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Police who are investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are now looking into a new suspect, according to Portuguese media reports.

12 years after the mysterious vanishing of the three-year-old, which has become arguably the most extensive and public missing persons case of the 21st century, more resources are allegedly being deployed.

The daily newspaper Correio da Manha claimed today, "A new clue and a new suspect, which the Policia Judiciara are trying to keep an absolute secret, has led to new resources being put in place to investigate the little girl’s whereabouts."


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The little girl was just a toddler when she went missing during a family holiday in the Algarve on May 3, 2000. A massive investigation and manhunt followed to track the youngster, to no avail.

The case was re-opened in Portugal in October 2013 when a convicted burglar Euclides Monteiro became linked to the enquiry. Kate and Gerry McCann have recently marked the 12-year-anniversary of their daughter's disappearance.

Police in Porto are said to be looking into any new information, and the line of enquiry allegedly doesn't focus on the McCanns, but there has been no immediate response to the report in the UK or Portugal.


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Despite officials claiming that they may be nearer to finding out what happened to Madeleine, there are 'many doubts' surrounding her survival. The parents vowed to continue searching for their little girl "for as long as it takes."

Before attending a church near their Leicestershire home today to mark the sad anniversary, Gerry and Kate released a statement saying;

"As much as we’d like to fast forward the first couple of weeks of May, there’s no getting around it. The months and years roll by too quickly. Madeleine will be sixteen this month. It’s impossible to put into words just how that makes us feel."

They continued; "There is comfort and reassurance though in knowing that the investigation continues and many people around the world remain vigilant."


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Cressida Dick, chief of the Metropolitan Police, confirmed yesterday that the force had requested more funds from the Home Office to carry on with its Operation Grange to search for Madeleine;

"‘We have active lines of enquiries and I think the public would expect us to see those through. A very small team continues to work on this case with Portuguese colleagues and we have put in an application to the Home Office for further funding."

Clarence Mitchell, who is the spokesman for the McCann family, declined to discuss the latest claim, saying: "We will not be commenting whatsoever on operational details in either Britain or Portugal. We are not in a position to talk about it."

Cressida Dick explained that the Home Office is currently considering whether to fund its search operations for another year. Time will tell whether this new information is substantial or not.

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The disappearance of Madeleine McCann is a case that gripped the nation since 2007.

The mystery surrounding the young girl’s disappearance is astonishing. Over £11 million has been spent on Madeleine’s missing person’s case so far.

Netflix is set to release an eight-part series about Madeline, who vanished while on holiday in Portugal's Praia de Luz in 2007.

The series is due to be released on Friday, March 15.

Madeleine’s case is one of the UK’s most high profile missing person cases in history.

Commenting on the series, Netflix revealed that the docuseries will go behind the headlines and will share unseen testimonies from Madeleine’s family, investigators and others.

“By blending new interviews with more than 40 contributors, 120 hours of interviews, archival news footage and reenactments, The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann goes beyond the headlines and takes a unique look at the facts of the case as well as its impact on media standards around the world,” they stated.

You can watch the haunting trailer for The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann below:



It has been 10 years this month since Madeleine McCann, who would now be 14 years old, disappeared while on holidays with her family in Portugal.

Her parents Kate and Gerry McCann have posted an emotive message to the public to mark the moment.

Taking to the Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, her parents had this to say:

'Ten years- there's no easy way to say it, describe it, accept it.'

'I remember when Madeleine first disappeared I couldn’t even begin to consider anything in terms of years.'

'Shawn Hornbeck abducted and kept hidden for over four years, Natascha Kampusch for over eight years. I couldn't go there. And now here we are…Madeleine, our Madeleine- ten years.'

'Most days are similar to the rest – another day. May 3rd 2017 – another day. But ten years – a horrible marker of time, stolen time.'

'We are bracing ourselves for the next couple of weeks.'

'It's likely to be stressful and painful and more so given the rehashing of old 'stories', misinformation, half-truths and downright lies which will be doing the rounds in the newspapers, social media and 'special edition' TV programmes.'

The McCanns also expressed a feeling of hope for themselves and their family moving into the future.

'The two themes that seem most appropriate to me as we reach this ten year mark are perseverance and gratitude.'

'We will go on, try our hardest, never give up and make the best of the life we have.'

The police investigation into the disappearance of  Madeline McCann is ongoing.