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Madeleine McCann: Scotland Yard have new list of suspects in Portugal child snatch probe

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Still taken from undated Madeleine Fund handout video of Madeleine McCann who vanished from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal on May 3 last year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday December 20, 2008. Her parents Kate and Gerry McCann have released a new video featuring previously unseen footage of the little girl playing happily with her family before her disappearance. See PA story POLICE Portugal. Photo credit should read: Madeleine Fund/PA Wire

Still taken from undated Madeleine Fund handout video of Madeleine McCann who vanished from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal on May 3 last year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday December 20, 2008. Her parents Kate and Gerry McCann have released a new video featuring previously unseen footage of the little girl playing happily with her family before her disappearance. See PA story POLICE Portugal. Photo credit should read: Madeleine Fund/PA Wire

Family photo of little Madeleine McCann.

Family photo of little Madeleine McCann.

Still taken from    video of Madeleine McCann

Still taken from video of Madeleine McCann

Family photo of little Madeleine McCann.

Family photo of little Madeleine McCann.

Undated family handout photo of three-year-old Madeleine McCann who went missing while on holiday in Portugal.

Undated family handout photo of three-year-old Madeleine McCann who went missing while on holiday in Portugal.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office handout photo of Madeleine McCann taken by a friend of the family at approximately 17:15 on 02/05/2007 - the day before she disappeared. Blood traces found in the bedroom where Madeleine was sleeping the night she was snatched were not hers, it was reported today. . A newspaper report says forensic results show the blood came from a man. The results, printed in The Times, come at the end of a fortnight in which speculation has been rife that the little girl was murdered in the Praia da Luz apartment.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office handout photo of Madeleine McCann taken by a friend of the family at approximately 17:15 on 02/05/2007 - the day before she disappeared. Blood traces found in the bedroom where Madeleine was sleeping the night she was snatched were not hers, it was reported today. . A newspaper report says forensic results show the blood came from a man. The results, printed in The Times, come at the end of a fortnight in which speculation has been rife that the little girl was murdered in the Praia da Luz apartment.

Undated handout photo of Madeleine McCann in an Everton Football shirt. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday April 26 2008. Madeleine has been missing since May 3 2007. See PA story POLICE Portugal. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Undated handout photo of Madeleine McCann in an Everton Football shirt. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday April 26 2008. Madeleine has been missing since May 3 2007. See PA story POLICE Portugal. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Madeleine McCann went missing in the Algarve on May 3 2007

Madeleine McCann went missing in the Algarve on May 3 2007

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Still taken from    video of Madeleine McCann

Still taken from video of Madeleine McCann

Kate and Gerry McCann say the discovery of three missing women in the US has given them hope

Kate and Gerry McCann say the discovery of three missing women in the US has given them hope

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Still taken from undated Madeleine Fund handout video of Madeleine McCann

Still taken from undated Madeleine Fund handout video of Madeleine McCann

Still taken from    video of Madeleine McCann

Still taken from video of Madeleine McCann

Police have been urged to hand over their files on missing Madeleine McCann

Police have been urged to hand over their files on missing Madeleine McCann

Still taken from    video of Madeleine McCann

Still taken from video of Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann

Kate McCann urged David Cameron to 'embrace the report and act swiftly'

Kate McCann urged David Cameron to 'embrace the report and act swiftly'

An age progression image of missing Madeleine McCann (Teri Blythe/Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

An age progression image of missing Madeleine McCann (Teri Blythe/Metropolitan Police/PA Wire)

A possible sighting of Madeleine McCann in India has been played down by her family

A possible sighting of Madeleine McCann in India has been played down by her family

Maddy McCann

Maddy McCann

Kate and Gerry McCann are said to be 'hugely encouraged' by Scotland Yard's ongoing review of the case

Kate and Gerry McCann are said to be 'hugely encouraged' by Scotland Yard's ongoing review of the case

Mother of missing Madeleine McCann, Kate, has returned to Portugal

Mother of missing Madeleine McCann, Kate, has returned to Portugal

The McCanns made the announcement on the third anniversary of their daughter's disappearance

The McCanns made the announcement on the third anniversary of their daughter's disappearance

Photos showing four year old Madeine McCann with age progression image of the missing child.

Photos showing four year old Madeine McCann with age progression image of the missing child.

Teri Blythe/Metropolitan Police

Still taken from undated Madeleine Fund handout video of Madeleine McCann who vanished from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal on May 3 last year. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Saturday December 20, 2008. Her parents Kate and Gerry McCann have released a new video featuring previously unseen footage of the little girl playing happily with her family before her disappearance. See PA story POLICE Portugal. Photo credit should read: Madeleine Fund/PA Wire

Detective Chief Superintendent Hamish Campbell said the people could be investigated further, if only to be eliminated as people of interest.

He said: "The purpose of the review was to look at the case with fresh eyes and there is always real benefit in doing so. The review has further identified both investigative and forensic opportunities to support the Portuguese.

"There is more than a handful of people of interest which could be explored further if only to be eliminated.

"The key things are to investigate the case and our work is happening to support the Portuguese."

Madeleine, then nearly four, disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in Portugal's Algarve on May 3 2007, as her parents dined at a tapas restaurant with friends nearby.

As they marked the sixth anniversary of her disappearance earlier this month, her parents Kate and Gerry McCann said they remained hopeful as ever as Operation Grange continued, and that police seemed "more determined than ever".

"In many ways things haven't changed and you could argue that, with the Met review two years in, we are actually in a better place because so much more information has been collated and lots of pieces of the jigsaw have been filled," said Mr McCann.

The couple's hope was further reinforced by the recent discovery of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight in Ohio, a decade after they went missing in separate incidents.

When the women were found, the McCanns said the rescue of the women "reaffirmed" their hope of finding their daughter, which had never diminished.

"Their recovery is also further evidence that children are sometimes abducted and kept for long periods," they said in a statement.

"So we ask the public to remain vigilant in the ongoing search for Madeleine."

Mrs McCann, who recently returned to Portugal, said their family, including twins Sean and Amelie, now eight, had found a "new normality" since Madeleine's disappearance.

She encouraged anybody with any information to contact police, added: "'I think to encourage everybody, it's six years on, but the way the Met review is going is really positive and with that, new hope.

"The search goes on, in a major way."

Belfast Telegraph