Drs McCann and the Cipriano case: "The United Kingdom would definitely enjoy that the Inspectors were convicted."

By Lawyer José Maria Martins

The Lawyers Order has made a wrong decision in becoming assistant in the Process of Leonor Cipriano.

Those who have a minimum of experience regarding the actuation of the Judiciary Police do not believe that the inspectors would ever aggress Leonor Cipriano causing her the haematomas showed in the photographs.

This process seems to be a deliberately staged encenation to attack the Portuguese Police, to attack the Portuguese Justice.

If the Inspectors were to be convicted, Portugal would be denigrated at all levels.

Greater evilness only the one done by the US troops in Iraq and in Guantanamo.

Greater evilness, the one executed by Napoleon troops, who in Portugal, killed, raped, stole, going to the point of in just one afternoon killing more than 2 thousand persons in the City of Évora alone!

The Lawyers Order should keep the necessary equidistance in order to not compromise the Portuguese Lawyers in this adventure of indicating a lawyer to help the Defense of Leonor Cipriano.

Nevertheless, I would accept that the Lawyers Order collaborated in the investigation regarding the destiny of the small child, Joana, who disappeared and is dead.

The head of the bar does not have my support in this matter. Quite the opposite, it is my belief that Dr. Marinho Pinto has done a disservice to Law - another one, another service - using the Order of Lawyers.

I am sure, since a long time, that the PJ inspectors will be absolved and that the Order will came out fragilized.

The Masonry and the United Kingdom would definetely enjoy that the Inspectors were convicted.

What a present for Gordon Brown!

There it would run throughout the World the news that the investigators of the Portuguese PJ, those who "annoyed" Maddie parents, after all weren't cops but TORTURERS!!!

Not even in Burundi this would be acceptable!

Source: Dr. José Maria Martins
Translated by: Joana Morais
The Joana Cipriano case on mccannfiles

Sir Michael Lyons: In the BBC "there are consequences for inappropriate behaviour"

Not so in the NHS or GMC though.

"BBC Trust chairman Sir Michael Lyons has called for tighter editorial controls after the obscene phone-calls furore.

He appeared to welcome the resignation of Radio 2 controller Lesley Douglas, saying it was fitting for those with responsibility to be held to account. But he said the obscene comments were "completely unacceptable" and should not have been made in the first place.

Some people have called for the sacking of star presenter Jonathan Ross, who has been suspended without pay for three months, costing him around £1.5 million. Together with Brand, he left messages on Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs' answerphone in which they said Brand had slept with his granddaughter, Georgina Baillie."

My letters of complaint to University Hospitals Leicester
Sleeping Around: Defending Georgina
By Catherine Townsend of The Independent

I'm shocked at some of the comments directed at Georgina Baillie, the burlesque dancer and glamour model at the heart of the Jonathan Ross/Russell Brand controversy, because she's now doing a bit of publicity for herself and discussing Brand's proclivity for Fawlty Towers dialogue in the bedroom.

Frankly, I don't blame her for being upset, nor for trying to make the best of a bad situation. Her lifestyle is totally irrelevant - whether the girl is a stripper or a nun, Brand didn't have the right to call her grandfather and leave lewd and obscene messages about her sex life. Still, I can't believe the whole thing has gotten so blown out of proportion: The financial world is in total meltdown and the Satanic Sluts are at the top of the news agenda. Even during a credit crunch, sex sells and people need a distraction.

Some headlines surrounding this scandal:

Challenging times for director-general
BBC crisis talks over scandal
'Shameful Ross Lost Boss Her Job'
Call for tighter BBC controls
Radio chief Lesley Douglas out as BBC scrambles to end crisis


Now let's compare this situation to that of two NHS doctors, Gerry and Kate McCann.

Ross and Brand made an obscene phone call to two adults in the entertainment business. The BBC Trust has acted immediately and people have lost their jobs.

The McCanns regularly abandoned their children until one went missing, presumed dead; staged an abduction, framed an innocent man, perverted the course of justice and created a fraudulent fund.

The NHS Trust and General Medical Council defend the McCanns' 'Right to Work' and refuse to answer questions.

Some headlines surrounding the McCann scandal:

Kate and Gerry McCann's friends win £375,000 libel damages
Kate and Gerry McCann win £500,000 libel damages
Gerry McCann returns to work after being made 'Arguido'

Anorak: The Madeleine McCann Location Device And Finding Brand And Ross

Have the McCanns turned Madeleines disappearance into a lucrative business?

Posted on Publicity Online

Now that they have opened an online shop to sell Madeleine memorabilia (RM has the link) and the Madeleine fund/Ltd Co. as well as the seperate account where all the interest from the fund goes. Has this become a lucrative business for them as very little money is being spent on finding Madeleine. The new 80'000k publicity campaign never materialised and do you think that they will continue milking this "disappearance" with book deals and perhaps a film or do you think they will give all the money to childrens charities?

Skidoo: Follow the link on the fund webpage to the FAQ page - take note of the 'family expenses' and 'payments' approved by the board to Kate and Gerry.
I'm not a betting person, but I'd lay odds that their mortgage, food, clothing and day-to-day living expenses are all being 'approved' by the board, and most if not all additional expenses they choose to submit are also paid.
Add to that the online shop, and it smacks of profiteering to me. There's a line in the sand that has been crossed here, and if the McCann family and team can't see that, they need to re-examine their priorities.
Kate and Gerry are obviously aware of what goes on in their website - and they obviously approve of the online store, otherwise it would've been pulled from the minute they started charging for items. They obviously have approved the sale of the t-shirts and phone charms and wristbands…

edit: oh, and even though they didn't officially ask to have their legal costs paid, there's no doubt what Gerry (at least) was thinking:
"It seems like a disaster that we've got this huge donated fund and now we're not allowed to use it for legal costs because we're under suspicion," said Gerry.



Discussion at the 3 Arguidos
Press Releases: When Is Too Much TOO MUCH!?

The lawyer of Drs Gerry and Kate McCann now denies he is being paid to frame Gonçalo Amaral, even though the McCanns had already framed Robert Murat

"They've asked me to get in the Case"

The private detectives agency, Metodo 3, hired by the McCann couple asked Marcos Aragão Correia to enter in the 'Joana Case'.

(Joana Cipriano was murdered by her mother and her body has never been found.)

It is the lawyer, himself, who admits that Metodo3 ordered him to do 'an investigation' to the outlines regarding the [alleged] torture accusation of Joana's mother, by the PJ - the target, between the 5 inspectors, was evident: Gonçalo Amaral.

Regardless, the [liar, pardon], the lawyer guarantees that now no one is paying him.

The private detective agency Metodo 3, contacted yesterday by CM, denied any connection whatsoever to the lawyer. The payment was also denied, even though Aragão Correia has already admitted that he received money to pay the 'expenses' when he made the searches to find Maddie's corpse in the dam of Bravura, in Lagos.

The lawyer from Madeira [Portuguese Island], told he had a supernatural indication to the whereabouts of the body of the British child and that he had gone to the Algarve at his own expenses. He entered in contact with the McCann Detectives, which made him a request: "They have asked me to try to get involved in the Case Joana to obtain statements from Leonor and her brother and to try to understand if there was torture, nothing else", he guarantees.

This at a time where suspicions have been raised that by defending Leonor, he is being paid by someone who is interested that Gonçalo Amaral is convicted, precisely because he was the Coordinator of the investigation to the Case Maddie, which pointed towards the involvement of the parents in the crime. "I don't get paid in pounds or in euros. I am here for principles, and my objective is to set free Leonor."


So, this lawyer is working for free to try to "set free" a convicted woman who murdered her own child... because of his principles? Unbelievable.


Source: Correio da Manhã, by Rui Pando Gomes
Complete article translated on Joana Morais

Cipriano's lawyer confirms he was paid by McCanns to 'investigate' Amaral
The desperation and corruption of NHS doctors, Gerry and Kate McCann
Kate tried everything to accuse Robert Murat
Lies and inconsistencies of the McCanns
Carry on up The Algarve
Telegraph: Marcos Aragao Correia said "underworld criminals told him Madeleine was raped, murdered and then dumped in a nearby lake that was "deserted with lots of trees and a beach area".

The desperation and corruption of NHS doctors Kate and Gerry McCann

Leonor's lawyer denounces:

"The English police discovered Gonçalo Amaral's rotten secrets"

"I'm going to reveal them in court!"

Translated by Astro on Joana Morais blog


Leonor Cipriano is in prison for the murder of her own daughter.

Leonor's lawyer would be the one who has just admitted being paid by the McCanns to 'investigate' Gonçalo Amaral to discredit him in a completely separate murder case? Link

Would this be the English police who were best buddies with the Tapas 7?

Related links:
Shocking emails between Police and Tapas 7 showing them to be on first name terms with the Detective Superintendent, and refusing to cooperate with investigation.

