POLICE say Madeleine McCann suspect Christian B has not provided them with an alibi.
The rapist, 45, has told a US documentary he was elsewhere when the Brit was snatched in Portugal in 2007 aged three
But German prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters told The Sun: “We’re not aware of any alibi at all.”
The frustrated investigators believe the prime suspect is “playing games with them”.
After stonewalling German interrogators, Christian B, 45, has instead chosen to give details of his alleged alibi to a US TV documentary.
Prosecutors will remain none the wiser until Madeleine McCann: Prime Suspect is aired next Tuesday — the 15th anniversary of the three-year-old Briton’s abduction.
A source close to the German case said: “It’s very frustrating for the investigators — they feel Christian B is playing games with them.
“It would have made sense for him to reveal his supposed alibi the moment he came under suspicion. It’s just mind games.”
Wolters — who has pleaded for Christian B’s version of events since June 2020 — said: “We’re not aware of any alibi at all.
“He has not given any information so far — not even via his defence attorney.”
Mr Wolters still hopes to charge the German.
His police team suspect he abducted Madeleine from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal in 2007.
And they claim to have evidence proving beyond doubt that she was murdered soon after.
A source close to Madeleine’s parents Gerry and Kate, of Rothley, Leics, said last night: “It beggars belief that this man can discuss the case on a TV show when he should be talking directly to police.
“It feels like he is continuing to play games and that can only add to the pain and distress which Kate and Gerry still feel to this day.”
Drifter Christian B was last week declared an “arguido” — or formal suspect — by Portuguese police running their own probe into Madeleine’s disappearance.
Sources suggested forensic work was ongoing to trace “potentially crucial” evidence from a VW van he drove at the time.
The new TV documentary also features an interview with Dieter Fehling, the father of Christian B’s ex lover who met him when they lived in the Algarve.
Fehling alleges that Christian B said of his camper van: “I remodelled and fixed up a hiding place big enough to fit small children.”
The arguido move by Portuguese cops is thought to be to beat a 15-year time limit which would have barred action against Christian B.
The suspect — serving seven years in a German jail for raping an OAP in Portugal — denies involvement in Madeleine’s disappearance.