FRENCH POLICE have confirmed that the girl spotted on February 15 near Montpellier in the south of France by a Dutch student is not Madeleine McCann.
The alert was triggered after Melissa Firing told the local police that she was certain to have seen Madeleine in a car at gas station on the high-way leading to Montpellier.
Tapes from the station’s CCTV system was immediately confiscated for analysis.
The police said the images showed a man and a little girl and that she looked similar to Madeleine McCann. However, after an exhaustive examination, they confirmed the little girl’s identity as not being Madeleine McCann.
Madeleine went missing on May 3 last year from an holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Algarve, where she was staying with her parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, and two-year-old twin siblings Sean and Amelie.
Many sightings of her have been reported by many people through out the world since then, all proving fruitless.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of Madeleine McCann, please contact the McCann helpline on 0034 902 300 213 or the Portuguese Police on 00351 282 405 400.