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Christian Brueckner, the prime suspect of abducting Madeleine McCann, has claimed he could not of have snatched three year old because he was a drug dealer who wanted to avoid attention from the police.
Brueckner, a German native, was named as the prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann case in 2020 and German prosecutors are still convinced he was the man responsible.
However, amid intensive investigations, no charges have been brought forward.
According to a new documentary from German TV channel SAT.1, New Clues In The Case Of Missing Madeleine McCann, the convicted rapist has claimed he wouldn't have been out and about when the three-year-old went missing from her Portugese holiday home in 2007.
The documentary reveals a series of letters exchanged with investigative reporter Jutta Rabe and alongside admitting he's worked as a drug dealer, Brueckner wrote: "I was never caught by the police because I followed a few key principles.
"Where possible, only driving during the day so that my battered 'hippy bus' didn't attract attention, only driving on the roads I needed to and, most importantly never provoking the police.
"So that means not committing any crimes, certainly not abducting anyone."
Brueckner, 44, is currently serving a 7-year sentence for raping a 73-year-old American woman at her home on the Algarve.
Back in July 2021, Brueckner, who is in a prison in Oldenburg, near Bremen, wrote another letter that was reportedly received by Bild.
It read: "Charging an accused is one thing. Something completely different - namely, it is an unbelievable scandal - when a public prosecutor starts a public campaign for prejudice before a court case is opened.
"Freedom of expression is not a basic right so that everyone can say and write what they want. Freedom of expression does not protect the majority.
"It protects the minority. It does not protect the most logical, most convincing or most popular views, but rather the outsider position.
"I call on the Brunswick public prosecutors (Hans Christian) Wolters and (Ute) Lindemann to resign from their offices.
"Both are proving worldwide through my arbitrary condemnation in the past and through their scandalous pre-denial campaign in the present against me as an innocent person that they are not suitable for an office as a lawyer for the honest and trusting German people and you bring shame onto the judiciary."
McCann went missing from her holiday home in Portugal on 3 May 2007, just days before her fourth birthday.
Her parents, Kate and Gerry, had gone out for tapas with friends while Madeleine and siblings were in bed. When they got back, she had disappeared, and was never seen again.
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Topics: Madeleine McCann
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