DNA test to prove New Zealand girl is not Madeleine McCann
A DNA sample from a girl in New Zealand has been sent to British police to quash the suggestion she is Madeleine McCann.
It was reported in New Zealand media that the girl has been mistaken for Madeleine more than once, because she has a similar mark in one of her eyes.
However, Scotland Yard said the girl was not a line of inquiry and the force had requested the sample to confirm statements made by New Zealand police that she is not Madeleine.
Rothley youngster Madeleine was nearly four when she vanished in the Algarve, Portugal, in May 2007.
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Family spokesman Clarence Mitchell said her parents, Kate and Gerry, would not be commenting on the girl in New Zealand.
Meanwhile, a man who claims he is campaigning to find out what happened to Madeleine has appeared before a judge accused of contempt of court.
Tony Bennett, of Harlow, Essex, had agreed in a High Court ruling not to publish allegations linking Kate and Gerry McCann to the disappearance of their daughter.
He appeared at the High Court in London on Tuesday and Wednesday. The BBC reported this was in relation to allegedly breaching the ruling 26 times.
The BBC said, Bennett wrote to David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May alleging Kate and Gerry McCann were involved in their daughter's disappearance, then published the letters.
According to the BBC, Adrienne Page, representing the McCanns said there was no complaint about Bennett writing the letters, just about the letters being published.
Bennett denies the breaches.