Nearly 500 contacted police after Madeleine appeal

Nearly 500 people have contacted police with information after a fresh television appeal into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Scotland Yard has said.

DCI Andy Redwood
DCI Andy Redwood, said: "We are extremely pleased with the response to the Crimewatch appeal." Credit: PA

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said he is "extremely pleased" with the response to the BBC's Crimewatch, with over 300 calls and 170 emails received.

"We will now take the time to follow up these lines of enquiry."

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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.