German media accuse Madeleine parents By Mirror.co.uk, 6/06/2007
THE stunned parents of Madeleine McCann looked appalled when a radio reporter today asked if they had anything to do with their four-year-olds abduction.
Kate and Gerry McCann, in Germany to highlight the search for missing Madeleine, were forced to deny any involvement in their daughter’s disappearance.
German Radio reporter Sabine Mueller asked pointedly: "How do you feel about the fact that more and more people seem to be pointing the finger at you, saying the way you behave is not the way people would normally behave when their child is abducted and they seem to imply that you might have something to do with it?"
Horrified Mrs McCann replied: "To be honest, I don't actually think that is the case. I think that is a very small minority of people that are criticising us.
"The facts are that we were dining very close to the children and we were checking them very, very regularly.
"You know, we are very responsible parents and we love our children so much and I think it is only a very few people that are actually criticising us."
Shocked Gerry, his voice shaking with emotion, added: "I have never heard before that anyone considers us suspects in this and the Portuguese police certainly don't.
"Without going into too much detail, we were with a large group of people, and you know there is absolutely no way Kate and I are involved in this abduction."