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Re: The case of Madeleine McCann
« Reply #5160 on: June 22, 2020, 11:32:AM »
The former best friend of the man suspected of abducting Madeleine McCann says he is sure that the German paedophile took the young girl....


Interview: Christian Brückner was my best friend - I'm sure he took Madeleine McCann

The Austrian was friends with Brückner from early 2000, when they lived and committed crimes together in Portugal

By Jamie Johnson PRAIA DA LUZ and Jon Clarke

21 June 2020 • 9:30pm

Michael Tatschl on Christian Brückner (above): He was my best friend and he was definitely a pervert and more than capable of snatching a child, for sexual kicks or money

Michael Tatschl on Christian Brückner (above): He was my best friend and he was definitely a pervert and more than capable of snatching a child, for sexual kicks or money CREDIT: Facebook

The former best friend of the man suspected of abducting Madeleine McCann says he is sure that the German paedophile took the young girl.

In an extraordinary interview with the Telegraph, Michael Tatschl, an Austrian drifter who lived with Christian Brückner in Portugal said he has sat down with police and told them all about his “sick” and “perverted” friend, who used to brag about his criminal exploits.

Now, he has urged Brückner to “admit it to the police and close it for good.”

With striking neck tattoos, a close cropped haircut and a large piercing on his left nipple, Tatschl spent years travelling across Europe living in camper vans.

Speaking from his home outside Graz, Austria, where he has finally settled, the 46-year-old is adamant.

"I know he did it,” he claims.

“I was living with him at the time. He was my best friend and he was definitely a pervert and more than capable of snatching a child, for sexual kicks or money.

"I was sure it was him the minute the police came to find me in Austria.

"They were very clear with me from the first minute. They said 'we are investigating Maddie McCann and Christian Brückner’ and I told them I knew it already. I was convinced it was him.”

Michael Tatschl:He was my best friend and he was definitely a pervert and more than capable of snatching a child, for sexual kicks or money

Michael Tatschl: He was my best friend and he was definitely a pervert and more than capable of snatching a child, for sexual kicks or money CREDIT: Facebook

Speaking for the first time about his old friend, Tatschl described how he became involved with Brückner in Portugal in the early 2000s.

The pair lived together, drank together and ultimately committed crimes together.

"I was staying at his house and camping in a van in the garden. We spent a lot of time together and had good fun.

"But he was definitely quite a strange character.

“He was always quite criminal. He liked to brag about the crimes he had done and planned to do, and how he aimed to steal as much money as he could until he reached his dream of having €1 million. Then he would stop.

"It was rich pickings there in Praia da Luz. He was always breaking into apartments in the area and bragging about it to me,” Tatschl claimed.

“He was a very good burglar and would easily climb up to first floor apartments when tourists were out.

"He would climb up to the first floor and steal everything, lots of money, valuables and so many passports. In fact hundreds of passports and lots of watches. Rolexes and other expensive watches.

"He had a hiding place in the house in the rafters in the roof. He had all the money and passports hidden up there, Tatschl claimed.”

The property in question is a farmhouse just outside Praia da Luz which Brückner rented from a British man. Neighbours said he used to race down the dusty gravel track in his Jaguar and have heated shouting matches with a string of girlfriends. Tatschl said Brückner was in a relationship with a German woman 20 years his senior at the time.

It is also where a camcorder was discovered that allegedly had footage of Brückner raping a 72-year-old tourist at a luxury villa in 2005. The video was destroyed, but the testimony of the two men who saw it helped convict Bruckner of the crime last year.

“That’s how I found out he was a sick b******.

“It was of this elderly lady who was chained to a wooden post and she was being beaten and raped.”

“But I admit I got sucked into some of his schemes,” said Tatschl.

"Taking fuel seemed pretty harmless and we did it for a few months.

"The cops caught us red handed, caught us stealing diesel and we got eight-and-a-half months in prison on remand waiting for a trial in Portimao.

"It's just a small prison, so we got to spend a lot of time together.”

In 2006, while the pair were in jail, the farmhouse was robbed, and the money, valuables and camcorder was taken.

