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Aunt's plea for missing Madeleine
Women's 10K
Women taking part in the race showed their support for the family
The aunt of missing girl Madeleine McCann has been making another appeal for her safe return during the Women's 10K run in Glasgow.

Diane McCann handed out posters and T-shirts and urged runners to wear yellow ribbons.

She said the family wanted to keep the attention focussed on Madeleine, who disappeared from a Portuguese holiday apartment on 3 May.

More than 13,000 women were taking part in Sunday's race.

Madeleine's father, Gerry McCann is from Glasgow.

We're hoping to show solidarity for the family
Diane McCann
Madeleine's aunt

On Saturday, he and his wife Kate paid an emotional tribute to their daughter as the family marked her fourth birthday.

No suspects in the abduction case have been named, but witnesses may being making formal statements on Monday.

Before the race in Glasgow, Diane McCann told BBC Scotland: "We're hoping to show solidarity for the family and show everybody that we are rooting for Madeleine to come home as soon as possible.

"We hope that as many women as possible want to wear a T-shirt or will pin the poster of Madeleine on the back of the T-shirt that they have on."

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Madeleine McCann
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Madeleine's uncle John, who also stays in Glasgow, said the nature of a planned party to mark her fourth birthday changed.

He said: "We had a significant moment of contemplation and prayer and wishing she was back with us again."

Meanwhile, Madeleine's granmother appealed to those holding their "shining star" to "take her somewhere safe" so she can be returned home.

Susan Healy told BBC News that people should look out for her granddaughter's distinctive "black flash" in her eye, where her pupil runs into her iris.

Mrs Healy was speaking while attending the annual Liverpool 10K race, where runners were also wearing T-shirts bearing Madeleine's photo to raise awareness of the missing youngster.

Police have declined to confirm or deny reports about any possible leads, citing Portuguese law.

The international number for Crimestoppers is +44 1883 731 336. People with information about Madeleine can call anonymously.


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