Authorities are investigating a possible sighting of a girl resembling four-year-old missing Madeleine McCann. The sighting of Madeleine McCann took place in a restaurant in the Dutch-speaking town of Tongeren, near the Dutch border east of Brussels. She was reportedly with a man and a woman who were acting suspiciously. Authorities will be doing DNA testing on a bottle taken from the restaurant.
DNA test results are expected next week on a bottle taken from a restaurant where a girl resembling four-year-old Madeleine was seen drinking, local prosecutor Katja Van Doren said.
A child psychologist reported seeing the girl with a man and woman in the restaurant in the Dutch-speaking town of Tongeren, near the Dutch border east of Brussels.
The three people drove away in a black Volvo with Belgian plates, local police said, stressing that the number plate could be false.
The couple were said to have been acting in a suspicious manner.
Belgian police have issued an identikit picture of the man involved, said to be in his 40s with black hair and stubble on his prominent chin.
He was said to speak with a Dutch accent, while the woman, who also had dark hair, spoke to him in English.
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An artist’s impression, released by Belgian police Aug. 3, 2007, shows a man who had been seen with a small girl sitting at the terrace of the roadside cafe “De Pauze” in the eastern town of Tongeren near the Dutch border.
Officers have taken a fruit milkshake bottle the child had been seen drinking from away for analysis but there are as yet no results, a police spokeswoman said yesterday.
Jolien Houbrech: Served suspects
Jolien Houbrechts, a waitress in “De Pauze” bar, described how she was approached by the witness on Saturday afternoon.
“The woman said to me that the couple looked strange and the girl looked like Maddie. I told her to call the police,” she said.