Heartbreak for Maddie McCann’s family as her younger twin siblings turn 18 today without missing sister being found

Today marks a bittersweet moment for the McCann family as Maddie McCann's younger twin siblings turn 18 without their missing sister being found.

Madeleine Beth McCann, who was three years old at the time, disappeared from the family's holiday apartment in Portugal's Praia da Luz resort in 2007.

Today her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, are celebrating the 18th birthday of their twins, Sean and Amelie, who were only two-years-old when their older sister went missing.

The McCanns have never given up hope of finding Madeleine and have spent the past 13 years searching for her.

In a heartbreaking statement released today, the family said: “Today marks another milestone for us as a family, and for Sean and Amelie in particular.

“It is a day of mixed emotions as we celebrate their 18th birthday, whilst still missing Maddie, their beloved sister.”

The family added that they are “eternally grateful” for the ongoing support they have received over the years and thanked everyone who has kept Madeleine in their thoughts and prayers.

The statement concluded: “We are still doing all we can to find her and will never give up hope of being reunited with our beloved Maddie one day.”

As the McCanns celebrate their twins' 18th birthday today, their thoughts will no doubt be with Madeleine, who would have been 19 today.