A new three-part documentary investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is to be aired later this year on Channel 5 on UK television. It claims that prime suspect, Christian B, may have had nothing to do with the childs disappearance, and instead reportedly looks at a fresh lead involving two Russians.
Police investigating the ongoing case of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance have seemed almost convinced that Christian B istheir man and just needed to gather evidence. He is currently behind bars for drug offenses and other charges related to the rape of a 72-year-old woman. However, Christian B has condemned claims by German investigators that he is the prime suspect in the girl’s disappearance. In a letter to the German media, he criticised the prosecution for “pursuing an innocent person.”
But now a television documentary is poking holes in the investigations, led by an ex-police detective. The documentary is reported to speak to new witnesses and expose theories claiming that the suspect was not involved in the disappearance at all.
For now, the police maintain that Christian B is their man and claim to have evidence to back up the claim. “We have gathered new evidence that adds to the case we are building against our main suspect,” authorities said in a statement. “We are still building the case and at some point in the future we will share the details with the suspect and his attorney, but now is not the time. I cannot reveal the type of evidence that we have been given, it is not forensic, I can tell you that, but it’s new circumstantial evidence adding to the working theory that he’s the man responsible. “
Despite this evidence and the discovery of new clues in the Algarve region of Portugal related to Christian B, the new documentary argues that he is not the person behind the crime. Telephone records also reportedly placed him at the place of disappearance on the night of McCann’s disappearance.
Since McCann’s disappearance in 2007, the search for the young woman and her parents’ efforts to find her alive have captivated people across Europe. Earlier this month police were given an extra £350,000 to try and find the culprit over the disappearance. A Home Office spokesperson said: "The Government has provided up to £350,000 for Operation Grange in 2021-22. "In line with our Special Grant processes, funding for Operation Grange is approved on an annual basis. Ministers have approved a request for £349,328 of funding for this financial year.”
A recent birthday post dedicated to McCann echoed this sentiment. “We love you and we are waiting for you and we will never abandon you,” the Facebook post read.