Campeão das Províncias: "Do you think the reopening of the process is possible?"
Gonçalo Amaral: "I remind you that they “demanded” the archiving of the process, in 2008, when they were arguidos, merely to defend their image. They are not interested in the reopening of the process or of the investigation"
Kate and Gerry McCann
Have never requested the re-opening of the investigation into her disappearance.
Handbook of Masonry, page 183
You must conceal all crimes of your brother Masons...and should you be summoned as a witness against a brother Mason be always sure to shield him...It may be perjury to do this, it is true, but you're keeping your obligations.
Adam Tudor - Carter Ruck
Adam joined Carter-Ruck in 2001 and became a Partner in 2003. In libel circles, Adam is best known for representing Kate and Gerry McCann in their libel and privacy complaints.
Carter Ruck silence the enemies
Carter Ruck silence the enemies
Maddie: The Truth about the Lie
Translated into English
Gerry McCann in Lisbon
"There's no evidence that Madeleine is dead and there's no evidence to implicate us in her death"
Dr David Payne, Leicester Royal Infirmary
Majorca, September 2005: Dr Katherina Gaspar witnesses a scene with David Payne and Gerry McCann which flabbergasts her and makes her fear for the safety of her daughter and the other children.
And so the story of Madeleine McCann begins, as told in their own words...
"Cheer up Gerry, we're on holiday"
"Fuck off, I'm not here to enjoy myself."
"My struggle to control 'very difficult' Madeleine"
"That girl could throw a tantrum if she wanted to"
"Is it true that in England you even considered handing over Madeleine’s custody to a relative?"
“This story did not begin in the Ocean Club, but in London where the official truth was conspired and established: an English girl was kidnapped in the Algarve”
Honorary Chief Commissioner of the National French Police
"Today, the only person prosecuted in the case of the disappearance of little Madeleine McCann is the officer who conducted the investigation. "
“I feel accomplished. It is the feeling of fulfilled duty, but there is something more, that I cannot speak about, of justice being carried out and the truth being discovered. These are not wishes, they are principles, I’m not speaking about any specific case.”
"Mummy, why didn't you come when we were crying last night?"
Don't you forget about me
Don't you forget about me either
"Soon, very soon, the world will know the truth about the lie and we will gain truth and justice for a little girl who has no voice, dead on the evening of May 3rd "
Note of Despair
“Prior to the PJ arriving at 12:40/12:50 Russell O'Brien has written the timeline for them all, including, ‘Jane tanner sees stranger walking carrying child.’ He does this while Gerry McCann sits at the same table. At three o' clock in the morning Jane Tanner informs Gerry McCann for the first time, about the existence of a possible abductor.”
the bottom line is....
...that Kate McCann was in Apartment 5A when Madeleine cried for her father between 22.30 and 23.45 on Tuesday 1st May 2007, leading to a unique flurry of late night calls and to unique calls very early the following morning."
I don't want to dwell on it too much
"...that means that, you know, she must have fallen back asleep very quickly, errm... and then she moved on… you know, she moved on."
Witness Martin Smith
In Ireland, the Smiths are watching the BBC news, which is broadcasting the event. For them, it's a shock: that person, they recognise him. That way of carrying his child, that way of walking. From that moment, he is sure: the man they came across that night was Gerald McCann. Of that there is very little doubt.
The arrival of the specialists
The hypothesis of death is considered
The Article Team McCann Didn't Want You To Read
Martin Grime, dog handler
"The dog's behaviour for these alerts led me to the following opinions. The first alert was given with the dog’s head in the air without a positive area being identified. This is the alert given by him when there is no tangible evidence to be located [i.e. a physical corpse], only the remaining scent."
Death scent and blood
Found on Kate's trousers, Cuddlecat, child's red tshirt, behind the sofa, in the wardrobe and in the car the McCanns hired 25 days after Maddie disappeared.
Blood on curtains in 5A
The dogs detected cadaver odour behind a couch in the apartment’s living room, close to a window that leads to the resort’s back area. This window had curtains that were removed and analysed by police, and a small blood sample was detected. Both the curtains and the wall where it was located at, had been washed.
