I'd been keeping an open mind about the case of Madeleine McCann's disappearance, until it was reported that the Portugese police wanted to see the father's laptop computer, to investigate emails. I can't see how that can be squared with anything except a stitch up of the parents by the police. Announcing it in advance of getting possession of the machine of course gives a criminal time to sanitise the laptop. The Portugese police can't consider Gerry McCann to be a criminal, and can't really be interested in whatever an unsanitised laptop might have revealed. The press release can only have been intended as part of a campaign of disinformation.