Live Maddie McCann updates as major Christian B breakthrough revealed
Christian B’s lawyers deny he’s charged
CHRISTIAN B’s lawyers denied that he was charged in the Madeleine McCann case after detectives yesterday made him an official suspect.
The 44-year-old was named by German prosecutors as the man ‘responsible’ for Madeleine’s kidnap and murder in June 2020.
The convicted rapist, 44, was yesterday classed as an ‘arguido’ or ‘formal suspect’ by Portuguese police.
However, his lawyers denied that he was charged over her disappearance.
Friedrich Fuelscher, Christian B’s lawyer, said: “The step taken by the Portuguese authorities should not be overrated.
“I assume that this measure is a procedural artifice to stop the statute of limitations threatening in a few days.”
Portugal’s Policia Judiciaria and the Attorney General’s Office have yet to make any official comment.