Madeleine case review 'progress'

Scotland Yard detectives reviewing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have said they are "encouraged by the progress we are making" and have identified at least "a handful of people of interest" in connection with the case.

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McCanns 'very, very pleased' with work of Scotland Yard

Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for the Kate and Gerry McCann, said: "Kate and Gerry remain very, very pleased with the work that Scotland Yard are doing and have been encouraged by Operation Grange from the day it began.

Gerry and Kate McCann's spokesman Clarence Mitchell. Credit: Press Assocation

"Beyond that, they simply will not comment on what are police operational matters."

Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell, who led a Metropolitan Police review of the six-year-old case, retired today as head of Scotland Yard’s homicide and serious crime command.

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