Scotland Yard given extra funding to probe ‘important’ new lead over theory that Madeleine McCann was kidnapped by trafficking gang
- A new lead suggests Maddie snatched after traffickers took photos of her
- Extra funding has been allocated to the Met to probe the latest information
- Line of inquiry is said to be the ‘last throw of the dice’ in search for Maddie
- Youngster disappeared in Portugal in 2007, when she was three years old
By Alexander Robertson For Mailonline, Published: 20:43 EST, 3 December 2016 | Updated: 10:18 EST, 5 December 2016
Scotland Yard is set to investigate an ‘important’ new lead in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Extra funding has been allocated to the Met to probe the information, which is said to strengthen the theory that the British girl was kidnapped by a trafficking gang.
Detectives will work on the assumption that Maddie was snatched by a gang of European traffickers after taking photographs of her.
The new development is said to be the ‘last throw of the dice’ into the investigation of the youngster’s disappearance in Portugal in 2007, when she was three years old.
The Sun on Sunday reported that the latest lead has been treated with the utmost importance, with Whitehall officials kept in the loop on its progress.
A source told the newspaper: ‘This is an important new line of inquiry which could provide an explanation on whether Madeleine was abducted and transported away.