A British man reported to be a paedophile is set to be extradited to the UK to be questioned over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Malta Today is reporting 76-year-old Roderick McDonald was arrested in the area and will serve a custodial sentence after a conviction for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.
The court in Malta confirmed the man was previously known as Roderick William Robinson and had been on the run after the 2012 conviction, Malta Today reported.
The UK Daily Mirror is reporting McDonald has links to paedophile gangs that were operating in Algarve, where Madeleine McCann was abducted in 2007.
McDonald was also reported to have raped an eight-year-old girl in Australia.