Police have new leads in McCann case.
According to several news outlets German police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann are searching an allotment near Hanover.
Footage from the scene shows forensic officers and heavy machinery being used in the search.
The site is around 40 miles from the city of Braunschweig, where main suspect Christian B was last registered as living.
Avcording to Sky’s crime correspondent Martin Brunt said the search was a “dramatic development”.
“The public prosecutor’s office and the federal police have confirmed to local media and to our own reporter in Germany that this is connected to the Madeleine McCann investigation,” Brunt said.
He added: “Since this morning an area of trees has been cleared. Police are there, there are forensic officers there as part of this investigation. A mini excavator is being used to dig the land and there is some activity at least just off the side of the road there.
“It’s not clear exactly what police are looking for, whether it’s potential evidence directly linked to the disappearance of Madeleine or whether its something that’s more connected to Christian B the suspect.
German prosecutors have said in the past that they have concrete evidence Christian B was involved in Madeleine’s disappearance.
The prosecutors also believe Madeleine is dead.