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Madeleine McCann investigation handed over to new detective

Madeleine went missing from a holiday apartment in the Algarve in 2007 Credit: Family handour

A senior Metropolitan Police detective will take over the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann from Rothley in Leicestershire today.

DCI Nicola Wall succeeds Andy Redwood, who has been leading the inquiry in Portugal and is now retiring.

Madeleine went missing from a holiday apartment in 2007.

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New detective takes over Madeleine McCann case

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A new detective has taken over the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Detective Chief Inspector Nicola Wall has replaced Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, who is retiring.

Mr Redwood has led Operation Grange since it was launched in 2011, while Ms Wall was with the homicide and major crime command, the Metropolitan Police said.

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Man in coma after 'vicious' brick attack in street

A man has suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit over the head with a brick during a row in a Birmingham street.

The man is in an induced coma after being hit by a brick as he walked to the shops. Credit: Google Maps

The victim, 40, is believed to have been walking to his local shops along Stud Lane, Stechford, when he became involved in an altercation with another man at midday on Saturday.

A witness told police how his attacker "picked up a brick before striking him over the head" and leaving him unconscious in the street.

The victim has been placed in an induced coma in hospital while doctors assess his head injury.

Police said it was a "vicious attack on a local family man", describing it as "an outrageous response to a verbal spat in the street".

The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s with mousy brown hair, and was wearing a light blue padded jacket, jeans and trainers.

Man stabbed in Derby

A man received two stab wounds at 3am today on St James Street in Derby.

A man received two stab wounds in an assault in Derby Credit: ITV News Central

The man who was stabbed has now been released from hospital but the police are yet to make arrests.

As inquiries continue, the police are urging anyone with information to contact the Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800555111.

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