Witness ‘saw Madeleine McCann entering VW van after disappearance’

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    A witness stated they saw Madeleine McCann with a guy in Spain (Picture: Getty Images)

    A witness declared they saw Madeleine McCann entering a German-owned Volkswagen van simply weeks after she vanished in Portugal.

    In an authorities file, seen by the Mail On Sunday, the spectator explained seeing a kid that appeared like Madeleine emerge from a dining establishment called Tunnels in Alcossebre, Spain, on May 28 2007. The town is more than 600 miles from Praia da Luz, where Madeleine vanished on May 3.

    The report mentions that the woman was then seen to leave the location with ‘a man in a Volkswagen van’. It continued: ‘We request the Spanish police check the location for any CCTV or witnesses. We request German vehicle details. Can the vehicle be circulated for a stop and check to be carried out if seen.’

    The discovered account comes simply days after German nationwide Christian Brueckner was determined as the primary suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine. Brueckner, who is presently serving a 7 year sentence for rape, utilized to live out of a battered VW T3 Westerfalia campervan in Praia da Luz in 2007.

    FILE - This undated file photo shows Madeleine McCann. British police said on Wednesday June 3, 2020, a German man has been identified as a suspect in the case of a 3-year-old British girl who disappeared 13 years ago while on a family holiday in Portugal. (AP Photo/File)

    She vanished on May 3 2007 (Picture: AP)

    Rex Features Ltd. do not claim any Copyright or License of the attached image Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX (10669866a) Christian Brueckner, 43, a German convictd paedophile, who has been named as the man suspected of abducting and murdering Madeleine McCann. He is said to be currently serving a prison sentence for raping a 72-year-old American woman in September 2005 at the Praia da Luz in Portugal where Madeleine disappeared where she was aged three. Brueckner, who has also been convicted of child sexual offences, is suspected of taking Madeleine from the family holiday apartment in Praia da Luz on the night of May 3, 2007. German police have confirmed that a man serving seven years in prison in Germany, who is a convicted child sex offender, is the new main suspect in Madeleine's abduction and possible murder. New Suspect in the Madeleine McCann case - 04 Jun 2020

    Christian Brueckner is serving a seven-year sentence for rape (Picture: Rex)

    Officers think he was living simply 2 miles from the vacation home where the McCanns were remaining on the night of Madeleine’s disappearance. Pictures of the van reveal it had a a distinct white upper body and yellow skirting.

    Brueckner offered the VW van for £5,000 in 2015 to a German compatriot running an informal scrapyard in the Silves location of the Algarve. Portuguese law enforcement officer took the automobile in 2019.

    The owner of the scrapyard stated: ‘The police said they needed the van as part of the investigation. It was all very sudden – there had been nothing on the TV or in the papers about the case at that time. I’m unsure I’d ever get it back, however if it ends up Christian had something to do with Madeleine’s disappearance, then I don’t desire it back. It wouldn’t be right.’

    German authorities state there are signs he might have utilized the van or a Jaguar design XJR 6 with a German number plate to abduct Madeleine and have actually appealed for aid in tracking where they were parked.

    epa08463412 An undated handout photo made available by Federal Criminal Police Office shows a Volkswagen (VW) T3 Westfalia camper van which police mention in connection with the disappearance of missing girl Madeleine McCann, issued 03 June 2020. According to reports on 03 June 2020, a 43-year old German prisoner is identified as suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The English child disappeared 03 May 2007, from a room where she slept with two twin brothers, in an apartment of a resort in Praia da Luz in the Algarve. EPA/METROPOLITAN POLICE HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

    Brueckner was residing in a T3 Westfalia campervan (Picture: EPA)

    EMBARGOED TO 1915 WEDNESDAY JUNE 3 Undated handout photo issued by Metropolitan Police of a 1993 Jaguar XJR6 that has been linked to the suspect. A German prisoner has been identified as a suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, detectives have revealed. The Metropolitan Police have not named the man, 43, who is described as white with short blond hair, possibly fair, and about 6ft tall with a slim build. PA Photo. Issue date: Wednesday June 3, 2020. The German national is known to have been in and around Praia da Luz on the Algarve coast at the time Madeleine van-ished on May 3 2007 while on holiday with her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, and her twin siblings Sean and Amelie. See PA story POLICE Portugal. Photo credit should read: PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

    He has actually likewise been connected to a Jaguar design XJR 6 with a German number plate (Picture: PA)

    Brueckner then later on re-registered the Jaguar in the name of Alexander Bischof, who resides in Augsburg, Germany, after Madeleine’s disappearance. However, the automobile never ever left Portugal. 

    Officers exposed today that Brueckner had actually formerly been eliminated from an 2008 examination and was referenced once again in 2011. Significant details was then revealed as an outcome of 2017 appeal on the 10th anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance.

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    Scotland Yard state they have actually gotten early 400 tip-offs from the general public given that re-launching their appeal today. The force is continuing to treat their examination as a missing out on individuals case, while German authorities have actually stated it is not likely Madeleine lives.

    A representative for the Met Police stated: ‘We are pleased with the amount of calls and emails coming in and we are assessing them and prioritising them.’

    Clarence Mitchell, household representative for Kate and Gerry McCann, stated the couple ‘continue to hope she is alive until they can be shown incontrovertible evidence which proves that she is dead’.

    He continued: ‘Kate and Gerry continue to be encouraged by the level of response and nearly 400 fresh pieces of information so far is exactly what the Met wanted from their appeal.’

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