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Roads to hell: the 20-year Euro prowler route of Maddie ‘murder’ sicko

The sexual fantasist could have used drive between Bavaria and the Algarve to scout for victims: experts

Steve Bird and Justin Huggler

The prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann case is feared to have committed numerous sex offences on regular trips across Europe as he drove between Germany and Portugal for more than two decades.

Christian Brückner, 43, is known to have frequently driven the 2,575km between his native Bavaria and the Algarve, through France and Spain and possibly Switzerland and Belgium. It is feared the convicted rapist, burglar and drug dealer could have used the trip, which would have taken more than a day, to scout for victims. He is believed to have shunned flying to avoid airport passport control where any outstanding arrest warrants as well as details about his previous crimes, including sex offences against children, would have been flagged.

The full extent of his nomadic lifestyle, which began with a backpacking trip to Portugal in his late teens, has meant he either lived in, or had been jailed for crimes in, countries including Germany, Italy and Portugal...

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