Madeleine McCann suspect Christian B ‘threw fit and trashed cell because he couldn’t SMOKE before guards broke his ribs’

MADELEINE McCann prime suspect Christian B broke two ribs in a scuffle with guards after he "threw a tantrum" at not being allowed to smoke in the courthouse, reports claim.

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.



His parole hearing in a drugs case was delayed for two hours as the prisoner was taken to hospital for emergency treatment.

While waiting for the case at Braunschweig regional court, 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.

'FILMED BY A COP'

Lawyer Friedrich 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.

Judicial authorities are now investigating Christian B's complaint of assault and mistreatment.

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

A spokesman said: ''The exact sequence of events is now the subject of investigation.

"Against this background, we cannot comment on the details.''

We reported on Tuesday how the suspect was taken from court by ambulance.

A source at the court building he had ''thrown a tantrum'' in his cell and added: ''He got angry at being filmed and complained.

"He reacted angrily and when he refused to put the shackles on there was a more violent tussle and he hurt himself.''

Lawyer Mr Fülscher told The Sun: ''The guards were filming my client via a TV monitor which was in his cell. I asked them to stop and to delete the footage.

''They refused and an argument started. This carried on and they attacked my client with a baton after he refused to put the prison shackles on. He suffered serious injuries, two broken ribs.

''It was behaviour not expected from guards. I had to get a judge involved to ensure the footage was deleted.

"Yes, he did dirty his cell but he was understandably angry at being filmed.''

The hearing went ahead after a delay.

Today, judges rejected his 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.

Yesterday we revealed the suspect is "at breaking point" as detectives "turn 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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