Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have reportedly provided an update after questioning Christian B in jail after he was officially named as a suspect last week.
It was reported that the 45-year-old convict told police his alibi after being questioned by investigators in his cell, but the senior prosecutor responded to the information by saying: “We are not aware of any alibi. at all.”
A statement released last week by Portuguese authorities declared Christian B an official suspect but since then “he hasn’t given any information so far – not even via his defense lawyer”, according to the lead prosecutor.
When did Madeleine McCann disappear?
Madeleine was three years old when she disappeared on May 3, 2007 while on vacation in Portugal.
His disappearance sparked one of the most publicized missing persons searches in history.
Madeleine McCann’s parents Kate and Gerry break silence on new suspect
Kate and Gerry McCann said they were ‘welcoming the news’ after the German national was named as an official suspect.
The full statement reads: “We welcome the news that the Portuguese authorities have declared a German ‘arguido’ in connection with the disappearance of our beloved daughter Madeleine.
“This reflects the progress of the investigation, led by Portuguese, German and UK authorities. We are being kept informed of developments by the Metropolitan Police.
“It is important to note that the ‘arguido’ has not yet been charged with any specific crime related to Madeleine’s disappearance.”
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This notice was published: 2022-04-27 08:01:48