Portuguese police to review Madeleine case


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Portuguese police will review the Madeleine McCann case.

A team of detectives based in Porto, in northern Portugal, has been appointed to re-examine the original investigation into the three-year-old's disappearance from Praia da Luz in the Algarve in 2007, the Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Noticias reported.

Scotland Yard has been carrying out its own review since last May. The McCann family spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, said: "Kate and Gerry obviously welcome the work being done. They clearly hope that it will lead to the case being reopened."