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Steeple Talk – Matthew Steeples on TalkTV, Madeleine McCann

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Matthew Steeples joins Peter Bleksley, Martin Brunt and Shabnam Chaudri to discuss the Madeleine McCann case and the latest trial of Christian Brueckner on unrelated charges on TalkTV

Premiered last night on YouTube, Matthew Steeples of The Steeple Times appeared on a 22:34-minute TalkTV programme, Crime Suspect, hosted by the crusading ex-detective Peter Bleksley.


Interviewed alongside another former police officer, retired Metropolitan Police detective superintendent Shabnam Chaudri, and longstanding Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt – who has been on that channel since it launched in 1989 – the panel discussed the trial of Christian Brueckner prior to it beginning today in Braunschweig, Germany.


Whilst convicted paedophile Brueckner – referenced in Germany just as ‘Christian B’ – is on trial for alleged sex crimes unrelated to his alleged involvement in the missing Madeleine McCann saga, interest in his connections to the unsolved for 17 years case was the focus of the episode.


During a frank discussion, Brunt referenced how he will be in attendance for proceedings whilst Chaudri examined the issue of evidence in historic cases. Steeples, questioned by Bleksley, talked of his having met Gerry and Kate McCann via his involvement in the deservedly long ago shuttered Parents and Abducted Children Together (PACT) charity and on behalf of other missing children asked: “Why don’t the cases of other missing people get nearly as much attention and nearly as much money and resources thrown at them?”


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Convicted paedophile Christian Brueckner (pictured being taken into court this morning) is currently serving a 7-year sentence for raping an American pensioner in the Algarve. If he is cleared at his 40-day trial, which has begun today at the Braunschweig Regional Court, he could be freed in September next year. His present trial is for carrying out five offences in the Algarve between 2000 and 2017.
The court setting for Brueckner’s trial. He stands accused of raping an Irish tour rep who was attacked in her apartment in Praia da Rocha in 2004 and also of raping a teenage girl in his Praia da Luz home and raping an elderly lady in her holiday apartment. He also faces a charge for allegedly exposing himself to a German girl on a beach in Salema in 2007 and an allegation of indecent exposure in front of an 11-year-old girl in Sao Bartolomeu de Mssines in 2017.

Missing Madeleine – Questions STILL without Answers… £14 million wasted on Operation Grange… Why continue? Why waste more? Why not help others?

Many questions about what happened on the evening of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann remain. Some that have been highlighted by the press and discussed online include:













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