UK minister recognises police effort

THE BRITISH government has paid tribute to the work of the Portuguese police in efforts to find missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann.

The toddler’s abduction earlier this month from an Algarve holiday resort will not deter UK visitors to Portugal, Portuguese foreign minister said on Monday this week.

Speaking in Brussels after a meeting of EU diplomats, Luís Amado said his British counterpart, Foreign Secretary Margaret Becket, had rung him over the weekend to give recognition of the work being carried out by the Portuguese police in the Madeleine McCann case.

The tragedy that has befallen the McCann family “could have occurred anywhere in the world” noted Portugal’s foreign minister.

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