Madeleine McCann police arrive in Portugal

British detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann tonight arrived in Portugal as part of the ongoing investigation to establish what happened to her.

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Police: 'Activity' in hunt for Madeleine to start in weeks

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has said in an open letter that "activity" in Portugal will start in "forthcoming weeks" in the search for Madeleine McCann.

Madeleine McCann vanished while on a family holiday in Portugal seven years ago. Credit: Handout/PA Archive/Press Association Image

Earlier today Portuguese police sources told ITV News that British detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine had been granted permission to excavate two sites at the Algarve resort where she vanished seven years ago.

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