Four detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, pictured, have flown to Portugal for a meeting with senior officers to discuss three potential suspects in the case.
Kate and Gerry McCann, both 45, were said to be anxious at the news of a possible development in the disappearance of their daughter who was last seen six years ago.
Officers from Scotland Yard, led by Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, are believed to have met members of Portugal's Policia Judiciaria to ask them to sanction the arrest and questioning of three suspects.
A cold case review pinpointed three men who are believed to have been close to the scene where the child was taken from the family's apartment in Praia da Luz in May 2007, the 'Daily Mirror' reported. Mobile phone evidence also revealed that the suspects repeatedly called each other in the hours after Madeleine disappeared.
Det Chief Insp Redwood met with Luis Mota Carmo, the director of the Policia Judiciaria. Mr Carmo heads a team of six Faro detectives who have been carrying out work on behalf of Scotland Yard. (© Daily Telegraph, London)