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Case Of Toddler Who Went Missing On British Military Base To Be Reviewed

Katrice Lee went missing from a Naafi supermarket at the British base on her second birthday...

Katrice Lee

The Government has agreed to review the case of a two-year-old British girl who disappeared 36 years ago from the British base at Paderborn in Germany.

Katrice Lee went missing from a Naafi supermarket at the British base on her second birthday.

This week marks 36 years since she vanished whilst on a shopping trip with her mother.

International appeals have failed to help find her - but her family have never given up hope that she could still be alive.

A re-investigation of the case, called Operation Bute, is already being carried out by Royal Military Police.

In February they released an e-fit image of a man they believe is key to finding Katrice.

Katrice Lee Man E-Fit
Katrice Lee Suspect E-Fit

The case was featured on BBC1's Crimewatch - five years after it had last been featured on the programme

New Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said he was "happy" to sanction a review.

Mr Williamson was responding to a question from Labour MP Mike Hill in the House of Commons.

Mr Hill said:

"As the Royal Military Police's Operation Bute is still live, will the Secretary of State agree to review the case and meet me, and my constituent Mr Richard Lee, Katrice's father, to discuss the matter?"

To which Mr Williamson replied: "I should be more than happy to review the case and meet the honourable gentleman to discuss it in greater detail."

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