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Re: The case of Madeleine McCann
« Reply #5161 on: June 22, 2020, 11:45:AM »
The former best friend of the man suspected of abducting Madeleine McCann says he is sure that the German paedophile took the young girl....


Interview: Christian Brückner was my best friend - I'm sure he took Madeleine McCann

The Austrian was friends with Brückner from early 2000, when they lived and committed crimes together in Portugal

By Jamie Johnson PRAIA DA LUZ and Jon Clarke

21 June 2020 • 9:30pm

Michael Tatschl on Christian Brückner (above): He was my best friend and he was definitely a pervert and more than capable of snatching a child, for sexual kicks or money

Michael Tatschl on Christian Brückner (above): He was my best friend and he was definitely a pervert and more than capable of snatching a child, for sexual kicks or money CREDIT: Facebook

The former best friend of the man suspected of abducting Madeleine McCann says he is sure that the German paedophile took the young girl.

In an extraordinary interview with the Telegraph, Michael Tatschl, an Austrian drifter who lived with Christian Brückner in Portugal said he has sat down with police and told them all about his “sick” and “perverted” friend, who used to brag about his criminal exploits.

Now, he has urged Brückner to “admit it to the police and close it for good.”

With striking neck tattoos, a close cropped haircut and a large piercing on his left nipple, Tatschl spent years travelling across Europe living in camper vans.

Speaking from his home outside Graz, Austria, where he has finally settled, the 46-year-old is adamant.

"I know he did it,” he claims.

“I was living with him at the time. He was my best friend and he was definitely a pervert and more than capable of snatching a child, for sexual kicks or money.

"I was sure it was him the minute the police came to find me in Austria.

"They were very clear with me from the first minute. They said 'we are investigating Maddie McCann and Christian Brückner’ and I told them I knew it already. I was convinced it was him.”

Michael Tatschl:He was my best friend and he was definitely a pervert and more than capable of snatching a child, for sexual kicks or money

Michael Tatschl: He was my best friend and he was definitely a pervert and more than capable of snatching a child, for sexual kicks or money CREDIT: Facebook

Speaking for the first time about his old friend, Tatschl described how he became involved with Brückner in Portugal in the early 2000s.

The pair lived together, drank together and ultimately committed crimes together.

"I was staying at his house and camping in a van in the garden. We spent a lot of time together and had good fun.

"But he was definitely quite a strange character.

“He was always quite criminal. He liked to brag about the crimes he had done and planned to do, and how he aimed to steal as much money as he could until he reached his dream of having €1 million. Then he would stop.

"It was rich pickings there in Praia da Luz. He was always breaking into apartments in the area and bragging about it to me,” Tatschl claimed.

“He was a very good burglar and would easily climb up to first floor apartments when tourists were out.

"He would climb up to the first floor and steal everything, lots of money, valuables and so many passports. In fact hundreds of passports and lots of watches. Rolexes and other expensive watches.

"He had a hiding place in the house in the rafters in the roof. He had all the money and passports hidden up there, Tatschl claimed.”

The property in question is a farmhouse just outside Praia da Luz which Brückner rented from a British man. Neighbours said he used to race down the dusty gravel track in his Jaguar and have heated shouting matches with a string of girlfriends. Tatschl said Brückner was in a relationship with a German woman 20 years his senior at the time.

It is also where a camcorder was discovered that allegedly had footage of Brückner raping a 72-year-old tourist at a luxury villa in 2005. The video was destroyed, but the testimony of the two men who saw it helped convict Bruckner of the crime last year.

“That’s how I found out he was a sick b******.

“It was of this elderly lady who was chained to a wooden post and she was being beaten and raped.”

“But I admit I got sucked into some of his schemes,” said Tatschl.

"Taking fuel seemed pretty harmless and we did it for a few months.

"The cops caught us red handed, caught us stealing diesel and we got eight-and-a-half months in prison on remand waiting for a trial in Portimao.

"It's just a small prison, so we got to spend a lot of time together.”

In 2006, while the pair were in jail, the farmhouse was robbed, and the money, valuables and camcorder was taken.