McCanns detectives suspects of attempted murder

Gordon Brown has Gonçalo Amaral removed from investigation when he was "close to finding Maddie"

The presence of Stuart Prior, had by that time a very specific goal, to accompany the questionings of the McCann and, eventually, avoid the imprisonment of the same. His preoccupation on that chapter was evident.

Email from Russel O'Brien to Stuart Prior 10 May 2008 14:56

(Processo/16 - VOLUME XVIa.pdf P183,184,185) - police files released on DVD

Dear Stuart.

Apologies for the late reply.

We gather now that at least Jez Wilkins, Matt and Rach and Dave/Fi are not going/able to make the re-enactment. Given the prosecutor's requirement for all to be in attendance or none at all, and the absolute nature of the planned date, the decision appears to be academic ...

I hope you are well.

Best wishes,

Russel & Jane

Leicester police allowed Russell O'Brien to read his wifes statement before questioning

Discussions at The 3 Arguidos
Leonor's lawyer:'English Police Discovered Amaral's Secrets'
Gonçalo Amaral to sue Leonor's lawyer
C. da M.:Leonor Cipriano's lawyer got money from Metodo3!!!!
Leonor’s lawyer received money from the McCanns - 24Horas
something for McCann supporters
The strategic importance of forums/blogs
JOANA CASE- Joana-morais blogspot.

Sofia Amaral: Orchids and roses, the colors that symbolized the search for Madeleine

"At the end of May, Sofia, my wife, comes to the Department of Criminal Investigation, in Portimão, with a beautiful basket with flowers. Orchids, roses, gerberas, lilacs, ornated with butterflies and birds, a whole bunch on green and yellow, the colors that symbolized the search for Madeleine. A note from my daughters was with the flowers: "Father! We love you very much, don’t forget us, but find Madeleine." Rita & Inês (Amaral, 2008:147)

How Kate and Gerry display the same colour flowers

NHS Doctors, Kate and Gerry McCann: "A profile of a couple who regularly indulge in perversions"

A new book from journalists Hernâni Carvalho and Luis Maia, entitled, "Maddie: Neither Truth nor Consequence," returns to the most significant moments in the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the little British girl the authorities have decided to no longer look for.

The two journalists have already published a book about the first 129 days of the investigation.

"Kate and Gerry are a complementary pair, a typical product of the second half of the twentieth century. He, the child-man, who needs to be directed by someone he trusts. She, the iron lady, who needs to control, because fears being controlled by other people. Curiously, this is the profile of many couples who need to resort to assisted conception. Also, curiously, it is the profile of a couple who regularly indulge in perversions," the journalists write.

Hernâni Carvalho, one of the journalists, who has received the highest commendations for his work, has been to war zones like Bosnia, Timor and Afghanistan. Nowadays, he presents brief news items on crime on one of the most popular Portuguese television channels, TVI.

SOS Madeleine McCann 29/10/08

Cipriano's lawyer confirms he was paid by McCanns to "investigate" Gonçalo Amaral

The lawyer says that he defends Joana’s mother for free and that the McCanns paid him to “investigate” Gonçalo Amaral

by Luís Maneta

“Was Dr Gonçalo Amaral in charge”; “Was Dr Gonçalo Amaral present?”; “Did Dr Gonçalo Amaral hit you?”. Gonçalo Amaral, Gonçalo Amaral, Gonçalo Amaral – this seems to be the obsession of Leonor Cipriano’s defense lawyer during the trial that opposes Joana’s mother to five Judiciária inspectors.

Three policemen stand accused of torture: Pereira Cristóvão, Leonel Marques and Paulo Marques Bom. But Leonor’s lawyer, Marcos Aragão Correia, has pointed his guns at Gonçalo Amaral, who in this process stands accused of false testimony and omission of denunciation.

“This doesn’t look like a trial in the Joana case but rather one in the Maddie case”, says a source that is connected to the defense of the former coordinator of the PJ in Portimão, who headed the investigations into the disappearance of both children and became a sort of “public enemy #1” for the McCann couple.

“A possible condemnation of Gonçalo Amaral in this process may make it easier for the English to prosecute the Portuguese state”, the source says.

They have paid the expenses

When confronted by 24Horas with the suspicions about his connection to the Maddie case, Marcos Aragão confirmed that he was already paid by persons that are connected to the McCanns. “They haven’t paid me honoraries but rather expenses due to transportation, lodging and food, in order to interview João Cipriano in prison”, the lawyer explained, adding that the purpose of the conversation was to “analyze” the procedures of Amaral as a PJ investigator.

Following the investigation – which originated a report from the Association Against Exclusion through Development (ACED) – Aragão Correia says that he accepted to represent Leonor Cipriano without charging one cent.

“I accepted this case for humanitarian reasons only. I am not receiving any honoraries”, the lawyer asserted, referring that the “attacks” against Gonçalo Amaral are linked to Leonor Cipriano’s strategy in this case: “It’s not an obsession. I can’t insist on the other arguidos because she has not identified them”.

Yesterday’s session at the Court in Faro was marked by a new contradiction from the plaintiff. On Monday, Leonor Cipriano had guaranteed that Gonçalo Amaral did not watch the questioning during which she allegedly suffered abuse in order to make her confess to her daughter’s death. Yesterday, Joana’s mother corrected her version: “Gonçalo Amaral beat me”. When questioned by the judge, she said she had recovered her memory after watching a report on television.

source: 24Horas, 30.10.2008

by Joana Morais

Wasn't this publicly donated money supposed to be used to find Maddie rather than to pay people to investigate Amaral in an effort to discredit him? This case stinks more than Cuddlecat ever did.
Related links:

Amaral to sue Leonor's lawyer

Gonçalo Amaral's lawyer is going to move ahead with a counter suit against the defense for Leonor Cipriano for having confirmed that Joana's stepfather, Leandro Silva, knew a week beforehand that the ex-inspector of PJ was going to be fired.

Brian Kennedy: The battle has just commenced
"Am I still involved?” he said. “Absolutely. Have we given up hope? Have we hell. The battle has just commenced. We have plans and when we are ready to tell the world about them we will do so.”

Brian Kennedy extends £60million loan on May 17 2007
The McCanns Propaganda

Discussions at The 3 Arguidos:
C. da M.:Leonor Cipriano's lawyer got money from Metodo3!
Gonçalo Amaral to sue Leonor's lawyer


All posts from Joana Morais' blog regarding the Cipriano Case in which the mother of Joana Cipriano is in prison having murdered her own child. Like Maddie, her body has never been found.

Shocking emails between Tapas 7 and Stuart Prior of Leicestershire Constabulary

It seems as though the Tapas 7 are the best of buddies with, 'Stuart' Prior, the Detective Superintendent of Leicestershire Constabulary - the police force who were supposed to be 'helping' the PJ with their investigation. No wonder the Leicestershire Police link their website to their fraudulent fund.


Email sent to the PJ from Graham Michael

19 March 2008 16:39

(processo/16 - VOLUME XVIa.pdf P84, 85 )

Dear Ricardo,

I refer to our recent telephone call conversations and can confirm that we will starting the interview process w/c 7th April 2008. I hope the e-mail sent on Thursday 13th March helps with your arrangements for your accommodation.

I am in receipt of your e-mail regarding further questions for John Lowe at the FSS and I will forward them for him to answer.

As discussed on Friday, we have made contact with the holiday group ( Paynes, Webster, O'Brien, Tanner, Oldfield, Manpilly ) regarding their availability for the proposed dates for a re-enactment in Portugal. We are still awaiting response from Jeremy Wilkins.

Before they will fully commit to attending they have the following questions that they reguest are answered:-

1 - Why do the PJ want them to take part in the re-enactment?
2 - What is the aim, what are the PJ trying to achieve with the re-enactment?
3 - Why so close to the anniversary?
4 - Why don't the PJ use actors?
5 - Will the footage of the re-enactment be released to the press/TV etc?
6 - What protection is there for the friends in relation to the media coverage/likely frenzy?

Would you please speak with the Director regarding these questions and consider how you would like us to respond. I would be grateful for a prompt response as this will hopefully ensure that the witnesses are available to attend.

Yours Sincerely

Mick Graham
Detective Inspector
Major Crime Unit

Response from Fiona and David Payne:

"Following great consideration, we regret to inform you that we do not wish to attend the proposed re-enactment in Portugal."

Leave No Stone Unturned

All emails between the Tapas 7 and police declining participation in the reconstruction of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, posted at The 3 Arguidos, taken from the DVD of the police file: The cancelled re-enactment

Tapas 7 outside The High Court after being rewarded for child neglect

Email from Russel O'Brien to Stuart Prior 10 May 2008 14:56

(Processo/16 - VOLUME XVIa.pdf P183,184,185)

Dear Stuart.

Apologies for the late reply.

We gather now that at least Jez Wilkins, Matt and Rach and Dave/Fi are not going/able to make the re-enactment. Given the prosecutor's requirement for all to be in attendance or none at all, and the absolute nature of the planned date, the decision appears to be academic ...

I hope you are well.

