TV fans have flocked to Netflix to watch documentary series - The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann - following fresh news about the police case.

On Wednesday, June 3 - a German prisoner was identified by detectives as a suspect in her disappearance.

The Metropolitan Police have not named the man, 43, who is described as white with short blond hair, possibly fair, and about 6ft tall with a slim build.

Who is the new suspect in the investigation?

The German national is known to have been in and around Praia da Luz on the Algarve coast at the time Madeleine vanished on May 3, 2007 while on holiday with her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, and her twin siblings Sean and Amelie.

A half-hour phone call was made to his Portuguese mobile phone around an hour before Madeleine is believed to have gone missing.

The suspect, who is in prison in Germany for an unrelated matter, has been linked to an early 1980s VW T3 Westfalia camper van – with a white upper body and yellow skirting, registered in Portugal – which was pictured in the Algarve in 2007.

Scotland Yard said he was driving the vehicle in the Praia da Luz area in the days before Madeleine’s disappearance and is believed to have been living in it for days or weeks before and after May 3.

He has also been linked to a 1993 Jaguar XJR6 with a German number plate seen in Praia da Luz and surrounding areas in 2006 and 2007.

The day after Madeleine went missing, the suspect got the car re-registered in Germany under someone else’s name, although it is believed the vehicle was still in Portugal.

Both vehicles have been seized by German police.

What is Netflix's documentary about?

While Netflix launched the show on their streaming platform in March 2019, many have discovered it for the first time in wake of latest developments, with others choosing to re-watch it.

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The youngster’s parents, Kate and Gerry McCann (pictured above), have previously criticised the programme, saying it “could potentially hinder” the search for their daughter.

Netflix said the series had access to “never-before-heard testimonies from those at the heart of the story, including friends of the McCann family, investigators working the case and from those who became the subject of media speculation and rumour”.

It said: “The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann goes beyond the headlines and takes a unique look at the facts of the case as well as its impact on media standards around the world.”

Prior to its launch last year, Netflix released a trailer for the documentary, giving a glimpse at just over two minutes of footage from the series, including interviews and dramatic re-enactments, as well as archive footage.

Mr and Mrs McCann previously said in a statement: “The production company told us that they were making the documentary and asked us to participate.

“We did not see – and still do not see – how this programme will help the search for Madeleine and, particularly given there is an active police investigation, it could potentially hinder it.

“Consequently, o­­ur views and preferences are not reflected in the programme.”

Who launched Operation Grange?

Scotland Yard launched an investigation, Operation Grange, after a Portuguese inquiry failed to make any headway on Madeleine’s disappearance.

What to do if you have any information about Madeleine's disappearance

The Operation Grange incident room can be contacted via 0207 321 9251 or operation.grange@met.police.uk.