On the information in the article alone, how on earth could he be sure?

And if he 'sold Maddie on' with mention of 'Morrocco' why are German police saying they are certain she is dead (then saying there is some small hope she is not).

Latest article mentions Camper Van:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8445467/Maddie-McCann-prime-suspect-Christian-Brueckner-scapegoat-says-Portuguese-detective.html
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Re: The case of Madeleine McCann
« Reply #5162 on: June 22, 2020, 12:21:PM »
This blog has a lot of information in about the dogs, including other cases worked on.

http://laidbareblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-truth-of-dogs-mccann-case-and-more.html?m=1

I agree, the time line doesn't sit right with the Tapas 9 claims and I've always wondered about Mike's claims that Maddie died earlier.  Though I can't see how her parents would have been able to conceal their emotions.

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Re: The case of Madeleine McCann
« Reply #5163 on: June 22, 2020, 12:54:PM »
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The father-of-one says he “cannot believe” that Portuguese detectives have not yet searched the former home they shared.

When the pair were released from prison, Brückner moved into the distinctive white and yellow VW Westfalia campervan, while Tatschl says he left Portugal for Orgiva, Spain.

Five months later, Madeleine disappeared.

"He had lost the house but he was still enjoying living in the area. I think that confused the police a little as they were not sure where he was living exactly when Maddie vanished,” said Tatschl.

"The next time I saw him was in late May or early June 2007 and he arrived in Spain with his big American campervan, the Winnebago, the one with the swimsuits.

"He parked it up in Orgiva and came looking for me. It was the only reason he had come to Orgiva to find me. He knew that I was living there and he knew I had connections to the marijuana world and could help him make money.

"We all wondered where he’d got the money from.

"I remember specifically having a conversation with an English guy who lived there and we both said how on earth could have had that vehicle?

“We assumed a big drug deal or something like that. Now I suspect it was Maddie.

"He was only there that time for a couple of days and went on back to Germany selling marijuana.”

Brückner has a string of convictions, ranging from molesting a six-year-old girl in a playground when he was just a teenager, to raping a 72-year-old American woman in a horrific attack in Praia da Luz more than a decade later.

Now, he has been identified as the prime suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. German authorities say they have evidence that she is dead, and that Brückner “did the deed” but they do not have enough evidence to charge him.

"He was definitely a pervert and all his friends thought that about him. He had some sexual issues but we didn’t think that he liked young children,” says Tatschl.

"Christian was always on the dark web. He would talk about it and he always had internet in the houses he rented.

"I don’t know exactly what he did but I suspect it involved drugs and pornography.

"He was always bragging about money and making money. He even talked about selling kids maybe to Morocco.

"I didn't really think about it at the time. Just brushed it off as joking.”

Things changed when he watched an eight-part series on the McCann case in March last year.

"When I saw the Netflix documentary I knew immediately that he was guilty.

"The part where the female tourist talked about the man turning up at her door while her child played by the front door, the creepy guy with acne and blonde hair. I just knew it was Christian for sure.”

Days later, police arrived at Tatschl’s front door.

“I had two Austrian police and two German Police turn up at my house. I was then taken to the police station where I told them my story over 14 hours.

"It was the first week of April last year and they had me in the police station from 10am to 6pm on the first day and then from 10 am until 4pm the next day.

"They were very clear with me from the first minute. They said 'we are investigating Maddie McCann and Christian Brückner’ and I told them I knew it already. I was convinced it was him. I told them ‘I know what you want. I hope I can help.’”

"I really hope they can finally close this case for the family and find Christian guilty for what he has done. He needs to admit it to the police and close it for good.”

Last week, lawyers defending Brückner said their client “denies any involvement” in the McCann case.

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Re: The case of Madeleine McCann
« Reply #5164 on: June 22, 2020, 03:04:PM »
"Disgraced Madeleine McCann cop Goncalo Amaral brands Maddie murder suspect a ‘scapegoat’ on Portuguese TV"

"Asked why he thought the German authorities might have interest in coming up with new information which in his opinion had no real value, Amaral claimed: “Because it enables them to have jurisdiction over this case."