Best wishes,

Russel & Jane

Tapas 7 would have been arrested if they'd been Portuguese - 24 Horas

The presence of Inspector Stuart Prior of Leicestershire Constabulary, in Portugal, was to avoid the imprisonment of the McCanns

Leicester police allowed Russell O'Brien to read his wifes statement before questioning

The interrogations of the McCann and the nervousness of the British police

British government involvement in Maddie's case

Abuse of Power articles


Gordon Brown wades in...Ross suspended and Brand resigns

Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand are facing calls for them to be sacked after they made offensive comments about a twenty-three year old.

Gordon Brown has waded into the row over Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross's prank phone calls to actor Andrew Sachs, describing their behaviour as "inappropriate and unacceptable".

article here


Well, Mr Brown, the McCanns and Tapas 7 behaviour was "inappropriate and unacceptable" too. Drs Gerry McCann and David Payne have been reported to the police, by two doctors, for making inappropriate and lewd comments about a three-year-old girl, who is subsequently believed to be dead.

The BBC received over 10,000 complaints and now Ofcom have ordered an investigation.

The BBC's management belatedly issued an apology, admitting that the calls were "unacceptable and offensive", and promised an internal review.

Pressure is mounting on the BBC to sack the two star presenters.

I can feel a letter to the Prime Minister coming on.


So, it would seem that these giant establishments can suspend members of staff for inappropriate behaviour then. Pity the NHS/GMC doesn't follow suit instead of defending negligent doctors' 'Right to Work'. What about Jonathan Ross's 'Right to Work', despite this inappropriate behaviour?

After all, which crime is worse - two comedians offending two adult people in the entertainment business or two NHS doctors causing the disappearance/potential death of their own child after regular abandonment followed by staging an abduction, framing an innocent man and begging for public money to find a 'live' child when the evidence suggests Maddie is dead?

I wonder if Jonathan Ross will sue the BBC for depriving him of his 'Right to Work'?

Enter the one-and-only Clarence Mitchell to give his opinion (at around 12.30 mins) on Crisis Management: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00f3982

"Accept you have a crisis and be seen and be heard to be doing something about it"

Are you listening NHS/GMC?

Probably not. After all, when you consider Tony Blair and Jack Straw "waded in" and mentioned the plight of Deirdre Barlow from Coronation Street in Prime Ministers Question Time in the Commons, you know we've got a bit of a problem when it comes to priorities.

Discussion at The 3 Arguidos: Russell Brand, Jonathan Ross and the Gullible Masses

Letters of complaint to UHL/GMC

Gonçalo Amaral connects Marcos Aragão with the McCanns’ detectives

Amaral connects Marcus Aragão with the McCanns’ detectives

“A community of psychopaths.” That is how the former PJ coordinator, Gonçalo Amaral, classifies Leonor Cipriano and her lawyer Aragão Correia, while reacting to the direct accusations that had been made by the defense lawyer at the Court in Faro on Monday.

“That gentleman is not defending Leonor’s interests, but rather those of other persons that are unrelated to this process. He’s on someone’s orders”, Amaral accuses. At the same time he alerts towards the fact that the lawyer has “a strong connection to Método 3”, the detective agency that was paid by the McCann couple to investigate the disappearance of Maddie. Aragão Correia revealed that he knew that the British police had carried out a private investigation on Amaral and even spoke to Leandro. At the time, he was informed that the policeman would be removed from the Maddie case – one week before the fact was made public. Amaral says that “it wasn’t the police, it was Método 3”.

Complete article here

source: Correio da Manhã, 29.10.2008


Marcos Aragão Correia made himself known as a protagonist in the Madeleine McCann case, and is to be the new lawyer for Léonor Cipriano in the proceedings against the PJ inspectors for having tortured Joana Cipriano's mother. Link

Challenge to Amaral – “He has no evidence. Where’s the body?”, Leandro asks, challenging Gonçalo Amaral. (Sounds familiar doesn't it Gerry?)

Gerry's challenge to Amaral: "Find the body and prove we killed her" Link

I don't know what Sandra is saying in this clip... can anyone help?

Kate and Gerry McCann: Request to Jeremy Kyle

For a long time, Kate and Gerry said they couldn't talk about the investigation, and mystery surrounding Maddie's disappearance, because of the Portuguese secrecy laws and because they were subject to 'Arguido' status.

Kate also offered to take a Lie Detector Test.

Jeremy Kyle, please invite Kate and Gerry onto your show because they are now free to talk about this. I also believe you can do Lie Detector tests free of charge.

Kate and Gerry have always insisted that Maddie is still alive and unharmed, despite saying that she has been taken by a paedophile ring. They insist they will leave no stone unturned.

Please help Kate and Gerry prove their innocence by inviting them to take the Lie Detector test on your show, in front of millions of viewers, so that we can see for ourselves that we have been wrong about them.

Ocean Club Owner David Symington related to former Madeleine Suspect Robert Murat?

Snippet taken from The Sargents Blog

Not only does it appear that Robert Murat and David Symington - the owner of the Ocean Club Complex - could be blood relations, it also appears that the Symington family are one of the most powerful families in Portugal and have very strong links to the British Establishment.

Who got the British Government involved? It seems so obvious now ...

Remember the story about Ocean Club business man, Angus Symington and Robert Murat and how his likeness cast doubt on the testimony of the Tapas witnesses? Well herein lies a tale ...


Discussion at The 3 Arguidos here

Dr Gerry McCann: "Within the bounds of responsible parenting"

Let's suppose Maddie and her two-year-old twin siblings had been left with a babysitter, or one of the Ocean Club's nannies, that fateful night.

Let's suppose the babysitter decided to pop out for 30 minutes to get a bottle of wine and a takeway.

Let's suppose that when the babysitter returned she found Maddie had been abducted.

The babysitter ran to the Tapas Bar to raise the alarm, again leaving the twins unattended.


Is it really feasible that Kate and Gerry would:

Invite approximately 20 people into the apartment to contaminate the crime scene?
Tear Maddie's book to write a timeline for the babysitter?
Get someone to phone Sky News before the police?
Go jogging?
Wash the curtains?
Wash Cuddlecat?
Leave the twins in the creche again when there was an 'abductor' around?
Be photographed smiling and smirking?

Let's imagine a different scenario - that the babysitter returned to find Maddie dead behind the sofa:

Is it really feasible that Kate and Gerry would:

Try to jemmy the window?
Clean the apartment?
Move the sofa?
Possibly dump a fridge?
Frame an innocent man?
Make excuses for the evidence found?
Rubbish the sniffer dogs?
Refuse to answer the PJ's 48 questions?
Refuse to take part in a reconstruction?
Flee Portugal?
Not demand that the investigation remain opened?
Not make a formal request to the British police to investigate?


I'm sure that if Maddie died whilst in the care of a babysitter they wouldn't be so keen to say her actions were "within the bounds of responsible babysitting."

I also wonder if the McCanns would be happy for the babysitter to carry on working with children, or whether they would have demanded she be removed from her job, as Gonçalo Amaral was removed from the investigation?


Kate and Gerry McCann: What did you do last summer?
Amaral: Maddie's cadaver was frozen or kept in the cold
Sky News was informed about Maddie's disappearance 30 minutes before the police
Portuguese mayor condemns McCanns: 'They are guilty of abandoning Madeleine AT LEAST'

Discussion at The 3 Arguidos here
Gerry and the fridge he wrote about in his blog

"Dogs Don't Lie. We just smell good!"

Introducing a new website - "Dogs Don't Lie"

Some topics from the site:

Cadaver dog helps bring peace to families of victims
Eddie The Crime Dog To Help In Hunt For Missing 911 Dispatcher
The English sniffer dogs that are helping in the hunt for Madeleine
Eddie joins Maddy hunt
On scent of success: sniffer dog Keela earns more than her Chief Constable

Gonçalo Amaral: "The Truth of the Lie": Chapter 9 and Dr David Payne's sexual gesture about Madeleine McCann

This is a section of Chapter 9 of Amaral's book, "The truth of the lie". It relates to two British NHS doctors witnessing 'inappropriate gestures' from Dr David Payne talking to Dr Gerry McCann about Gerry's daughter, two-and-a-half-year-old Madeleine, and his own daughter. A sworn statement to this effect was given to Leicestershire Police.

Please note that this is a google translation from the downloaded PDF, but references can be found in Excerpts from "Truth of the Lie".

"She (Madeleine) was sitting down between Gerry McCann and David Payne, when he heard last this one asking if it links, perhaps telling -- Madeleine, would do «this«, if there began next act to suck one of his fingers, which was entering and was going out from the mouth, insinuating an object fálico, while, with the fingers of another hand, it was doing circles around the nipple, in the provocative and sexual form."

Taken from a thread on The 3 Arguidos here
PJ Final Report (english)
Excerpts from "The Truth of the Lie"
David Payne suspicions of paedophilia
Katherina and Arul
Truth for Madeleine: David Payne

Dr Gerry McCann: LVA 6.50 Analysis - McCann Sedatives Statement

Calpol Night & Diphenhydramine: Doubts & Information

Kate and Gerry McCann: Furious again and threatening to sue

By Marc Baker By Marc Baker

Missing Maddie McCann's furious parents have vowed to sue a lawyer who suggests they are guilty of child neglect.

