Missing Maddie – 24th June
Posted by cotojo on June 24, 2007
Police probe new Madeleine reports:
Detectives in Malta are investigating two fresh claimed sightings on the island of missing Madeleine McCann.
A spokeswoman for Malta Police said that a local woman and a British man had come forward separately on Friday night reporting that they may have seen the four-year-old.
The new claims came on top of at least 12 other possible sightings reported to police as well as a British holidaymaker who contacted a newspaper saying he may have seen her.
But so far none of the sightings have proved to be Madeleine, who was snatched from her parents holiday apartment in Praia Da Luz, Portugal, 51 days ago.
One of the possible sightings in Malta – recorded on a mobile phone – has already been ruled out by police.
The latest possible sightings included a report from a Maltese woman who said she saw a “look-alike” of the youngster with a middle-aged woman near the City Gate in the Maltese capital Valletta.
A British man currently staying in Malta also reported that he had seen a girl matching Madeleine’s description with a woman whom he described as of either Spanish or Arabic origin.
Police said the report is still being investigated and no further details were immediately available.
The spokeswoman said: “So far, police investigations have yielded negative results.
“Nevertheless, the police will continue investigating this case.”