The lawyer for the prime suspect in the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann claims he is certain his client will never face trial.
Convicted German paedophile Christian Brueckner, 43, is currently in prison in Kiel, Germany on a drugs conviction and police are gathering evidence to charge him within the next two months.
Police leading the investigation have told the McCanns they have ‘concrete evidence’ that Madeleine is dead – the biggest break-through in the 13-year-old case.
However, Brueckner’s lawyer Friedrich Fulscher has claimed that his client will never go on trial for for Madeleine McCann’s disappearance and ‘has nothing to hide’.
According to The Sun, Mr Fulscher said: ‘Where is the evidence?
‘Why has the prosecution not revealed it?
‘There won’t be a trial for my client for Madeleine McCann. I am certain.’
However, his lawyer Mr Fulscher said if the case ever did get to trial, Christian Brueckner would face the court ‘serenely and calmly… he has nothing to hide’.
Brueckner is the prime suspect in the kidnap and murder of three-year-old Madeleine in 2007 while she was on holiday in Praia da Luz.
Police are adamant that the convicted German paedophile is the culprit and insist they have ‘concrete evidence’ Madeleine is dead.
Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters, who is leading the investigation, said he hoped to be able to charge Brueckner within the next two months.
In June, prosecutors said that they had mobile phone data which put Brueckner near the Ocean Club apartments in Praia da Luz on Portugal’s Algarve – from where Madeleine, three, was taken in May, 2007.
The German drifter left Portugal shortly after Madeleine McCann disappeared in May 2007 and returned to Germany ‘to start a new life’, according to a friend.
He is serving a prison sentence in Germany for drug trafficking and is appealing against a conviction for raping of a 72-year-old American woman in the same Portuguese resort in 2005.