Anthony Bennett, 61, is urging the Government to bring in a "Madeleine's Law" making it a criminal offence to leave children under 12 on their own.

His website attacks doctors Kate and Gerry McCann, both 41, over the disappearance of Maddie, now five, from their holiday flat in Portugal last year.

McCann spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "Our lawyers are watching him. They are constantly monitoring his claims, which we consider are libellous."

A legal source close to the McCanns, of Rothley, Leics, said: "They are more than annoyed and deeply offended. They say enough is enough. All they are trying to do is get their daughter back."

article in People.co.uk here


On page 2412, is the interview with PAMELA FENN, who relates several details, of which, though not clarifying the facts, are elucidating. PAMELA FENN lives on the first floor of the residential block, above the apartment occupied by the McCann family. She related that, on 1 May 2007, two days before the disappearance, at about 22h30, she heard a child crying, which by the sound was MADELEINE. The child continued weeping for one hour and 15 minutes, until the parent’s arrival (she heard the door sounds), at about 23h45. This witness places in cause the allegation (by the parents) of the daily routine of visits every 30 minutes to check the children who had been left on their own.

PJ Final Report (english)


Related links:

The Madeleine Foundation website

Gonçalo Amaral: “Madeleine is dead; where she is buried, I do not know"

Government agency monitoring peoples blogs

Abuse of Power articles

Clarence Mitchell profile

NSPCC: What is child neglect?

Janey Godley's blog - Not neglectful? Think again Gerry McCann

Metro.co.uk - Here, Clarence, try suing this newspaper - they said Maddie is dead.

Another book by Tony Bennett exposing the truth about how Stuart Lubbock died.

Not Awight: Getting Away With Murder: by Terry Lubbock & Tony Bennett published by Harry E Cichy released 28 February 2007 Available from all good book shops ISBN: 9780954694913 paperback - price £9.95 Father of Stuart Lubbock, Terry Lubbock and a professional analyst team up to trawl through dozens of witness statement and reports, to find out who killed Stuart Lubbock. Stuart Lubbock was found at entertainer Michael Barrymore's home in 2001.

FSS and DNA revisited

This is a post by 'beachy' on The 3 Arguidos - 'Beachy' is a former police officer.

Thanks to Joana Morais and Lilemor for alerting us to its existence, I located the actual PDF file on the FBI's forensic examination in the Caylee Anthony case (http://www.wftv.com/download/2008/1024/17794795.pdf) and read it. This is what jumped out at me:

"Results of examinations:

A Caucasian head hair found in specimen Q12 exhibits characteristics of APPARENT DECOMPOSITION [emphasis mine] at the proximal (root) end."

Now, before I lose it entirely, which I am definitely about to do, let me say that whilst this has evidentiary value, it is not a smoking gun.

Mitochondrial DNA analysis of another portion of the hair subsequently showed that it contained mitochondrial DNA which could have come from either Caylee Anthony or her mother, Casey. But Casey is sitting in jail in Orlando and isn't in a state of "apparent decomposition," is she? (Though she could be before too much longer, as she's been charged with first-degree, capital murder, and Florida is one of the states in America which does not mess around when it comes to executions.)

Caylee disappeared in mid-June. Casey's car was found abandoned in late June, approximately 15 days later. Gestalt, I love you, you've provided us with a lot of valuable information, but the situation with the hair in this case shows that it does NOT take 90 days or more for "corpse hairs" to show signs of decomposition, as you've told us. The article I've quoted again and again from timesonline in which Dr. Michael Baden says that changes indicating that a particular hair came from a corpse can show up as little as 5 days after death was correct. 15 days was long enough for it to show up in Caylee Anthony's hair found in her mum's car. 25 days certainly should have been long enough for signs of decomposition to appear in the hairs found in the back of the McCanns' hire car.

WHY IN HELL ISN'T THERE ANYTHING ANYWHERE - IN THE PJ REPORT, IN THE FSS REPORT, ANYWHERE TO INDICATE WHETHER THE HAIRS FOUND IN THE MCCANN'S HIRE CARE WERE CHECKED FOR SIGNS OF DECOMPOSITION? In the Caylee Anthony case they had one hair. ONE HAIR. And they checked it and found signs of decomposition AND mitochondrial DNA proving it could have come from Caylee. I don't know whether or not hairs were found in the McCanns' hire car in anything like the amount that press reports initially indicated, but they had more than one. Where is it? Was it checked for signs of decomposition? If not, why not? If it was, where's the report? The FSS supposedly determined that hair found in the McCanns' hire car contained Kate's (and also, therefore, Madeleine's DNA). They shouldn't have had to destroy a mass of hair to do that. Testing for mitochondrial DNA is not rocket science. A good university laboratory should be able to do it with a single hair, much less the most vaunted laboratory on the planet. SO WHERE IS THE REST OF THE HAIR, FSS?

There is no excuse for this. NONE. Every single hair found in the hire car should have been checked for (1) signs of decomposition; and (2) mitochondrial DNA. And if they determined that "corpse hairs" from a person with mtDNA identical to Madeleine's were found in that car, in my opinion the McCanns should have been ordered back to Portugal and thrown in the slammer whilst additional investigation was carried out.

Discussion at the 3 arguidos here
the BIG GOLDEN nugget? FSS wriggle baby...lol
Related links:

DNA - another post by Beachy

Youtube video links:
Martin Brunt: DNA matches Maddie's
LVA 6.50 Analysis - McCann Sedatives Statement


Kate and Gerry McCann: What did you do last summer?

Apart from wash the curtains... wash Cuddlecat... move the sofa... put dirty nappies and rotting meat in the boot of the hire car... wash the car and leave the boot lid open...go jogging and play tennis the day after Maddie 'disappeared' while local residents were out searching...put washing in the machine when you were notified that the PJ were on their way...ask for a key to the church...refuse to answer 48 questions... refuse to take part in a reconstruction...and dump a fridge and remove reference to it from your blog when you were made arguidos...and lose a child?

Gerry McCanns strange behaviour
Gonçalo Amaral: Cadaver was frozen or kept in the cold

Question 41. Is it true that in England you even considered handing over Madeleine’s custody to a relative?
Maddie's book torn by parents
Blood/marks on wall
Ward of Court
Books about murder/child trafficking found in McCanns holiday apartment

More oddities:

Gerry said on airport bus that he wasn't there to enjoy himself
Speed and professionalism of the Fund/website being set up
2006 seen on website when Maddie went missing in 2007
Naming Fund after a police forensic manual "No stone unturned"
John McCann gave up well-paid job despite having house, wife and kids to support
The last photo of Maddie believed to be fake
Kate's strange diary
Gerry's strange blog
Disregarding police advice about releasing information about Maddie's eye
Trademark, marketing ploy
Twins left in unlocked apartment after Kate raised alarm
Twins left in creche during aftermath while they went fundraising
Smiling and smirking, no real tears
Whoever Madeleine's with she'll be giving them her tuppenceworth
Well it was our holiday too
Staged walks, jogging, globetrotting, not searching
Gerry planning events months ahead
No evidence of abduction
No jemmied window
Gerry alleged to have dumped Fridge
Amaral believed Maddie's corpse was frozen or kept cold
Curtains washed, sofa moved, no sheets on twins' cots
Rotting meat, dirty nappies transported in hire car
Lies and inconsistencies, changing statements/stories
Tearing Maddie's book to write timeline before police arrived
Deleting text messages and phone records the night Maddie disappeared
Phoning Sky before phoning police
Gerry having presence of mind to update his Friends Reunited profile to remove babysitting reference
Washing Cuddlecat and using it as a prop for staged photoshoots then dumping it once back in the UK
Framing Robert Murat
The Wider Agenda flipchart
The excessive mileage on the hire car
Blood/marks on walls and floor behind sofa
Cadaver scent in apartment and car and on Kate and Maddie's clothes
David Payne and Gerry's alleged 'paedophilic' conversation reported to police by two doctors
David Payne's alleged 'bathtime' visits
Jon Corner's strange remark about Maddie's special quality and charisma
Ward of Court
Question 41: Is it true that in England you considered giving up Madeleine's guardianship
Claiming to be devout Catholics which was denied by Kate's mother
Sedatives mystery
Not answering police questions
Not going back to Portugal to do the reconstruction
Refusing to take lie detector test
Excuses made for evidence found
Discrediting sniffer dogs
Not requesting the re-opening of the case before the deadline on 20 September 2008
Not taking Amaral's advice and making a formal request to the British police to find Maddie, despite their insistence that she is still alive
Saying they couldn't talk about the investigation because of their arguido status, but now their arguido status has been removed they still won't talk.

