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Police discover more break ins possibly linked to disappearance of Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann
Madeleine McCann

British police have found that there were up to 28 burglaries in apartments in the area where the child went missing eight years ago today.

The findings come in a new book called 'Looking for Madeleine' by authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan.

They report that Scotland yard officers investigating the disappearance of the British child in Portugal have now found an additional 10 burglaries where thieves entered the bedrooms of young girls.

Up to now only 18 such cases were thought to have happened but the hope is that these additional instances will yield yet more clues in the hunt for the missing child, who was last seen on this day eight years ago.

Mr Summers said in the Mirror: “Our source told us that after stumbling across 18 burglaries last year, they have now discovered a total of 28 in the area of Praia da Luz in the years around 2007 when Madeleine disappeared.

“It gives them a much better chance of matching evidence against forensics from the McCann apartment.

“I was told there was great sensitivity around this forensic testing, nobody wants to discuss it, but they are making progress and believe the case is solvable.”