MADDY SUSPECT’S PR DEAL

Mr Clifford said last night that he had spoken to Mr Murat and his mother Jenny, and offered them free advice about handling the media.

He said he had “a tremendous amount of sympathy” for Mr Murat but would not formally represent him until he is cleared by Portuguese police.

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WE’LL TRAVEL ANYWHERE TO FIND MADDY

THE parents of missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann vowed today to “travel wherever is necessary” in their quest to get their daughter back.

Gerry McCann, who returned to his wife, Kate, in Portugal today after a series of meetings in Britain, said they were prepared to cross Europe in their search for their daughter.

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MADDY’S DAD FLIES BACK TO UK

A spokeswoman for the family in Portugal said yesterday: “Gerry is going back this evening, and he will return on Tuesday. He is dealing with some personal matters and he will be talking to the people who are organising the fund.”

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MADDY ALIBI SHOCK

THE main suspect at the centre of the Madeleine McCann investigation asked a number of people to give him an alibi for the night she was snatched, it emerged yesterday.

And questions were raised after reports that Robert Murat, above, had telephone conversations with Russian Sergey Malinka soon after the child went missing – despite saying they hadn’t spoken for months.

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‘PARASITES’ CASH IN ON FAMILY’S WEB CAMPAIGN

THE family of Madeleine last night slammed sick opportunists who have cashed in on the tragedy by launching bogus websites.

A number of internet sites have registered addresses similar to the official campaign, in the hope of exploiting the worldwide publicity.

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POLICE PROBE WHY MURAT HIRED CAR AFTER RAID

Robert Murat hired a car after discovering he was under police surveillance, it was revealed last night.

Police are investigating why Murat, the main suspect in the abduction of Madeleine, hired a baby blue Hyundai Getz from Audio Rent III Car Hire nine days after the four-year-old vanished.

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MADELEINE: RUSSIAN ‘IS A SEXUAL PREDATOR’

A former women colleague at an Algarve internet firm claimed Malinka boasted he had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl.

When she told him he could be arrested she said he simply laughed it off. He also claimed he had seduced the 16-year-old daughter of a Portuguese girlfriend. Another ex-woman work colleague at a different firm told how she found downloaded pornography on his computer. She said: “It was top- shelf stuff, boys’ stuff, blue movies. I didn’t mention it to him.

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IS IT MORALLY WRONG TO HAVE NAMED THE MADDY SUSPECTS?

Police had confirmed they were keen to find a Russian male who had a “close” business association with Murat. And yesterday morning police cars screeched up outside an apartment block and seven uniformed officers carried out a dramatic raid on the rundown fourth-floor flat owned by Malinka’s parents.

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MADDY POLICE: WE NEED MORE TIME

POLICE investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in the Algarve do not have enough evidence to arrest the main suspect, they said tonight.

Chillingly, Murat said: “I know how it feels to Madeleine’s parents because I have a daughter aged three and a half who I am in a custody battle over.”

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