A new Portuguese prosecutor has reportedly been put in charge of the Madeleine McCann case and is “utterly determined” to solve the mystery of her disappearance.
Madeleine went missing in May 2007, after she disappeared from her bed at the Ocean Club complex in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz. She was three-years-old when she vanished.
According to The Daily Mail, a source close to the investigation said Ines Sequeira is being briefed on a number of cases in Portugal in her new role, including Madeleine’s.
“She has been appointed as the new prosecutor and the Scotland Yard team has been given renewed hope of being able to start work again in Portugal before the end of the month,” the source was quoted as saying.
“She is utterly determined to get a result on the Madeleine inquiry.”
The case into her disappearance was re-opened in Portugal earlier this year and British detectives from Scotland Yard’s Operation Grange are understood to be returning to the country next week.
They are expected to hold meetings with senior Portuguese officers and are understood to have been granted permission to interview up to seven key suspects as well as investigate new areas of interest.
British police travelled to the Algarve region in May to supervise a search of scrublands, though nothing was found.