It's been a while, hasn't it? But...
Police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance have been alerted over a spate of attempted child abductions in northern Portugal, it has been revealed.
At least four children have been targeted in the last month in the region of Coimbra, where a nine-year-old girl escaped from an abductor in December.
Police are investigating if the cases are connected, and if they could be related to Madeleine's disappearance from Praia da Luz, some 300 miles away in the Algarve, last May.
Wow, only 300 miles away? Fuck me, that's just down the road, isn't it.
Private detectives searching for four-year-old Madeleine believe she was targeted by a paedophile network and smuggled out of Portugal, and that other children could also have been taken.
That's the famous 'Maddie back by Christmas' Metodo 3 detective agency (ah, but they didn't say which Christmas, did they?). And the evidence they've got for that is...? Well, keep it secret.
McCann spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "There is no suggestion of a direct connection but it shows that this sort of thing can occur in Portugal.
"We would hope the Portuguese police are investigating this as thoroughly as we hope they still are in the search for Madeleine."
Yes. It goes to show this sort of thing can happen in a country where something else happened 300 miles away six months ago. Well that's as conclusive proof as you're ever going to need, isn't it? Why not get Metodo 3 on the case of the other abductions? I imagine those children will be back by Easter...