It means, the McCanns planned the death of their daughter?
Lüdke: "Yes, it is possible that they planned this a long time ago, they must at least have played it through in their minds many times and they must have spoken about it together. Otherwise they would now be contradicting each other."
Sandra Felgueiras asks the McCanns about the cadavar dogs
Gerry McCann, father of 'abducted' Maddie: 'Ask the dogs, Sandra'
Eddie and Keela
Pride of South Yorkshire
CEOP Approved Guest Speaker
'According to you, what happened on May 3, 2007?
Madeleine McCann died from accidentally falling behind the sofa in the living room of the apartment. That couch had been moved when the alarm over the alleged disappearance was raised. I think that someone discovered the body, concealed it, cleaned everything up and pushed the sofa to the window.' Gonçalo Amaral
"As far as I’m concerned, I commit myself to embody the hopes of all of you, and not to give up, despite the survival of my own family being at stake, but the defence of those values and principles is essential."
If Madeleine had hurt herself inside the apartment – why would that be our fault?
"Let's remember: it is totally logical to find Madeleine's DNA in the home, but absolutely not in a car rented more than twenty days after her disappearance."
Do you think the body was refrigerated?
Gonçalo Amaral: "Yes. The bodily fluid in the car shows that. If the body had been buried there would have been mummification. The fact that there were fluids points to refrigeration."
On the 28th of September 2007
it was claimed by the police in Portugal that they believed Kate McCann killed Madeleine whilst putting her to bed at their holiday apartment in Praia da Luz between 7pm and 8.30pm on May 3 2007 and then hid her corpse in a fridge. This they allege was done with the help of friends.
Daily Express: 13.09.07
"Find the body and prove we killed her"
"I am brought the witness statement of a neighbour, according to whom, the McCanns left their car boot open all the time. For Gerry's brother-in-law, the bad smell was explained by the fact that the McCanns transported their bins in it. As for the blood, it had been left by a piece of meat fallen out of a shopping bag. Kate's cousin explained that the unpleasant smells were due to the little ones' dirty nappies."
Michael Wright, relative of McCanns
"I noted some disagreeable smells on a number of occasions which I judged to have come from the twins’ nappies. I have no knowledge of anything spilling from any article nor of any cleaning of the car after such a hypothetical spill."
"The priests also know very well what happened that night.”
John Geraghty, leicester businessman
Obtained the keys to the church and offered to store the McCanns hire car.
Sean and the Sea Bass
Sean subsequently developed a taste for Sea Bass which can produce cadaverine under some circumstances
Lawyer João Grade
“I read his book and I was convinced, as I had been before, anyway, that it was not an abduction. But the book does not defame the McCanns, Gonçalo Amaral does not express his opinion in it, but an investigation thesis”,
McCann twins: We will fight man who took our sister Maddie
'The twins both know the person who took Madeleine has done something very bad' - even though they were asleep at the time.
Eddie Stobart joins the search for Maddie
"Someone, somewhere, knows where Maddie is"
The exploitation of Madeleine
A gallery of obscenities
Books found in McCanns bedside cabinet
"Still, there is no denying the quality of the liaison, with guidance, in the form of police manuals, later finding its way onto Gerry McCann's bedside cabinet."
Discrediting Martin Grime and Eddie & Keela
David Rose once admitted that his pre-Iraq war reports were based on propaganda fed to him by the security services
McCanns and the Eugene Zapata case
The dogs were right all along
Murdered pensioner Attracta Harron
Eddie found her body in a shallow grave and Keela detected her blood in a burnt out car five months after she was murdered
Humans dug up coconut where Eddie alerted to cadaver
Martin Grime: 'People aren't right 100 per cent of the time. Otherwise they wouldn't be human.'
Questions: Tavares Almeida interviewed Kate McCann
"From what has been established up to now, everything indicates that the McCann couple, in self-defence, doesn’t want to deliver the cadaver immediately and voluntarily, and there is a strong possibility that it was moved from the initial place of deposition."
Forensic Science Service
Leicestershire's Chief Constable, Stuart Prior, asked FSS if they thought Polícia Judiciária were stupid
Stu "hope you are well" Prior
"I've arrested people on less."
