UK 'developed case on McCanns'

British police are alleged to have helped "develop" evidence against the parents of Madeleine McCann as they were investigated by Portuguese authorities looking into their daughter's disappearance, according to cables published by WikiLeaks.

Britain's ambassador to Portugal, Alexander Wykeham Ellis, reportedly made the claim to his US counterpart in 2007 – two weeks after Portuguese police named Gerry and Kate McCann as "arguidos", or formal suspects, in the case.