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Inside Madeleine McCann suspect’s squalid villa close to the scene of her disappearance


THE new Madeleine McCann suspect had lived in a squalid property close to the scene of the three-year-old’s disappearance.

It had rubbish scattered outside and was surrounded by rusting old vehicles.

Tonight, a former neighbour of the suspect told Sky News: “He arrived in the mid-nineties and rented the place from the English owner.

“He went back to Germany at one stage and moved another German guy in to look after it, then came back and threw him out on the street.

“He was always a bit angry, driving fast up and down the lane, and then one day, around 2006, he just disappeared without a word.

"I think he left some rent unpaid.”

Photographs showed a distinctive fireplace with blue paint and a brown sofa and coffee table.

The house is located between Praia da Luz and the town of Lagos.

Police also showed images of another property about 15 miles inland from where the McCann's were staying.

The suspect is thought to have had access to the house — but he did not live there.

Madeleine McCann investigator Mark Cranwell asks for 'final piece in the jigsaw' as he appeals for information about suspect's campervan and Jaguar

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