Why would the German police be interested in covering up for a couple from Leicester?


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Re: The case of Madeleine McCann
« Reply #5165 on: June 22, 2020, 06:08:PM »
"Disgraced Madeleine McCann cop Goncalo Amaral brands Maddie murder suspect a ‘scapegoat’ on Portuguese TV"

"Asked why he thought the German authorities might have interest in coming up with new information which in his opinion had no real value, Amaral claimed: “Because it enables them to have jurisdiction over this case."



Why would the German police be interested in covering up for a couple from Leicester?



This kind of framing has probably been planned for years. Like Amaral said, if CB had been dead, he would have been the perfect suspect.


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Re: The case of Madeleine McCann
« Reply #5166 on: June 22, 2020, 06:24:PM »
Well, well, well...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11863875/madeleine-mccann-christian-b-police-search-old-wells/

In 2017, Amaral told journalist the body could be hidden in a well. He also stated British intelligence services know what happened to Maddie.

If his two books are such nonsense, why are they banned and almost impossible to get hold of in UK, in normal format?

Even now with Amaral having overturned the ban, I am not aware of publishers printing.  When something gets banned in the UK, you can guarantee it's because something is highly uncomfortable for UK authorities.
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Re: The case of Madeleine McCann
« Reply #5167 on: June 23, 2020, 03:11:PM »
This blog has a lot of information in about the dogs, including other cases worked on.

http://laidbareblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-truth-of-dogs-mccann-case-and-more.html?m=1

I agree, the time line doesn't sit right with the Tapas 9 claims and I've always wondered about Mike's claims that Maddie died earlier.  Though I can't see how her parents would have been able to conceal their emotions.

German police have discovered an anomaly regarding a sighting in Lagos of Gerald McCann talking to somebody on a mobile phone, where he was seen pacing up and down, and back and forth, and begging /pleading with whoever he was speaking to, 'PLEASE DON' T HURT MADELIENE', 'PLEASE DON' T HURT MADELIENE', 'PLEASE DON' T HURT MADELIENE'.

The discrepancy involves the date when the eye witness saw and heard, what she claims she had seen and heard, at the time she was in the process of making a cash withdrawal from  a cash dispenser in Lagos on two different dates -  one (2nd May 2007)  before the official disappearence of Madeliene McCann, alerted to by Kate Healey at 10.00pm, on the 3rd May. 2007, and secondly, on a date 7th May 2007, afterwards!
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« Reply #5168 on: June 23, 2020, 03:23:PM »
German police have discovered an anomaly regarding a sighting in Lagos of Gerald McCann talking to somebody on a mobile phone, where he was seen pacing up and down, and back and forth, and begging /pleading with whoever he was speaking to, 'PLEASE DON' T HURT MADELIENE', 'PLEASE DON' T HURT MADELIENE', 'PLEASE DON' T HURT MADELIENE'.

The discrepancy involves the date when the eye witness saw and heard, what she claims she had seen and heard, at the time she was in the process of making a cash withdrawal from  a cash dispenser in Lagos on two different dates -  one (2nd May 2007)  before the official disappearence of Madeliene McCann, alerted to by Kate Healey at 10.00pm, on the 3rd May. 2007, and secondly, on a date 7th May 2007, afterwards!

The eye witness has already confirmed the man she saw and heard, as Gerald McCann,  after subsequently seeing him again on national tv on a later date!  She told police that she was /is 99.9% certain that the man she has spoke about was / is Gerald McCann..
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« Reply #5169 on: June 23, 2020, 03:27:PM »
The eye witness has already confirmed the man she saw and heard, as Gerald McCann,  after subsequently seeing him again on national tv on a later date!  She told police that she was /is 99.9% certain that the man she has spoke about was / is Gerald McCann..

So, if true, then irrespective of a possible mix up between the two different dates ( 2nd and 7th May 2007), it suggests in the strongest terms possible, that 'Gerald McCann was talking on the phone to somebody claiming to have got'  or 'had taken Madeliene!
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« Reply #5170 on: June 23, 2020, 03:33:PM »
So, if true, then irrespective of a possible mix up between the two different dates ( 2nd and 7th May 2007), it suggests in the strongest terms possible, that 'Gerald McCann was talking on the phone to somebody claiming to have got'  or 'had taken Madeliene!

