Judge bans Madeleine policeman's book

A Portuguese judge today banned further sales or publications of a former policeman’s book which claimed Madeleine McCann is dead, a spokesman for the missing girl’s parents said.

Clarence Mitchell said Kate and Gerry McCann were “absolutely delighted” that a judge at Lisbon’s main Civil Court had banned any further publication of 'The Truth Of The Lie' by Goncalo Amaral.

He said the book had hampered the search for missing Madeleine and added to her parents’ distress.

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