'Find Maddie' groups issues fresh help for help finding 'vulnerable' Madeleine McCann
'Find Maddie' groups issues fresh help for help finding 'vulnerable' Madeleine McCannGetty

A fresh appeal has been issued by the group spearheading efforts to find Madeleine McCann, on the day Kate McCann spoke of her pain over her missing daughter.

The Find Madeleine group repeated its assertion that Madeleine is alive and well, adding she "needs our help."

The rare official comment by the group was released on the day Kate McCann revealed in court that her son Sean told her "you hid Madeleine," after hearing allegations made by author Goncalo Amaral.

Kate and Gerry McCann were back in Portugal today (Tuesday) as part of their libel action against the former police chief.

On Facebook, the campaign group called on supporters to continuing aiding the search for clues about what happened to Madeleine.

A short statement read: "There is absolutely nothing to suggest that Madeleine has been harmed. Madeleine is still missing and someone needs to be looking for her.

"She is young and vulnerable and needs our help. We love her dearly and miss her beyond words.

"We still need your help in finding Madeleine. Thank you for continuing to stand by our side and most of all, for caring so much about Madeleine."