British Police officers dig for evidence during a search of an area of scrubland
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Madeleine police begin digging in scrubland search

Police officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have been seen using spades and pitchforks in a cordoned-off area of land in Praia da Luz.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police and South Wales Police joined their Portuguese counterparts in searching the section of scrubland in the Algarve resort.

The British girl was three years old when she went missing in the resort in 2007.

The digging is at this stage small scale, and officers have been seen taking samples of rock and putting them into buckets.

Jon Kay reports from Praia da Luz.

  • 03 Jun 2014
  • From the section Europe
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