Gerry McCann, who was in Liverpool to complete a race in Sefton Park, told Granada Reports: "We feel the authorities, particularly the British authorities, the Metropolitan Police, really want to get to the bottom of it, and because of the leads which are worth investigating, I think is positive."
Madeline McCann vanished during a family holiday in Portugal in May 2007. Her parents have spent the week marking the fifth anniversary of her disappearance.
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Liverpool City Council and Everton Football Club have announced plans to move the club a mile down the road to Walton Hall Park.
Brightening skies and rising temperatures, after morning mist and low cloud lifts
Mist, low cloud and hill fog forming again overnight, although mainly dry. Brightening up duirng Tuesday. Warm in any sunshine.