LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Police are awaiting the results of te…

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

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