Mr Amaral removed from investigation
Mr Amaral's dog killed with serious head injury
Sergey Malinka's car torched

A comment that was posted in Leicester Mercury 31 March:

Discussions at the 3 arguidos:

Medical Director, Dr Allan Cole, UHL Trust quickly adopts Pact of Silence

24 October 2008

Dear Dr Cole

Thank you for passing my concerns to your Legal Affairs department.

It is unfortunate that I apparently misinterpreted your comment about 'risk' and I assume you will say I have misinterpreted your statement that you do not consider the employment of these two doctors to carry any more risk than any other healthcare professional in the Trust.

From your statement that these two doctors pose no more risk than any other healthcare professional could be construed that ALL healthcare professionals have some skeletons in their closet of this nature. I could mention Harold Shipman, Beverly Allit, Colin Norris or even your own doctor who killed a member of your own staff http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/news/Hospital-apologises-blunders/article-343750-detail/article.html.

The issues I have outlined in my concerns which you, as Medical Director, will not help me with, relates to two doctors at your hospital - one who is believed to be involved in the demise and concealment of his own daughter, involved in staging an abduction, framing an innocent man and creating a fraudulent fund. The other doctor, David Payne, has been reported to Leicestershire police, as has Gerry McCann, for making sexual remarks and lewd gestures about their own children. This report was made to the police by two doctors and is available on the files that the Portuguese police has released into the public domain. Either the other two doctors who reported McCann and Payne are liars or they aren't. If they are liars then they have abused their position of trust by lying to the police. If they are not liars then their allegations about McCann and Payne must be true and McCann and Payne have broken their position of trust. Doctors are supposed to be amongst the professionals the public are supposed to trust.

Either way you look at it there is a bunch of doctors in the NHS who have broken their strict Code of Conduct and position of trust and have brought the NHS into disrepute - this can only get worse. Further, the UHL/NHS condones this appalling behaviour by continuing to employ these doctors, whilst they're still under suspicion, and also they condone negligence and fraud by linking the official hospital website directly to the fraudulent Fund. This is a matter of public concern which you are washing your hands of. Indeed, your stubborness to retain the link to the fraudulent fund endorses your commitment to fraud.

There is also the matter that the McCanns have publicly admitted that they left all their children alone every night in an unlocked apartment until the worst happened, despite Kate McCanns admission in The Sun newspaper that she had a bad feeling about the holiday and felt her family was being watched. Despite those feelings they still abandoned their children. In fact, all the other doctors did the same - you will be aware that one child was vomiting. I believe she was just a baby. The parents say they were checking their children every 30 minutes but, as doctors, they will know that a fatal incident can occur in less time than this, particularly a baby who is vomiting. This is gross negligence that the NHS is condoning. If these doctors can treat their own children in this horrendous manner, what hope is there for their patients? Are you saying that, because you have put measures in place, which you won't disclose, that their patients would be treated better than their own children? The scandal of the Postcode Lottery would dispute that and it just so happens I have a blog about that too http://nhspostcodelottery.blogspot.com/.

You may well ask why I feel so outraged about the state of the NHS. Well, my former husband, xxxx xxxxxxxx, was deliberately misdiagnosed by Sir Professor Peter Bell of Leicester Royal Infirmary and I have a blog about that too http://nhsdeathrow.blogspot.com/. In fact, I wrote a book about it. He was sent home to die by a Knighted professor which ultimately turned out to be criminally wrong. This saga ruined our marriage and livelihoods and was not addressed by the NHS or Healthcare Commission or the Ombudsman, so I am well aware of how everyone closes ranks to protect each other as you are doing now.

As with this complaint, that one also got nowhere despite a persons life being at the heart of the issue - but then this complaint also has a person at its heart, a person called Madeleine McCann who was only three years old. It is one matter to cover up the negligence of a 52 year old, but a three year old is something else. When a child is denied justice then it is time to act. A crime against a child is the worst possible scenario, particularly when that crime is committed by her own parents, which is why so many people are seeking the truth. Despite threats from lawyers we will not give up. You will be aware that Goncalo Amaral's dog was killed with a serious head injury as a threat and that Sergei Malinka's car was torched as a threat to him.

The truth of what happened to Madeleine McCann will eventually come out. There are many people, including myself, who are shocked and outraged about what happened to her, and the obvious intention to prevent the truth being known. You will know that the Portuguese Chief Inspector, Goncalo Amaral, who was removed from the investigation by Gordon Brown, has written a book and is making a documentary. It is only a matter of time before it becomes public knowledge here in the UK and the NHS will not be able to say they were unaware of the circumstances surrounding the tragic demise of this little girl who no longer has a voice. The people who are protecting the McCanns have Maddie's blood on their hands and you should all be ashamed or your Pact of Silence and your threats of sending valid concerns to your legal affairs department.

The NHS is funded by the taxpayer, of which I am one, and this is a matter of public concern and I would like some answers please.

Jill Havern

Dear Dr Cole

Thank you for your email.

I note you state "the Trust has taken all appropriate measures to ensure that the public and patients are not put at any additional risk".

I am pleased you have acknowledged that there is some risk, as you have stated people are not put at any "additional" risk. Please can you confirm what measures you have taken? Please can you also confirm what risks you are aware of.

You also state that you are not aware of any fraudulent activity. I believe this statement is naive because the Portuguese police have released their findings of the investigation on a DVD, which is easily available, and on that DVD it clearly shows the evidence of two British sniffer dogs which detected the scent of Maddie's death in the McCanns apartment and hire car. Given that the police believe Maddie is dead and the fund was set up to find a 'live' Madeleine, would confirm that the Fund is, in fact, fraudulent. How can they find a 'live' Madeleine when she is dead? Why are they continuing to appeal for public money in this case? And why is UHL endorsing this fraudulent fund and encouraging members of the public to donate to this fraudulent fund?

If you haven't seen the DVD video of the British sniffer dogs, it is here on my website where I am also publishing all correspondence with UHL and the GMC. You will find evidence from the Portuguese police DVD etc.


Jill Havern


Now that UHL have adopted the Pact of Silence and referred my complaint to the Legal Affairs department, it would be interesting to be a....

Previous letter to Dr Allan Cole
All letters to UHL and GMC
UHL link to fraudulent fund
Inoperable Discharge Summary signed by Sir Professor Peter Bell, LRI

Email from Sir Professor Peter Bell, LRI, giving me names of surgeons who could do the 'impossible' operation - dated 13 months after the wrong prognosis.

My letter to the Prime Minister
Discussions at The 3 Arguidos
University Hospitals Leicester: Payne & McCann
Response from General Medical Council regarding McCann...
Recent visit to Praia da Luz -
David Payne?

Ethical Practice and the Abuse of Power in Social Responsibility: Leave No Stone Unturned

Jane Roberts, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Camden & Islington Community Health Services NHS Trust, Hornsey Rise Health Centre, London N19 3XU


Edited by Helen Payne & Brian Littlechild. London & Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley. 2000. 235 pp. £15.95 (pb). ISBN 1 85302 743 X

‘Leave No Stone Unturned’, the subtitle of this book, is a powerful phrase, summoning up images for me of woodlice scurrying for cover at the first hint of light. And indeed, this is very much the theme of the book — to shed light into hitherto dark corners of professional practice of social responsibility. I am less sure about the ponderous term ‘social responsibility’ in this context, but let us pass on. The book is timely, given the avalanche of child abuse inquiries hitting the headlines. Furthermore, scrutiny more recently has focused not just on residential care workers, but also on the bigger battalions of the medical profession. Some unflinching reflection of the systems in which we, as psychiatrists, work is surely right.

One acid test of any book is its ability to provoke, to leave images in the mind and to engage in debate, and on this level, the book succeeded for me. A book such as this must be very much of the nature of a conversation with its reader. Your reaction, reader, will depend even more than usual on your experiences, both professional and personal. As a politically involved consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist working in a pressured inner-city setting, I shared the misgivings of many of the contributors. Although misgivings would be a feeble word for many of the users who contributed to the book: outrage and incomprehension would be nearer the mark. The editors hope that readers from the ‘social responsibility’ professions will shed any defensiveness, but to some extent this aspiration is made more difficult by the unbalanced nature of a few of the chapters. I do not think, however, that the intention of the book was to be balanced; it was to document and make heard the voice of some of those who are all too often unheard in a system that is manifestly unbalanced for many.

The book offers multiple perspectives, each chapter from a contributor who had worked in, or been a recipient of social care, or both. I preferred those chapters in which a composite picture was built up, rather than those based entirely on one, albeit extended, individual experience. The final chapter, however, by Mary Neville, about her serial abuse within the medical system was very powerful and should be required reading for all medical students. To my surprise, no one referred to the now chronologically old but still vividly shocking paper, ‘On being sane in insane places’ (Rosenhan, 1973). A better illustration of meaning being inferred from context is hard to find. I especially appreciated the thoughtful and respectful chapter from Sue Williscroft, a Leeds Deputy District Judge and family lawyer, about the legal mire into which parents are often uncomprehendingly plunged. The powerful emotions stirred up by child-care cases are helpfully explored by Trowell and Colling, both child and adolescent psychiatrists. They make a plea for the plight of the child to be considered and reflected upon with care in the midst of the ever more adversarial legal system.

