According to sister title the Mirror, Christian B was questioned by German investigators on behalf of the Portuguese authorities in his prison cell, after being informed of his new status.
Despite reportedly remaining silent when questioned by authorities, he’s said to have given an alibi to a new Channel 5 documentary, due to air tonight, supported by four other people. The German prosecutors’ office dismissed the claims.
Christian B has been the subject of attention since being named as a suspect in the disappearance of Maddie, particularly in Germany, where he was the focus of an investigative documentary aimed at uncovering new clues in the case.
German TV channel Sat 1 claimed it had evidence that Christian B had “repeatedly worked” at the Ocean Club resort where the McCanns were staying. He was known to have been living in the area at the time, and had worked as a handyman and was a drug dealer.
The documentary also spoke to former acquaintances, who claimed they found a gun and child pornography at his addresses.
The day after Madeleine disappeared, the suspect is said to have transferred his Jaguar car to someone else’s name. Police also uncovered phone records that appeared to place him in the Praia da Luz area on the evening of Madeleine’s disappearance.