The journalist who exposed Jimmy Savile has criticised German police over Christian Brueckner, the lead suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Watch the trailer for his documentary below:
It’s been more than 14 years since McCann, who was three years old at the time, vanished while holidaying in the Algarve in Portugal with her family.
Brueckner, a 44-year-old convicted sex offender, was formally declared a suspect in April, coming after he was named unofficially as a suspect in 2020.
He’s currently in prison for drug offences in Germany and was handed a seven-year term for raping a 72-year-old woman.
Last week, Madeleine McCann: The Case Against Christian B aired on Channel 5, following former detective-turned-journalist Mark Williams-Thomas – who exposed Savile as a serial sex offender and paedophile – as he investigated Brueckner.
During the documentary, Williams-Thomas made a strong claim: he doesn't believe Brueckner was involved in McCann's disappearance.
The British police have concerns about the German prosecutors continued media appearances & statements. Time for German prosecutor after 3 years of investigation & asserting that Christian B killed #MadeleineMccann to charge him or admit they juts don’t have the evidence.— Mark Williams-Thomas (@mwilliamsthomas) May 14, 2022
German prosecutor Hans Wolters said he's '100 percent sure prime suspect Christian Brueckner was involved in Madeleine’s 2007 disappearance' and Williams-Thomas 'doesn't know the files'.
However, Williams-Thomas has since tweeted: "The British police have concerns about the German prosecutors continued media appearances and statements.
"Time for German prosecutor after 3 years of investigation and asserting that Christian B killed #MadeleineMccann to charge him or admit they just don’t have the evidence."
Williams-Thomas cast doubt over the data supposedly pinpointing Brueckner to the location of McCann's disappearance, claiming it actually only pins him to a 30km radius of where she vanished.
The investigator doesn't believe there's enough evidence to suggest Brueckner is the culprit.
He said: "I am no fan of Christian Brueckner. He has committed some horrific offences – but that doesn’t make him the killer of Madeleine McCann unless there is the evidence to support that. And there isn’t.
"They cannot place him outside Madeleine’s apartment on the day of the disappearance. Furthermore he has a credible alibi which places him away from there."
In a letter from prison, Brueckner also protested his innocence, writing: "Perhaps I was a suspect after all they found out about me. Drug dealer, breaking into houses, living in cars and there was something with kids when I was 17.
"But they had not even one proof (sic) that I was involved with the McCann case. And they still don't have it.
"I know why. Because they have no hairs or anything from Maddie what means (sic) that nobody can put anything like that into my stuff to find it.
"The idea behind that all perhaps was to make the BKA (German police) and German prosecutor famous as well known all over the world as the smartest organisation ever."
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