UK Prime Minister David Cameron reopened the case of Madeleine McCann on her eighth birthday on Thursday. Madeleine went missing during a family holiday to Portugal on May 3 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday.

The move comes after Madeleine’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, made an appeal for the British PM to help them revive the search for their daughter, The Sun reported.

The decision was taken on May 12, the same day when Madeleine’s mother, Kate McCann launched her book titled “Madeleine” in London.

Madeleine was snatched away from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007 as her siblings slept quietly in a room while her parents were dining in the apartment’s restaurant. Various sightings of Madeleine have been reported since then but without evidence.

The Portugal police were unable to solve the case and Madeleine’s parents took help of private detectives as well to find their daughter. Widespread local and international media coverage and campaigns gave the case huge support but unfortunately it remained unsolved and was shut.

According to investigation reports, if Madeleine is not dead, her abduction could have possibly been done by a paedophile nexus.

As the file is reopened, SCOTLAND Yard, the detective agency, will investigate the case of missing Madeleine McCann from scratch, according to media reports.