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Madeleine's story hooked armchair detectives... but at its heart is a little girl who's still missing

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Kate and Gerry McCann in 2012 holding an image of what Madeline might look like as an older girl (John Stillwell/PA)

Kate and Gerry McCann in 2012 holding an image of what Madeline might look like as an older girl (John Stillwell/PA)

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Kate and Gerry McCann in 2012 holding an image of what Madeline might look like as an older girl (John Stillwell/PA)

Have they found the man who took Madeleine McCann? Police in the UK, Portugal and Germany are appealing this week for information about a new suspect - the latest development in a story which has gripped, fascinated and divided millions of armchair detectives since the evening 13 years ago when the three-year-old disappeared.

There have been many other suspects in the case. This one is different.

The evidence against German paedophile Christian Brueckner (43) may only be circumstantial.