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Madeleine McCann: Police confirm Portugal 'activity'

7 May 2014 Last updated at 06:08 BST

Police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance say "activity" is expected to begin in Portugal soon.

The disclosure comes amid reports Portuguese authorities have given permission for sites in Praia da Luz, where the British toddler went missing seven years ago, to be searched.

Richard Bilton reports.