Madeleine McCann suspect’s ‘hidden cellar’ left untouched since 12 months tot vanished as cops take away skips filled with proof

Madeleine McCann suspect’s ‘hidden cellar’ left untouched since year tot vanished as cops remove skips full of evidence

A HIDDEN cellar at an ­allotment utilized by the Madeleine McCann prime suspect has remained untouched since she disappeared in 2007, locals stated yesterday.

Paedo Christian B, 43, used the plot in Seelze, Hanover, within the 12 months Madeleine, 3, was snatched in Portugal.

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Police eliminated soil and particles from the location on Wednesday[/caption]


Officers had been pictured carrying luggage away from the location as a part of the probe[/caption]


Christian B has been named as the primary suspect within the teen’s disappearance[/caption]

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Madeleine McCann went lacking in 2007 whereas on vacation together with her household[/caption]

In dramatic developments yesterday, cops eliminated two skips filled with concrete blocks and a toddler’s bucket.

Strained wanting officers had been pictured standing on the location on Wednesday afternoon rubbing their face because the dig took its toll.

Neighbours advised how Christian B, who has a historical past of 17 little one intercourse offences, lived off-grid on the web site.

He advised them he wished to insulate a small shack standing on a concrete base within the 15ft plot.

The construction was mysteriously demolished shortly after he left the location in 2007 or 2008, with no seen signal of the cellar left.

But it surely was lastly uncovered yesterday afternoon by 100  police and forensics groups, who’ve spent days utilizing canines, diggers and underground radar gear.

Wolfgang Kossack, 73, who owns a neighbouring plot, stated Christian B advised him he lived “off grid” on the time and nobody knew he was there.

He would typically be seen with a girlfriend and stayed in a VW Transporter  parked subsequent to the location.


Mr Kossack stated: “He by no means did any gardening or tried to develop something. He simply sat round consuming beer.”  

Locals claimed there had been no new tenants since he disappeared. One claimed the plot had “been untouched since 2007”.

The event comes a month after the proprietor of an allotment Christian B rented 45 miles away in Braunschweig claimed he wished to construct a “Fritzl cell” underneath her land.

Buddies have beforehand stated they and Christian B would joke about him rising as a suspect, saying: “Maddie’s downstairs within the cellar. Come on Christian, get Maddie out of the cellar.”

Mr Kossack stated he appeared to have plans to insulate the cellar, and was “making an attempt to chop himself off and conceal from society”.

Cops had been tipped off about his use of the Hanover allotment by one other tenant who noticed a German crime present final month that includes Madeleine’s 2007 disappearance whereas on vacation in Praia da Luz.

He by no means did any gardening or tried to develop something. He simply sat round consuming beer.

Allotment neighbour

The positioning is three miles from the place a intercourse employee’s dismembered physique was present in 2010.

Christian B was questioned over the homicide however by no means charged.

Yesterday police eliminated the skips full of rubble, the bucket and previous plates.

Prosecutors confirmed the search was in connection to Madeleine’s disappearance.

By night police had packed up digging gear and cordons retaining away the general public had been additionally relaxed.

Sources stated the operation was more likely to come to an finish in the present day after the numerous discovery of the cellar and retrieval of key proof.


In the meantime, a neighbour at his former house block 4 miles away  within the metropolis of Hanover stated police had been looking out public gardens there.

The flats are subsequent to a faculty with its playground seen from most home windows.

The mom, who has lived there 15 years, stated: “Final week there was a police  helicopter overhead plus two tents on the road.

Police had been very busy within the gardens reverse. They appeared to be searching for one thing.  They wouldn’t say what they had been doing but it surely is smart now understanding that he lived right here.

“Christian is remembered for promoting weed. His block at all times stank of hashish. He was the native vendor.”

He was stated to be a  mechanic on the time and rented a storage at Euro Hobbywerkstatt a number of miles from the  allotment.

The storage proprietor stated Met Law enforcement officials had quizzed him over a workspace Christian B rented and took away paperwork regarding him.

He was nicknamed “the screwdriver” as a result of he at all times smelled of oil and petrol.

Final month an allotment proprietor in Braunschweig claimed her tenant Christian B advised her he wished to construct a “Fritzl cell” underneath her land.

Evil  Josef Fritzl fathered seven youngsters with daughter Elisabeth whereas retaining their household captive for 24 years in Austria. 

The girl  stated: “There was a gap within the flooring contained in the allotment home.

“In the future he advised me he wished to place clear plastic over it. I stated, ‘What the hell for? Simply so you possibly can look down into a unclean previous cellar?’

Looking back I believe he wished to construct a Fritzl cellar.”

It has additionally been beforehand reported that Christian B laughed when mates joked about him retaining Madeleine in his basement — whereas boasting  that police had no proof on him.


By Ben Leo

BRITISH cops have questioned the proprietor of a storage the place Christian B labored as a automotive mechanic.

Met Law enforcement officials investigating Madeleine McCann’s disappearance left with all paperwork regarding the German paedophile earlier this 12 months.

Christian B rented a storage at Euro Hobbywerkstatt in Hanover, a number of miles from the allotment at present being excavated.

He was ­nicknamed “the ­screwdriver” as a result of he at all times smelled of oil and petrol.

The proprietor stated yesterday detectives “took away every little thing” to do with him.

He’s at present in jail in Kiel for medicine crimes.

German police say they’ve proof proving Madeleine is lifeless.

However they’ve refused to present particulars to her mother and father Gerry and Kate from Rothley, Leics.

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Cops have spent two days digging up the allotment in Hanover[/caption]

Items from the site began filling up the skip
Skips had been crammed with gadgets from the police dig