The mother of Madeleine McCann has said she has to 'face up to the fact' her missing daughter may never be found.
Revealing that the appeal fund money will run out by early 2012, Mrs McCann, 42, said that she and husband Gerry will no longer be able to afford to pay private investigators to search for their daughter.
'When the money runs out we will not be able to pay the investigators helping us to find Madeleine, It will be just me and Gerry left looking for her. I just can't contemplate that.'
Kate also said the Government had given up looking for her child, claiming a series of ministers had ignored her cries for help in finding Maddie: 'I don't want to be appeased, and that's what I feel we're getting. We need action, I don't need fluffy worthless words.'
She added: 'I have to face the fact that we may never find her. If no one apart from us is looking, then so be it.'
Madeleine went missing from the family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007. The appeal fund was at £2 million at its peak, but now has only £300,000 left.
What do you think?
Should the McCanns ever give up their search?
Should the Government be assisting them more?