Kate McCann returns to Algarve

Kate McCann, the mother of Madeleine McCann who disappeared from the family holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in May 2007, returned to the Algarve at the weekend.

She was seen at the Nossa Senhora da Luz church in Praia da Luz on October 3 and, according to reports in the British press, she had travelled alone to the Algarve on October 1 before returning to the UK on October 3.

Clarence Mitchell, the spokesman for the McCann family, said that this was one of a number of visits that Kate McCann had made to the Algarve recently to see friends.

A team of private investigators continue to search for Madeleine McCann.