THE parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann said they were "greatly encouraged" by new information about the disappearance of their daughter on holiday in Portugal in 2007.
Kate and Gerry McCann said they were hopeful there would be developments from a major appeal based on "substantive" new information which is to be broadcast on a BBC television programme on October 14.
"We are greatly encouraged by new information coming to light with pieces of the jigsaw now fitting together," the McCanns said in a statement.
"We are really hopeful that the forthcoming appeal on Crimewatch will bring further new evidence which will take us a step closer to finding Madeleine and to bringing those responsible for her abduction to justice."
A three-year-old actor will play Madeleine in the reconstruction on the Crimewatch TV programme.
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