Detective who lived next to suspect of Madeleine McCann “works with the police to find her”


A Scotland Yard detective who lived next to Madeleine McCann’s suspect, Christian Brueckner, is working with Portuguese police to find the missing three-year-old boy, it has been said sensational today.

The British police officer owns a house next to a property where the German pedophile worked after the boy’s disappearance, say the former bosses of the vagrant in the Algarve.

The revelation emerged as it was claimed that Portuguese police ignored calls to dig the land around the secluded villa in Foral 30 miles from Praia da Luz.

Her former employer said she suspected Brueckner of killing Madeleine and told police he could have buried her body there.

Portuguese authorities are also facing new questions regarding their inability to arrest the serial offender earlier after angry parents revealed he had escaped trial in the Algarve despite having exposed himself to four young children in a playground while he was on the run from the German police for another sex crime.

One of the parents suppressed her tears in an interview last night when she admitted: “If he had ripped one of the kids off and put him in his van, we might never have seen them again.

British police officer owns house next to property where German pedophile (photo) worked after boy’s disappearance

“He could have gone anywhere. It’s always something that haunts me. I felt very scared. I think we were very lucky.

Nelia Bras, mother of one of the youngsters that Brueckner would have been content with, added: “My daughter was eight years old at the time. He spoke to her in English and asked her, “What’s your name?

“It is very traumatic to know that someone who has been linked to so many cases and who is possibly a very dangerous man was so close to my little girl and talked to her and could have snatched her or anyone else child who was there. “

The series of new revelations about the German pedophile and his criminal past emerged in a half-hour investigation broadcast by the Portuguese TV channel RTP.

Presenter Sandra Felgueiras interviewed a couple who spent three months with Brueckner at Foral in 2016 and gave them work.

She also spoke to Portuguese parents whose children were allegedly targeted by the 43-year-old man in San Bartolomé de Messines, three years ago.

Brueckner was never tried because police called the park discovered that he was wanted by the German police for child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography, and he was eventually extradited.

The villa that Oliver and Karin Stenard shared with the man whom German prosecutors believe to have kidnapped and murdered Madeleine McCann was isolated Villa Bianca, the same property where he spent time in 2007 with his German partner Nicole Fehlinger when she was used as a refuge for children in difficulty.

The couple revealed that Brueckner admitted to being Nicole’s boyfriend before leaving Portugal to return to Germany in 2009.

Madeleine McCann disappeared on May 3, 2007, while on vacation with her family in Portugal

Madeleine McCann disappeared on May 3, 2007, while on vacation with her family in Portugal

Originally from Austria, Oliver told RTP Sexta that he should call the police after “alcoholic” Brueckner broke his nose in an attack on September 22, 2016 – but revealed that he had been cleared to walk away without charge after the cops have not spotted a European arrest warrant. already released for his arrest for the German sex crime.

He added in an explosive revelation about the British detective: “The next door neighbor is an English policeman from Scotland Yard.

“He works for Scotland Yard with the Portuguese police. He was the neighbor at the time.

Wife Karin, admitting that like her husband, she knew he had a criminal past but never suspected he was a pedophile, added: “Christian Brueckner lived in Foral’s house when Madeleine McCann faded away.

“Foral is a large area and there was no one at the time.

“I say he killed her and there was a lot of space to bury her. I think his body could be buried there and I told the police.

She revealed how she asked Oliver to stop Brueckner from looking after their sheep as part of the work he had done for them on the rented property they shared from July to September 2016.

She added, “When he worked for us as a gardener and handyman, he also had to feed the sheep with hay in the morning.

“One morning I saw him hunting sheep and one in particular called Wolflie.

Austrian-born Oliver Stenard told RTP Sexta he should call the police after `` alcoholic '' Brueckner broke his nose in an assault on September 22, 2016

Austrian-born Oliver Stenard told RTP Sexta he had to call the police after “alcoholic” Brueckner broke his nose in an attack on September 22, 2016

“I yelled at him and he stopped but when I said I saw him chasing after the animal, he claimed he was just trying to pet him.

“I told him I thought he was giving me ## t bulls and I saw that he was chasing him with my own eyes. I don’t know what he was trying to do. I thought he was drunk. I then told Oliver that I didn’t want him to feed the sheep anymore because I didn’t like what I saw.

The couple met the new suspect of Maddie McCann through their German compatriot Bernhard Piro, the owner of a demolition yard where the police seized a VW camper van used by the driver of the vehicle they described like a “good friend” of Christian.

GNR’s inability to properly check Brueckner after Karin called them after his fight with her husband led him to dodge the arrest because they didn’t find out that a European arrest warrant had been issued. was registered 10 days earlier for the German sexual offense.

He remained a free man and was still at large nine months earlier when he exposed himself to the group of young children aged eight to 12 in a nearby park.

He testified that after being caught, he was just trying to pee, even though he was only a few feet from the public restroom and had dropped his pants under a children’s slide.

The police made appropriate checks that night and discovered that he was a wanted man.

The investigation into the flashing incident was reportedly put on the back burner after Brueckner’s extradition.

Carlos Cunha, whose child was among the children caught up in the disturbing incident, said, “He didn’t really react from the start after being caught.

“I did not find out afterwards who he was or is supposed to be.

The woman Elsa added, “He seemed very calm. I can imagine her face. He looked very strange.

Another mother told the Portuguese television program: “My daughter felt very scared. She knows who this man is now.


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