Leicester police chief hits back at Gonçalo Amaral
"I can assure you that at no time were statements withheld and not passed on." Oh, really?
One of the withheld statements by Dr Katherina Gaspar
I was seated between Dave and Gerry who I believe were both speaking about Madeleine. I don’t remember the conversation in its entirety, but it seemed they were discussing a possible scenario. I remember Dave telling Gerry something like “her”, referring to Madeleine, “would do this”.. When he mentioned “this”, Dave was sucking on one of his fingers, pushing it inside and outside his mouth, while with the other hand he made a circle around his nipple, in a circulatory movement over his clothes. This was done in a provocative manner and carried an explicit insinuation in relation to what he was saying and doing. I remember that I was shocked at this, and looked at Gerry, and also at Dave, to see their reactions. I looked around as if saying “did anyone else hear this, or was it just me”. There was a nervous silence registered in all the conversations and afterwards, everyone began talking again.
Why do innocent parents refuse to cooperate with the police?
Those nasty police questions: Leaving No Stone Unturned
"My plan was to stay quiet and not answer."
Those 48 questions: Leaving No Stone Unturned
“Are you aware that in not answering the questions you are jeopardising the investigation, which seeks to discover what happened to your daughter?” Kate: “Yes, if that’s what the investigation thinks.”
The cancelled police reconstruction
"Kate and Gerry and their friends cannot see the point of all the disruption it would cause to their busy work schedules and families if, as they believe, it will do absolutely nothing to help find Madeleine"
The cancelled reenactment
Shocking emails from Tapas 7 to Leicestershire Constabulary
Channel 4: Madeleine was here
McCann's chose to do their own reenactment, despite disruption to their busy schedules
Do you maintain your conviction that Madeleine McCann was killed in Aldeia da Luz?
Francisco Moita Flores: "I do. There are no material conditions to opt for another solution. The mystery lies with one or two of the ten or twelve elements that used to enter that apartment".
The search for Maddie
Hampered by Gonçalo Amaral's book
Gerry's key alibi, Jes Wilkins
And his connection to Donal MacIntyre
The journalist and the film maker
They walked past the press, sniffer dogs, police to get to the shops. But they didn't get involved. They didn't help. They just watched.
How did he know Maddie wouldn't be found soon when he gave up his full time job to be a director of the Fund, despite having a family and mortgage?
"It's not bad for a bunch of amateurs"
The wider agenda
Gerry works on the Fund Campaign
McCann Fund Fraud
John McCann spoke briefly to us on the phone until he realised we were asking about the Fund. His response was to claim we had the wrong telephone number and that he was in fact a “Mr Jones”.
The Fraudulent Fund
Click image to read about how the McCanns spent your money
Why don't the McCanns advertise the reward?
Click image to find out
Child neglect pays
A profitable business, even if a child has died.
From Papal to Paypal
"I am a decent human being"
Clarence Mitchell lies on NZ Radio
“Anybody who has given money to help find Madeleine need have no fear that their money is being spent on lawyers fees or anything like that.”
McCanns used Maddie Fund
To pay their mortgage
What was your most memorable experience as a lawyer?
"Naturally it would be pretty hard to top Mr and Mrs McCann’s victory against Express Group."
Kate and Gerry set to sue Gonçalo Amaral
Ed Smethurst, McCanns lawyer
“We are currently demanding €1.2 million in damages, but we are reserving the right to increase this value as soon as we can ascertain what profits have been generated from the sale of this book” (which, presumably, is why you didn't sue as soon as the book was released...)
Do you fear that Gonçalo may be forced to pay the compensation that is being demanded by the McCann
"I don’t think that is possible, we will appeal until the last instances."
Maddie 'treated as a commodity'
Says Gerry who referred to Maddie's eye defect as a good marketing ploy and has an online Maddie shop
Maddie's Online Shop
Where you can buy wristbands, tshirts, and travel packs so YOU can look for Maddie while her parents concentrate on fundraising, suing people and paying their mortgage with the money you give them.
