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Madeleine case reopened

The Portuguese attorney general has said the formal investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance is to be reopened due to new leads in the case. Her parents say they are "very pleased" at the news.

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McCanns: Reopening case 'important step forward'

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann, Kate and Gerry. Credit: PA Wire

The parents of Madeleine McCann believe it would be an "important step forward" if Portuguese police reopened the investigation into the disappearance of their daughter.

A spokesman for the couple told the Daily Mirror: “Kate and Gerry don’t want to get their hopes up too much. But if the Portuguese do resume their investigation it would be a significant development and an important step forward.”

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