Home International BREAKTHROUGH HOPES IN CASE OF MISSING BRITISH GIRL MADELEINE MCCANN

BREAKTHROUGH HOPES IN CASE OF MISSING BRITISH GIRL MADELEINE MCCANN

BREAKTHROUGH HOPES IN CASE OF MISSING BRITISH GIRL MADELEINE MCCANN

The family of missing British girl Madeleine McCann on Thursday called an international appeal about a new suspect in the case “significant”.

This raises hopes of a potential breakthrough in the long-running saga that has captured public attention for more than a decade.

Three-year-old Madeleine disappeared from the family’s holiday apartment in southern Portugal in 2007, sparking a huge investigation, global interest — and several thoughts about what might have happened to her.

Detectives in Britain and Germany have announced that a 43-year-old German man with a history of child sex abuse was now a prime suspect.

Clarence Mitchell, a spokesman for Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry, said the couple both doctors were “grateful and welcome” the new appeal for information.