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Madeleine McCann investigators have found a hidden cellar at the German allotment where kidnapping suspect Christian Brueckner allegedly lived in 2007.
Police discovered the basement in the foundations of a building which neighbours say was demolished in late 2007 or 2008, shortly after Brueckner left and months after Madeleine vanished.
Detectives have been removing slabs of building materials in a two-day search of the vegetable garden, accompanied by specialist search dogs that look for dead bodies and computer equipment.
nvestigators are looking for a property in Germany where the biggest suspect in Madeleine McCann’s disappearance was shortly after the 3-year-old girl disappeared while on holiday with her family in Portugal in May 2007.
Referring to law enforcement officers, Express reported that researchers are looking for a garden allocation between Hanover-Ahlem and Seelze-Letter in relation to McCann’s disappearance. A source with an allocation there told the Daily Mail that Christian Brueckner, a convicted pedophile who was recently called suspect in McCann’s disappearance, would once crouch in the allocation next to him and drink beer without making it. any garden. The source, 73-year-old Wolfgang Kossach, said in the 2007 allocation that it was a hut-like building that had been destroyed since then.
The 43-year-old Brueckner investigation also went to Praia de Luz, where McCann disappeared from the resort village. The suspect is currently imprisoned for an irrelevant conviction in Germany, and has not yet been charged for McCann’s disappearance.
Brueckner, 43, has denied any involvement in the three-year-old’s disappearance.
Lawyer Friedrich Fulscher said charges against Christian Brueckner, who has denied any involvement in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, are unlikely
Mr Fulscher said it was for detectives to prove he was guilty.
‘As things stand now I do not actually believe there will be any charges,’ he said. ‘I do not anticipate a prosecution.
‘Thank God, in our legal system the prosecution has to prove the crime to an accused person and it is not the accused who must exonerate himself.
‘As long as my client does not know what he is accused of, and on what basis, there is no reason to think otherwise.’
Mr Fulscher said he had not had access to prosecutors’ files but added: ‘The question should be, what speaks for my client’s guilt?
‘And that’s the job of the public prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig, to put the facts on the table that speak for my client’s guilt.
‘After completing its investigation, the public prosecutor’s office must assess whether there are sufficient suspicions to warrant an indictment and if a conviction is more likely than an acquittal.’
It comes after the lawyer went to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Thursday to demand Brueckner be freed from jail on a legal technicality.
Madeleine vanished on May 3, 2007, while on holiday in with her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, and her twin siblings Sean and Amelie
Mr Fulscher argued that the convicted paedophile’s arrest for the brutal rape of a 72-year-old American was unlawful.
Brueckner was found guilty last year of the horrific attack on the woman in Portugal in 2005 after his DNA matched a hair found on her bed.
The former car mechanic is currently serving time in jail in the northern German city of Kiel for drugs offences.
He faces a further seven years in prison for raping the pensioner but Mr Fulscher said he should not serve that sentence as he was extradited from Portugal in 2017 on separate child abuse charges.
He claimed Germany needed Portugal’s explicit consent to extradite him for one crime and then try him for another.
A judgment on the case could take six months.
German prosecutors believe Brueckner killed Madeleine, who vanished from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007, but do not yet have enough evidence to charge him.
They have issued appeals for witnesses and for information about a mystery person who called Brueckner on his mobile phone the night Madeleine, from Rothley, in Leicestershire, went missing.
German prosecutor Christian Wolters said the case was ongoing and he could not provide updates.
German prosecutor Christian Wolters said the case was ongoing and he could not provide updates
‘We will not draw a line under the case even if we cannot promise that at some point there will be an indictment in the Maddie case,’ Mr Wolters said.
‘I don’t think our accused will be released anytime soon because he’ll probably be in jail for drug trafficking until 2021.
‘But we cannot influence the decision of the European Court of Justice anyway and we have to accept it as it will be.’
This is a developing story. We will provide more updates when more information is available.