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McCanns pleased at renewed Madeleine search

Kate and Gerry McCann have said they are "very pleased" that significant activity has taken place in Praia da Luz over the last 10 days.

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Pile of earth suggests 'substantial excavation' at site

Police investigating an area of scrubland close to where Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007 have removed the tent that had protected one "location of interest" yesterday.

An officer logs notes at the scene while her colleagues have shifted their equipment, and attention, to another spot just a few yards away. Credit: ITV News

A pile of earth suggests substantial excavation there, while today's investigations are focused in another spot a few yards away.

There is no suggestion as to what, if anything, they may have found.

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