Madeleine McCann latest news: Cops dig up allotment in Hanover near where suspect lived – LIVE updates

GERMAN police have dug up an allotment in Hanover, Germany believed to be linked to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Forensics have been probing land between Hanover-Ahlem and Seelze-Letter since the early hours of this morning, Haz.de reported

The public prosecutor's office in Braunschweig said the action was linked to Madeleine McCann, who vanished in Portugal 13 years ago.

Christian B, 43, was identified last month as being the prime suspect in the case.

He lived in Hanover in 2010 after living in Portugal and began living in a caravan and working in a car repair shop before being convicted of forgery of documents in 2010.

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  • COPS WITH SNIFFER DOGS DIG UP ALLOTMENT IN GERMAN CITY

  • SNIFFER DOGS AT ALLOTMENT

    Three vehicles are at the scene and a forensics tent has been set up at a Hanover allotment, while a sniffer dog has also been used to examine the area.

    The investigation team is expected to remain at the allotment until Wednesday.

    Heavy earth-moving equipment has been brought in, to help clear the plot.

    This includes an excavator, which was also reported to be in use to help the large-scale investigation.

    A prisoner transporter was said to be at the closed-off scene.

    Pics of the overgrown garden show cops keeping guard near it, though it's not known exactly what is being searched for.

  • SEARCH OF GARDEN 'LINKED TO MADELEINE McCANN CASE' UNDERWAY

    Cops in Germany have dug up a garden in Hanover believed to be linked to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

    Forensic officers and sniffer dogs were seen hunting through the allotment in the city where chief suspect Christian B once lived.

    Forensics have been probing land between Hanover-Ahlem and Seelze-Letter since the early hours of this morning.

    The public prosecutor's office in Braunschweig said the action was linked to Madeleine McCann, who vanished in Portugal 13 years ago.

    Christian B, 43, was identified last month as being the prime suspect in her abduction.

    He lived in Hanover in 2010 after living in Portugal and began living in a caravan and working in a car repair shop before being convicted of forgery of documents in 2010.

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