Greek Cyprus police alert Interpol over 'British girl sighting'
NICOSIA – Agence France-Presse
In this May 2, 2012 file photo, Kate and Gerry McCann pose with a missing poster, an age progression computer generated image of their daughter Madeleine at 9 years old. AP PhotoGreek Cyprus police said on Sunday they had alerted Interpol over a possible sighting of missing British girl Madeleine McCann in the holiday resort of Ayia Napa.
Police spokesman Andreas Angelides told AFP that a Briton informed police he had "seen a girl who looked like Madeleine with a British couple as one of their three children".
He said this information was given to police on February 20 and they passed it on to the European authorities.
"We asked Interpol to also look into the matter," Angelides said, but added that the family in question had most probably left Cyprus. Earlier in February police had received a complaint against the same family alleging they had left their rented flat stealing various items from it.
Madeleine was nearly four when she vanished from her Portuguese holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007.
Since her disappearance officials have issued digital images of what Madeleine might look like today as her parents Gerry and Kate have never given up the search. Her disappearance triggered a worldwide search but her whereabouts remain a mystery.