British police conduct fingertip search of wasteland

Police were seen searching one particular area of the cordoned-off wasteland.
Police were seen searching one particular area of the cordoned off wasteland. Credit: Press Association

British police joined their Portuguese counterparts in a thorough search of the area of scrubland in Praia da Luz, where efforts to locate missing Madeleine McCann are being focused.

Read: McCann police 'clearing an area of shrubland'

British police were seen taking soil samples from the area near where Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007. Credit: Press Association

Police were seen collecting soil samples from a flat inside the cordoned off area, and teams are also thought to be using ground-penetrating radar equipment, looking for clues that could indicate disturbed soil.

Read more: Madeleine McCann search: 2007-2014 timeline of events

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