German police have been asked to visit a second allotment rented by a Madeleine McCann suspect after neighbours called them two months ago to investigate.
Christian Brückner, named as a suspect in the three-year-old’s disappearance in 2007, had lived on and off at the allotment in Braunschweig between 2013 to 2016.
On Thursday, neighbours said the 42-year-old had been digging a cellar underneath the blue-roofed cottage and that they had called the police two months ago to inform them that he owned a garden there.
However, they said they had yet to see or speak to any German investigators about the site, named Am Fullerkamp.
It comes as officers completed a two-day dig at an allotment on the border of Hannover, where they uncovered a cellar and searched it with
Portuguese police have launched searches for Madeleine McCann’s body 20 minutes away from Praia da Luz, according to local reports.
The searches are said to have been conducted in wells in Vila do Bispo, ten miles west of the town where the young girl vanished in May 2007.
Portugal’s state broadcaster RTP says that detectives have discovered “fundamental evidence” relating to prime suspect, German paedophile Christian Brückner, but these claims have not been verified by police.
Previously, police sources told the Telegraph that because the German authorities are running the investigation, the Portuguese police will only conduct searches if they are requested to do so.
Last week, it emerged that Brückner was arrested in Portugal for exposing himself at a playground but never faced trial because he was wanted in Germany for more serious child sex offences and was extradited.
Four children told their parents
(Reuters) – Police in St. Louis, Missouri, searched the mansion of a couple who brandished guns at protesters marching outside their home last month in widely seen videos, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said.
The police arrived on Friday evening with a search warrant and seized a semi-automatic .223 caliber rifle, police said, apparently the same weapon wielded by Mark McCloskey during the June 28 incident.
McCloskey, 63, and his wife, Patricia McCloskey, 61, are both personal injury lawyers, and have said they were frightened for their lives when demonstrators protesting against police violence marched by their mansion on their way to the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson.
The protests were part of a nationwide wave of marches and demonstrations over police violence against Black people prompted by the killing in May of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on
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