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An upcoming documentary about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann offers evidence and details about prime suspect Christian B.
Next week, German TV channel SAT.1 is set to air a documentary titled SAT.1 investigativ: Neue Spuren im Fall Maddie (New leads in the Maddie case), in which creators present a wealth of evidence.
Documentary makers handed police a file following 'extensive research' in the area where McCann went missing, with one piece of evidence coming from a 'reliable' witness who told reporters Christian B 'repeatedly carried out repair work' at the apartments where the then-three-year-old went missing.
In a statement cited by The Telegraph, makers of the documentary said: 'A reconstruction of the evening of the crime and extensive research in Portugal and Germany found that Christian B was very familiar with the Ocean Club area in Praia da Luz. Prior to Maddie’s disappearance, he repeatedly carried out repair work at the place where the three-year-old disappeared in 2007.'
Christian Wolters, the public prosecutor leading the German side of the investigation, is said to be grateful to the SAT.1 team 'for sharing certain findings with the public prosecutor's office' and noted there are witnesses who 'might prefer to speak to the media than to us or the police.'
Wolters commented: 'If this produces any ideas we will of course follow these up.'
Christian B is currently in jail for raping a pensioner in 2005 in the resort where McCann went missing, and he has repeatedly denied any involvement in the disappearance. He was named as a suspect in the case in 2020, when it emerged his mobile phone received a phone call in Praia da Luz shortly before McCann vanished.
The documentary crew claim 'on-site analysis of phone records showed that Christian B and his cell phone must have been no more than five minutes away from the Ocean Club [apartments] on the night of the disappearance.'
Prosecutors in Braunschweig, the city where Christian B lived, have previously expressed belief McCann had been killed, though the Metropolitan Police maintain their active investigation is a missing person inquiry as there is no 'definitive evidence whether she is alive or dead.'
The documentary is set to air on SAT.1 and Joyn on Monday, January 31, at 7.15pm GMT.
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