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The lawyer for the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann has admitted he wouldn't trust him around his kids.
Friedrich Fuelscher insisted that if he had a daughter he would not let the convicted paedophile Christian Brueckner look after her, the Mirror reports.
He told the paper: “I'd let him look after my dogs but I wouldn't let him look after my children or my daughter – if I had them.
“He could be my dogsitter, yes, but because of his record I would not let him look after my own daughter.”
The German drifter was named the chief suspect in the disappearance of three-year-old after mobile phone records placed him in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on the evening she went missing.
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Mr Fuelscher added he last week flew to the Algarve where Madeleine disappeared in 2007.
And claimed he uncovered completely new information which he plans to reveal in coming weeks.
He said: “I cannot tell you what it is – but it is big. It certainly surprised me."
Brueckner, 43, is currently being kept in solitary confinement in a prison in central Kiel serving a one year nine month sentence for drug dealing.
He denies involvement with Madeleine's disappearance.
His lawyer insisted he had turned his life around, saying: “I certainly don't sleep as well as I used to.
“I've had threats, lots of them, some of them death threats.
“Some of them have been online and some of them have been on the phone.
“I have pressed charges on some of them.
“I've also been told my life is in danger for looking into the Madeleine McCann case.”
Brueckner cannot mix with other prisoners because of threats from fellow inmates and the only people he has contact with are wardens and the prisoner who distributes food.
Mr Fuelscher added: “I am entitled to go and visit him but I only go in when I have something to discuss.
“But I cannot – and will not – discuss what my client has told me.”
In his interview with The Mirror, Fuelscher praised the professionalism of Scotland Yard in handling their inquiries – but slammed the German legal authorities in Braunschweig.
He said: “I praise the British investigation team and, from what I have seen so far, I certainly think they have good reasons to still treat this as a 'missing persons' inquiry.
He is appealing a rape verdict and it is the subject of a complex European Court of Justice legal ruling which will be released next Thursday.
- Madeleine Mccann
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