CLAIMS made by a university student that she is missing toddler Madeleine McCann have gone viral.
Harriet Brookes pointed to pictures of brown spots on her eye and leg as evidence she is the long-lost child who vanished in 2007.
Posting screenshots from Wikipedia and pictures of the little girl, she said that, like Maddie, she had a brown spot on her iris.
She told her friends: "Right guys. I don’t usually believe in conspiracy theories but honestly I think I'm Madeleine McCann."
One responded: "I f***ing give up."
She then posted a picture of her eye and leg calling them "Exhibit A" and "Exhibit B".
Another friend responded with several crying emojis before Harriet, from Manchester, added: "I'm Madeleine McCann and I don't know what to do with myself."
Screenshots of the group chat were posted on Twitter by her friend Elizabeth with the caption, "Close the door am out".
It has won over 30,000 retweets so far but there is a strong reason to suspect the jesting student might not be the person she claims.
Maddie disappeared while on a family holiday in Portugal in 2007 when she was just three-years-old.
It means she would be 14 now and, unlike Harriet, still be in secondary school.
In September it was announced that the police team investigating the case had been given an extra £154,000 in funding.
The money means that the decade-long search can continue until at least March next year.
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