The main suspect in Madeleine McCann’s disappearance was left with two broken ribs while waiting in a cell for his last court hearing in Germany – and his lawyer blamed the guards.
Convicted rapist Christian Bruckner, 43, was taken to a court in Braunschweig on Monday for a routine hearing in a drug case, which is currently serving a 21-month sentence in Kiel prison.
Just 40 minutes after his arrival, he was taken to hospital by ambulance and treated for two broken ribs, court spokeswoman Jessica Knab-Henricks said.
As he was led by an ambulance with handcuffs and leg guards, he was first filmed since he was identified as the prime suspect in the alleged murder of McCann, a 3-year-old British girl who went missing in Portugal in 2007.
Sources told Der Spiegel that Bruckner was injured when he fell while arguing with guards while trying to avoid wearing handcuffs.
Bruckner – sometimes called Bruckner – was returned to court after a brief hospital treatment for the hearing, reports said.
The incident is still under investigation, Knab-Henrichs said.
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Although Bruckner was named by prosecutors as the main suspect in the McCann case, he was never charged. The disappearance is being treated as a murder case by prosecutors, who previously said they had “concrete evidence” that she was dead. Bruckner denied involvement.
He is currently in prison serving a sentence for drug-related crimes – and is also facing seven years in prison after being convicted of raping a 72-year-old American woman in 2005, also in Portugal. He has not yet started this sentence as he is appealing the sentence.
He has a long list of sentences, ranging up to the age of 18, including exposing a young girl to a playground and possessing thousands of obscene images of children, The Telegraph said.
With Post wires