McCanns may be charged

THE parents of Madeleine McCann could face charges of neglecting their daughter on the night she disappeared, it has emerged.

Court documents published last night reveal that the areas Portuguese investigators are considering include "abandonment". The police inquiry also covers possible abduction, homicide and concealment of a corpse, the documents say.

The papers are the first official confirmation that the inquiry includes a possible allegation of neglect against Kate and Gerry McCann.