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Madeleine McCann appeal, UK, Friday, 20. September 2019

Madeleine McCann appeal
The Metropolitan Police are investigating the abduction of 3-year-old Madeleine McCann from an apartment in the Portuguese Algarve resort of Praia da Luz on the 3rd May 2007.

Crime date Thursday, 3 May 2007
Nature of crime Abduction
Where Ocean Club Resort, Praia da Luz
Contact Metropolitan Police Service
Incident room number UK 0800 096 1011; International +44 2071 580 126;
What happened?
The Metropolitan Police are investigating the abduction of 3-year-old British Madeleine McCann from an apartment in the Portuguese Algarve resort of Praia da Luz on the 3 May 2007. A reconstruction of events showing new and significant information has been has been compiled to seek the assistance of the public in the UK, Germany and Holland through Crimewatch, Opsporing Verzocht and Ungelost XY television programmes. These are believed to be the most prevalent nationalities in the area at the time other than the local Portuguese.
A new understanding of events on the evening Madeleine disappeared which has resulted in a renewed focus on a sighting of a man carrying a child towards the ocean/centre of town at about 10pm.
Numerous sightings of unidentified males with blonde or fair hair seen near the scene on or around the 3rd May 2007. They may or may not be the same person.
There was a fourfold increase in burglaries in the resort peaking in April 2007. Two of the burglaries in April were in Block 5 where Madeleine disappeared from.
4. There were four separate charity collector sightings on the 3rd May in Praia ad Luz between 3.30 and 5.30pm.
5. There is a second e-fit of a charity collector who called at apartment G5a on the 25th or 26th April.
6. Portuguese looking male 40-45 yrs old Short dark hair slightly grey at sides. Carrying ID card with his photo on it but with a goatee beard, clipboard or pad and receipt book.
Appeal Points
The investigation team need to identify and speak to these people:
Are any of these men you? Do you know who they are? Have you seen them?
Were you in Praia da Luz on or around 3rd May 2007 and have not yet spoken to the police.
Were you a victim of a previously unreported crime or approached by a charity collector in this area.
Update on previous appeal
Police believe they have identified the man who was seen by Jane Tanner carrying a child at about 21.15 near the apartment G5A.
These images are the original sketch of that person made at the time together with a Met Police photo of the British holidaymaker who they have spoken to and is seen wearing the clothes he believes he may have been wearing that evening.

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