There’s a “glimmer of hope” Madeleine McCann will be found alive and well, a former Met Police detective has claimed in a new interview.
Madeleine went mi*ssing from her holiday apartment in Portugal in May 2007.
What happened since she disappe*ared has largely remained a mystery. She was aged just three years old at the time.
However, it’s now been claimed that there is a “glimmer of hope” she will be returned to her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, and her siblings, Sean and Amelie, alive and well.
In fact, a former senior child protection officer who was very important in the search for Madeleine has said that he thinks “we’re as close as we’ve ever been” to finding her.
In a new interview with Sky News Australia, Jim Gamble, who used to be a senior child protection officer, talked about what he thought.
He said that he thinks we’ll find out what happened to Madeleine “in his lifetime,” even though there have been many false leads.
Gamble urged people to continue to reflect on what they “might have heard” around the time of Madeleine’s disappearance and “think about whether now is the time to come forward and talk to the authorities”.
He also said, “I think we will find out what happened to Madeleine McCann in my lifetime.” “I feel like we’re closer than ever.”
Mike Neville, a retired detective from the Met Police who led a unit that looked for mis*sing people, seems to agree that “you never know who’s going to come forward.”
‘Glimmer of hope’ Madeleine McCann will be found
However, he went on to reveal his “glimmer of hope” that Madeleine will one day be reunited with her family.
He said: “I hope that Madeleine McCann is alive and well somewhere and, if she was kidnapped, that she was brought up in a decent and nice way by people who did the wrong thing but tried to make the best of it.”
Neville added he hopes “one day she’ll be reunited with her parents and siblings”.
He then concluded: “I think that’s the glimmer of hope.”
ED! has contacted reps for Operation Grange and Kate and Gerry McCann for comment.