by Edward Robertson
The operator filed the writ in the high court seeking compensation for lost earnings following the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from its Praia da Luz resort in Portugal two years ago.
The action comes following news that Madeleine’s father Gerry has returned to the resort to advise on a reconstruction for a Channel 4 documentary to mark the second anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance on May 3.
However, his return to the resort was reported to have been met by hostility from locals who blame the negative publicity over the case for a downturn in tourism to the resort.
National newspapers reported that he was heckled while new posters appealing for help over Madeleine’s disappearance were defaced and ripped down.