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There has been a 'major breakthrough' in the Madeleine McCann case

There has been a ‘major breakthrough’ in the Madeleine McCann case according to documentary makers who have created a film about the world famous disappearance.

Australian broadcast Channel 7’s Sunday Night revealed that during filming they uncovered new evidence that will help move the case forward.

Three-year-old Madeleine went missing in a Portugal resort in 2007, and the it was the news shook the nation. She was on holiday with her family in Praia da Luz, and ten years later her parents Kate and Gerry McCann are still campaigning to find their daughter, vowing to ‘never give up hope’.

Madeleine has been missing for ten years (Credit: Getty) But the documentary makers behind the segment that is set to air this weekend claim that the information they have uncovered could help to solve the mystery around Maddie’s disappearance.

Journalist Rahni Sadler and US criminal profiler Pat Brown will appear in the documentary, and Channel 7 said that it will be ‘a landmark television event’.

In the teaser clip, Pat Brown claims that she believes Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry, are “lying and concealing guilt” about their missing daughter, and also went on to say that she believes the little girl is “dead”, speculating that her body was moved “to a desolate location”. Madeleine’s parents have said they will never give up hope of finding her.

However, more details about the ‘major breakthrough’ are being kept under wraps until the show airs in Australia on Sunday night, mere weeks before the ten-year anniversary of Maddie’s disappearance.

The documentary also talks to forensic scientist Dave Barclay who admits that the case is ‘the most baffling’ he’s ever seen.

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Former police officer, Goncalo Amaral, who was on board during the initial search for Maddie will also appear in the programme.

Recently, a nanny who was working in the complex where the family were staying came forward to tell her side of the story. She claims that the case was mishandled and that “whole chunks of information were missed out” of her statement.

A spokesperson for the McCann family told The Sun: “If the Australian TV show contains any credible, fresh lines of inquiry they should, of course, have been given immediately to the police.”

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