A police reconstruction with Kate and Gerry McCann of the night their daughter vanished will not go ahead after their friends said they were unwilling to take part, the couple’s spokesman confirmed today.
The McCanns were invited back to Praia da Luz to take part in a reconstruction along with the “Tapas Seven” – the friends they were dining with the night Madeleine disappeared in May last year.
Clarence Mitchell, the McCann family spokesman, said the decision was taken by all of the couple’s friends.
He said: “The friends had a number of serious questions about the value of the reconstruction and what it would do to help find Madeleine.
“After some discussion, they have informed the Portuguese authorities that they do not intend to go back.”