THE Madeleine McCann prime suspect has a “number of people” willing to provide an alibi, a source has said.
Convicted rapist Christian B was named by German prosecutors in 2020 but they have yet to build a case against the 44-year-old.
Three-year-old Madeleine vanished from her bed while on holiday with her parents and family friends at a resort in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007.
A new witness claims to have been with him around that time and also insists he was calm while she was with him.
She also claims they were stopped by police who reported no suspicious activity.
But now The Sun can reveal she is one of “multiple witnesses” who Christian B will turn to if quizzed again over the Maddie case.
“He has denied from day one that he is involved in any way with Maddie’s disappearance,” a source said.
“That’s why his legal team have always worked on one thing – building a case which substantiates this claim.
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“They are now satisfied that there are a number of people who will support his story that he was nowhere near the resort the night Maddie went missing.
“One woman has already said she will give a statement on this. And more witnesses will follow.”
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The source explained “these people aren’t interested in covering up” for Christian B.
“They simply don’t want to see the wrong person convicted and for Maddie’s true abductor to remain at large. That’s why they will speak up.”
Meanwhile The Sun can reveal Portuguese cops remain “convinced” Christian B had nothing to do with Maddie’s disappearance.
“Officers in the Algarve have long believed German cops are trying to pin this case on the wrong person,” the source added.
“Detectives in Praia da Luz ruled him out years and years ago – not least because his story about where he was and what he was doing checked out.”
Vroeër vandeesmaand, prosecutors rebuffed claims the case against Christian B is about to collapse.
A team led by an ex-detective claim to have discovered the sex predator was “30 minutes away” from the resort in Praia da Luz.
Details of its probe will be in a Channel 5 dokumentêr Madeleine McCann: Investigating the Prime Suspect airing this spring.