This book does not pretend to offer solutions. It addresses the inherent problems in a system in which power is so conspicuously skewed, and the implications of this for ethical practice. Training, or rather its lack, especially in the social work profession, is an issue that emerges time and time again. So too the need for some sort of independent advocacy for parents. We should not lose sight, however, of another perspective not represented here, of social workers, often themselves in impossible working conditions, struggling creatively, although ultimately unsuccessfully, to work with some parents. The least powerful of all, children, are then the ones who lose out most.

Source: Book reviews

Whose nappies were in the boot of the McCanns hire car, Mr Brown?

Discussion at the 3 arguidos: GB and nappies? The truth is out there...

Gonçalo Amaral: Excerpts from "The Truth of the Lie"

Some extracts in English while the book is not available in the UK

A summary of the key points from 'Maddie, The Truth of the Lie'

This summary obviously cannot cover every single point raised in the book but it covers most of the main points

1 - Gonçalo Amaral starts by thanking family and friends, anonymous citizens who supported him and also cybernauts and bloggers who 'defended the cause of truth and justice'.

2 - Very strange Mr Alipio Ribeiro's remark that making the McCanns arguidos was a hasty decision because he knew all along and agreed with the decision at the time.

3 - The British police agreed with the PJ that Madeleine had died in apartment 5A and that there was a body that needed to be found. Later things seemed to change.

4 - Making them arguidos was inevitable due to the non-incrimination principle. Certain questions could not be asked if they weren't arguidos. Even for their own protection.

5 - Unusual, priviliged treatment for the couple is stressed.

6 - The British police were working very closely with the PJ. They were in a room just next to the 'crisis room' the PJ worked in and were aware of everything that was going on.

7 - The McCanns' routine is described. Madeleine, Sean and Amelie spend most of their time in the creche.

8 - On the 1st of May, Madeleine cries for an hour and 15 minutes, between 10:30 and 11:45pm - and cries for daddy. She only stops when her parents get back home.

9 - The next morning Madeleine questions her parents about not being there while she cried all that time.

10 - When the first police officers arrived at the scene several people were inside the apartment. Gonçalo Amaral says that mistakes were made because the scene should have been recorded (pictures or footage) with the people who were there so important aspects like the way those people were dressed was recorded. The twins were sleeping and did not wake up with the commotion. And the bed sheets on the twins' cots were not there. First 72 hours are extremely important in these cases.

11 - Contradiction regarding the checking times. Some say every 30 minutes, others say every 15 minutes. Gonçalo Amaral calls Glen Power for info on the whole group. Their history could be essential for the case.

12 - Inspector Chief Tavares de Almeida forgets his holiday because of the case. All Portuguese forces were now aware of the crime as well as Interpol. Searches start. The apartment had been contaminated by friends of the couple, employees from the resort, GNR officers and their dogs and other unknown people. Was the contamination out of ignorance or was it on purpose?

13 - Early in the morning, the searches continue. A crime scene team from Lisbon is on the way and the PJ starts to formally interview hundreds of people. The PJ asks British police for help regarding any British tourist present in the Algarve who may have a criminal record. Footage from hotels, banks, supermarkets, gas stations and highways are checked. Spain is alerted to pay attention to departures to Morocco. The harbours of Tarifa and Algeciras are checked through CCTV footage. Marinas in the Algarve are checked as well as their records of arrivals and departures.

14 - The PJ checks all photos and footage from the Tapas 9. Clues could be found there. However, there are no photos or footage at night which might have been useful to help understand what happened that evening. Sexual offenders are checked to make sure they weren't around PDL at the time and the criminal history of PDL is also investigated. No signs of a break in, unlike the McCanns and Sky News reported. The PM (Public Ministry) is informed of the situation. In the document the case is treated like a "Kidnapping?". Mr Amaral said the document is in the files and that as early as the 4th of May there were questions, which explains the question mark after 'kidnapping'.

15 - All possibilities were on the table. The abduction theory was good for the investigation, according to Mr Amaral because it allowed more means, manpower and tools to work with. It wasn't in the best interest of the investigation that the parents and friends were aware that they could be possible suspects. 12 hours after the disappearance a diplomat arrives in Portimao. He was not happy and he was heard to say that the PJ 'wasn't doing anything'.

16 - Info from the British police is late, unlike what normally happens in other cases. No information on the couple, the friends or the children. It was important to be sure that Madeleine was their biological daughter. British Ambassador arrives. All this diplomacy is not normal according to Mr Amaral. 'Who are this couple?'. 'Who are these friends?'.

17 - The searches go on. A helicopter is used and the OC employees are questioned. It's a battle against time because the following day /the 5th of May) is the day some of the potential witnesses are due to return to the UK. The press, Portuguese and British are already in PDL. Why was the press called in so quickly, apparently before the police?

18 - The apartment is checked for finger and hand prints, hair, fibres, blood and other biological evidence. Mistakes were made and Amaral underlines the person on the outside without a full suit on. No signs of break in and no prints of other people other than the ones who were supposed to have been at the apartment. No glove marks found either. A hand-print is found and also fingerprints on the window from where Madeleine was taken according to her parents. The hand-print belonged to one of the first GNR officers who arrived at the scene.

19 - The roadworks being done in the streets of PDL were checked by workmen, police officers and sniffer dogs. The Tapas are formally questioned in Portimão (it's still the morning of the 4th of May). First contradictions are detected. Jane Tanner 'saw' the abductor. Gerry and Jeremy were very close and did not see Jane or the abductor. The need for translation doesn't help because there is more time to think about what people should say. Kate and Gerry have no doubt that it is a kidnapping. Contradictions regarding the door and the window and shutters. (Open, closed, locked, unlocked, etc.)


21h05: Gerry - all is well with the children.

21h10/21h15: Jane Tanner - Sees alleged abductor carrying a child.

21h30: Mathew Oldfield - enter the aprtment but not the bedroom and only sees the twins.

22h00: Kate - finds Madeleine missing.

20 - If the window was open why didn't Oldfield see it if at the time Jane Tanner had already seen the 'abductor'? Matthew says the door was slightly open. Kate states the door was completely open.

21 - Kate mentions the 'abductor' mentioned by Jane but describes him in a completely different way. Jane said the man had light trousers and hair the lenghth of his neck. Kate says the abductor was wearing jeans and had long hair.

22 - The description evolved. Now the abductor was 1.78 m tall, was wearing light trousers and a dark shirt and was carrying a child who seemed to be wearing pyjamas.

23 - Jane's decription evolves again: it is now a dark skinned man, 35-40, thin, around 1.70m, very thick and dark hair neck length, linen trousers beige or gold, Duffy' type jacket but not as thick, classic black shoes, was rushing and was carrying a child in a strange way. By the way the man was dressed, Jane said he didn't look like a tourist. The child was apparently sleeping and she only saw the legs. The child had no shoes on. Cotton pyjamas, light colour, possibly white or pink and maybe flowers on it. Jane said she would recognise the man from behind and by the way he walked.

24 - Jane said she didn't know what Madeleine was supposed to be wearing which surprised the police because 14 hours had passed and Gerry and Kate must have mentioned it, especially because Madeleine's description and clothes had been given to police officers, locals and tourists who were looking for the missing child.

25 - There is footage of a girl looking like Madeline in one gas station. The parents are informed and Kate is asked to return to Portimão to see if it is Madeleine or not. Instead of being full of hope, Kate looks bored for being forced to return to Portimão and seems angry at the speed of the police car which startled police officers.

26 - First press release on the case. Special authorisation has to be requested. Lots of info starts to arrive, especially info from 'psychics' and people who say they had visions and dreams about Madeleine. Although they aren't credible, they are checked everytime it's possible. Several sketches of Madeleine with different hair cuts and colour are done.

27 - On the 4th of May the PJ stays in PDL past 10:00pm because they want to observe the lighting conditions and other details. The police find it surprising that Jane was able to see all those details because it was already quite dark and the visibility is not good. Where did the 'abductor' take Madeline? Was there a car? If there was, why wouldn't anyone see it if the car had to be driven towards the centre of PDL? The beach was the most likely destination to anyone who would not wish to be seen. Gerry stated he entered the apartment using the main entance and using his key. Why? If the back entrance was a lot closer and it was apparently unlocked? Kate and Gerry say the aductor did not enter the apartment from the back entrance because they could see it from the Tapas bar and would have spotted him. That is a lie. And this lie is most likely intended to state that Madeleine and her twin brother and sister were safe and that there was no neglect. They were obviously not safe or Madeleine wouldn't be missing.

28 - Another strange aspect: The abductor enters through the door and leaves through the window carrying a child? Why not using the door again? It would be easier and it wouldn't be so suspicious. The police officers discuss their suspicions in the 'crisis' room. The pressure due to the media frenzy starts to kick in.

