Police in the UK have been handed a dossier of online abuse suffered by Gerry and Kate McCann regarding the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine in 2007.
The dossier, which contains social media comments and posts against the parents, was handed in by members of the public who are concerned for the McCanns.
Some of the comments are violent and graphic and many are also aimed at the McCanns’ other children, as one campaigner says: “We’re very worried that it’s only going to take somebody to act out some of these discussions, some of the threats that have been made, and we couldn’t live with ourselves if that happened and we had done nothing.”
Officers involved in Operation Grange, which deals with Madeleine’s disappearance, confirmed the documents, saying: “We can confirm we received a letter and documentation on 9 September which was passed to officers from Operation Grange. They are assessing its contents and consulting with the CPS and the McCann family.”