There was much speculation as to why the McCanns made Madeleine a Ward of Court
Pointing out this article, in The Telegraph today. It has been revealed that, shortly after Madeleine McCann disappeared last year, her parents applied to the High Court to have her made a ward of court. They are now using the wardship to ask the court to order Leicestershire Police to disclose details of reported sightings of Madeleine, so that they can have those sightings investigated by a detective agency.
Update: The police have agreed to release the files.
Comment: We saw the fiasco and circus of the sightings ALL had been checked and double checked by PJ.