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UK police in Madeleine McCann case probe new intruder link

By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - British detectives investigating the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann said they were looking for a man suspected of carrying out a series of sexual assaults on young girls staying in Portuguese holiday villas between 2004 and 2010. McCann, then aged three, went missing from her bedroom at the Praia da Luz holiday resort in the Algarve region while her parents were dining with friends at a nearby restaurant, leading to a global search that gripped the world's media.

McCann police visit Portugal on trio's trail

British detectives investigating the disappearance of toddler Madeleine McCann have made a fresh visit to Portugal as they close in on three people they want to question, the family's lawyer said Wednesday. Scotland Yard detectives were in the Algarve capital Faro on Tuesday for talks with the local authorities. Rogerio Alves, the McCanns' lawyer in Portugal, said: "What I know is, Scotland Yard has suspicions concerning three people and wants to interview these people.

McCann police visit Portugal on trio's trail

British detectives investigating the disappearance of toddler Madeleine McCann have made a fresh visit to Portugal as they close in on three people they want to question, the family's lawyer said Wednesday. Scotland Yard detectives were in the Algarve capital Faro on Tuesday for talks with the local authorities. Rogerio Alves, the McCanns' lawyer in Portugal, said: "What I know is, Scotland Yard has suspicions concerning three people and wants to interview these people.

McCann police visit Portugal, but make no arrests

British detectives investigating the disappearance of toddler Madeleine McCann have made another visit to the Algarve but no arrests were made, Portuguese police said Wednesday. Scotland Yard detectives were in the Algarve capital Faro on Tuesday for talks with the Portuguese authorities. British newspapers reported that the British detectives were set to arrest three suspects. But Pedro do Carmo, the deputy head of Portugal's criminal police department, told AFP: "There were no arrests."

Portugal court sets 2014 hearing in Maddie libel case

A Portuguese judge on Wednesday delayed until early 2014 the final hearing in a libel case brought by the parents of missing Madeleine McCann. Kate and Gerry McCann are suing Goncalo Amaral, the former lead detective in the hunt for Madeleine, after she vanished from their Portugal holiday apartment in May 2007. The couple were staying in the southern Algarve resort of Praia da Luz when their daughter, just days shy of her fourth birthday, went missing from her bedroom as they dined at a nearby tapas bar.

Portugal reopens probe into missing Maddie

Portuguese authorities said Thursday they are reopening their probe into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from an Algarve beach resort in 2007, news hailed by the British girl's parents. "The attorney general's office has decided to reopen the inquiry into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann following a request by police due to new elements," it said in a statement. The announcement was greeted with relief by Kate and Gerry McCann, who have never given up their campaign to find their daughter.

Portugal reopens probe into missing Madeleine McCann

Maddie vanished from the holiday apartment where her parents were staying in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz just days before her fourth birthday in May 2007, while they were dining at a nearby tapas bar.

UK TV appeal for missing McCann generates hundreds of calls

LONDON (Reuters) - British police conducting a global search for toddler Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in Portugal six years ago, said they had received hundreds of calls following a new television appeal that suggested she was snatched in a planned abduction. McCann, then aged three, disappeared from her family's holiday apartment at the Praia da Luz resort in the Algarve in May 2007 while her parents dined with friends at a nearby restaurant.

UK appeal for missing McCann triggers flood of calls

A television appeal about the 2007 disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal has triggered nearly 1,000 calls and emails, Scotland Yard said Tuesday. Detectives published new electronic images of men they want to trace, plus a reworked timeline of events leading up to the three-year-old's disappearance. The appeal, based on two years of work raking over the case, was broadcast Monday on the BBC's "Crimewatch" programme.

UK police McCann appeal sparks 'unprecedented' response

A new British police television appeal about the 2007 disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in Portugal has triggered an unprecedented public response, programme makers said Tuesday. British detectives who have spent two years raking over the case published new electronic images of men they want to trace, plus a reworked timeline of events leading up to Madeleine's disappearance. Police said the appeal, broadcast Monday on BBC TV's "Crimewatch", triggered more than 300 calls and 170 emails from the public.
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