There are fresh reports coming out of Portugal in relation to the abduction of Madeleine McCann, with an amateur investigator claiming she was kidnapped and sent to the US.
Madeleine vanished from her family’s holiday complex in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in the summer of 2007.
In the aftermath of Madeleine’s disappearance there has been a worldwide search for the young child, which has also seen her parents named as suspects, before being freed of any involvement in her disappearance.
An Italian nightclub bouncer in the Algarve has now come forward claiming that a paedophile ring abducted Madeleine and brought her to the US.
Marcelino Italiano told a reporter; “I can’t say how, but I have known these people and believe they can get away with anything”.
Italiano claims that he himself has been attacked on a number of occasions by the alleged group, and he is now willing “to go to any length to reveal the truth about these sick people”.
Italiano has given his information to Spanish authorities, and also believes this alleged paedophile ring to be responsible for the abduction of other young children.
The new information has been welcomed by Kate and Gerry McCann, who believe that it is entirely appropriate for the police and private investigators to follow up and investigate the new claims.
Kate and Gerry McCann have never given up hope of finding Madeleine, and have released the following computerised image to show how Madeleine may look now, nearly four years after her abduction.