LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Police are awaiting the results of tests carried out on traces of blood recovered from Madeleine McCann’s holiday home.
The Guardian reports that samples are being analysed at a top UK forensic laboratory in a bid to establish if the evidence matched the DNA of the missing four-year-old.
The traces, found on the wall of the Algarve apartment, were only uncovered this week – more than three months after the British girl disappeared.
It is believed a specially-trained sniffer dog, brought in by British detectives, located the tiny traces despite attempts to wash them off.
Scientists are hoping to extract DNA from the sample to cross-reference against an example obtained from a toothbrush or hairbrush used by Madeleine.
A Forensic Science Service spokesman confirmed the evidence had been received, but declined to comment further on a “live case”.
Meanwhile, friends of the family have expressed their disgust at what they said was a smear campaign against them.
Rachel Oldfield, who ate with the McCanns on the night Madeleine disappeared, said some newspaper reports were completely inaccurate.
She said: “I think there are some leaks coming from the police because a lot of what I have read recently has been completely untrue.
“Whether a journalist has had