false hope.

The town of Leh, India, where Madeleine was said to have been spotted.

After the exciting announcement yesterday of Madeleine McCann’s apparent sighting in India, comes the tragic news of the claims being put down to false hope.

The devastated parents of Madeleine were forced to address the situation, explaining that the photograph of the little girl in India, was definitely not their child.

Police from India, in the Leh region (the area of the sighting), are still waiting on the results from the DNA test to conclude their speculation.

But like the parents of Madeleine, the rest of the

world is not ready to give up all hope, with Twitter and Facebook crawling with faith that the little girl is still alive.

Madeleine is now eight years of age.