Molly Owens was reported missing from Holyhead in North Wales on Friday
Kate and Gerry, whose daughter Maddie was kidnapped from a holiday resort more than 10 years ago, say their “hearts go out” to the family of little Molly Owens, aged five.
Kate and Gerry McCann hold a picture of their daughter
Maddie went missing in Portugal in 2007
A McCann pal said on Sunday night: “Kate and Gerry hope and pray that this young girl is found safe and well very soon.
“Their hearts go out to all families of missing children and they understand they pain and agony loved ones are going through at this difficult time.”
The Maddie Facebook page, endorsed by her parents and viewed by thousands of followers across the world, shared North Wales Police’s updated pictures of Molly and her dad Brian Owens.
He is feared to have fled to Ireland with her three days ago when he was due to be sentenced by magistrates for three counts of assault by beating.
Molly Owens, five, is missing and believed to be with her wanted dad
Blonde-haired, blue-eyed Molly was reported missing on Friday from Holyhead, on Anglesey in Wales.
A warrant has been issued for her dad’s arrest.
Chief Inspector Sharon McCairn said: “We are concerned for Molly’s whereabouts and are appealing to anybody who may have information to contact us.
“Equally I am issuing a direct appeal for Brian Owens to make contact with us to let us know he and Molly are safe and well.”
Three-year-old Maddie vanished from a holiday flat in Portugal’s Praia da Luz in May 2007 while her parents were dining with pals in a nearby tapas restaurant.
Heart doctor Gerry and medical worker Kate, both 49, from Rothley, Leics, are clinging onto a glimmer of hope their daughter could still be alive. She would now be aged 14.
The Find Maddie website, run by friends and supporters of the couple, also promote appeals for other missing kids.
Brian Owens, 26, failed to appear in court for sentencing
Above their shared information on Molly they remind the world that Madeleine is still waiting to be found.
Alongside pictures of Maddie as a three-year-old and an age progression snap of how she may look aged nine, the website states in a top banner: “Ten years, still missing, still missed, never forgotten.”
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