BREAKING NEWS: Madeleine McCann police searching new site this morning

British detectives have started to search a new site for clues in the Madeleine McCann case.

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by Ellie Hooper |
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A new area in the Praia de Luz area of Portugal has been taped off this morning by Portuguese police in preparation for the British team's arrival.

A picture of the new search site

The area lies on the road between Praia de Luz and the town of Lagos, and is behind a water treatment plant.

It is thought that the detectives will employ the same tactics as last week - using sniffer dogs and radars to examine the site.

Specialists have been examining a different site for a number of days, and despite several samples being taken away from the area, it is not thought anything significant has been found to aid the investigation.

The new search site

One police officer told Sky News that the new site searches would be 'more of the same' and that once the examinations have concluded several suspects will be questioned.

From the looks of reports, the new search area is a dense field next to the road, and will not doubt take some time to scour.

Graffiti in the area shows the locals' true thoughts on the investigation

The search is causing a ruckus with locals - who are unhappy with the disruption the police are causing. Graffiti has even been found on walls in the town reading: 'Policia Inglesa Estupidos' which translates at English Police are stupid.'

Madeleine McCann disappeared in 2007, aged 3, from her holiday apartment in Portugal. Since then, nothing has been seen or heard of the youngster, who would now be 11.

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