Ex-policeman Goncalo Amaral is preparing to publish a second book which claims Kate and Gerry McCann were responsible for the death of their daughter, Maddie.
Amaral plans for the book to be published around the 10th anniversary of Maddie’s disappearance for ‘maximum impact’, according to The Sun Online
The McCanns say there’s no chance the book will be published in the UK because “no publisher will dare to touch it”.
A source close to the Mcanns said: ‘Madeleine’s parents know that no publisher will dare to touch it in this country under our defamation laws or they would face legal action. Publishers have legal responsibilities.’
Another insider said lawyers would become involved if he continued to make allegations about them being involved with Maddie’s death.
‘If he repeats any allegations that he has made before, Kate and Gerry’s lawyers will be looking at it. They have said before that their lawyers are watching,’ they said.
‘If Mr Amaral’s attempts to get his current book or his new one about Madeleine published in the UK, lawyers will take immediate action.’
Amaral’s first book, The Truth of the Lie, claimed Maddie’s death was accidental, and that her parents covered it up.
The McCanns have always maintained Maddie was kidnapped from her hotel room in Portugal.