• Investigators say another blonde girl is found in Morocco
• Family believe Maddy is alive in 'similar situation'
Private investigators searching for Madeleine McCann found a blonde girl who had been kidnapped by a Moroccan family, it was claimed yesterday.
The discovery will give new hope to Kate and Gerry that their daughter is still alive and in a "similar situation".
Sources inside Spanish detective agency Metodo 3, which has been hired by the McCanns, said Interpol is investigating the discovery of the blonde girl living in the Rif mountains — the area where they are searching for Madeleine.
The boss of Metodo 3 said he believed Madeleine was abducted by a care worker on the instruction of a paedophile gang who stole the child to order.
He believes another girl matching Madeleine's description, who has been spotted with a woman aged about 60 in the Rif mountains by 10 different people, could well be the four-year-old who went missing from the Algarve on 3 May.
Francisco Marco, Metodo 3's director-general, said: "My own feeling is that this woman is some sort of carer who is working on behalf of other people. We can't be certain it's Madeleine but several unconnected people have told our informers of the same girl with the same woman.
"The only difference is that she has slightly shorter hair than Madeleine had when she disappeared. Everything else matches.
"They've been seen over a wide area but always within the confines of the Rif mountains."