Hunt for missing Madeleine McCann turns to the Netherlands

The seven-year hunt for missing British toddler Madeleine McCann turns to the Netherlands on Tuesday evening, with an appeal on Dutch television crime show Opsporing Verzocht.

A reconstruction of the girl’s abduction on British television on Monday generated new leads, including a possible Dutch connection. Madeleine, who was three at the time, disappeared during a family holiday in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz,

The girl’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, are in the Netherlands on Tuesday and are thought to be appearing on the Dutch show on Tuesday evening. They will also make a similar appeal in Germany on Wednesday.

This is because the resort they were staying in is particularly popular with people from these countries and the suspect is believed to have a German or a Scandinavian accent, the Daily Mail said.

British detectives also released e-fits of four suspects yesterday. Two of the images are of blond or fair-haired men seen hanging around the apartments where Madeleine disappeared, who may be German, Dutch, or Scandinavian.

Opsporing Verzocht is broadcast on Nederland 1 at 21.30 hours on Tuesday evening.

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