Madeleine McCann: Digging Begins In Scrubland

Officers searching an area of scrubland in Praia da Luz, where Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007, have begun digging.

Sky Correspondent Tom Parmenterdescribed the clearing and digging operation as “meticulous” and said officers were scouring through soil near yellow flag markers.

He said: “In the last hour we have seen British police officers focusing on this particular scrap of land.

“They are moving stones and soil from the top of a piece of corrugated iron which has quite a hole around it.”

He added that teams had been mapping the area over the last 24 hours and Portuguese workmen had been clearing some of the undergrowth with strimmers ahead of the search operation.

It comes after British police brought in sniffer dogs on Tuesday to help search the area which is located a five-minute walk from the holiday apartment where the then three-year-olddisappeared.

The victim detection dogs, Tito and Muzzy, took part in the 2012 search for murdered schoolgirl April Jones.

At least 30 officers arrived early on Tuesday morning for the second day of the search. Sky sources understand a team of specialist forensic archaeologists are also working on the site.

More follows…

3 June 2014 | 3:54 pm – Source: orange.co.uk
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