Madeleine case reopened

The Portuguese attorney general has said the formal investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance is to be reopened due to new leads in the case. Her parents say they are "very pleased" at the news.

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Portuguese police may re-open Madeleine McCann case

ITV News understands Portuguese police may be about to re-open the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Madeleine McCann disappeared during a family holiday in Praia da Luz in Portugal in 2007. Credit: Family handout

It is understood a review team, created in March 2012 and involving 37 Portuguese officers, have found two or three new details, which warrant further investigation.

Portuguese police are yet to confirm or deny the reports. Kate and Gerry McCann have always said they would welcome the formal re-opening of the investigation in Portugal.

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