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Madeleine McCann: Police to question several suspects in the "very near future", reports

At least three “mostly Portuguese” suspects are to be questioned.

File of Kate and Gerry McCann.
File of Kate and Gerry McCann.
Image: PA Wire/Press Association Images

POLICE IN PORTUGAL investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are set to interview a number of suspects “in the very near future” according to reports.

BBC News reports that UK police have asked if they can speak to three people of interest but Portuguese authorities have confirmed that more than three suspects will be interviewed.

The interviews would be conducted by Portuguese police. British police will be allowed to sit in during the questioning but they will not be allowed to intervene.

The Guardian is also reporting the that a number of suspects will be interviewed soon and confirmed that those identified are ”mostly Portuguese”.

Portugal Missing Girl A British policeman digs the ground inside a cordoned-off area, in Praia da Luz. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Police have been searching an area of scrubland near the holiday apartment in Portugal where the three-year-old vanished seven years ago.

Searches on the current site are expected to end on Sunday, according to The Guardian, before expand to new sites on Wednesday and finishing “no later than next Friday”.

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