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Madeleine McCann plea: Check your holiday photos for 30-year-old German suspect or his Jaguar or camper van, says ex-NI detective Gamble

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Family photo of little Madeleine McCann.

Family photo of little Madeleine McCann.

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

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

Family photo of little Madeleine McCann.

A former Northern Ireland detective, who has played a central role in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann 13 years ago, is urging people who were in Portugal around that time to revisit their holiday photos with “fresh eyes” to help bring closure to her family.

London and German police have identified an unnamed suspect who was in the Praia da Luz resort on the Algarve coast at the time the three-year-old vanished on May 3 2007.

Jim Gamble said the latest developments in the case bring him such hope that he believes an end could finally be in sight.