1st July 2020

In_pictures Madeleine McCann case in pictures

In_pictures Madeleine McCann case in pictures

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Police are appealing for the public’s help in solving the Madeleine McCann case, after a 43-year-old German man was revealed to be the new suspect.

Here is a look back at the search for Madeleine, who disappeared from a holiday apartment in Portugal in May 2007.

in_pictures The last known photo of Madeleine McCann, taken the same day she disappearedImage copyright
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Three-year-old Madeleine McCann, from Rothley, Leicestershire, went missing on 3 May 2007 while on holiday with her family in the Algarve, Portugal. This photo was taken the day she disappeared

in_pictures Photographs of Madeleine McCann are pasted onto a shop front on 4 May 2007 in the area of the Ocean Club apartment hotel in Praia da Luz in PortugalImage copyright
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The following morning photos were put up in shop windows in the town of Praia da Luz close to where she was staying

in_pictures Gerry and Kate McCann speak to the press on 4 May 2007 at the Ocean club apartment hotel in Praia de Luz in Lagos.Image copyright
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The same day, Madeleine’s parents, Gerry and Kate McCann spoke to the press and made an emotional plea for her return

in_pictures Portuguese police helped by dogs search for Madelaine McCann in front of the Ocean club apartment hotel in Praia de Luz in Lagos on 4 May 2007Image copyright
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Portuguese police searched outside the apartment where she went missing

in_pictures British tourists search for Madeleine McCann in wasteland on 8 May 2007 outside the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz in PortugalImage copyright
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British tourists also joined the hunt in the area around the resort

in_pictures The media work outside the house of a luxury resort where Madeleine McCann disappeared in Praia da Luz, Portugal on 9 May 2007Image copyright
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The story has had international attention since 2007 – here camera crews are gathered outside the resort, six days after Madeleine disappeared

in_pictures Everton fans hold a banner appealing for the safe return of Madeleine McCann prior to the Barclays Premiership match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge on 13 May 2007 in LondonImage copyright
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One of the photographs issued by Madeleine’s family showed her in an Everton football club shirt. Here Everton fans hold a banner calling for her safe return during a Premiership match against Chelsea in May 2007

in_pictures Kate and Gerry McCann leave church in Rothley, Leicestershire, after a service to mark the first anniversary of their daughter's disappearanceImage copyright
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Kate and Gerry McCann leave church in Rothley, Leicestershire, after a service to mark the first anniversary of their daughter’s disappearance

in_pictures A poster released by the Find Madeleine Campaign which shows Madeleine McCann as she was aged three, and how she might look now, aged sixImage copyright
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In 2009, the Find Madeleine Campaign, set up by the family, released an image of how Madeleine might look aged six

in_pictures Kate and Gerry McCann giving a press conference in central London on 12 May 2011 on their newly published book, MadeleineImage copyright
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In 2011, Kate and Gerry McCann released a book about the case

in_pictures Forensic police officers prepare to examine an area of wasteland to search for Madeleine McCann in the town of Praia da Luz, PortugalImage copyright
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British police began reviewing the case in 2011 and launched a formal inquiry two years later. In 2014, forensic officers searched wasteland near Praia da Luz after Portuguese police reopened their investigation to run alongside Scotland Yard’s

in_pictures Kate and Gerry McCann interview with the BBC's Fiona Bruce on 28 April 2017Image copyright
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In an interview with the BBC’s Fiona Bruce in 2017, the McCanns said they would do “whatever it takes” to find their daughter

in_pictures A handout photo issued by Metropolitan Police of a VW T3 Westfalia campervan that has been linked to the suspectImage copyright
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On Wednesday police announced a new suspect in the case – a 43-year-old German man, who is now in prison for a sex crime. A VW camper van believed to be linked to the suspect was seen around Praia da Luz

in_pictures A handout photo issued by the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany of the inside of a house in Portugal linked to the suspectImage copyright
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Police also released pictures of a house in Portugal linked to the man

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