Madeleine McCann case: detectives "close to breakthrough"

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Content Editor / June 24 2019

Police investigating the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann are said to be getting closer to solving the mystery.

Officers have narrowed in on a ‘foreign man’ who was in the Algarve, Portugal when the little girl disappeared while on a family holiday.

British and Portuguese police are set to probe a ‘new clue and suspect’ according to local media outlets, Metro reports.

Kate and Gerry McCann

Kate and Gerry McCann

Detectives are believed to have received a mystery tip-off regarding an alleged paedophile who was in the area in 2007.

Policia Judiciaria were joined by Scotland Yard officers in Porto recently.

It is believed to be the first face-to-face meeting since the new suspect came to light. It is not clear if the man’s current whereabouts are known.

A source told the Mirror: "The British were here recently, there were talks at the PJ office in the city.

"It’s all very secret but then it always is with the Madeleine McCann case.

"Only the police know who the suspect is."

To date, £12 million has been spent on the as yet unsolved case.

Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, have said they will keep looking for their daughter, who would be sixteen by now, for "as long as it takes."

Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.

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