But it was a "good marketing ploy"
"If that situation had been of an abduction, it would have been terrible for the child. Because if that child were to be sold, or something else... She was as good as... it was her death sentence. That situation, that day, advertising that photo, was simply the death sentence of that child." Carlos Anjos
"I can't stop thinking about Madeleine, about her fear of pain"
"Be brave, sweetheart"
"Whoever Madeleine's with she'll be giving them her tuppence worth"
The Key Questions
Maria Bandeirinha, business owner Praia da Luz
“Kate passed by my door, laughing her head off, with a friend, days after her daughter disappeared. What mother has a child in an unknown location and feels like laughing?"
Kate's favourite prop
Cuddlecat, smelling of death scent from 6 corpses due to Kate taking it to work with her before their fateful holiday, arrives at Portimao police station for questioning
Susan Healy feels her daughter is being persecuted because of her appearance
“Kate said last night ‘If I weighed another two stone, had a bigger bosom and looked more maternal, people would be more sympathetic’,”
What, like this you mean?
McCanns ban Maddie book
Gonçalo Amaral: "I am not shutting up"
Goncalo Amaral’s new book:‘A Mordaça Inglesa’ (The English Gag)
In his second book, The English Gag, he suggests there is something significant about a pink blanket which he claims disappeared on the night the three-year-old vanished from the resort of Praia da Luz in 2007.
Portuguese Attorney General Fernando Pinto Monteiro
One way or another the McCanns were responsible for their child’s death
McCanns: October 2007
"Madeleine is probably dead"
"Too much politics, that's what there was, too much politics and not enough policing."
McCanns: Amaral's documentary will never be shown in England
In England, the documentary was attentively watched on the Internet (---) by those who wanted to watch what they know no channel in the country will broadcast.
Dr Paulo Sargento, Forensic Psychologist
Gonçalo Amaral is the visible target the McCanns want to take down
Marcos Aragão Correia,
"'Target was hit, Gonçalo Amaral was convicted'
Journalist Robert Mendick
“A further obstacle was removed with the death from stomach cancer two weeks ago of Guilhermino Encarnacao, who was in charge of the Policia Judiciaria in the Algarve."
The McCanns' private detectives, Metodo3
Extortion and attempted murder - and that's just the detectives
"It's funny, we were having such a good time. We were with our friends and their kids. I think cos there was a group of us, you're just into each other, d'you know what I mean, you're kind of and your interactions are with each other, whereas maybe if it'd just been me, Gerry and the kids, erm, you spend a bit more time looking round, you know."
Kate McCann and the Millennium Restaurant
"It was just because the walk was so long and we didn't have a buggy and the kids were tired by that time."
'Blair covering up paedophile scandal?'
Smiling for the paedophiles
"I think some paedophile or some other swine has taken Madeleine. Madeleine is a warm, life-enriching little person and will never fail we're sure, to bring joy into the life of anyone she may encounter."
FRAGMENT OF CLOTH recovered from BEDSPREAD
1 piece of cloth in envelope n° 5 recovered from the bedspread of the bed next to the window in the children's bedroom. Fragment of cloth, mauve/violet in colour with square motifs, circular in form about 10cm in diameter. A small fluorescent spot is observed under a Crime-light.
"there were gestures and words indicating the existence of a child molester within that group of people"
Dr David Payne, Leicester Royal Infirmary
"We have a pact. This is our matter only. It is nobody else's business"
"Erm, erm, I’m thirty, I’ll work that out actually, I’m thirty-five years old. I work as an Anaesthetist at Leicester and Leicester Registrar. I’m married to David Payne."
Index of Official Files & Statements
Yvonne Warren Martin further states that one of her main aims when she wrote the anonymous letter was for the British police to check the paedophile or child abusers registers to see if David Payne is on that list.
The McCanns televised reconstruction for profit
"It would be interesting to know the reason why Mr David Payne is not taking part in the reconstitution. He might explain for how long he bathed the children and at what time."
Linda McQueen with Gerry McCann
"The family had a great routine - their mealtimes, bedtimes and bathtimes in particular were great fun."
