21st September 2009
By Jerry Lawton
MADELEINE McCann was snatched by a team of “obsessive sexual predators” led by a woman, claims TV’s Donal MacIntyre.
The investigator spent a week in the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz – where Madeleine was snatched in May 2007.
And he identified a dark-haired woman spotted near the McCanns’ holiday apartment as a prime suspect.
The woman was seen near a road junction overlooking the apartment from which Madeleine vanished while her parents Gerry and Kate, both 41, dined nearby.
The same witness also saw a gold or brown Nissan being driven erratically past the woman.
Despite a 52-month global search neither the woman nor car driver have been traced.
MacIntyre, 43, said: “In my view too little attention has been paid to what I believe was a key sighting.
“Was she also watching to see the movements of Kate and Gerry McCann and their friends? I think so.
“Was this Nissan the getaway car and was its driver conducting a dry run?
“Again, I think so.”
MacIntyre, who has exposed drug dealers and soccer hooligans, believes the abductors were in the apartment when Gerry went to check on Madeleine and her two siblings.
The McCanns’ investigators say they are already probing MacIntyre’s findings and agree with most of his theories.
Source: Daily Star
Donal's connection to Gerry's key alibi Jes Wilkins
Donal MacIntyre's theory which shows how impossible the abduction scenario really is.
1) Highly organised.
2) There were at least 2 perpetrators.
3) The kidnappers had prior access to the layout of the flat here in 5a before the kidnap.
4) These were men who were well versed in the art of house breaking and these men also had an ability to clean a crime scene.
Critical to this investigation is the timing. There was 3-5 minutes for the kidnappers to perpetrate this crime. Consider the pressure the kidnappers were under.
They had to stay hidden in the apartment in the company of Gerry McCann for up to 10 minutes.
2) They had to subdue Madeleine McCann, a notorious bad sleeper and bring her out of the apartment.
3) They had to bring her out of a small window for which they required at least 2 perpetrators.
4) They had to escape the vicinity of the complex and the entire area without suspicion.
In addition, highly likely they cleaned the crime scene and this required great planning and precision and could not have been the work of an opportunist drifter.