9 August 2009
Bound to happen : Maddie Sighting in Australia
The sighting was unconfirmed but police said the report was unlikely to be legitimate.
A NSW police spokeswoman said it was likely Maddy sightings would increase as a result of publicity surrounding the possible Australian link to her disappearance.
Meanwhile a family spokesman said detectives have 'a number of viable leads' for an Australian woman believed to hold vital clues to the girl's disappearance.
Clarence Mitchell says there are several tips worth pursuing out of the hundreds of leads sent in from the public about the woman wanted in connection with the British child's disappearance in Portugal in 2007.
"An awful lot of these tip-offs and bits of information are well-meaning but ultimately come to nothing," he said.
"But we have had dozens of names given to us for the woman we're looking for."
in Gold Coast News [Australia]