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Find Madeleine twitter account to close due to 'abuse'

Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 aged three Credit: PA

The Find Madeleine twitter account is to close "within the next few days" because of "continuous abuse and negativity" towards the campaign.

Madeleine McCann, from Rothley in Leicestershire, was three when she disappeared on a family holiday on the Algarve in Portugal eight years ago.


Kate McCann nears end of charity challenge for Missing People

Kate McCann, mother of missing girl Madeleine McCann, sets off for the Missing People Cycle Challenge from Edinburgh Credit: PA

The mother of Madeleine McCann will arrive in London today to finish her bike ride to raise funds and awareness for the charity Missing People.

Kate McCann, from Rothley in Leicestershire, set off from Edinburgh last weekend and has so far covered more than 400 miles on her journey.

It has been 8 years since Madeleine was abducted while on holiday with her family in Portugal. She was 4 at the time.

Kate is part of a 20-strong group of cyclists who are hoping to raise £10,000 for the charity. They will have cycled 500 miles at the end of the trip.

Kate McCann 'more driven then ever' to search for missing Madeleine

The mother of Madeleine McCann has said she is "more driven than ever" to continue to search for her daughter, ahead of the eighth anniversary of her disappearance.

Kate and Gerry McCann's daughter Madeline went missing in 2007 Credit: PA Wire

Madeleine, from Rothley in Leicestershire, went missing while on a family holiday in Praia de Luz, Portugal, on 3 May 2007.

Kate McCann spoke as she announced she will lead a 500-mile charity bike ride from Edinbugh to London in June, to raise money for a missing persons charity.

As the eighth anniversary of our daughter Madeleine's abduction is upon us, I'm more driven than ever to continue the search for Madeleine and to help other families who face the pain of a child being missing. All of us can play a part in helping this important charity.

– Kate McCann

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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Six Madeleine witnesses still to be identified

The identities of six of the 11 potential witnesses being interviewed in Portugal over missing Madeleine McCann have yet to be made public.

Those we do know include Robert Murat, a Brit who was the first person to be declared a suspect but was never arrested or charged, his wife Michaela Walczuch and her ex-husband Luis Antonio.

Joaquim Marques was today interviewed for the third time while British police sat in.

While Mario Marreiros, who worked at the Ocean Club hotel where Madeleine's family were staying, claims he saw a man acting suspiciously.

ITV News reporter Rebecca Barry has this report:

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11 people 'will be interviewed' by Met in Maddie case

Some 11 people "will be interviewed as witnesses" by the police searching for missing Madeleine McCann, Good Morning Britain heard.

British and Portuguese "men and women" are expected to be quizzed by the police over what happened to the missing youngster.

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McCann case: Police in Portugal to question witnesses

British police are expected to arrive in Portugal today to question a number of people over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Madeleine McCann disappeared on holiday in Portugal in 2007 Credit: PA

The three-year-old, from Rothley in Leicestershire, went missing from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal in 2007.

Scotland Yard detectives will be expected to interview Robert Murat, who was arrested as part of the Portuguese police investigation into her disappearance at the time.

As well as questioning seven suspects, four other people will be interviewed as potential witnesses.

British police travelled to Portugal over the summer and spent eight days searching three areas of Praia da Luz, but found no new evidence.

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