29 - Several statements about people acting in a strange way are checked. Some can be discarded but at least one cannot be fully investigated because in the meanwhile those people returned to their countries of origin. However, in that case it was possible to identify the flight and no sign of Madeleine. A gipsy camping site is also checked as well as more than 400 apartments and houses in PDL.

30 - The possibility of searching the Tapas groups apartments is discussed. The interest is to locate Madeleine's clothes, the ones which she was wearing that day to check them for evidence of violence, for instance. However, at this stage it is considered that treating the Tapas as suspects might not be good for the investigation. Mr Amaral considers this, at present, a mistake. But there was too much pressure to investigate the abduction scenario.

31 - It seemed like it was forbidden to suspect the Tapas 7 or the parents. Diplomacy was always around. Publicly the case is treated as a kidnapping to avoid media speculation, although all possibilities are being investigated by the police and many question arise. The media frenzy gets bigger and bigger. The PJ has difficulties dealing with that. At the same time the preoccupation of the McCanns in dealing with the press is noticed.

32 - The PJ keeps an eye on their public appearances. All info is being checked and the PJ starts working on the mobile phones info. No communications which arouse questions are detected, apart from Robert Murat who will later be made an arguido. The PJ check Kate and Gerry's phone records. Kate did not make any phone calls between the 27th April and the 4th of May which arouses suspicions. And hasn't received any between 11:22 on the 2nd of May and 23:17 of the 3rd. Gerry's phone has no record of calls before the 4th at 00:15. But there is a record on Kate's phone of a phone call from her husband on the 3rd May at 23:17. The same record doesn't exist on Gerry's phone. So the records were deleted. Why?

33 - An unconfirmed piece of news arrives at the PJ. Apparently the British secret services had, after the (whatever) crime, tapped the Tapas phones. If that was true the info was never sent to the PJ which also thought about tapping them but who feared the reaction if it was found out and also the refusal of the judge because at the time there wasn't strong reasons to do it.

34 - A bit of the life of the McCanns is described. Kate had a tiring life. Three children to take care of. Madeleine apparently wasn't an easy child. At the time of the holiday Kate was probably exhausted and had mentioned that before leaving for PDL she had a bad feeling/ an omen.

35 - The police found it strange that the children spent so much time in the créche but after interviewing the nannies they were told it was not a general rule but it was quite common with holidaymakers.

36 - Madeleine was at the créche the day she disappeared until 5:30pm. That was the last time anyone outside the group saw her. Madeleine was apparently very close to her dad and revealed an extreme love for her twin brother and sister.

37 - During July and one of Gerry's visits to England, a British Police officer visited him at home. On the fridge there was a piece of paper with some of Madeleine's problems written on it. Madeleine apparently had problems sleeping and used to get up at night quite often. It is mentioned that Madeleine's grandfather admitted that the children were given something to help them sleep. Mr Amaral says this can explain why the twins did not wake up and that it also may have been the basis of Madeleine's tragic faith.

38 - Madeleine's health records were really important and were asked for with insistence. However, they were not sent. Historically, in these types of siuations, apparently the UK is not very cooperative. And the secrecy between doctors and patients was also a setback. Her eye detail may be related to other health problems but without medical records it was not able to confirm this.

39 - The 7th of May. Leicester police officers start to arrive. Later, Scotland Yard also cooperated. Several leads are pursued, 'suspects' found but discarded. Lots of Madeleine sightings. Lots of checking regarding Madeleine sighting. The Morocco saga starts. Mr Amaral talks about the photo of the little girl in Morocco who supposedly looked like Madeleine. Mr Amaral was informed and diligencies to confirm it were done. But Mr Amaral said that he stated it wasn't Madeleine.

40 - The McCanns were at the time of the Morocco sighting already arguidos and both the British and the Portuguese police agreed that Madeleine was dead. However, something strange happened. The British police had shown the McCanns the photo before informing the PJ about its existence. Apparently a British police officer showed them the photo, asked them if it was Madeleine and the McCanns answered: 'It could be'. Gonçalo Amaral was surprised that they weren't sure. After all it was their daughter. We all know how this ended. The child and her mother were identified and it wasn't Madeleine.

41 - 23rd of May: according to Mr Amaral the McCanns contacted Gordon Brown on that day and the PJ knew for sure that now this would be a political case, not a police one.

42 - A man, apparently British who has an Asian background, spotted in a photo with Murat and also in a photo where Gerry is in a park with the children is investigated. Info is collected and the British police check him out and get an identification. He is discarded as not having anything to do with Madeleine and as being in the park with his own daughter and then helping in the searches like hundreds of other tourists. The photo of the man reached the British press. Mr Amaral says he has no idea how it got to the UK papers and why it was published.

43 - One of the tourists told the PJ that he had heard Gerry McCann speaking on the phone and saying that there are paedophile rings operating in Portugal and that they took Madeleine. Mr Amaral says it's fantastic that after some hours the father of a missing child knows what happened to her with such certainty.

44 - It was thought to do the reconstruction in May but that wasn't possible. The number of tourists, the number of journalists and the fact that the air space had to be closed (because of helicopters from the media) and the fact that it would make the public suspect the McCanns were being treated as suspects prevented it.

45 - Mr Amaral thinks that the reconstruction should have been made even one year after and even with the parents only, who were the ones who couldn't refuse to come. He believes it would be helpful.

46 - A Dutch guy contacts the McCanns saying he wants money in exchange for Madeleine/info about Madeleine's whereabouts. The police get involved (PJ, Leicester Police and Scotland Yard). The e-mail exchange continues. The guy wants two million and 500 thousand in advance. All are stressed. All but Gerry who was enjoying a lollipop, reading trivialities on the internet and discussing rugby and football with a British police officer, which surprised the Portuguese and the British police. The guy was arrested and only wanted money. He confessed he knew nothing about Madeleine.

To explain Gerry's cold ways a British officer usually commented with his Portuguese counterparts: "Don't forget the guy starts cutting people in half after breakfast."

47 - Several police officers from several police forces arrive as well as specialists in different areas and profilers. On the 14th of May Kate felt very offended with the liaison officers because they asked her where her daughter was. The McCann couple would not tolerate those questions and doubts. Those liaison officers' job was to make a bridge between the parents and the PJ and support the parents in any way they needed, However, it didn't last a week. After those questions the McCanns decided they did not need them anymore. No one could doubt those parents, let alone officers from their own country, writes Mr Amaral.

48 - A Portuguese PJ officer leaves for the UK to help Leicester police triage info. Three Leicester police officers have a meeting in Portimão with Luís Neves, Guilhermino Encarnação and Gonçalo Amaral. The PJ is informed about the 'incident' between the McCanns and the liason officer(s). As time went by the PJ realised that the theory most pursued in Portugal (Madeleine's death) was not known by everyone in Leicester. A 'rookie' British police officer arrived in the Algarve and was wearing the 'Look for Madeleine' wristband. Portuguese PJ's commented that soon he would not be wearing it anymore, which happened as soon as he came into contact with the files.

49 - Mr Amaral gets a phone call from his scared wife. Somebody had killed one of the family dogs, a Shitzu who had a serious head injury. Mr Amaral went home but was in a hurry because he needed to go back to work and didn't want his children to see the dog like that. He decided that he should bury the dog but the ground was too hard. So he decided to take the dog and put it in the trash bin. While doing so he couldn't help think how easy it was for someone to dispose of a dead body. Amaral's wife asks him to leave the investigation because she is scared. Mr Amaral tells his wife she is not being rational and that there are no reasons to be worried.

50 - Murat's story. His villa drew attention because it was very close to the crime scene and because apparently the abductor was seen walking in that direction. Amaral decides to check and is surprised when a colleague tells him that Murat offered to translate at the scene if it was necessary, since he spoke both English and Portuguese. The police had to resort to volunteers due to the amount of tourists and employees (hundreds) that had to be spoken to, even if informally in the beginning. The PJ starts to check him out, especially after the British journalist's suspicion. The PJ decide that it will be better if they keep him close and continue to use him as a volunteer translator. Murat seems interested in everything regarding the investigation. He is said to consult internet sites of a sexual nature, but no more details are known. British profilers start working on him and seem interested.

51 - Murat is watched. The rental of a car is investigated and the villa and cars are searched. Jane Tanner incriminates Murat. No signs of Madeleine. Murat's clothes and other objects are collected to be analysed.

52 - Murat made an arguido, declines lawyer. Answers all questions. The question of the phone calls between Murat, Malinka and Michaela is investigated. Apparently the three met on the 2nd May because of the internet site.

53 - Several suspicions arise regarding Murat, Michaela, Malinka and Luís António. They are all investigated. No signs of Madeleine anywhere. After a pseudo friend of Murat from teenage times incriminates him for bestiality and other stange behaviours British profilers say that there's a 90% chance that Murat is Madeleine's abductor. The 'pseudo friend' apparently has a long criminal record and the PJ was not very convinced by his statement.

