Kate and Gerry McCann explain why they didn't contribute to documentary about their daughter's disappearance
Madeleine McCann's parents share a statement regarding their decision not to appear in new Netflix documentary.
The documentary, featuring details about the night Madeleine went missing, has only been available on the streaming site for two days but it's already received a major reaction.
Much has been made of the fact that Madeleine McCann's parents, Gerry and Kate, do not appear in the documentary entitled The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann and a new statement attempts to explain why.
According to reports, Kate and Gerry are of the opinion that getting involved in the documentary could "hinder the investigation".
Furthermore, they have said that the new docu-series concerning the disappearance of their daughter does not reflect their views.
A statement obtained by Digital Spy reads:
"The production company told us that they were making the documentary and asked us to participate.
"We did not see – and still do not see – how this programme will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, it could potentially hinder it.
"Consequently, our views and preferences are not reflected in the programme."
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann features lengthy interviews with people who have worked on the case and with friends of the McCann family.
The documentary includes information on the night that Madeleine disappeared and details of the police investigation which followed.
The three-year-old went missing on the 3 May 2007 while on a family holiday with her parents and younger siblings in Praia da Luz, a resort in the Algarve.