Way, way, back, Andy Redwood alluded to Brueckner without naming him when he said that one line of enquiry was, what he termed, a burlglary gone wrong.
I don't, now, think there can be any doubt that was a referenc to Brueckner.
It ought to be possible to discuss separate strands of a single subject concurrently.
This report is 6 years old:
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/m ... d-10338968
1. A burglary gone wrong
Former Operation Grange head DCI Andy Redwood championed a theory that Maddie had been kidnapped by thieves during a bungled burglary at the holiday flat.
There had been a fourfold increase in burglaries from the start of 2007 to the day the three-year-old went missing.
In the three weeks before Maddie's disappearance, windows were used to gain access to apartments in the Ocean Club complex and British detectives believed the toddler may have disturbed an intruder.
But Portugal's Policia Judiciaria made little secret of their dismissal of the theory.
Police believe she may have been taken in a bungled burglary at the Praia Da Luz Ocean Club Resort ( Image: Sunday Mirror)
The burglary theory matched a line of enquiry over heroin addict Euclides Monteiro, a convicted burglar who died in a tractor accident in 2009.
Monteiro used to work as a waiter at the Ocean Club but was sacked for stealing tips a year before Madeleine disappeared.
He was working at a water and sewage plant half a mile away from where Madeleine vanished from the Ocean Club complex at the time of her disappearance.
In 2014, police searched the site behind the water plant with sniffer dogs but the search ultimately proved fruitless.