54 - Suddenly, on the 16th May, some friends of the McCanns remember seeing Murat on the scene that night close to the apartment. GNR officers said that they only saw him the next morning when he offered to translate. Rachel, Fiona, Russel and Murat are put face to face. The Tapas say Murat was there. Murat says they're lying. The Tapas say that they will come back to Portugal if needed.

55 - The Smiths see a man carrying a child wearing pink or white pyjamas and no shoes. The child has got medium/long blonde hair. The man is between 30-35, is thin but fit and wears light trousers. Mr Smith contacts the Irish Police and tells them about that. He states the man is not Murat but the girl was most likely Madeleine.

56 - The Payne incident, regarding sexual gestures, is described. The statement was given to the British police 13 days after Madeleine went missing but was only sent to the PJ by the end of October after Amaral left.

Payne's visit to apartment 5A on the 3rd of May: Gerry said Payne stayed 30 minutes, Kate said it was 30 seconds. The reasons for the visit and number of visitors also have different versions. Yvone, with experience in children matters, gets to talk to the McCanns and asks several questions which annoy Kate who believes the police should be asking the questions not Yvone. Kate also says that a couple took her child and cries a lot. The McCanns refuse Yvone's help after contradicting themselves more.

57 - The room seems too tidied up and too cold. Everything in the right place. No signs of an abductor who would have needed to use something to get out of the window. No footprints anywhere, nothing. Suspicions of an intentional modification of the crime scene. According to Kate, Cudle Cat was close to the pillow when she found Madeleine missing. The bed sheets of the twins' cots were not there.

58 - The Tapas wrote two lists which are on the files with the times of the checking until the alarm was raised. Inconsistencies in those two lists also. As soon as the alarm is raised, everyone rushed and entered the apartment but Dianne Webster stays for some minutes.

59 - The two different lists prove that the checking timelines were discussed. In order to escape the neglect accusations, the checking times were so close that they made the abduction virtually impossible. Mathew was supposed to have twice passed close to the window through which Madeleine had already been taken and yet fails to see the window wide open, although his mission was to check if everything was ok with the kids.

60 - Both police forces discuss the huge amount of inconsistencies.

61 - Jane also never mentioned the window completely opened.

62 - How could Kate leave the twins alone again with a window supposedly open with an abductor close by?

In the beginning of June, Kate starts taking about the possibility of Madeleine's death and about contacts made by psychics who claimed they knew where Madeleine's body was. Mr Amaral said that it almost seemed like Kate could soon say where Madeleine's body was even if in an indirect way.

63 - The McCanns ask for Mr Krugel, the South African body-finder to come to PDL. Both police forces thought the idea was a bit ridiculous but didn't want to be accused of not doing everything. The couple would now admit that Madeleine could be dead unlike what they were publicly, and still are, claiming. The area where Krugel said Madeleine's body would be had already been searched by GNR and their dogs but it was searched again. Nothing was found.

64 - Amaral describes a case he investigated where a 3-year old was beaten to death by her father. He describes what a police officer but also a father feels in such a situation and discusses the possible motive, generally speaking, which may lead people to hide a body.

65 - Amaral also underlines the difficulty in investigating cases of missing people and cases with no body. The British specialist dogs are suggested and they come to PDL. As we all know, they detect death scent and blood.

66 - Mark Harrison analyses the whole file, visits PDL on foot and in an helicopter and writes a report in which he states that Madeleine is most likely dead and her body most likely hidden in PDL. He also praises the PJ for all the work and efforts to try and find Madeleine alive but thinks it is now time to do different searches, the searches needed to find a body.

67 - It was now time to investigate parents and friends in a more serious manner. The impressive record of Eddie and Keela is described.

68 - The dogs are taken to apartment 5A and, as we know, detect death scent and blood, Around 10:00 pm Gerry is seen by the investigators driving around. Nothing was detected by the dogs in any of the other apartments. The history of apartment 5A was checked because another person could have died there before. No one did which was sadly revealing. The death scent dog was taken to the field. Nothing was found. The police were now sure the biggest mistake was not to tap the Tapas' phones and not to follow them closely. A judge refuses the request for the phones to be tapped. The villa where the McCanns were now staying was searched by the dogs. The dog detects death scent on Cuddle Cat.

69 - Nothing is found in Murat's villa. But the garden is so badly dug that it is found the house was built on the top of an ancient roman village. The cars are checked. The dog only reacts on the car hired by the McCanns. After Amaral left the investigation, he came to know that a witness, a Portuguese woman, stated that in the days before the cars were checked the trunk of the car was left open which family explained was because of soiled nappies and beef fluid that was spilled in the car after they went shopping once

70 - Mr Amaral tells us that the decision to send the blood and hair to FSS in the UK was because it was a renowned laboratory and because if they were analysed in Portugal or elsewhere, the PJ feared some would say the results had been messed with to incriminate the arguidos in case the results were clear. The most likely possibility is that Madeleine apparently died near the sofa.

71 - Mr Amaral said that the assessment of the house showed two different realities. Kate seemed in mourning. Several pictures from Madeleine, rosaries, saints and a bible marked on Samuel's Book, Chapter 12, about the death of a child. Gerry's 'part' of the space was colder. Gerry seemed to have been reading The Interpretation of Crime from Jed Rubenfeld, Spirit Messenger by Gordon Smith and Will to Live by Lance Armstrong. Besides that, there were also several CEOP books which are only for police work, which startled Mark Harrison.

72 - The first results start to arrive. The blood found in the car has a 50% match with Gerry coming, most likely, from an offspring. Then, one of the samples comes back as a weak match to Madeleine, in spite of all the markers in the sample being a match, many markers were missing. The second sample, however, had a 15 out of 19 marker match to Madeleine's DNA profile. Another preliminary report is sent that contradicts the first findings. For example, regarding the trunk sample there is, this time, no mention about the 15 components of Madeleine's DNA profile, like they never existed. Stuart Prior then calls FSS asking if they thought the Portuguese were idiots. He was heard saying that in the UK he had arrested people for less.

73 - As for the hair, apparently nothing came of it. The PJ wanted to know if they came from a living person or a dead one. FSS said they could not answer that question. British officers suggested sending the hairs to other labs in Europe but FSS apparently didn't want to lose/ give the hairs back.

The only fingerprints found on the window belonged to Kate. Because of the position of the hand it's more than likely that they got there when Kate opened that window, whenever that happened.

74 - The time of the questioning of the McCanns is close and Stuart Prior seems nervous. The PJ also wished to re-question the whole group. Very little info on the McCanns arrives regarding their financial situation. According to UK authorities the McCanns have no credit card or ATM cards. However, the flights had been paid with credit cards so the PJ knew they had them.

75 - Mr Amaral says that if the McCanns were in any way responsible for what happened to Madeleine then the fund would be a fraud. As the fund was set up in England it would have to be investigated by the British police.

76 - The McCanns were informed about the re-questioning and that they would be made arguidos, even for their own protection. Kate replied asking what would her parents and the press think and say.

77 - Kate's re-questioning was interrupted from 8pm till 10pm for all involved to rest and have dinner. As soon as she is made an arguida, Kate shuts up. Gerry is made an arguido, answers his questions and denies any involvment. The McCanns go back to England and when they arrive and go down the plane's steps Mr Smith in Ireland regonises Gerry as the man he had seen carrying a child on that night. He contacts the police but when his return to Portugal is being taken care of Mr Amaral is removed from the investigation. Afterwards, the next person in charge of the case decides that Mr Smith can be interviewed in his country through a rogatory letter. (This never happened).

78 - Mr Amaral discusses the fact that he was removed from the case. Portual seemed to have succumbed to the pressure. The information on the McCanns and other Tapas never arrived. Amaral says that both police forces agreed on the path the investigation took but that after the McCanns left all British police officers left too. So, were they here to help with the invstigation or were they here because of the McCanns. Find the body and prove we did it is also mentioned as well as the McCanns need to discredit the dogs.

Along the way Mr Amaral neighbour's house is broken into and some documents are stolen. The hasty answer to the journalist, which was used to remove him from the case is also mentioned. Amaral says that he knew immediately it had been a mistake but that he never knew how serious it would be because his words were greatly exagerated. Amaral is removed on his birthday and later he knows that Gordon Brown apparently called Stuart Prior to ask him if the man in charge of the investigation had really been removed.

79 - May 2008. Amaral shares a meal with his colleague Tavares Rodrigues. The Madeleine case comes up and both comment on the fact that their case is all on the files and nothing can change that.


- Madeleine McCanns died in aprtment 5A on May the 3rd 2007.

- There was a simulation/fake of an abduction.

- Kate and Gerry are suspects in the involvement of the disposal of their daughter's body.

- Madeleine's death may have been caused by a tragic accident.

- There is evidence of negligence regarding the guard and security of the children.

Then, Amaral says they did the best they could and worked hard to find out the truth. The truth which is the only thing that really matters in a universe which makes the truth of the lie more and more common.

Above summary courtesy of Nige at the McCannfiles

by Joana Morais

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