Wednesday 13 December 2017

Madeleine McCann: Breakthrough for police as ten break-ins at holiday apartments probed

Madeleine McCann
Madeleine McCann
Kate and Gerry McCann. Photo credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

THE police investigation into the disappearance of toddler Madeleine McCann is gathering pace after the discovery of further information.

It was eight years ago today that Madeleine vanished from her holiday apartment in Portugal.

No trace of the toddler has ever been found, despite an intensive police hunt and campaign by her parents.

Detectives had previously been probing 18 burglaries at tourist apartments in Praia da Luz which matched the circumstances by which they believe Madeleine was taken.

These burglaries had seen the thief gain entry to the premises via a window.

However after intensive police investigation in the case, a further ten apartments have now been included in the investigation.

Forensic evidence from these apartments is now being compared to evidence from the apartment Madeleine was staying in.

The development was revealed in new book ‘Looking for Madeleine’.

Last week her parents won a libel payout against Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral.

He had been on trial over claims he made in a book that the couple were involved in Madeleine's disappearance.

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