Police search allotment garden in Hanover

In the case of the missing Madeleine McCann, the police have started searching an allotment plot in Hanover. The operation is related to the investigation into the murder of the suspect 43 year-old German, said a spokeswoman for the Braunschweig public prosecutor's office on Tuesday.

She didn't say what was wanted in the allotment garden. The Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung had first reported on the police operation, which also included a mini excavator. The 43 -year-old arrested in Kiel is suspected of having 2007 kidnapped three-year-old British Maddie from a holiday resort in Portugal. (dpa)