26 Apr 2012

UK police push for new Madeleine McCann inquiry

11:17 am on 26 April 2012

British police reviewing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal five years ago say they believe she could still be alive.

The four-year-old disappeared from her family's holiday flat in Praia da Luz in southern Portugal in May 2007.

Scotland Yard has urged Portuguese authorities to reopen the search, the BBC reports.

Officers have released a photograph of Madeleine as they believe she could look now, as she approaches what would be her ninth birthday next month.

Madeleine's parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, have never abandoned their campaign to find her.