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Madeleine McCann Police Probe Possible Suspect
Scotland Yard is to appeal for information about a new suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Detectives are to issue an e-fit image of a man seen near the holiday apartment from where the then three-year-old vanished in 2007.
Her parents Kate and Gerry McCann have been shown the image and say they are "greatly encouraged" by the progress of the Metropolitan Police, who have effectively taken over the hunt for the missing girl.
The officer in charge of the case, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, is expected next week to give details of the suspect's movements around the resort of Praia da Luz, Portugal, on the day Madeleine disappeared.
But sources said police will not know how significant the suspect is until he is identified, traced and interviewed.
He is one of 41 individuals police believe are "people of interest" they need to talk to.
The image of the possible new suspect is expected to form a crucial part of fresh appeals at the beginning of next week.
Police will give some idea of what witnesses have said about his behaviour on Monday.
They will be making an appeal for new witnesses to come forward if they recall seeing him around the apartment six years ago, or recognise him now, from the detailed image.
The Metropolitan Police now has a team of six Portuguese detectives based in Faro who are carrying out inquiries on its behalf.
The Portuguese investigation is officially closed but authorities there are backing the Scotland Yard inquiry and officers from both countries will work together in pursuing new leads.
Madeleine's parents have said they remain "optimistic" of finding their daughter and will not accept she is dead until they are presented with clear evidence.
Her disappearance is to be the subject of a Crimewatch appeal on Monday to try to produce new witnesses in the case.
It will also be aired in Holland and Germany - where many tourists in the Algarve come from.
There appears to be some doubt as to whether it will be shown in Portugal.
Former Met detective Peter Kirkham told Sky News officers were likely to get "hundreds, if not thousands" of phone calls off the back of the world-wide coverage the television appeal would receive.