‘I bought a campervan from Madeleine McCann suspect and police have now seized it’

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Buying a van used by the Madeleine McCann prime suspect has turned into a nightmare, said its owner.

A car dealer identified only as Peter W has spoken for the first time about getting caught up in the investigation.

He said: “I got involved in something I had never thought of and I don’t wish on anyone”.

In 2015, Peter W, of Regensburg, southern Germany, paid suspect Christian Brueckner £5,000 for his yellow and white Volkswagen T3 Westfalia campervan in the Algarve, Portugal.

This VW T3 Westfalia campervan is connected to the case of missing Madeleine McCann

Police seized it from Peter W’s scrapyard and shipped it to Germany for forensic tests.

Experts are examining it for clues into three-year-old Madeleine’s disappearance from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in 2007.

Today the Mirror revealed police are launching a big push for the “missing piece of the jigsaw” in a bid to finally solve the case.

Investigators believe convicted child sex offender Christian Brueckner murdered Madeleine, then three

Christian Brueckner, 43, is a German convicted paedophile
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Police named Brueckner as the prime suspect in Madeleine’s case after mobile phone records put him in Praia da Luz on the night she was snatched.

Brueckner, serving seven years for rape in the area in 2005, denies involvement with Madeleine’s disappearance.

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