Zimbabwe Star: Madeleine McCann appeal re-ignites

Missing British girl Madeleine McCann has become the subject of a new appeal.

Focusing on the area where she went missing, thousand of leaflets have been handed out and posted through letterboxes in southern Portugal.

The campaign is being supplemented with billboards and bus advertising.

Responding to questions about the leaflet drop, the official Find Madeleine Fund has said: 'At the time of Madeleine's disappearance the emphasis was placed on international appeals. It has been recognised that the local Portuguese residents of Praia da Luz and the surrounding areas have never been properly asked about information they may have to give.'

Four year old Madeleine McCann went missing from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal on May 3 2007.
Source: ZimbabweStar