Polish police respond to woman claiming to be Madeleine McCann

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    The claims of a Polish woman who thinks she is Madeleine McCann have been disputed by Polish police.

    Julia Faustyna, who also goes by Julia Wendlet, has captured mass media attention through her viral Instagram and TikTok videos, in which she points out the startling similarities between herself and Madeleine, who went missing in 2007.

    Consequently, she's accumulated tens of thousands of followers, who believe that there could be some truth in her claims.

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    However, Pawel Noga from the Provincial Police Headquarters in Wroclaw, does not support her story, telling Gazeta that the authorities have "ruled out" all possibility of Faustyna's story having any level of validity.

    The woman started uploading photos a fortnight ago, pointing out a spot in her right eye and a beauty mark on her cheek, reminiscent of McCann.

    In addition, reflecting on her younger years, the Pole has concluded that her life hasn't made any sense, leading her to conclude that she was a victim of abduction.

    She captioned an Instagram post: “I don’t remember most of my childhood, but my earliest memory is very strong, and it’s about holidays in a hot place where there was a beach and white or very light [coloured] buildings with [apartments]."

    Last week, she insisted that McCann's parents, Kate and Gerry, had agreed to do a DNA test, although this is unconfirmed.

    The Polish woman's social media uploads have generated a mixed response from the public, with some people sending her online abuse.

    Subsequently, an upset Faustyna deleted two of her accounts.

    She posted the following statement on Instagram: “If you don’t like me, please unfollow. I don’t want fans or followers. I closed my Facebook account and TikTok so people can’t make fun of me, OK? LEAVE ME ALONE."

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