The prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann case has had an appeal rejected in the European Court of Justice.
Christian B, who is being investigated over the disappearance of Madeleine, had challenged a European arrest warrant issued over a 2005 rape charge in a separate case.
Image: Madeleine McCann vanished in Praia da Luz, Portugal in May 2007
Christian B had challenged the validity of the European arrest warrant issued by Germany because it cited a drugs conviction but not the 2005 rape charge.
Christian B - whose full name cannot be reported for legal reasons - was revealed as the prime suspect being investigated by a German prosecutor earlier this year.