Gerry McCann said they still hope to see Madeleine again – even though the “possibility may be slim“.
Christian B, 44, was told earlier this week in his German prison cell that he is now an ‘arguido’ in Portugal.
A full statement from Madeleine’s parents – signed “Kate & Gerry” – reads: “We welcome the news that the Portuguese authorities have declared a German man an ‘arguido’ in relation to the disappearance of our beloved daughter Madeleine.
“This reflects progress in the investigation, being conducted by the Portuguese, German and British authorities. We are kept informed of developments by the Metropolitan Police.
“It is important to note the ‘arguido’ has not yet been charged with any specific crime related to Madeleine’s disappearance.
“Even though the possibility may be slim, we have not given up hope that Madeleine is still alive and we will be reunited with her.”