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Madeleine McCann disappearance latest – ‘No chance Maddie’s body will be found in Portugal forest near Praia De Luz’

CHRISTIAN B has written a letter from his prison cell, claiming his innocence and has hit back at prosecutors and their investigation.

The 44-year-old, has broken his silence after a year of being linked to the disappearance of Madeline McCann, the Independent reports.

He has branded the legal probe a "scandal" and said the prosecutor should resign from his duties.

In his letter on paper, he wrote: "Charging an accused is one thing.

"Something completely different - namely, it is an unbelievable scandal - when a public prosecutor starts a public campaign for prejudice before a court case is opened.

"Freedom of expression is not a basic right so that everyone can say and write what they want. Freedom of expression does not protect the majority.

"It protects the minority."

He continued: "It does not protect the most logical, most convincing or most popular views, but rather the outsider position."

Read our Madeleine McCann live blog below for the latest updates...

  • WHERE CAN YOU WATCH MADELEINE McCANN DOCUMENTARIES?

    The popular Netflix documentary came out in 2019, called “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann” features 8 episode full of details surrounding the case.

    The documentary series takes a detailed look into the disappearance of the, then, 3-year-old who went missing in Portugal whilst on holiday with her family.

  • EXPLAINED: HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT ON THE MADDIE INVESTIGATION?

    So far the police investigation to try and find the missing three-year-old girl has cost £12.5 million and a decision on whether to approve further funding, believed to be an extra £300,000, is pending, the Daily Star reports.

    Doctors Kate and Gerry were reportedly told by the Metropolitan Police that they are continuing to treat their daughter as a missing person.

  • MADELEINE MCCANN COPS ‘DISMISS PSYCHIC’S CLAIMS TODDLER IS BURIED IN FOREST BECAUSE THEY’VE ALREADY SEARCHED IT’

    GERMAN cops have dismissed a psychic's claims that Madeline McCann is buried in a forest just six miles from where she vanished - because they have already searched it, the Sun Online can exclusively reveal.

    Michael Schneider, 50, who has successfully located the remains of several missing people, has given police the exact coordinates of where he thinks her body is in Portugal.

    Read more here.

  • FORMER FRIEND OF CHRISTIAN B RELIVES THE MOMENT HE 'FOUND SEXUAL ABUSE VIDEOS' IN THE MADELEINE MCCANN SUSPECT'S HOUSE

    Former friend of Christian B relives the moment he 'found sexual abuse videos' in the Madeleine McCann suspect's house
  • EXPLAINED: WHO ARE KATE AND GERRY MCCANN?

    Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry are both practising Catholics who met in Glasgow in 1993.

    Kate became a GP after studying medicine at the University of Dundee while Gerry has been a consultant cardiologist since 2005.

    The couple got married in 1998 before having their first child, Madeleine, in 2003.

    They also have two other twin children, a boy and a girl, who were born in 2005.

    Kate and Gerry had been married for nine years when Madeleine disappeared on the night of May 3, 2007.

  • MADDIE SUSPECT CHRISTIAN B IS NO ‘PSYCHOPATHIC MONSTER’, CLAIMS LAWYER

    The lawyer for the Madeleine McCann prime suspect has said his client is not a “psychopathic monster.”

    Friedrich Fülscher made the claim as he spoke of his “friendly” chats with convicted sex fiend Christian B.

    He told RTL: “I experience him as a very calm and friendly person to talk to and the atmosphere has always been very pleasant.” 

  • JUSTICE FOR HAZEL (CONTINUED...)

    Now, prosecutor Hans-Christian Wolters has said it will probably just take a little bit more time before he solves the horrific attack on holiday rep Hazel Behan – in which Christian B is thought to be involved.

    Speaking to Spanish- based Olive Press English newspaper, Wolters confirmed the convicted rapist is a suspect in five crimes.

    Christian B was convicted in December 2019 of raping a woman, 72, in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2005.

    He is currently serving a seven-year sentence for his crimes.

    However, it is believed Wolters could charge him with Hazel’s rape, along with two separate child abuse cases, relating to incidents which took place before the kidnapping of Maddie.

  • MADELEINE McCANN SUSPECT CHRISTIAN B WILL BE CHARGED WITH RAPING IRISH WOMAN WITHIN THREE MONTHS

    Prime Madeleine McCann suspect Christian B will be charged with raping Irish woman Hazel Behan within three months, a prosecutor says.

    Hazel was just 20 years old when she was raped in her flat in Praia da Rocha, around 30 minutes away from the holiday village from which Maddie went missing.

    Madeleine McCann was just three when she vanished in 2007.

