The Wikileaks website has claimed that British police 'developed' evidence against Kate and Gerry McCann over the disappearance of their daughter, Madeleine in May, 2007.
Alexander Wykeham Ellis, the UK's ambassador to Portugal, told his American counterpart that police in the UK were working with Portuguese officers to build a case against Gerry and Kate McCann, both 42, according to Wikileaks.
If true, the allegations suggest that British detectives had a bigger role in the investigation into Madeleine's abduction than at first thought.
In a cable, the US ambassador Al Hoffman wrote: 'Ellis admitted that the British police had developed the current evidence against the McCann parents.'
A spokesperson for the McCanns said of the claims: 'There was absolutely no evidence to implicate them in Madeleine's disappearance.They continue to work tirelessly on the search for their daughter.'
Previous Parentdish stories on the Madeleine McCann case:
McCanns to publish book to raise funds for Madeleine search
Kate Mccann says Madeleine may never be found
McCanns to meet Home Secretary
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