The bereft parents of Madeleine McCann, Kate and Gerry, say their daughter is “still very much missed” and they “await a breakthrough” as they mark the 16th anniversary of her disappearance. Posting on the ‘Official Find Madeleine Campaign’ Facebook page, the couple wrote: “Still missing …. still very much missed.”
The couple, living in Rothley, Leicestershire, said: “It is hard to find the words to convey how we feel.” Their social media post finished: “The police investigation continues, and we await a breakthrough.
“Thank you to everyone for your support – it really helps.”
The pair, who saw their daughter disappear in 2007 whilst on holiday, also noted in the Facebook post that the poem ‘The Contradiction’ by Clare Pollard “resonates strongly with us”.
The tear-jerking poem reads: “You are not here, I’m not myself, but still I talk to you like this.
“I cannot hold you, yet I do: please let me hold you in my head and where you are now, hold me too.”
A gathering is being held this evening to remember Madeleine in their village at 7pm. Whether Madeleine’s twin siblings Sean and Amelie, now 18-years-old, will be attending is still unknown.