Police begin questioning Madeleine suspects

British police are today expected to sit in as Portuguese officers interview four formal suspects in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007.

Witness interviews in McCann case due to end today

Police interviews with witnesses in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are expected to conclude by the end of the day, ITV News understands.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery is in Faro:

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Sources close to #McCann inquiry tell ITV News all interviews with witnesses should be over by end of day.

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Three suspects at Faro police station over McCann case

Portuguese police are questioning three suspects as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery is in Faro:

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ITV News understands delay to questioning of first suspect because the man did not have a lawyer with him.

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In total three suspects are understood to be inside Faro police hq as part of questioning process now.

Sniffer dogs on standby as McCann suspects quizzed

Portuguese police are questioning four suspects in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. British police are sitting in on the interviews.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery is in Faro:

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ITV News understands British police sniffer dogs are in Portugal and on standby if required by investigation.

McCann suspects to be given 'Arguidos' status

The suspects being questioned in Portugal in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are to be given Arguidos status.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery is in Portugal:

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#McCann suspects will be given Arguidos status - meaning they are deemed to be persons of interest to the investigation.

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For clarification - Arguidos is the status given to a formal suspect of a crime here and grants them certain rights.

Portuguese police to take lead in McCann questioning

British police are today expected to sit in as Portuguese officers interview four formal suspects in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in 2007.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery reports:

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British police will sit in on the questioning but authorities here will be asking the questions and taking the lead.

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McCann questioning due to begin at Faro police station

The questioning of four suspects is due to begin in Portugal, as part of the Madeleine McCann investigation.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery is in Faro:

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#McCann questioning of four suspects due to begin at 10am here at Faro police station. http://t.co/acGWFvcSLH

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British police in Faro as McCann suspects to be quizzed

British Police have arrived at Faro police station, as officers are set to question four suspects in connection with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery is in Portugal:

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British police arrive at Faro police station as questioning of four suspects in McCann case due to begin. http://t.co/xSTaCZcvlI

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Dci Andy Redwood and colleagues investigating McCann case arrive with folders to Faro police station. http://t.co/s2FuHtgcM8

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Madeleine police 'back in Portugal to quiz suspects'

British police have returned to Portugal to help interview suspects in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, according to reports.

Detectives in the Algarve are today expected to begin interviewing a number of key suspects in relation to the three-year-old, who vanished in Praia da Luz in 2007.

It has been suggested that UK officers could sit in on interviews carried out by Portuguese police with up to eight people who will become "arguidos", or people of interest, when they attend a police station voluntarily this week.

All are reportedly Portuguese nationals, although some being questioned are Russian-born, and have been identified by British police as being suspects.

It is thought they include three workers from the Ocean Club in the town of Praia Da Luz, who have been linked to a string of burglaries in the area before Madeleine's disappearance.

Scotland Yard to quiz four formal Madeleine suspects

Scotland Yard is to begin questioning four formal suspects in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, ITV News understands.

Madeleine McCann went missing in Portugal in 2007. Credit: PA Wire

Officers will begin questioning the four people - identified as arguidos, meaning formal suspects - tomorrow at a police station in Faro, Portugal.

Eight key witnesses will also be questioned.

The three-year-old vanished while holidaying with her parents in Praia da Luz in 2007.