Portuguese police are trying to trace a string of Christian Bruckner’s former girlfriends, including a British woman he was in a relationship with before the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
The 43-year-old was involved with a number women during his 12 years living on the Algarve and detectives are appealing for them to come forward in the hope they will be able to help with the investigation.
Bruckner moved to Portugal in 1995 with his German girlfriend at the time and the pair settled in Lagos, around five miles east of Praia da Luz.
The relationship ended when Bruckner was extradited back to Germany to serve a prison sentence for juvenile offences, but he later returned with another girlfriend and they moved into a secluded rented property in the hamlet of Mount Judeu overlooking the resort from where later Madeleine disappeared.
In 2005 he began a relationship with a British