20 January 2011
The Sun: Maddie 'seen with suspect' in Dubai
Cops are probing claims missing Madeleine McCann has been seen - in Dubai.
by Tom Wells and Dan Sales
A girl looking like Maddie was spotted with a man "identical" to an artist's impression of a suspect seen close to where she vanished in Portugal in May 2007.
An unnamed 35-year-old businessman told police he saw the girl with the man and two women outside a shopping mall in Dubai in November last year.
He said: "The guy looked very like the suspect because he had a scary face, a moustache, and was very skinny.
"The woman with him was also very thin. Behind them I saw a little girl, about seven or eight years old, with a black woman in a veil.
"The girl looked so similar to the younger Madeleine. She had light brown hair. But it was her nose and eyes that made me think it was the missing girl."
Interpol and private investigators hired by Maddie's parents Kate and Gerry are probing the sighting. Maddie was three when she vanished on a family holiday in Praia da Luz.
in: The Sun, 20.01.2011