Madeleine McCann prime suspect moved to high-security ‘German Alcatraz’ prison

The prime suspect of the Madeleine McCann investigation has been moved to a new high-security prison nicknamed Germany's Alcatraz.

Christian Brueckner is believed to be the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine in 2007.

The 44-year-old is now locked up in solitary confinement at Oldenburg prison near Bremen, north west Germany.

The Mirror reported that the convicted paedophile has been moved to the modern prison which is covered in CCTV cameras that are watched 24/7.

It claims that all the doors and windows are made from special reinforced safety glass so guards can keep an eye on prisoners at all times.

The high-tech facility is all surrounded by a 22ft wall, to make escapes nearly impossible, except for one incident where a prisoner fled after befriending a guard.

Speaking to The Mirror, Brueckner’s lawyer, Friedrich Fuelscher, declined to comment on why he had been transferred.

But the move comes after he fell and broke his ribs in a scuffle with guards at a jail near Braunschweig.

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He had been previously held in Kiel, but was reportedly unhappy there because he was bullied by other inmates for his alleged link to the McCann case.

Brueckner fled to Portugal in 1995 after completing a two-year sentence for abusing a child.

He is now serving seven years for raping a 72-year-old American woman in Praia da Luz in Algarve in 2005, after being arrested 12 years later

Madeleine was snatched from her bed at a holiday resort in the same town in 2007 when she was just three years old.

German prosecutors are currently compiling evidence against Brueckner who last year became the prime suspect in Madeleine’s disappearance – and believe she has been murdered.

He has denied any involvement in the case and branded the investigation against him “scandalous” in a letter penned from his cell.

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