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Madeleine McCann police 'looking for lone intruder'

British police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are looking for a lone intruder who sexually abused four girls during a series of break-ins at holiday homes in the Algarve, Portugal between 2004 and 2010.

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More than 250 calls after second Madeleine appeal

Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007 Credit: Family photo

Police investigating the disappearance of Leicestershire girl Madeleine McCann have taken more than 250 calls from members of the public after a second Crimewatch appeal, last night.

Officers revealed they were looking for a lone intruder who sexually abused four girls during a series of break-ins at holiday homes in the Algarve, Portugal between 2004 and 2010.

DCI Andy Redwood said last night: “While some of these offences have been in the public domain before, following our appeal in October three more were reported to us as a direct result of that appeal. One of those reports we believe is the first in the potential series."

Police say they will now review the information they have received

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