The parents of Madeleine McCann have said the search continues with ‘unwavering commitment’ in a Christmas message to supporters.
Kate and Gerry McCann posted the message as they face their 13th Christmas without their daughter, who vanished aged three while the family were on holiday in Portugal.
The message, on the official Find Madeleine Facebook page, said ‘nothing has changed’.
Kate and Gerry McCann face their 13th Christmas without their daughter
The message, on the official Find Madeleine Facebook page, said ‘nothing has changed’
It added: ‘We love her, we miss her, we hope as always.
‘The search for Madeleine goes on with unwavering commitment.
‘Thank you to all our supporters for your steadfastness and compassion this year again and your warm Christmas wishes.’
Scotland Yard launched an investigation, Operation Grange, into her disappearance in 2013 after a Portuguese inquiry failed to make any headway.
So far the investigation has cost £11.75 million with the Home Office agreeing to fund the hunt for Madeleine until at least March next year.
Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007 while her parents were dining in a nearby tapas restaurant with friends.
Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz
She had been left sleeping alone with her younger twin siblings.
Kate and Gerry are due to attend a Christmas Day service at their local Catholic church where prayers will be said for their daughter, who would now be 16.
A candle in memory of the youngster burns around the clock beside the village war memorial.
Brave Kate and Gerry try to keep the festive season as fun and normal as possible for the sake of their 14-year-old twins Sean and Amelie.
Kate previously said the occasion is always ‘tinged with pain and longing’ adding: ‘Madeleine should be here and we should be celebrating with her.
‘But we have not lost hope that we may get to celebrate another Christmas with her. ‘
The McCanns recently revealed a heartbreaking list of what they miss most about their daughter. They crave to hold her, hug her and kiss the top of her head and more than anything want to be a family of five again as they urge people across the world: ‘Please help us get her home.’