    When the Dublin native heard the details of German sex fiend Christian B’s rape of a 72-year-old American woman in Praia da Luz in 2005, she realised it was a carbon copy of what happened to her.

    The attacker was German, 6ft 1in, carried a 12 inch machete and was wearing tights.

    The Irish woman contacted the police and waived her anonymity, in order to tell the whole country of her ordeal.

  • PSYCHICS’ SKETCH ARTIST IMAGE OF WHO THEY CLAIM TOOK MADDIE

    In 2008, two psychics who have worked with the FBI put together a composite of who they believed took Maddie. 

    Carla Baron and John Oliver spent a week in Praia da Luz in Portugal to pick up clues about the toddler’s disappearance. 

    They told how they believed the abductor may have been called “Stav” or “Steve”.

  • COPS DISMISS PSYCHIC’S CLAIMS ABOUT WHERE MADELEINE McCANN IS

    German cops have dismissed a psychic’s claims that Madeline McCann is buried in a forest just six miles from where she vanished – because they have already searched it, the Sun Online can exclusively reveal.

    Michael Schneider, 50, who has successfully located the remains of several missing people, has given police the exact coordinates of where he thinks her body is in Portugal.

    He contacted the BKA – Germany’s equivalent of the FBI – four weeks ago with the details, and they allegedly replied saying: “Your ­information will be appropriately incorporated into our work.”

    But the Sun Online can exclusively reveal that Maddie cops have ruled out the “wild claims” by the clairvoyant that the world’s most famous missing child is buried in woodland close to Praia Da Luiz.

    According to reports, German prosecutor Christian Wolters, who is now leading the Maddie hunt, has previously used clairvoyants to aid other cases.

    But a source close to the Maddie investigation has told the Sun Online that officers in Portugal have warned their German counterparts the area in question has already been searched.

  • WHERE CAN YOU WATCH MADELEINE McCANN DOCUMENTARIES?

    The popular Netflix documentary came out in 2019, called “The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann” features 8 episode full of details surrounding the case.

    The documentary series takes a detailed look into the disappearance of the, then, 3-year-old who went missing in Portugal whilst on holiday with her family.

  • HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT ON THE INVESTIGATION?

    So far the police investigation to try and find the missing three-year-old girl has cost £12.5 million and a decision on whether to approve further funding, believed to be an extra £300,000, is pending, the Daily Star reports.

    Doctors Kate and Gerry were reportedly told by the Metropolitan Police that they are continuing to treat their daughter as a missing person.

  • NEVER GIVE UP

    German prosecutors have claimed to have evidence Madeleine is dead, but her parents Kate and Gerry McCann have said they “will never give up hope of finding her alive”.

    The prime suspect in Madeleine’s case is convicted paedophile Christian B, 44, who was identified in June 2020.

  • WHY IS THE MADELEINE McCANN CASE FAMOUS

    The disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann is a case which shocked the world.

    The little girl vanished from her holiday flat in Portugal on May 3, 2007 while her parents Kate and Gerry McCann dined in a nearby restaurant and 12 years on her whereabouts remains a mystery.

    In the Netflix documentary The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, it is claimed that parents Kate and Gerry, who are both doctors, had contacts within the UK media and used them to publicise the case.

    However, interest in the story took on an unprecedented momentum when British man Robert Murat and then Kate and Gerry were made suspects.

    Maddie’s parents and Mr Murat have always strongly denied any involvement in the child’s disappearance and were cleared of any wrongdoing by Portuguese investigators.

    The little girl, who would now be aged 18, has never been found and interest in the case remains strong.

  • MADELEINE’S PARENTS ‘STILL BELIEVE IN MIRACLES’

    Madeleine McCann’s mum and dad said they “still believe in miracles” in a poignant post to mark the missing girl’s 18th birthday in April.

    Kate and Gerry, both 53, haven’t given up hope almost 14 years after Madeleine disappeared in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007.

    She was just three when she vanished.

    In a post on the Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, her mum and dad, of Rothley, Leics, said: “Never stop believing in hope because miracles happen every day.

    “Want to send a heartfelt thank you to all who continue to be by our side.”

  • JUSTICE FOR HAZEL CONTINUED

    Now, prosecutor Hans-Christian Wolters has said it will probably just take a little bit more time before he solves the horrific attack on holiday rep Hazel Behan – in which Christian B is thought to be involved.

    Speaking to Spanish- based Olive Press English newspaper, Wolters confirmed the convicted rapist is a suspect in five crimes.

    Christian B was convicted in December 2019 of raping a woman, 72, in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2005.

