Shannon Matthews search police 'will help look for Madeleine McCann'
The police squad that found missing schoolgirl Shannon Matthews is to help in the search for Madeleine McCann, according to reports.
The move follows a meeting between Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry and Home Secretary Alan Johnson.
The Child Exploitation Centre and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) has now approached West Yorkshire Police's major inquiry team which found Shannon, of Dewsbury Moor, in March 2008.
The Home Office is understood to be considering whether a fresh investigation into Madeleine's disappearance on holiday in Portugal in 2007 is necessary.
The search for Shannon was led by Det Supt Andy Brennan.
After a 24-day search she was found alive, hidden under the base of a divan bed at the house of her mother's uncle Michael Donovan, in Batley.
Donovan, 41, and Shannon's mother Karen Matthews, 33, were jailed for eight years for kidnap, false imprisonment and perverting the course of justice.
in: Dewsbury Reporter, 19.03.2010