Bombshell emails linking Christian Brueckner with Madeleine McCann’s ‘murder’ revealed by German FBI for first time

Detectives found an email account linking Christian Brueckner to the death of Madeleine McCann, a court heard today.

Detective Titus Stampa told the court that the German FBI had identified two email accounts linked to the pedophile.

But he said he was not authorized to discuss it because it was “related to the killing” of a toddler.

Maddie disappeared in Praia da Luz on Portugal’s Algarve coast in 2007 while on holiday with her parents Kate and Gerry from Rothley, Leicestershire.

Another account was used by Brueckner to exchange vile child sex abuse images with other online freaks, the court heard.

But incredibly it had deleted all the messages from the first half of 2007 – the time when Maddie went missing.

Detective Stamp declined to confirm whether the “murder” account contained any “photographs.”

But he said investigators also have a hard drive linked to the “murder,” which he was not allowed to discuss.

A detective told the court: “The external hard drive also belongs to the murder case – and I’m not allowed to talk about that.”

When asked about the account used to share images of child sexual abuse, Detective Stampa said: “I remember things in the inbox being ‘bulk’ deleted.

“There was nothing there from January 2007.”

The disclosure offered the first glimpse of the physical evidence that led German investigators to believe Brueckner kidnapped and killed Maddie.

Prosecutors have spoken publicly about their conviction and referred to the evidence – but declined to reveal what form it took.

It came after a laughing Brueckner arrogantly fist-bumped his lawyer as he walked into court on Wednesday.

Key witness Maddie Helge Busching told the court he waited until 2017 to report Brueckner because he “didn’t trust” the Portuguese police.

When asked about the videos he discovered of Brueckner being sexually tortured, Mr Busching said he feared the Portuguese police would throw them in the trash.

Mr Busching said: “I didn’t send them anonymously to the police in Portugal because I didn’t trust the Portuguese police.

“We would throw them away. They wouldn’t know what to do with it and would throw them away.”

Earlier, a policewoman who lived next door to Brueckner’s abandoned factory lair in Germany told the court she had such a “bad feeling” about him that she began privately recording his comings and goings.

Police officer Katharina Schmidt, 47, told the Braunschweig Regional Court that she and her partner Steve Meyer, 40, lived next door to a former container factory owned by Brueckner – and tipped officers off to his whereabouts.

Last month, during his trial, a Met officer told the court that the moment he answered the call “solved” the Maddie mystery.

DC Mark Draycott told magistrates in Germany that on May 18, 2017, he listened to a bombshell voicemail from a vagrant who named Brueckner as the man who abducted the toddler.

The officer said: “I rang the number and spoke to a man who I now know to be Helge Busching.

“He provided information relating to the Madeleine McCann investigation.”

A Scotland Yard officer has told how he traveled to Greece to interview a key witness – before later bringing him to the UK to give a formal statement.

A witness, Busching, has already told how he avoided talking about Maddie Brueckner: “She didn’t scream.”

But when asked to reveal what evidence the police had obtained that the rapist kidnapped and killed Madeleine, the British police officer refused to answer.

He said: “I can’t talk about it. I don’t have consent to talk about it.”

Meanwhile, a convicted pedophile used his rape trial to cry that he doesn’t get enough cheese in prison.

He moaned that he only got one slice and was only served toast.

His lawyer also claimed that Brueckner “wasn’t able to shower for three days” – and that the water in the court showers was cold.

Irish recess representative Hazel Behan testified against him in May.

The court heard the 40-year-old “knew” Brueckner was the man who raped her by his “piercing blue eyes”.

Ms Behan recognized him from photographs released when he was linked to Maddie’s disappearance.

She claims Brueckner – wearing a mask – tied her up and raped her three times in 2004 after climbing onto her balcony, also in the Algarve.

Mrs Behan, from Dublin, told the court in Braunschweig, Germany: “I remember he had piercing blue eyes. That’s how I recognized him in the newspaper.

“As soon as I saw his eyes, I felt sick.”

She added: “I remember he had the most piercing blue eyes – I don’t know if it was because he was wearing black, but I remember they stood out.”

The mum-of-three, who has waived anonymity, cried as she testified – they believe it is crucial that Brueckner remains behind bars so he can face the allegations against Maddie.

She told how she reported the attack to the police but was followed by plainclothes officers – with instructions to find out if she was a “whore”.

They also told her to go “home” to Ireland, claiming she could ruin the resort’s tourism reputation, and threatened her friends that they “could lose their jobs”.

Judge Ute Insa Engemann forced Brueckner to allow her to look closely at his eyes – to see if they matched Ms Behan’s description.

This article was originally published in The Sun and has been reproduced with permission

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