The lawyer for the prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann kidnapping said people would “fall out of their chairs” when he revealed new evidence that erased his client’s name.
Convicted pedophile Christian Brueckner, 43, was accused by German police earlier this year of kidnapping the three-year-old in Portugal in 2007.
However, his lawyer, Friedrich Fulscher, insists he is innocent. Mr Fulscher claims that an anonymous source has provided “vital information” that will “bring the British out of their chair”.
He told The Sun: “I can’t go into details, but it’s very important and involves someone who has provided me with vital information.
“When I reveal it, you will fall off your chair.
Friedrich Fulscher (left), the lawyer representing Madeleine McCann’s main suspect, Christian Brueckner (right), claims that an anonymous source has provided “vital information” that will “knock the British out of their chair” and prove the innocence of his client.
Mr Fulscher, who has previously admitted he will not let his client keep his daughter, is certain the case will not go to court.
Madeleine disappeared while on vacation with her family in the seaside resort of Praia da Luz in Portugal in May 2007.
Her distraught parents, Kate and Gerry McCann, were desperate for the German police investigation to end their ongoing ordeal.
However, it was revealed last week that German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters does not expect any further developments in the case until next year at the earliest.
He added that he was sure he had the right man during an interview with Portuguese TV show Sexta under number 9 on Friday, even though there was “no smoking” evidence against Brueckner.
Fulscher also criticized German prosecutors for suggesting Madeleine’s death (pictured), saying they had shown him no evidence
He said, “All I can say is this [is] like a puzzle and there are a lot of pieces that lead us to believe that Christian B is responsible.
Convicted burglar Helge Busching contacted the Met Police’s Operation Barn unit in 2017 to implicate Brueckner in the kidnapping of Madeleine.
He was detained in Greece at the time for human trafficking. But Mr Fulscher is suspicious of why Busching waited ten years after Brueckner allegedly told him he was involved to report to police.
However, Busching told The Sun last night: “I don’t care. [his] said the lawyer. [Christian Brueckner] is guilty.
Last week Mr Fulscher told the Daily Mirror: ‘I would let him take care of my dogs but I wouldn’t let him take care of my children or my daughter – if I had them.
“He could be my dogitter, yes, but because of his record, I wouldn’t let him take care of my own daughter.
Fulscher, who has in the past described Brueckner as a “friendly talker”, also explained what it was like to put himself in the media spotlight around the Madeleine case.
He admitted that “I am not sleeping as well as I used to”, in part because of the threats he began to receive when he took up the matter.
“I have received threats, many of them, some of them death threats,” he said. “Some of them have been online and some have been on the phone.
“I filed a complaint against some of them. I was also told that my life was in danger for investigating the Madeleine McCann case.
He also said he traveled to Portugal to examine years of evidence collected in the case and discovered “completely new” information.
Madeleine disappeared from a Praia da Luz resort in 2007, and investigators say telephone signals place Brueckner – who has several sexual convictions, including against children – in the area
Fulscher declined to reveal what it is, but called it “big,” adding, “It certainly surprised me. “
Madeleine has not been seen since 2007 and no one has ever been charged with the disappearance, but earlier this year British investigators exposed Brueckner as their new prime suspect.
Born in Germany in 1976, he moved to the Algarve in 1995 after serving part of a two-year sentence for assaulting a six-year-old girl.
There he is believed to have become involved in local drug trafficking before raping an American pensioner in 2005 – a charge he denies.
Prosecutors say that on the evening of Madeleine’s disappearance, a signal from a telephone tower at Praia da Luz places Brueckner in the region.
Shortly after Madeleine’s disappearance, he returned to Germany, where he was subsequently jailed for drug trafficking.
He was convicted of child sexual abuse and possession of child pornography in 2016, before being jailed for the rape of the American woman in 2018.
He is currently imprisoned in Kiel, 88 km north of Hamburg, where he is appealing this sentence.
German prosecutors have also named Brueckner as the main suspect in Madeleine’s disappearance, saying they have “concrete evidence of her murder.
However, parents Kate and Jerry McCann say this evidence was not presented to them and Fulscher says he has not received a single document from the German side.
“We do not understand how a prosecution can repeatedly approach the media and make statements such as:” We are firmly convinced that Christian B is the right person and the author and killed this girl “, but at the same time we tells us they don’t have the crucial evidence, ”he said.
Madeleine’s case officially remains a “missing persons” investigation, and her parents say that – until evidence of her death is discovered – they hope she will be found alive.