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4 Jun 2020

Madeleine McCann ‘assumed dead’ by German prosecutors

It is almost exactly 13 years since Madeleine McCann went missing in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz.

After a bungled investigation by the Portuguese police, numerous appeals for witnesses and global media coverage – today German prosecutors said they assume she is dead.

Announcing a murder investigation, they said the main suspect is a convicted paedophile who is currently behind bars.

The Metropolitan Police has joined German and Portuguese counterparts to appeal for witnesses – as Minnie Stephenson reports.