British police say a DNA test has confirmed a New Zealand
girl who looks strikingly like Madeleine McCann is not the
A spokeswoman for London's Metropolitan Police told APNZ this
morning that the requested sample from the Queenstown girl
had been tested.
"Following a DNA submission we are now satisfied the girl
identified in New Zealand is not Madeleine McCann," the
British police had requested the DNA sample after an alleged
reported sighting of Madeleine in New Zealand, almost six
years after she went missing during a family holiday in
Portugal at the age of three.
There have been several other reported sightings of Madeleine
in the Queenstown region in recent years and police said DNA
sampling was a conclusive way to establish the identity of
the New Zealand girl.
New Zealand police said the DNA requested by Scotland Yard
was given voluntarily.