Madeleine McCann suspect Christian B won’t be charged over £1,000 cell rampage and still trying for compensation

MADELEINE McCann prime suspect Christian B will not be charged after he caused £1,000 worth of damage to his cell – but he still wants compensation after alleging he was "attacked" by guards.

The convicted rapist and paedophile, 43, is said to have smeared yoghurt around the holding cell and blocked the toilet before being overpowered and put in shackles.

He broke two ribs after he "threw a tantrum" at not being allowed to smoke in a courthouse last year, reports claim.

The incident happened in November while Christian B was being held in a cell at Braunschweig court in Germany ahead of a parole hearing to see if he should be freed early from a 21-month drugs sentence.

The hearing was delayed for two hours as the prisoner was taken to hospital for emergency treatment.

While waiting for the case, Christian B claimed he was being "manipulated" by officers who banned him from smoking, reports German daily Bild.

He also smeared surveillance cameras with yoghurt and clogged the cell toilet with paper, it is claimed.

According to Bild, officers went to arrest him and cuffed his hands to his belt.

He was then told to kneel to they could shackle his ankles, he reportedly told his lawyer.

When he refused, the guards allegedly kicked his legs from under him, causing him to fall on the bed.

Christian B's lawyer, Friedrich Fülscher, has filed a complaint alleging his client was attacked.

The court insisted he had ''fallen over'' during the "dispute".

German prosecutors have now confirmed they are dropping the criminal damage investigation, but will continue to investigate the complaint of assault and mistreatment.

Prosecutor Hans Christian Wolters told The Sun: ''It has been decided to discontinue the investigation, with the agreement of the court in Braunschweig, as the accused is now serving seven years for rape.

"It would not be worth carrying on with the investigation but the counter claims from his lawyer that his client was attacked are still being looked into and no decision has yet been taken.''


Fülscher also claims to have seen on a surveillance camera that a female constable was using a phone to film the prisoner receiving first aid.

After a loud protest by the lawyer, the district court president became involved and the officer agreed to delete the videos, Bild reports.

Fülscher told The Sun: ''Of course my client and I are delighted that the prosecution has dropped their investigation, but they are still looking at our complaint that he was attacked and we are waiting the outcome.''

After the incident in November, the hearing went ahead after a delay.

Judges rejected Christian B's parole bid and ruled he is a risk to the public.

The panel said he has committed several previous crimes while on probation, and added: "In the past, the convict had crimes among them the sexual acts on children, which is why serious crimes are to be expected in the event of a relapse."

Madeleine, three, was taken from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz on Portugal's Algarve coast in May 2007.

This year, investigators in Germany claimed they had solved the world's most famous missing person's mystery.

Christian B was identified by German prosecutors as the man responsible for Madeleine's abduction and murder.

They say they have "concrete evidence" she is dead and believe Christian B abducted and murdered her.

He was known to spend time in the area around the resort and was arrested on other matters.

Last December, the suspect was also sentenced to seven years in jail for raping a 72-year-old American woman near Praia da Luz two years before Maddie vanished.

It means he will stay in custody even after his drugs sentence expires.

The Sun revealed the suspect was "at breaking point" as detectives "turned the screw" on the Madeleine investigation.

German investigators have vowed to "fight tooth and nail" to convict Christian B for Madeleine's murder.

It came after Portuguese cops rubbished their investigation and claimed they have no real evidence.


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