Gerry McCann: "The situation Madeleine finds herself in"
Dr David Payne suspected of paedophilia
"Mummy, I've had the best day ever"
Maddie was “so beautiful, astonishingly bright, and I’d have to say very charismatic. She would shine out of a crowd. So—God forgive me—maybe that’s part of the problem. That special quality. Some bastard picked up on that.” Jon Corner
Raymond 'patsy' Hewlett
"A paedo a day keeps the PJ away": Paulo Reis
Robert 'patsy' Murat
Framed by NHS doctors Kate and Gerry McCann
"There is one piece of stand alone evidence"
The criminal law does not protect children
"They are being left to sleep alone, while the parents get drunk at social gatherings, falling from windows and balconies like ripe fruit, or drying inside vehicles without the according penal sanction occurring"
Kate explains to Oprah
"It was so dark...it was dark, erm I've never had such a long night it was dark and you're just praying for the light you know to come up to get out there it's just..."
Rachel Oldfield on checking the young children who were left alone in a dark apartment
"I didn’t really like going up there by myself, it was, like going through that car park was quite dark and there was never anyone around, it was a bit, you know made me feel a bit uneasy”
McCann's internet appeal: "Imagine if she was your child"
"Imagine being Madeleine in a pitch black room, in a foreign country crying out for your parents who are out on the piss every night."
Rachel Oldfield: Maddie's 'abduction'
"If you take the common sense approach and look at timings and the fact they are medics and there are four other medics in the group, they would know what to do to resuscitate a child."
"So basically we’d go and have dinner and then we’d sort of run back you know every fifteen twenty minutes and have a listen at the door and make sure nobody’s screaming their head off”.
Dr Russell O'Brien
Left the table some time after 9pm to attend to his own daughter, who had become ill with vomiting
Not a liar or a fantasist, she insists
A witness of sorts...
Timeline of staged abduction
From official police files
Find Madeleine Fund
Now a non-governmental organisation
Jim Gamble, CEOP
Did not send your photos to the Portuguese Police
Interview by Kazlux
Bloggers interview Sofia Leal and Gonçalo Amaral
Portuguese citizens fight back
Scarred town tries to forget
In the UK a "dishonest, malevolent doctor" could still get away with murder
Dr Gerry McCann
Is Doctor Gerry McCann fit to continue working as a doctor?
Dr Gerry McCann still working at Glenfield Hospital
Suspected of concealing his daughter's body
“There are two completely different Pachecos, the one before the McCanns and this shell of a man after the McCanns. He is a nervous wreck.”
Like Rome, Oprah is preparing herself for the McCanns
Gerry McCann, the devout Catholic said:
"Sometimes people do things for reasons that even they cannot understand. An act of madness, an accident or sudden impulse can lead to consequences that people may never have imagined or intended. Faced with such a situation we believe any human soul will ultimately suffer torment and feelings of guilt and fear.”
"Kate phoned me, errm… about an hour after Gerry and asked me to get in touch with, errm… Paul Seddon, who is the priest, Father Seddon, who married her, who baptised Madeleine, errm… and I didn't have his mobile phone so I rang a friend of Kate's and got… got him and he rang Kate right away and I think as soon as this happened, as soon as Kate realised what had happened, it was as if, errm.. she started to ask God right away to give her Madeleine. Errm… because Kate and Gerry were not the most devout family."
Books found in McCann's apartment
Kate McCann: "You know, there isn't a text book that tells you what to do when your child has been abducted". (Except for the 'Missing and Abducted Children' text book found in your bedside drawer, of course.)
Edward Smethurst, Director of Madeleine's Fraudulent Fund
And committee member of East Lancashire Masonic Charity
“Kate killed her in a frenzy, Madeleine was sedated by us, she fell down the stairs—in which case you would have thought they’d have found her body. I’ve heard all that! There have been a huge number of theories in the media. But what I want to know is—who told them all that?”
Gonçalo Amaral with Guilhermino Encarnacao
The man who became known in the investigation for having prevented Gonçalo Amaral from carrying out the interrogation of Kate McCann at a moment when she was, according to several inspectors who were present on location, “ready to talk”