German suspect of Madeleine McCann ‘breaks two ribs in incident in court cell’ at parole hearing

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Madeleine McCann’s main suspect was reportedly attacked in court today and should have been hospitalized with two broken ribs.

Christian Brueckner, 43, has left for the first time in public since being named by German police as a key figure in the 2007 disappearance.

The convicted rapist and pedophile was appearing in Braunschweig court to seek parole on an unrelated drug charge.

Christian Brueckner was injured in court Monday while attending a parole hearing related to a current drug charge

But he was allegedly assaulted while waiting in a court cell before the hearing, according to The Sun.

Christian Friedrich Fulscher’s lawyer said his client was injured by officials and that he would file a complaint.

But the court said he had just “fallen to the ground” while waiting in the cell.

Police were called to court and the suspect was taken to hospital for treatment, according to reports.

The convicted rapist and pedophile attended court in Braunschweig but ended up in hospital with a suspected broken pair of ribs.

The convicted rapist and pedophile attended court in Braunschweig but ended up in hospital with a suspected broken pair of ribs.

Christian's lawyer Friedrich Fulscher said his client was injured by officials and he would file a complaint

Christian’s lawyer Friedrich Fulscher said his client was injured by officials and he would file a complaint

A court spokesperson said: “The exact sequence of events is now under investigation.

“In this context, we cannot comment on the details. “

Christian was showing up in court to seek parole for his current 21-month drug sentence.

He will have served two-thirds of his sentence in January and will be eligible for parole.

The criminal was identified by German police as the main suspect in the kidnapping of Madeleine in Portugal 13 years ago

Maddie McCann went missing after leaving her family's hotel room at a resort in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007

Maddie McCann went missing after leaving her family’s hotel room at a resort in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007

Dressed in a white mask, Christian was led to the back of the court on Monday flanked by police.

Dressed in a white mask, Christian was led to the back of the court on Monday flanked by police.

Wearing a white mask, Christian was led to the back of the court on Monday, flanked by police.

The prosecution opposes his parole due to the ongoing investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance.

The three-year-old girl was abducted from her family’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, in the popular Algarve region.

German prosecutors say they have “hard evidence” that the toddler is dead and are convinced Brueckner was behind the infamous case.

They said Brueckner – who has previously been convicted of child abuse and rape – was known to be in the Algarve the year Madeleine went missing.

German prosecutors say they have 'hard evidence' that toddler is dead and are convinced Brueckner was behind the infamous case

German prosecutors say they have ‘hard evidence’ that toddler is dead and are convinced Brueckner was behind the infamous case

Detectives say phone data proves Brueckner was near the Praia da Luz resort town when Madeleine went missing, but have yet to reveal a “smoking gun” proving he was the one who took her.

When asked last month if forensic evidence could place Brueckner inside the apartment where Madeleine disappeared, he said: “I have an answer, but we have decided not to disclose. this information.

“I can’t say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ because that would lead to a thousand more questions and I can’t go into details.

“But you have to believe me when I say we have more evidence.

Christian Brueckner was named as a suspect in Maddie's disappearance in June, but police now fear they do not have sufficient evidence to secure a conviction.

Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters said in a podcast: 'We need a witness who can tell us what we don't know'

German prosecutors have “no evidence, only assumptions” that Brueckner (left) is responsible for the kidnapping of Madeleine McCann, according to a leaked memo (right, German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters)

“Here in Germany, our prosecution only discloses things when they are solid.

But Portuguese police last week accused German cops of having no evidence Brueckner kidnapped Madeleine, according to a leaked memo.

Policia Judiciaria agents said they were “shocked” after learning about the German case against Brueckner, adding that there was “no evidence, just speculation”.

Portuguese detectives believe the allegations against Brueckner are aimed at “keeping him in prison at all costs” and accused their German counterparts of failing to conduct a serious investigation.

The extraordinary allegations were contained in a note prepared by the Portuguese police after meeting with German detectives from the BKA and investigators from Scotland Yard.

A copy of the leaked memo was shown to The Sun, in which a Portuguese officer wrote: “There is no evidence, just speculation.

“Reading the German case, I was shocked. I never thought the BKA would investigate so badly.

“The meeting aimed to take stock of the situation, the BKA wants to investigate the two other cases of possible sexual harassment, so that the suspect does not leave the prison before the end of the year and that they abandon the suspect.

“This is not a serious and objective investigation, but only to keep the suspect in jail at all costs. “

Portuguese police have been accused of spoiling the investigation, including pursuing the theory that Madeleine’s parents – Kate and Jerry – were responsible.

Goncalo Amaral was fired for his handling of the investigation and successfully sued by the McCanns after pushing the theory they were responsible for into a book.

Hans Christian Wolters, the prosecutor in charge of the German case, was forced to admit last month that the evidence they gathered is not strong enough to see Brueckner indicted.

He added that they were “one witness” to get the evidence they needed, but so far no one has come forward.

Brueckner has previously said he was innocent of any crime related to the four-year-old.

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