Portuguese police have decided that Madeleine McCann could
not have been abducted, it was claimed yesterday.
believe the youngster died in her family's rented holiday
flat in Praia da Luz.
newspaper Correio da Manha said a 50-page report, handed to
prosecutors last week, reveals "new and strong doubts" about
Gerry and Kate McCanns' claim that their daughter was
police admit they have no evidence the couple were involved
in Madeleine's disappearance.
report describes the steps police took trying to find
Madeleine, who was three when she vanished last year.
included studying hundreds of holiday photographs,
investigating dozens of sex offenders and searching more
than 400 houses.
report makes no recommendations to the public prosecutor.