PM welcomes Madeleine leads

A Scotland Yard detective has revealed that they are investigating 38 people in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Madeleine, from Rothley in Leicestershire, disappeared while on holiday in Portugal in May 2007.

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Derbyshire Falcons v Nottinghamshire Outlaws sold out

The match today has sold-out Credit: EMPICS Sport

There are no tickets left for the Derbyshire Falcons’ Friends Life t20 derby versus Nottinghamshire Outlaws today.

The organisers say there will be no tickets sold on the gate and only those with a valid match-day ticket, Six Pack Ticket or Membership card will gain entry to the County Ground.

Members and Six Pack Ticket holders are being asked to arrive early to guarantee that they get in.

A specific number of tickets have been held back to ensure entry for the projected number of Members and Six Pack Ticket holders, but the only way to guarantee entrance is by arriving with plenty of time in hand.

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Cameron: 'If an answer can be found, we should try and find it.'

Police believe Madeleine McCann may still be alive Credit: Family Handout

Speaking at Evelina Children's Hospital in London today during celebrations of the 65th birthday of the National Health Service, Mr Cameron said: "It is welcome because they say that there is new evidence, new leads to follow, new things to be done.

"It was a case that did shock and still shocks the nation and if an answer can be found we should try and find it."

The Metropolitan Police said yesterday that detectives had identified 38 people of interest including 12 UK nationals following a two-year review of evidence in the case.

Prime Minister welcomes new Madeleine investigation

Madeleine McCann went missing in May 2007 Credit: Family Handout

David Cameron has welcomed the decision by British detectives to launch their own investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Mr Cameron said the case of the then three-year-old who went missing from a holiday apartment in Portugal's Algarve in May 2007 was one that continued to shock the nation.

Scotland Yard yesterday said it was launching its own investigation into her disappearance, saying it had "genuinely new" lines of inquiry and believed there is a chance she is alive.

Scotland Yard needed from 'the outset' for Madeleine

A former chief superintendent at Scotland Yard said the force should have been "brought in from the outset" to deal with the Madeleine McCann disappearance.

It comes as the head of the new full-scale Metropolitan Police inquiry into the Leicestershire child's disappearance has said there are 38 persons of interest, including 12 British nationals, that they want to speak to.

Mr Davies said: "The lesson surely has to be that you involve professional police forces who have the experience and ability in a global scenario in terms of kinap and ransom.

"Scotland Yard are arguably one of the best in the world, they should have been brought in from the outset as I did call for."

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