Family 'convinced Madeline is safe and well'

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann today reaffirmed their belief that their daughter is safe and well as they stepped up international efforts to find her.

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann today reaffirmed their belief that their daughter is safe and well as they stepped up international efforts to find her.

Gerry McCann said that until the family saw “concrete evidence to the contrary”, they continued to be convinced that the four-year-old is “safe and being looked after”.

His wife, Kate, also emphasised that the couple had no intention of returning to Britain from Portugal in the immediate future.

Madeleine was snatched from her bed in a holiday apartment in the Portuguese village of Praia da Luz 11 days ago.

Despite their ordeal, the McCanns said today that they had drawn strength from the “spiritual outpouring” that they had received both in Portugal and around the world.

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