Portuguese police to reopen Maddie inquiry: report

Portuguese police to reopen Maddie inquiry: report
British chief inspector Andy Redwood, leading the investigation in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann (picture, background) in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007, calls on Dutch viewers to report themselves if they were in the area at the time of the girl's disappearance in 2007, during a broadcast of TV-show 'Opsporing Verzocht' on Dutch television, live from Hilversum, on October 15, 2013.

LISBON - Portuguese police will consider reopening the inquiry into the 2007 disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann from a beach resort in the country, a local newspaper reported Thursday.

"The possibility of reopening the inquiry is being considered, but the public prosecutor will make the final decision," the Correio da Manha daily said without citing a source.

The newspaper said that police sent a team to review the case in Porto, northern Portugal, in March 2012, with a view to reopening the investigation with a focus on the possibility of a kidnapping by an organised paedophile network.

Police declined to comment when contacted by AFP on Thursday.

Madeleine vanished from the holiday apartment where her parents were staying just days before her fourth birthday on May 3, 2007, while they were dining at a nearby tapas bar.

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