Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann’s parents have branded the latest delay in their libel case against Goncalo Amaral as a “blatant and cynical” attempt by the former Portuguese police chief to hold up the trial after he sacked his legal team.

DAILY MIRROR FRONT PAGE: “Maddie cops move in”

DAILY MIRROR FRONT PAGE: “Maddie cops move in”

The mother of murdered schoolgirl April Jones has joined Kate McCann to launch a new campaign aimed at signing up at least a million people to a missing children’s alert scheme.

Scotland Yard detectives are preparing to go to Portugal to launch extensive digs in and around the holiday area where the youngster vanished seven years ago at the age of three. The tormented couple have been briefed by officers about their plans to search three sites near the Praia da Luz resort they were staying at.

THIS is how experts think missing Madeleine McCann may look now. An age progression expert has produced an image of how a ten-year-old Madeleine may look. 

British police investigating Madeleine McCann’s disappearance are now looking at 18 potentially linked break-ins by a lone intruder into Algarve villas. Six have come to light since an appeal by UK detectives last month, with five involving alleged sexual assaults against young British girls. They include an assault on a girl aged 10 in 2005 in Praia de Luz - the resort from which Madeleine vanished in 2007. Scotland Yard says it hopes UK officers will begin operations in Portugal soon. Last month, the Metropolitan Police revealed they were looking at a series of break-ins, including two burglaries in Praia da Luz. More than 500 calls have been made with information since then.

Their prime suspect for attacks on five other UK girls on the Algarve is an African burglar called Euclides Monteiro, who died in 2009. The heroin addict used to work as a waiter at the Ocean Club resort in Praia da Luz on the Algarve but was sacked a year before Madeleine stayed there with her parents. He was killed in a tractor accident, aged 40, two years after the three-year-old vanished.

DCI Andy Redwood makes new appeal for information as part of the investigation into the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Three workers at the holiday complex where Madeleine McCann was last seen made an abnormally high number of calls “outside the resort” on the night she went missing. 

Three workers at the holiday complex where Madeleine McCann was last seen made an abnormally high number of calls “outside the resort” on the night she went missing.