The new suspect is a German man who is currently detained in Germany for another matter, the Metropolitan Police said.
The group did not identify the man, but described him as a 43-year-old white man. He lived regularly in the southern Algarve between 1995 and 2007 when McCann disappeared.
“He is connected to the area of Praia da Luz and the surrounding regions and spent some short stays in Germany,” says the police statement.
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“After the tenth anniversary, Met received information about a German man who was known to be in and around Praia da Luz. We have worked with colleagues in Germany and Portugal, and this man is a suspect of Madeleine’s disappearance.” Detective Chief Inspector Mark Cranwell said in a statement on Wednesday.
Police also revealed details of two cars connected to the suspect when Madeleine McCann disappeared.
“The first vehicle is a characteristic VW T3 Westfalia motorhome. It is a model from the early 1980s with two color markings, a white body and a yellow bar. It had a Portuguese license plate,” says the statement.
“The suspect had access to this van from at least April 2007 until shortly after May 2007. It was used in and around Praia da Luz.”
“The second vehicle is a 1993 British Jaguar, Model XJR 6, with a German license plate and registered in Germany,” added the state
“It is believed that this car was in Praia da Luz and surrounding areas in 2006 and 2007. The car was originally registered in the name of the suspect. On May 4, 2007, one day after Madeleine’s disappearance, the car was reapplied someone else registered in Germany. “
The detectives asked the public to provide information about the vehicles and two cell phone numbers, which are believed to have been used by the suspect on the day Madeleine disappeared.
There is a police reward of £ 20,000 for information that leads to the conviction of those responsible.
The Metropolitan Police began reviewing McCann’s disappearance in 2011 in a large-scale investigation known as Operation Grange.
As part of the investigation, detectives screened hundreds of clues and over 40,000 documents related to the disappearance of the three-year-old.