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Madeleine appeal: 1,000 replies

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have received nearly 1,000 calls and emails in response to a fresh appeal for information.

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McCanns 'absolutely delighted' with appeal response

Gerry and Kate McCann have said they are "absolutely delighted with the overwhelming public response" to a BBC Crimewatch appeal, which was broadcast last night.

Gerry and Kate McCann appear on Crimewatch this week Credit: BBC Crimewatch

“We know that the public desperately want to help the search for Madeleine," they said in a statement.

"We are genuinely hopeful that one or more of these responses will lead to a major breakthrough in the investigation.

They added: "If anyone was in Praia da Luz around the time of Madeleine’s abduction and has not spoken to the Metropolitan Police, or if they know who any of the e-fits might be, please have the courage to come forward and speak to the police in confidence.”

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