    He is currently serving a seven-year sentence for his crimes.

    However, it is believed Wolters could charge him with Hazel’s rape, along with two separate child abuse cases, relating to incidents which took place before the kidnapping of Maddie.

  • MADELEINE McCANN SUSPECT CHRISTIAN B WILL BE CHARGED WITH RAPING IRISH WOMAN WITHIN THREE MONTHS

    Prime Madeleine McCann suspect Christian B will be charged with raping Irish woman Hazel Behan within three months, a prosecutor says.

    Hazel was just 20 years old when she was raped in her flat in Praia da Rocha, around 30 minutes away from the holiday village from which Maddie went missing.

    Madeleine McCann was just three when she vanished in 2007.

    When the Dublin native heard the details of German sex fiend Christian B’s rape of a 72-year-old American woman in Praia da Luz in 2005, she realised it was a carbon copy of what happened to her.

    The attacker was German, 6ft 1in, carried a 12 inch machete and was wearing tights.

    The Irish woman contacted the police and waived her anonymity, in order to tell the whole country of her ordeal.

  • HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN SPENT ON THE INVESTIGATION?

    So far the police investigation to try and find the missing three-year-old girl has cost £12.5 million and a decision on whether to approve further funding, believed to be an extra £300,000, is pending, the Daily Star reports.

    Doctors Kate and Gerry were reportedly told by the Metropolitan Police that they are continuing to treat their daughter as a missing person.

  • MADELEINE’S PARENTS ‘STILL BELIEVE IN MIRACLES’

    Madeleine McCann’s mum and dad said they “still believe in miracles” in a poignant post to mark the missing girl’s 18th birthday in April.

    Kate and Gerry, both 53, haven’t given up hope almost 14 years after Madeleine disappeared in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007.

    She was just three when she vanished.

    In a post on the Official Find Madeleine Campaign Facebook page, her mum and dad, of Rothley, Leics, said: “Never stop believing in hope because miracles happen every day.

    “Want to send a heartfelt thank you to all who continue to be by our side.”

  • HOW MANY CLAIMED SIGHTINGS OF MADELEINE MCCANN HAVE THERE BEEN?

    Potential sightings of the British three-year old followed up by British cops total 8,685 across 101 countries and territories, a Freedom of Information request by The Sun showed in October 2016.

    A list of sightings from each of the 101 countries – nearly all of which have been labelled NFA or No Further Action.

    Most serious were the alleged sightings in the hours and days following Madeleine’s disappearance.

  • COPS DISMISS PSYCHIC’S CLAIMS ABOUT WHERE MADELEINE McCANN IS

    German cops have dismissed a psychic’s claims that Madeline McCann is buried in a forest just six miles from where she vanished – because they have already searched it, the Sun Online can exclusively reveal.

    Michael Schneider, 50, who has successfully located the remains of several missing people, has given police the exact coordinates of where he thinks her body is in Portugal.

    He contacted the BKA – Germany’s equivalent of the FBI – four weeks ago with the details, and they allegedly replied saying: “Your ­information will be appropriately incorporated into our work.”

    But the Sun Online can exclusively reveal that Maddie cops have ruled out the “wild claims” by the clairvoyant that the world’s most famous missing child is buried in woodland close to Praia Da Luiz.

    According to reports, German prosecutor Christian Wolters, who is now leading the Maddie hunt, has previously used clairvoyants to aid other cases.

    But a source close to the Maddie investigation has told the Sun Online that officers in Portugal have warned their German counterparts the area in question has already been searched.

  • ‘CONCRETE EVIDENCE’

    German prosecutors have insisted they have “concrete evidence” he is their man and that Madeleine is dead.

    Cops have however declined to reveal what evidence they have she was killed, with British police still treating her vanishing as a missing persons probe.

    Chief prosecutor in the case Hans Christian Wolters declined to confirm or deny if they have found any sign of Madeleine in videos and pictures found on Christian B’s property.

  • NEVER GIVE UP

    German prosecutors have claimed to have evidence Madeleine is dead, but her parents Kate and Gerry McCann have said they “will never give up hope of finding her alive”.

    The prime suspect in Madeleine’s case is convicted paedophile Christian B, 44, who was identified in June 2020.

  • INVESTIGATION ‘DRYING UP’

    Peter Kirkham, an ex-Scotland Yard detective chief inspector, said he suspects the investigation was “rapidly drying up” and said it appeared the German cops were “dragging their feet”.

    Public prosecutors in the city of Braunschweig have maintained it has “strong evidence” he was guilty.

    But investigators have refused to say what proof they have.

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