Madeleine McCann: Timeline and search maps


Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have been searching several sites in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz.

Officers have used dogs to search the sites and "ground penetrating radar" to look for disturbed earth.

The searches follow a request from the Metropolitan Police, who launched a fresh investigation into Madeleine's disappearance last July.

Madeleine, of Rothley, Leicestershire, was three when she went missing from her family's holiday apartment on 3 May 2007.

See the details below to find out about what happened that day and for the location of the latest police searches.

Thursday 3 May 2007: What happened?

June 2014: New police searches

The first search area was cordoned off by police at the beginning of June, but nothing of interest was found. It is situated south-west of the Ocean Club complex, where the McCann family were staying in 2007. The scrubland, about the size of three football pitches, is surrounded by flats and villas and overlooks the sea.

The second area is on the other side of the Praia da Luz, close to the main road leading out of town. A third location was also investigated across the road from the second search area.

On 11 June, police said their searches had not yielded any results.