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Madeleine McCann suspect ‘moved to high-security prison to be watched 24/7’

The high-tech prison has been labelled Germany's Alcatraz

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Madeleine McCann suspect Christian Brueckner has been moved to a high-security prison, news reports claim.

The 44-year-old convicted paedophile is currently in solitary confinement at Oldenburg prison near Bremen.

Last year, Brueckner was named as the prime suspect in Madeleine‘s disappearance.

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Madeleine McCann prime suspect has reportedly moved prison (Credit: ITV)

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According to The Mirror, Brueckner is now serving time in the facility in north west Germany.

Surrounded by a 22ft wall, the prison holds 437 places monitored by 24/7 CCTV.

There’s also doors and windows made from specially reinforced safety glass.

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Brueckner’s lawyer declined to comment on the reason behind his transfer, when approached by the publication.

However, it was reportedly in his best interest after he fell and broke his ribs following a scuffle with guards.

Brueckner previously served time at Wolfenbüttel prison.

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Gerry and Kate McCann have continued to search for Maddie (Credit:

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Meanwhile, Brueckner became a suspect after German police released new evidence that included details of his cars and phone numbers.

He had been living in a camper van near the town at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance in 2007.

His phone records also placed him in the resort of Praia de Luz on the night.

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Furthermore, his former girlfriend’s father spoke out about the case in June.

Nicole Fehlinger dated Brueckner at the time Madeleine went missing.

According to the Mirror, her father said: “No one knows that my daughter not only had the private residence in Portugal at her disposal, but also a separate compound.

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Madeleine went missing back in 2007 (Credit: ITV News)

“No one has ever searched there or the property has never turned up in connection with Maddie, Brueckner or Nicole.”

Madeleine disappeared on May 3, 2007, from her bed in a holiday apartment at a resort in Praia da Luz, Portugal.

Her parents, Gerry and Kate McCann, have continued to search for their daughter.

Brueckner is the only suspect currently being investigated.

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