Madeleine McCann was three years old when she went missing from Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007. To this day, there is no certainty what happened to her.

Maddie suspect’s lawyer defies police to ‘actually deliver evidence’

With global mainstream media consistently repeating lurid allegations about Maddie ‘suspect’ Christian Brückner, his German lawyer has defied police to actually come up with the concrete evidence they say they have against his client.

Talking exclusively to Australia’s 9News, Freidrich Fulscher made the point that “the prosecutor’s office has to prove that a suspect has committed a crime”.

The onus is not on the suspect to “prove that he hasn’t”.

Last week’s extraordinary development in Hanover – where prosecutors descended on an allotment previously frequented by Brückner flanked by earth moving equipment, sniffer dogs and police agents with spades and ground-penetrating radar – was “an act of pure desperation”, intended to “influence” public opinion and “court decisions” that are coming down the line, said Fulscher (click here).

Certainly no information has transpired of any kind incriminating evidence pertaining to the Madeleine case having been found.

The digging stopped almost as abruptly as it started, and stories then moved on to the possibility that there could be a body hidden under a house on a second allotment close by.

The ‘small garden house’ was the home of Christian Brückner between 2013-2016, said reports.

The current tenant was “so terrified” that the building could be hiding macabre secrets – more specifically the body of a missing girl known as the German Maddie – that she had taken to sleeping outside.

Says Fulscher, “the media has described my client as a monster”.

But as far as he, Fulscher, is concerned, Brückner “is very calm and friendly”.

Fulscher stressed it is his client’s fundamental right to remain silent, no matter what kind of media furore is generated.

Indeed, “you could order Holy Water as a long drink in Hell”, he said, before Brückner will agree to ‘cooperate’ with German prosecutors.

On a different tack, Christian Brückner is hoping to challenge the terms of his extradition to Germany from Italy for the rape in 2005 of an American tourist in Praia da Luz.

If successful, explains 9News, he could be out of jail in Kiel – where he is serving time for drug related offences – “within weeks”.

natasha.donn@algarveresident.com