So, how come nothing has been said by either parent, or the Portuguese police,  during the last 13 years of investigations, by the Portuguese, or the UK police, about this interaction between the the parent(s)  and a would be abductor(s)?
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« Reply #5171 on: June 23, 2020, 03:37:PM »
What if, the eye witness account of Gerald McCann in Lagos (close to a second address used by Christian B)  occurred on the 2nd May 2007, and not on the 7th May 2007)?

How could McCann be pleading with any would be abductor(s) ('PLEASE DON' T HURT MADELIENE'), a day or more, before she had been reportedly 'taken'  from apartment 5A around 10.00pm on 3rd May 2007? If Maddie had already been taken by a would be abductor(s) by whatever time the eye witness had withdrawn cash from a cash dispenser on the 2nd May 2007 in Lagos, depending upon the time recorded by the bank for that transaction, how could Madeliene Beth McCann have attended the kids creche on the afternoon of 2nd May 2007, and again on the following morning and the afternoon of the 3rd May 2007? How could Madeliene have complained to her parents at breakfast time on the morning of the 3rd May 2007, 'WHY DIDN' T YOU AND DADDY COME TO US LAST NIGHT WHEN ME AND SEAN WERE CRYING''?

Why did Kate Healey sleep in one of the beds in the children's bedroom that 2nd May 2007,  night?  More importantly, how and which bed did she sleep in?  Madelienes bed, or the spare one?  Why did Kate Healey wash the bedsheets of Madelienes bed on the morning of the 3rd May 2007? Was it because she knew that her own DNA would be ingrained in those bedsheets?  Why would she be sleeping in Madelienes bed, (presumably with Madeliene) on the night / morning of 2nd / 3rd May 2007, if Madeliene had already been taken by any would be abductor(s) on 2nd May 2007. Because Kate and her husband knew that Madeliene could not possibly have slept in her bed that 2nd May 2007, night!

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« Reply #5172 on: June 23, 2020, 04:17:PM »
And then of course, there are the nannies Charlotte Pennington and Kat Baker, who confirmed Madelienes attendance at the kids club on the afternoon of the 2nd May 2007, and the morning and afternoon of the 3rd May 2007? How could Madeliene have possibly been present on those occasions, and if she had already been 'taken by then?

Why are the creche records (2nd / 3rd May 2007) contradictory?

Who' s handwriting entered all the entries concerning Madeliene McCanns faked attendance on those three crucial sessions?

How did Gerald McCann travel to and from Lagos on the 2nd / 7th May 2007?

Who drove him there?

For what reason did he go there?
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« Reply #5173 on: June 23, 2020, 04:21:PM »
And then of course, there are the nannies Charlotte Pennington and Kat Baker, who confirmed Madelienes attendance at the kids club on the afternoon of the 2nd May 2007, 29 and the morning and afternoon of the 3rd May 2007? How could Madeliene have possibly been present on those occasions, and if she had already been 'taken by then?

Why are the creche records (2nd / 3rd May 2007) contradictory?

Who' s handwriting entered all the entries concerning Madeliene McCanns faked attendance on those three crucial sessions?

How did Gerald McCann travel to and from Lagos on the 2nd / 7th May 2007?

Who drove him there?

For what reason did he go there?

Why did Gerald McCann delete mobile phone records from his mobile phone on the evening and morning of 3rd / 4th May 2007?

Who did he call / who called him, on those deleted occasions?

Funny how Robert Murat flew back from the UK to Portugal after Madiene had already been taken (by 2nd May 2007)...
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« Reply #5174 on: June 23, 2020, 04:26:PM »
According to the eye witness account, when she observed and overheard what Gerald McCann was talking about, she described him in possession of, and and holding a small notebook and a pen he appeared to be writing down instructions in it..

What happened to that notebook and pen?

What information did he write down in that notebook?
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