Police 'closing in on new prime suspect' in Madeleine McCann case 4 months ago

Police 'closing in on new prime suspect' in Madeleine McCann case

Police are reportedly closing in on a new prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann case.

According to The Mirrornewspaper Correio da Manha said police are pursuing a "new clue and suspect".

The local publication claimed detectives "admit to being nearer to knowing what happened to Madeleine”.

It follows a tip-off of a mystery "foreign" man who was reportedly in the Algarve at the time of Madeleine's disappearance in 2007.

Scotland Yard detectives are said to have met Policia Judiciaria (PJ) officers in Porto in relation to the investigation.

A source told The Mirror:

"The British were here recently, there were talks at the PJ office in the city. It’s all very secret but then it always is with the Madeleine case.

"Only the police know who the suspect is.”

The face-to-face meeting is said to have been the first meeting between Scotland Yard and Policia Judiciaria since the new suspect came to light.

It is not clear if the whereabouts of the suspect are known to detectives.

Last month marked the 12th anniversary of Madeleine's disappearance from her parents' rental apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007.

She had been asleep in her bedroom with two other siblings when it is believed that an intruder entered the apartment and kidnapped her.