"Significant" update confirmed in Madeleine McCann case 3 years ago

"Significant" update confirmed in Madeleine McCann case

Authorities have identified a man currently imprisoned in Germany as a suspect in Madeleine McCann's disappearance.

A 43-year-old German prisoner who travelled around Portugal in a camper van has become the focus of Scotland Yard's investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.


This update is being referred to as "significant" by police in the UK.

13 years after Madeleine McCann was reported missing, DCI Mark Cranwell has said: "Someone out there knows a lot more than they're letting on."

Police have said that the man in question is white and in 2007 is believed to have had short blonde hair, possibly fair.

He is believed to be about 6 foot in height with a slim build.


He is 43 years of age, but in 2007 may have looked between 25 to early 30s.

Police have established that he lived on and off in the Algarve between 1995 and 2007. He is connected to the area of Praia da Luz and surrounding regions, and spent some short spells in Germany.

This individual, who will not be identified, is currently in prison in Germany for an unrelated matter.

He is believed to have had access to two vehicles that could be in some way connected to the disappearance of McCann, who was 3-years-old at the time of the incident.


There is currently a £20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Further information regarding the man in question, such as the vehicles he is associated with, and the phone numbers he had called at the time, can be found here.