Police probing the disappearance of Madeleine McCann were closing in on three suspects last night. Hopes of a breakthrough in the form of arrests were raised after a Scotland Yard team arrived in Portugal. Police were preparing to swoop on burglars pinpointed as being very close to the holiday apartment where the girl was staying with her family in Praia da Luz in May 2007. Read more >>
A suspect is someone who may have committed a crime. • He's the prime suspect (= the most likely suspect) in the murder case. Note the verb to suspect has the stress on the second syllable. • The police suspect him of having carried out a series of burglaries.