Madeleine McCann suspect ‘spied on by prison inmate for bombshell confession’

Madeleine McCann cops hired a prison inmate to gather information on the prime suspect, foreign media reports.

Christian Brueckner, 43, is currently banged up in the Germany city of Kiel after being convicted of drugs offences and the rape of an elderly American tourist in Portugal.

He was previously held in the Wolfenbuttel prison, near the city of Brunswick in northern Germany.

While there, the Braunschweig public prosecutor's office – leading the investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance – tasked an informant to collect evidence, according to German newspaper Bild.

It is unclear what Brueckner said in his presence.

Even if he did speak about the case, the evidence would not be admissible in court, the Frankfurter Neue Presse reports.

According to the Code of Criminal Procedure (Section 136a), prisoners must voluntarily provide information.

The public prosecutor's office refused to comment when approached by the Daily Mirror.

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Daily Star Online has approached Hans Christian Wolters, the public prosecutor in north-west Germany.

Last month, Mr Wolters said that a murder prosecution would not depend on finding Madeleine’s body.

He said authorities simply need to be “convinced” that she is dead to put the suspect on trial.

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When an interviewer asked, "Do you have any material evidence that Madeleine is dead?" Wolters answered simply, "Yes".

He declined to give further details on Portuguese news programme Sexta As 9 but added: "All I can say is this is like a puzzle and there are many pieces that lead us to believe ‘Christian B’ is responsible.

"One of the pieces is the signal from the mobile phone he was using at the time Madeleine McCann disappeared and has been shown to have been in the area of the Ocean Club resort where she was staying.

"The result of our investigation does not point in any way to the possibility the suspect might have kept Madeleine alive."

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