Madeleine McCann suspect is being investigated by Dutch cops over disappearance of boy, 7, from beach in the Netherlands


MADELEINE MCCANN suspect Christian B is being investigated over the disappearance of a seven-year-old boy from a beach in The Netherlands, it is reported.

It was revealed last month that Dutch cops were working with German authorities to determine if Christian B, 43, was behind the disappearance of Jaïr Soares in August 1995.

Jaïr vanished from a beach near the Zuid-Holland town of Monster when he went to buy chips.

His mum and dad returned to the towels and found their son was missing.

A dossier about the case has now been sent to German detectives by Dutch police, newspaper AD reports.

A police spokesman in the Hague said they have presented the case and “were in talks”.

The police spokesman added: “Presenting the case means that we look if there are any similarities between the cases.

“So we look for clues that connect them.”

Dutch police said they will try to trace Christian B’s movements to see if he was in the Netherlands when Jaïr vanished.

The paedo rapist was named last month as the main suspect in Madeleine’s abduction.

He is in jail for drugs offences while prosecutors build up a case.

Madeleine disappeared from her parents’ holiday apartment in Praia da Luz on the Algarve in 2007.

We would be crazy if we didn’t look closely at this German man

Speaking last month after about the investigation into Jaïr’s disappearance, Leo Simais, from The Hague’s police cold case team, told Dutch paper De Telegraaf: “We would be crazy if we didn’t look closely at this German man.

“We have now made contact with the German Criminal Investigation Service and are going to exchange information.

“We are now working on a presentation about the disappearance of Jaïr, which we can then take with us.”

Last year, Christian B was convicted of raping a 72-year-old American woman, which his lawyers have been appealing against at the European Court of Justice.

Earlier this week, German police boasted of “solving 90 per cent” of the Madeleine case, it has been claimed.

The dad of an alleged accomplice says police are close to charging him over her abduction.

The father, whose daughter was linked to Christian B ­during burglaries in Portugal, said: “I was with the police for an hour last month.

“They said they had 90 per cent solved the case and seemed very confident.”

He added: “They seemed ­to be very convinced that Christian B was their man.”

But Christian B’s lawyer Friedrich Fulscher said: “I don’t actually believe there will be any charges.”


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