Madeleine McCann father attends Lisbon libel trial

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The father of missing British girl Madeleine McCann has attended a Lisbon court hearing the family’s libel case against a former Portuguese detective, but he wasn’t called to testify.

Gerry McCann said he had hoped to address the court Wednesday. Calling witnesses is at the discretion of the judge. McCann family relatives have already testified at the trial which is expected to last at least another two months.

Gerry McCann said he was disappointed, but added that “we’ll keep going and see the process through.”

The McCanns are seeking 1.2 million euros ($1.6 million) in damages from Goncalo Amaral. His 2008 book alleged they were involved in their daughter’s disappearance from a vacation resort in Portugal’s Algarve region in 2007, days before her fourth birthday.

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