Report: UK Police to Dig Near Resort Where Madeleine McCann Disappeared
British authorities are planning to go to Portugal to dig near the resort where Madeleine McCann disappeared seven years ago. According to the Daily Mirror, Scotland Yard detectives plan to search three areas near the Praia da Luz resort.
Authorities said they are not acting on a specific tip. In the report, a source close to the family says some of the areas should have been searched at the time but were not.
McCann was three years old when she vanished from the family's hotel room in May 2007 while her parents were out to dinner. There have been a number of leads in the case that have not panned out.
Over the weekend, the Mirror reported that British detectives are currently investigating a suspected pedophile ring believed to be active in the Algarve region of Portugal at the time of Madeleine's disappearance.
The paper reported that authorities are trying to identify someone responsible for 18 break-ins at Algarve villas between 2004 and 2010. At least nine of those break-ins reportedly involved sexual assaults against British girls as young as ten.