"The police don't want a murder in Portugal and all the publicity about them not having paedophile laws here, so they're blaming us."
She added: "The Portuguese police are running out of budget for this investigation and want it to end."
Mr McCann, who until now has steadfastly refused to criticise the police, despairingly told a friend: "We are being absolutely stitched up."
Kate & Gerry McCann in The Telegraph September 2007
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