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Cameron offers to intervene in Madeline inquiry 'if helpful'

Number 10 has said David Cameron is willing to intervene in the Met police's investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann if it is held up by delays in the Portuguese legal system.

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PM offers to intervene in Madeleine inquiry if needed

Madeleine McCann vanished while holidaying with her parents in Praia da Luz in 2007 Credit: PA

David Cameron is willing to help the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann if the British inquiry is held up by delays in the Portuguese legal system, the Prime Minister's official spokesman has said.

Speaking after a new police appeal into the four-year-old's 2007 disappearance, following information about a "lone intruder" who abused girls in the Algarve, he said Mr Cameron would be willing "to make further representations to the Portuguese government...if that would be helpful."

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