Emails in Madeleine McCann hunt withheld

Emails relating to the hunt for Madeleine McCann are to remain secret over fears they could offend the Portuguese authorities.

A request under the Freedom of Information Act asked for disclosure of emails and a letter sent between the British ambassador and Portuguese police in the weeks after Madeleine vanished.

The Foreign Office initially released some information, but the rest was held back under a special exemption to protect international relations.

Emails in Maddie hunt stay a secret (The Sun, 13 April 2009)