Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner moans about the impact trial has had on him and ‘awful’ conditions in jail

Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner moans about the impact trial has had on him and ‘awful’ conditions in jail

CHRISTIAN Brueckner – the man suspected of snatching Madeleine McCann – has started moaning about the impact his new trial is having on him.

The convicted sex offender has also complained about the “awful” conditions he is having to deal with behind bars.

Christian Brueckner has been moaning about the impact a new trial is having on him and how bad his life in prison has been

Brueckner beside his lawyer, Dr Friedrich Fulscher

NewsflashBrueckner is the man suspected of snatching Madeleine McCann in 2007[/caption]

Dan CharityHandcuffed Brueckner arriving in court for the alleged rape of three women and sexually molesting children[/caption]

Dan CharityFulscher has blamed Brueckner’s dwindling health on the media[/caption]

A source told The Sun: “Brueckner has been moaning a lot about the impact this trial has had on him.

“He thinks he is paraded as part of a game the police are playing and that the whole thing is just designed to try and make him crack up.

“He knows the police want him to confess to things he’s not responsible for.”

The source continued describing how Brueckner feels like he is in constant danger from other prisoners as he spends his days in a jail cell.

“No-one has any sympathy for him, apart from his legal team. They have raised concerns on his behalf about the awful conditions he says that he’s being kept in while behind bars,” they said.

“He’s forever moaning about his cell and the risk he is at from other inmates.”

Brueckner’s lawyer has previously whinged about their clients dwindling health.

Dr Friedrich Fülscher said: “He’s been two years in solitary confinement, so of course he is not healthy.”

Dr Fülscher admitted Brueckner was “in poor physical health” and even blamed the media for his client’s stress.

Speaking to German TV the lawyer said: “Brueckner found the media presence extremely stressful because the media are here for the Madeleine case, not this one.

“He is in poor physical health.”

Brueckner has been moved from Oldenburg prison in northern Germany to Schnedebruch near Hannover, according to MailOnline.

With the sex offender even labelling his guards as “punishers”.

He previously told pals he “struggles with the pressure” of being accused of “one of the most famous crimes in the world”.

Brueckner’s complaints come a day after pictures showed him appearing in court facing a string of violent sex crimes in and around the resort where the young girl vanished back in 2007.

Handcuffed Brueckner, 47, brazenly strode into the hearing with a blank expression on his face before the trial was adjourned after a judge’s “kill the b*****d” rant was read out in court.

Leaving the trial to last just nine minutes.

Brueckner’s latest trial is not related to the McCann case but cops are hoping that a string of witnesses giving evidence might lead them to discover a chilling overlap.

Although the current allegations are thought to have all come from the probe into the missing girl.

Prosecutors allege Brueckner raped three women and sexually molested children in Portugal twice.

His alleged victims include Irish mum Hazel Behan, who says he raped her when she was 20 and working as a ­holiday rep in Portugal in 2004.

He is also charged with raping and abusing a teenage girl and a 70 to 80-year-old woman at his house in Praia da Luz between December 2000 and June 2006.

Further sickening allegations the court heard were that he masturbated in front of a girl at a playground in Messines in June 2017.

He also faces claims he did the same in front of another girl, on Salema beach, Portugal, in April 2007.

Brueckner, currently serving a seven-year sentence for rape, faces up to 15 years behind bars if convicted.

If found not guilty he would be free in two years when his current jail term ends.

He denies all the charges against him.


Brueckner was identified four years ago as the main suspect in the abduction of Madeleine from her family’s holiday flat in Portugal in 2007.

The three-year-old vanished from an apartment in Praia da Luz on the Algarve while holidaying with parents Kate and Gerry, 55, of Rothley, Leics.

German investigators believe Brueckner abducted and murdered her – although no charges have been filed against him.

They previously felt they had “hit a brick wall” with the investigation as no new leads had come forward for months.

The source told us: “Detectives hope the trial will offer new information and areas they can focus on.

“They are getting virtually no support from cops in Portugal who ruled out Christian B a while ago. As far as they’re concerned, linking him to Maddie is a nonsense.”

They are hoping the fallout from the new case could finally reveal crucial details about the toddler’s disappearance in Portugal.

Key dates in Madeleine McCann’s disappearance

MADELEINE McCann vanished on May 3, 2007 – and cops believe Brueckner could have been behind her disappearance.

Almost 17 years on, no one has been charged in connection. These are the key dates:

May 3, 2007 – Kate McCann finds Madeleine missing at 10pm

May 14, 2007 – Property developer Robert Murat is named an “arguido” or formal suspect

August 31, 2007 – The McCanns launch libel action against Tal e Qual – a newspaper that claimed the couple killed Madeleine

September 7, 2007 – Kate and Gerry McCann are made “arguidos”

September 9, 2007– Madeleine’s parents return to England with their two-year-old twins

October 2, 2007– Lead detective Goncalo Amaral is taken off the case after criticising British police in a newspaper interview

July 21, 2009 – Portuguese police lift the “arguido” status of  both Robert Murat and the McCanns

May 12, 2011 – On Madeleine’s eighth birthday, Scotland Yard launches a review into the case 

April 25, 2012 – Scotland Yard officers say they believe Madeleine McCann is still alive

July 4, 2013 – Two years into a review of the case, Scotland Yard launched its own investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance

October 24, 2013– Portuguese police reopen their case after new lines of inquiry are found

November 27, 2013 – Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe called for British and Portuguese police to work together

October 28, 2015 – Scotland Yard reduces the number of officers working on Madeleine’s disappearance

March 11, 2017  – The Home Office grants Operation Grange an extra £85,000 to continue from April until September

September 28, 2017 –  British police are granted £154,000 to keep the probe going until March 2018

November 2017 – Cops moved the search to Bulgaria

May 2018 – Another round of funding, thought to be in the region of £150,000 is granted

September 2018 – An extra six months of funding is requested from the Home Office

November 2018 – More funding, thought to be in the region of £150,000 is granted

November 2018 – UK police re-examine a theory Madeleine left the apartment to look for her parents

June 2019 – Another round of funding, believed to be £300,000 of government cash is granted

June 2019 – Portuguese police are probing a “new clue and suspect” after talks with British officers

June 2020 – New prime suspect revealed as a German paedo Christian Brueckner

April 2022 – Brueckner formally made an “arguido”

May 2023 – Police search remote Algarve reservoir Brueckner called his “little paradise”

Brueckner’s lawyer has pledged to get him cleared of a string of rape charges

Brueckner’s alleged victims include Irish mum Hazel Behan

Brueckner is in jail serving a seven-year sentence for rape

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