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Germany: ‘I am deeply affected,’ says resident of town where new Madeleine McCann suspect once lived02:17

Germany: ‘I am deeply affected,’ says resident of town where new Madeleine McCann suspect once lived

Germany, Braunschweig
June 5, 2020 at 19:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Christian B., the new suspect in the case of Madeleine McCann's disappearance, lived and worked in the town of Braunschweig some 25 years ago according to German media.

The residence where he, reportedly, once lived on Hohestieg street, and a kiosk close by which he ran for a period of time were seen on Friday.

McCann went missing while on holiday with her family in Portugal in 2007 when she was three years old.

“I am deeply affected to hear that someone who did such awful things and who is being accused of such awful crimes has lived here in this rather peaceful street. I can only hope that he will get the corresponding punishment," said Philipp, a local resident.

German prosecutors announced on Thursday that they are investigating the 43-year-old German citizen Christian B. in connection with the disappearance of McCann.

Investigators assume the girl is dead.

Braunschweig prosecutor Christian Wolters said the suspect "is a sex offender" with "multiple convictions," including "sexual abuse of children, among other things."

Christian B. is currently behind bars in northern Germany for a drug trafficking offence.

Germany: ‘I am deeply affected,’ says resident of town where new Madeleine McCann suspect once lived02:17
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Christian B., the new suspect in the case of Madeleine McCann's disappearance, lived and worked in the town of Braunschweig some 25 years ago according to German media.

The residence where he, reportedly, once lived on Hohestieg street, and a kiosk close by which he ran for a period of time were seen on Friday.

McCann went missing while on holiday with her family in Portugal in 2007 when she was three years old.

“I am deeply affected to hear that someone who did such awful things and who is being accused of such awful crimes has lived here in this rather peaceful street. I can only hope that he will get the corresponding punishment," said Philipp, a local resident.

German prosecutors announced on Thursday that they are investigating the 43-year-old German citizen Christian B. in connection with the disappearance of McCann.

Investigators assume the girl is dead.

Braunschweig prosecutor Christian Wolters said the suspect "is a sex offender" with "multiple convictions," including "sexual abuse of children, among other things."

Christian B. is currently behind bars in northern Germany for a drug trafficking offence.

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