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McCanns Arrive At Court For Libel Trial
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have arrived at court in Lisbon to speak at the trial of a former police chief, who they are suing for libel over claims he made in a book.
Kate and Gerry McCann are expected to deliver emotional statements in the trial of Goncalo Amaral.
They were originally told they could not make statements to the trial, but the decision was overturned at appeal.
Their appearance will mark the end of the trial against Mr Amaral, but a final ruling is not expected until later in the year.
The McCanns claim Mr Amaral's 2008 book The Truth Of The Lie included allegations they had hidden Madeleine's body after she died in an accident and faked an abduction which damaged the search for the missing girl and added to their anguish.
Madeleine disappeared from her parent's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3, 2007, as Kate and Gerry dined at a nearby restaurant with friends.
In October, Mr McCann's sister Trish Cameron told the libel trial the couple's pain was "multiplied 100 times" by the book.
If the court rules against Mr Amaral, the McCanns could receive around £1m in damages.
Last week, they said the failure of police officers to find evidence relating to their missing daughter during recent searches in Praia da Luz "reinforced" their belief that she could still be alive.
They said: "As parents of a missing child, we have always wanted all reasonable lines of inquiry to be followed and it is gratifying to know that a substantial amount of work will take place over the coming months with the close co-operation of the British and Portuguese authorities.
"We would like to thank all those involved for their efforts and the members of the public who have come forward with information."
Scotland Yard officers, working alongside Portuguese police, carried out searches in areas around the Algarve resort town.