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Reports link Spanish arrests to Madeleine case

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There is confusion over reports from Spain that an Italian man has been arrested over the disappearance of British child Madeleine McCann.

The website of the newspaper, El Pais, says the man was arrested in southern Spain in connection with the suspected kidnapping of the four-year-girl.

Other media reports have suggested a Portuguese woman has also been detained and that the arrests may be linked to an extortion attempt.

But nothing has been confirmed and Spanish police have declined to comment.

The little girl vanished from her bedroom in a resort in Portugal early last month.

There have been several false leads in the case.