Madeleine McCann suspect said to have multiple alibis for day she went missing
It comes as investigators say they have new evidence that could "heavily incriminate" him.
The leading suspect in the Madeleine McCann case is said to have a number of people that could provide alibis for his whereabouts on the day she vanished.
Christian Brueckner was named the prime suspect in toddler's disappearance back in June 2020.
The 44-year-old is currently serving time in a German prison for a number of sex and drug offences.
Earlier this month, a woman came forward and claimed to have been with Brueckner on the day before and the day after Madeleine's disappearance - miles away from the resort the family were staying in. She said he had been calm and normal when they were together afterwards.
Now, it has been revealed that the woman is just one of the multiple people Brueckner could turn to for alibis, The Sun reports.
"He has denied from day one that he is involved in any way with Maddie’s disappearance," a source said.
"That’s why his legal team have always worked on one thing - building a case which substantiates this claim.
"They are now satisfied that there are a number of people who will support his story that he was nowhere near the resort the night Maddie went missing.
"One woman has already said she will give a statement on this. And more witnesses will follow."
They went on to say that the witnesses have no interest in "covering up" for Brueckner but they do not "want to see the wrong person convicted".
The news comes days after investigators said they had new evidence that could "heavily incriminate" him.
Individuals working as part of a documentary team behind an upcoming prime-time piece for German TV channel SAT.1 were said to have handed “many new clues and indications” to the detectives probing him.
Madeleine went missing on 3 May 2007 while on holiday with her family in Praia da Luz in Portugal. May 2021 marked 14 years since she had vanished, as well as her 18th birthday.