DETECTIVES investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have flown to Barcelona amid claims the youngster was smuggled into Spain.
It is thought the officers may be looking into one theory that the three-year-old was taken to Spain by a paedophile gang, although officials have not confirmed the reasons for the visit.
The latest development is part of an on-going ‘investigative review’ into the girl’s disappearance in Portugal in 2007, ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May last year.
On Monday, the McCann’s spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “Kate and Gerry welcome the on-going work by the Metropolitan Police and they are pleased that the investigative review is making progress.”
Hundreds of possible sightings of the girl have been reported since her disappearance, but all have so far come to nothing.