SCOTLAND YARD reopens cold case into MADELEINE McCANN’s disappearance – among the forgotten clues – a serial pedophile’s deathbed confession.

  Wayne Hewlett, the son of recorded pedophile Raymond Hewlett, told UK tab The Sun in 2010 that he had received an “unnerving” letter regarding the case from his father a week before he died.

“He said a very good gypsy friend he knew in Portugal had got drunk and let it out that he had stolen Maddie to order as part of a gang,” Wayne explained.

 “My dad said this gang had been operating a long time and had snatched children before for couples who couldn’t have children of their own.

"Maddie had been targeted. They took photos of children and sent them to the people they were acting for. And they said yes or no.”

At the time, Raymond Hewlett was living at a campsite just one hour’s drive away from the luxe Praia da Luzhotel the Portuguese Algarve region, where Madeleine vanished in 2007, RadarOnline noted.

When this information first surfaced, the investigation into Madeleine’s death had been closed for two years. But now, it’s among the many leads that British investigators could pursue as they attempt to solve the mystery of Madeleine’s disappearance.