Spanish police probe sighting of missing Maddie
23 August 2007, MADRID - Police are investigating a reported sighting of missing British girl Madeleine McCann in the city of Cartagena in southeastern Spain, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.
23 August 2007
MADRID - Police are investigating a reported sighting of missing British girl Madeleine McCann in the city of Cartagena in southeastern Spain, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.
Two women told police there that they saw the 4-year-old with a man Tuesday at a gasoline station in Cartagena, said Manuel Adolfo Martinez Pujalte, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry office in the regional capital, Murcia.
The women told police that at one point, the man seemed to feel he was being watched and quickly put the girl into a car, the spokesman said.
National Police and Civil Guard agents are searching the area, he said.
There have been reported sightings of the child in several countries but none have led to a break in the case.
Martinez Pujalte said police are unsure how seriously to take this latest lead because, he said, high-profile missing child cases tend to produce a lot of reported sightings that end up being false. But the police have not ruled out this report leading to something, he said.
Madeleine vanished May 3 from an apartment where she was sleeping with her 2-year-old twin siblings in Praia da Luz, a town on Portugal's southern Algarve resort coast. Her parents, Gerry and Kate, were having dinner in the hotel's restaurant with vacationing friends and said they checked on their children at regular intervals.
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Subject: Spanish news