Saturday, August 4, 2007

Bring home Madeleine went missing on a family holiday to Portugal on May 3, since when there have been dozens of possible sightings. Recently, someone had found her in Belgium and hope it was her.

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Reuters) -- Belgian authorities are conducting DNA tests on a bottle and a straw after a possible sighting of missing British four-year-old Madeleine McCann last weekend.

Four-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared from a hotel resort in Portugal on May 3.

A woman called police in the eastern town of Tongeren near the Dutch border on Saturday after seeing a couple with a small girl at a roadside cafe.

"She has considerable dealings with children and she was convinced the girl was Madeleine," a prosecution spokeswoman said. "There is a bottle and straw that the girl probably drank from and we are testing them."

The couple were described as a Dutch-speaking man of about 40 and a English-speaking woman of around 25. Tongeren legal authorities have drawn up photo-fit pictures of the pair.

The results of the DNA test should be known next week.