The British Metropolitan Police Force said the new suspect is a German man and is currently imprisoned in Germany for unrelated matters.
The troops did not recognize the man, but described him as a 43-year-old white man. After McCann disappeared from 1995 to 2007, he regularly lived in the Algarve region of southern Portugal.
The police statement said: “He is related to the Praia da Luz area and the surrounding area, and spent a short holiday in Germany.”
“It has been more than 13 years since Madeleine disappeared, and none of us can imagine what her family will be like, not knowing what happened or where she is,”
“After the tenth anniversary, the Metropolitan Museum received news about a German man who allegedly lived in Praia da Luz and the surrounding area. We have been working with colleagues in Germany and Portugal. The man is the suspect of Madeleine’s disappearance,” detective governor Mark Cranwell said in a statement on Wednesday.
The police also revealed details of the two cars that had contact with the suspect during the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
The statement said: “The first car was the distinctive Volkswagen T3 Westfalia campervan. This is a model from the early 1980s with two tonal marks, a white upper body and yellow skirt feet. It has a license plate in Portuguese.
“The suspect can use the van at least sometime after April 2007 to May 2007. It is used in and around Praia da Luz.
The statement added: “The second car was the 1993 British Jaguar, model XJR 6, with a German license plate and registered in Germany.”
“It is believed that this car was used in Praia da Luz and its surrounding areas in 2006 and 2007. The car was initially registered under the name of the suspect. May 4, 2007, the day after Madeleine disappeared , The car was re-registered with someone and Germany.”
The detective asked the public to provide any information about the vehicle and the two mobile phone numbers. It is believed that the suspect used one of them on the day of Madeleine’s disappearance.
The police will offer a reward of 20,000 pounds (about 25,000 US dollars) in order to reward those who convicted the perpetrators.
The Metropolitan Police began reviewing McCann’s disappearance in 2011, a large-scale investigation called Operation Grange.
As part of the investigation, the detective screened hundreds of clues and more than 40,000 documents to be related to the disappearance of the three-year-old child.