The parents of Madeleine McCann have dismissed an astonishing attack from Rochdale’s ‘selfie queen’ Karen Danczuk.
The estranged wife of MP Simon Danczuk accused Kate and Gerry McCann of “having guilt” for leaving their children alone, the Mirror reports .
She tweeted about claims that Karen Matthews, who faked her daughter Shannon’s kidnap in 2008, tried to con the McCanns out of £25,000.
Danczuk said: “Anyone who says McCanns are innocent, just remember they left 3 children under the age of 4 alone to go out. Either Way they have guilt! KD”
The McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell last night dismissed the claims.
He told the Daily Star: “We are aware of Ms Danczuk’s comments and we are simply not going to fuel this nonsense by talking about it.”
The McCanns have never been charged with any offence in relation to Madeleine’s disappearance in May 2007.
British police suspect the youngster, then aged three, was snatched by traffickers when she disappeared from the family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal.
Mrs Danczuk, 33, best known for her selfie snaps, came in for criticism from some of her 72,000 followers.
Ryan Lamb tweeted: “They’ve lost their child and experienced more pain than anyone could imagine. Doubt they need your insensitive judgement now.”
And Karen Bleakley wrote: “Aww Karen really sad you have taken such a harsh view they made a mistake and will have to live with that for rest of lives.”
Mrs Danczuk took to Twitter in the wake of weekend stories claiming the McCann’s were nearly tricked out of £25,000 by kidnap lie mum Karen Matthews.
Police advised the family not to hand the money over.
Matthews, 40, was later jailed for the abduction of her own daughter Shannon, aged nine, in Dewsbury, West Yorks, in 2008, a bid to claim reward cash.