Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner, a convicted paedophile, has been moved into solitary confinement at Olenburg prison near Bremen, nicknamed “Germany’s Alcatraz”
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann hope their prime suspect will crack after being moved to a prison dubbed “Germany’s Alcatraz”, it has been claimed.
Convicted paedophile Christian Brueckner is said to have already been moaning about life in solitary confinement at Olenburg prison, near Bremen.
It is claimed the police working to solve the case want the 44-year-old kept in isolation “as long as possible”.
Brit Madeleine disappeared aged three from her family’s rented apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.
A source told The Sun : “Detectives think this move to a new, tougher prison will turn the screw on [Brueckner] and really put him under pressure.
“Cops remain convinced that [he] is linked to the Maddie case and are confident he will eventually trip himself up and say something which will be important to the investigation.”
In June last year the suspect denied killing Madeleine to his lawyer Friedrich Fulscher.
It comes as relations between German and Portuguese investigators are said to be at their lowest since the case started.
The detective who led the initial bungled investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance made fresh vile slurs against her parents last week.
Goncalo Amaral repeated his false allegations falsely accusing Kate and Gerry McCann, from Rothley, Leicestershire, of being the “main culprits” for their daughter’s 2007 disappearance.
“It wouldn’t be the first time a case has been solved by constructing a suspect,” he told German newspaper BILD.
He said he believed Brueckner “has nothing to do with the disappearance”.
This has helped to drive a “huge wedge” between the forces, it is claimed.
A source told The Sun: “The Portuguese team discounted Christian B years ago and think the Germans are miles off.”They added, in turn, the German teams repeatedly point to “mistakes” made by the original investigation.
They added, in turn, the German teams repeatedly point to “mistakes” made by the original investigation.
It comes after reports Brueckner was not even questioned at the time of the tot’s disappearance because he wasn’t home when police called.
He was living in the Algarve, not far from the resort the McCanns were staying at.
Brueckner returned to Germany soon after but was later found to have used a mobile phone close to the family’s holiday apartment the night Madeleine vanished.
German police began investigating him over Madeleine in 2019.