FRESH MADDIE SCANDAL Ex-cop who accused McCann’s of faking Maddie’s abduction plans second book slamming Brit cops
Goncalo Amaral has almost finished his second book with his first having caused ripples through the missing person's case
Exclusive - By BRITTANY VONOW
4th October 2016, 2:31 pm
A FORMER cop who previously accused Maddie McCann’s parents of faking her abduction is set to release a second controversial book targeting the involvement of British police.
Goncalo Amaral has almost finished his second book, but although it is expected to centre around the 2008 disappearance of Maddie in Algarave, Portugal, it is unclear what details the author will release.
Madeleine McCann has been missing since she was on holiday with her parents in Portugal in 2007
Goncalo Amaral has previously said that Kate and Gerry McCann had faked the abduction.
Kate McCann described the author's first book as 'devastating and distressing'
The 56-year-old author previously wrote The Truth Of The Lie in 2008, which accused her parents Kate and Gerry McCann of faking Maddie’s abduction.
But the couple have previously been left reeling after having their £395,000 libel victory revoked by Lisbon appeal judges who overturned a ban on his book in April.
To add insult to injury, Amaral also is planning to sue the couple for compensation after winning his appeal.
The author made more than £316,000 from his book around the disappearance of Madeleine McCann
Amaral is understood to have earned £316,000 from his book before it was banned.
In the book, Amaral claimed that Madeleine, who was three when she disappeared from the family’s Algarve holiday apartment, had died in the flat and they had faked her abduction to cover up the tragedy.
The book was released just three days after Gerry, 48, and Kate, from Leicester, were told their status as arguidos or formal suspects had been lifted on July 21, 2008.
During court proceedings, Kate McCann, 48, described Amaral’s first book as “devastating and distressing”
According to a source, the ex-police chief has been getting help from friends and well-wishers to survive as all of his property is “tied up” legally during the civil action with the McCanns.
Now the author’s second book is almost finished will focus on the Metropolitan Police’s investigation into the missing girl.
It is not yet known to what detail Amaral plans to go into when seemingly speaking about the Met in his second book.
Scotland Yard’s £12m Operation Grange inquiry, prompted by a personal request from David Cameron five years ago and funded by the Home Office, is said to be under pressure as police face budget cuts in other areas.
It is unknown what details Amaral plans to release in his latest book
Maddie went missing on May 3 2007 from her bed in a holiday apartment in the Praia da Luz resort, her younger twin siblings were also in the house but were not taken.
At the time of the abduction, Gerry and Kate were with friends dining at a restaurant around 160ft away, checking the children throughout the evening.
Her disappearance took the world by storm and it has been called the most heavily reported missing-person case in modern history.