Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for Kate and Gerry McCann, said Madeleine's parents are "being kept fully informed" amid reports that British police are to start digging for evidence in the Portuguese resort where the 3-year-old went missing in 2007.
As always, we simply will not comment on operational details of Operation Grange, that is a matter for the Met Police.
Kate and Gerry are being kept fully informed throughout.
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