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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Madeleine McCann case: Portuguese police reopen inquiry

Madeleine McCann case: Portuguese police reopen inquiry

Portuguese police have reopened their inquiry into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, the public prosecutor's office has said.
Madeleine, from Leicestershire, was three when she disappeared from Praia da Luz in the Algarve in May 2007.
A statement from the office of Portugal's attorney-general said "new elements of evidence" justified the "continuation of the investigation".
Madeleine McCann, holding several tennis balls, shortly before her disappearanceMadeleine was three when she disappeared during a family holiday on Portugal's Algarve
The Portuguese authorities shelved their investigation in 2008.
Scotland Yard began a review of the case in May 2011 and opened a formal investigation in July this year.
A Metropolitan Police appeal launched on BBC Crimewatch last week prompted 2,400 responses.
Met detectives released two e-fits of a man seen carrying a child in Praia da Luz at 22:00 on the night Madeleine went missing and it was revealed that they now suspected Madeleine could have been taken later than previously thought - just before her mother returned to the apartment to check on her.