A new prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has been revealed as a 43-year-old German paedophile named as Christian ‘B’.
In a major breakthrough for the investigation, cops said the German suspect was living in Praia de Luz, Portugal, when Madeleine disappeared in 2007.
The suspect has not been named by English police, but is currently believed to be in prison after raping a 72-year-old American in the same area in 2005.
Cops said the suspect is a prolific burglar with previous convictions for sex crimes against young girls.
He has been linked to the Praia da Luz area between 1995 and 2007, with some short spells in Germany, and was known to police for drug offences.
The suspect has also been described as having a “transient lifestyle”, living in his camper van for days at a time.