Further blow to McCanns as 'sick' Maddie merchandise released

The parents of Madeleine McCann have had to cop another hit as disturbing merchandise is being sold online.

In another blow for the parents of Madeleine McCann, disturbing merchandise has popped up for sale in the UK ahead of Mother’s Day.

The merchandise, which has been labelled as “sick” and “vile” online, included children’s clothing and mugs as well as maternity clothes.

Described as the “perfect gift” on the website CafePress, the items included disturbing phrases from Madeleine's disappearance and cruel jabs at her parents Gerry and Kate.

A composite image of Kate and Gerry McCann and an image of Madeleine McCann on a poster.
Kate and Gerry McCann have been searching for the daughter Madeleine since she disappeared in 2007. Source: Getty/Reuters

In another twist, the company which produced the shocking items was in hot water just a few years ago for creating and selling similar products.

Among the items for sale was a kid-sized shirt and mugs which carry the phrase “Responsible parents don't leave children alone while they go out to dinner”.

Another item being sold was a mug which simply reads: “My name is Madeleine McCann and I live with my parents”.

It appears the items have since been removed from the platform. Yahoo has chosen not to share images of the merchandise.

It comes after Madeleine’s case was thrust back into the spotlight recently after a Polish woman claiming to be the missing girl caused a stir on TikTok.

Julia Faustyna (who has also been referred to as Julia Wandelt and Julia Wendell online) went as far as to request a DNA test to prove she is in fact the missing girl.

However, her family have denied the wild claims in a statement posted by a missing person organisation in Poland.

"It is obvious to us as a family that Julia is our daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and stepdaughter," they wrote.

The family said they have Julia's birth certificate and several hospital discharge documents, as well as many pictures of her during childhood, which prove she is in fact their relative.

Madeleine McCann disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Portugal on May 3, 2007. She was three years old at the time and her disappearance remains unsolved.

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