DC Ivor Messiah, Leicester police, holds up murder trial with 'suggestive sexual gestures'

A major murder trial almost collapsed after a detective allegedly made "suggestive sexual gestures" to a female juror, it has been revealed.
DC Ivor Messiah, who interviewed members of the 'Tapas Seven' as part of the investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance, has not been in court since the resumption of the trial.

Published: 5:23PM BST 28 May 2010

Det Con Ivor Messiah, was said to have "puckered his lips" in a kiss and "flirted" with the woman, a brunette in her mid-thirties, across a packed courtroom.

The Leicestershire officer also allegedly made a ring with the fingers of one hand - which he then poked with the index finger of the other. Full story here
Deputy Chief Constable Gordon Fraser said: "The Force demands the highest standard of professionalism from all staff and will thoroughly investigate any allegations of inappropriate behaviour."

Dr David Payne - one of the doctors that got away with it

It's a pity that DC Ivor Messiah didn't thoroughly investigate the allegation of inappropriate behaviour from Drs Gerry McCann and David Payne from Leicester (witnessed by two other doctors) when they also made sexual gestures whilst talking about Madeleine...but then why would he when he does similar himself during a major murder trial?

Segment of statement by Dr Katherina Gaspar Maddie Case Files which Leicester police delayed sending to the Portuguese police for six months.

"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."

h/tip mumbles, MM forum

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