SCOTLAND Yard detectives working on the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are pursuing two leads.
Detectives told Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry about the two leads in a lengthy meeting, thought to have taken place at the couple's home in Rothley, Leicestershire, last week.
Kate and Gerry, both 50, are said to be "greatly encouraged" that police could finally be closing in on Madeleine's kidnapper after nearly 12 years and are hopeful "we can get a result".
Madeleine disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3, 2007. A senior Whitehall source said: "Metropolitan Police officers had a sit-down meeting with Madeleine's parents.