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Daily mail: British police ‘developed evidence’ against McCanns, WikiLeaks cable claims

Last updated at 5:50 AM on 14th December 2010

The parents of Madeleine McCann had evidence against them ‘developed’ by British police as they were investigated by Portuguese authorities over the disappearance of their daughter, a senior official has claimed.

The UK’s ambassador to Portugal, Alexander Wykeham Ellis, told his American counterpart that police in Britain were working with Portuguese officers to build a case against the McCanns. He made the claims on September 21, 2007, according to secret diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks.

The cable does not specify what evidence British police are alleged to have gathered, or whether UK investigators were involved in the decision to formally name the McCanns as suspects.

Full article Daily Mail