SPANISH police are investigating a reported sighting of Madeleine McCann in a Costa del Sol resort.
Specialist officers are following up a tip-off received about 10 days ago that a girl resembling the missing British child was spotted in Nerja, 30 miles east of Malaga, sources said.
The possible sighting is being handled by the specialised and violent crime unit of Spain's judicial police, it is reported.
It is understood Scotland Yard detectives reviewing the case are liaising with their Spanish counterparts. A McCann family spokesman said: "It was absolutely right that the police investigate any potential lead."