British police ask Portugal to reopen the case, saying that as the fifth anniversary of her disappearance approaches there is a possibility she is still alive.
Scotland Yard released a computer-generated image, created by experts, of how Madeleine might look now approaching what would be her ninth birthday on May 12.
Forensic artists delicately crafted the picture with the help of Maddie’s parents Kate, 44, and Gerry, 43, in the hope it might prompt fresh sightings of her.
It has been nearly five years since Madeleine McCann disappeared, who was almost four at the time, disappeared from the family's holiday flat in Praia da Luz on the Portuguese south coast on May 3, 2007 while her parents were at dinner.
Insp Redwood's team has been working on material from the Portuguese investigation, enquiries in Britain and the work of private investigators.
He urged the public to come forward with any information.