Madeleine's parents give update after woman claiming to be her gets DNA results

Madeleine McCann’s parents have spoken out after a woman from Poland claimed to be their missing daughter.

Julia Wandell, 21, posted online and tried to convince social media users she was the missing girl.

Appearing on US talk show Dr Phil, Wandell pleaded her case to millions of viewers.

However, DNA test results which were released yesterday confirmed Wandell was from Poland.

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In response to the DNA results, a spokesperson for Kate and Gerry McCann said: ‘There isn’t anything to report at this time.

‘If and when there is, it will come from The Metropolitan Police.’

Wendell was convinced she is the missing child who vanished from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in May 2007.

She took to Instagram and Tiktok saying she could be the missing Brit due to similarities in their age and appearance.

Medical records, accessed by private investigator Dr Fia Johansson, were brought to light ahead of the segment.

She said that Julie had reportedly suffered a skull fracture as a child which had erased part of her memory.

The brain injury – which happened when she was eight – had initially left her unable to speak or walk.

Julia told Dr Phil: ‘I have some single memories since eight, nine years old.

‘And before eight, I have only this one memory with beach and water, like sea or ocean, and there were turtles and children trying to catch the turtles and take them in their hands.

‘And I remembered light-coloured buildings, like white or very light colours, sunlight on this building.’

Dr Johansson, who is also a medium, has been granted power of attorney over Julia, the show was told.

She has dispelled any possibility Julia could be missing Maddie.

She told ‘She is absolutely 100 percent from Poland. She is a small percentage of Lithuanian and Russian but the test results show she is Polish.

‘We learned a few things, one being that Julia’s mum is in fact now believed to be her mum, so she is not Madeleine McCann.’

Dr Johansson later wrote on Instagram: ‘We finally know the reality.

‘Although it is impossible to tell for sure without the parents DNA results on either side, the test results speak to the origins of Julia’s root.’

She explained that the results showed the 21-year-old is from Poland, with some Lithuanian and Romanian heritage.

Dr Johansson added: ‘The DNA test results did not show any connection to British or even German roots.

‘This story is much more complicated than a simple girl from a small town in Poland making a claim to get attention.

‘She truly believed what she was saying, and with so many questions about her childhood it is easy to understand where she was coming from.

‘What is amazing is parent’s refusal to resolve this nagging question for Julia.

‘A simple DNA test by parents would have resolved many questions for Julia.

‘In any case, upon the revelation, she decided to be back with her dad. I personally wish her well.’

DNA testing into who Julia’s father is is still ongoing.

Relatives of Maddie previously insisted ‘it’s obvious Julia isn’t Maddie’ and blamed mental health issues and a lust for attention after gaining more than a million followers under the handle @iammadeleinemccann.

Detectives have similarly ‘ruled out’ her account, with Pawel Noga, a spokesman for the police in Wroclaw telling Gazeta the investigation ‘contradicts the version presented by this woman’.

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