Prosecutors reject claims Madeleine McCann suspect case ready to 'crumble over alibi'

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Authorities in Germany have denied allegations that prime suspect Christian Brueckner has an alibi exempting him from any involvement in Madeleine McCann’s disappearance

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Prosecutors have disproved claims that the trial against suspect Madeleine McCann, Christian Brueckner, will work.

One team says they found an alibi for the night Madeleine, three years old, disappeared from her parents’ vacation home in May 2007.

Details on his probe will be aired in a Channel 5 documentary this spring. But the German authorities rejected the claims.

Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters said: “If I had an alibi and were accused of doing that, I would say it. But I have never heard such claims from Brueckner or his lawyer. “

Last year a friend of Brueckner’s gave him a possible alibi, but later told a German newspaper that it couldn’t remember if she was him when Madeleine disappeared.

Madeleine McCann disappeared in May 2007
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Christian Brueckner is the prime suspect in Maddie McCann’s disappearance
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German prosecutors are hoping to indict Brueckner, 45, of raping a 20-year-old Irish waitress in the Portuguese Algarve in 2004.

Brueckner is already in prison for raping a pensioner in Praia da Luz in 2005.

He was living in a mobile home near Praia da Luz when Madeleine went missing.

He denies involvement in Madeleine’s disappearance and refuses to speak to investigators.

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