Goncalo Amaral DID NOT LIE about Madeleine: Today (7 Dec 2015) Daily Express publishes, on page 21, an offical correction to its 29 Apr 2015 headline

Posted by Tony Bennett on the CMOMM forum:

On 2 May this year I made a complaint against a headline in the Daily Express which ran:


As my colleagues in Mods & Admin are aware, to extract this correction, published on page 21 of today's Daily Express, has taken 7 months of letters and negotiation back and forth with the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) and with the Express Head of Legal Affairs, Barbara Ludlow.

I understand that I am not allowed to publish any of the correspondence, but I am told that a formal report on my complaint will be published on the IPSO website next week.

In the end, I accepted the wording you see below. Had I not done so, this would have gone to formal adjudication, and I personally doubt if I would have got a different result.

The result is a correction in the bottom left-hand corner of the page - see below.

Was it worth it?

Goncal Amaral was publicly accused in the Express's headline of having 'Lied about death cover-up claim'.

That has now been publicly corrected.

He did not lie.

I am personally content that I have not wasted my time and effort:




FOI Act 2000 request made 30 Nov 2015 - OPERATION GRANGE - Smithman, Tannerman, Closure of Case, Final Report

Tony Bennett Today at 12:38

I successfully submitted this request to the Metropolitan Police earlier today:

[ NOTE: I made this request via the 'What Do They Know' website. Any member of CMOMM or guest can follow the Metropolitan Police's responses to my request at this link: //www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/up_to_date_information_about_the ]

Dear Metropolitan Police Service (MPS),

A petition on the Prime Minister's website calling for publication of a report on the work of Operation Grange has attracted over 900 signatures so far.

Please provide the following information about Operation Grange:

1. On 14 October 2013 on BBC Crimewatch, DCI Andy Redwood presented two e-fit images of a man he said was 'the centre of our focus'. He asked people to say who he might be. He announced days later that hundreds had called in with a possible identification. Are we, the public, still supposed to be looking for him? Or has been traced, identified and eliminated?

2. On the McCanns' 'Find Madeleine' website, there is an image of a faceless man - whom the McCann investigation team still say is a suspect - wearing a dark jacket and beige trousers, which was drawn up by Melissa Little, paid for by the head of the McCanns' private investigation team, Brian Kennedy, based on the recollections of Jane Tanner, and released to the public in late October 2007, nearly six months after the reported disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Is Operation Grange still asking (as they were previously) for the public's help in tracing this man, as well as the man in the two e-fits? Or not?

3. Who will make the final decision as to whether or not to close or 'shelve' the active investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann...
(a) The current DCI, Nicola Wall, or any successor of hers?
(b) The current S.I.O. or her/his successor?
(c) A more senior Met Police Officer?
(d) Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, or any successor of his?
(e) The Home Secretary?
(f) The Prime Minister? - or
(g) Someone else?

4. If and when Operation Grange is closed, or the investigation is 'shelved', is it the Met Police's intention to provide a report to either (a) the public (b) the Mayor of London's Police Committee (c) the Home Secretary or (c) the Prime Minister on its work and achievements.
Yours faithfully,

Anthony Bennett

ETA: * Reminder of the link for the petition for the Home Secretary to publish a report on Operation Grange: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/108562

938 signatures so far.


Operations Yewtree, Midland, Fairbank versus Operation Grange

According to FOI requests the Operation Grange investigation, into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, has cost millions of pounds MORE than the investigations into child abuse/murders spent on Operation Yewtree, Operation Midland and Operation Fairbank.

Operation Grange v Operations Yewtree/Fairbank/Midland

Brenda Leyland - Hounded to death by McCann supporters, Sky News and Martin Brunt

Brenda Leyland was doorstepped on 2 October 2014 by Sky reporter Martin Brunt who accused her of 'attacking' the McCanns. On Friday the mainstream press attacked Brenda without mercy. The next day she was found dead in a Leicester hotel room having, apparently, taken her own life.

Why did Sky News and Martin Brunt get away with this?


Who added data to Gonçalo Amaral's Gofundme Legal Defence page (which has now raised over £50k) and is it preventing Google searches?

Posted by HiDeHo on the CMOMM forum:

Has SOMEONE (Google?) added data to the GoFundMe page to prevent successful searches for Gonçalo Amaral FUND page?
Upon checking the view source page there is added data that does not show in a random Gofundme page as can be seen in the graphic. ''

Could this be to prevent people searching for the fund on Google and if so...WHY??

Read more about it here:



Sonia Poulton: "The Untold Story of Madeleine McCann"



I chose this particular clip for the trailer because it is the most frequently repeated comment I have heard since I started researching this story.
People, no matter how sympathetic, struggle to understand why Kate McCann did not comply with the Portuguese Police questions.
Kate and Gerry McCann benefit from excellent media relations and enjoy extensive coverage, however journalists and TV presenters have failed to confront the many inconsistencies. And no one has directly asked them the question in this trailer.
In the interests of transparency, I believe this is a fair question to ask Kate McCann. The public have contributed millions of pounds to the search for her daughter - and continue to - and at a time of global austerity and when one child goes missing every five minutes.
Sonia Poulton


“Neither her parents or any of the members of the group that were with her are either persons of interest or suspects” ~DCI Andy Redwood, Operation Grange

Since the disappearance of Madeleine Beth McCann during a family holiday in Portugal in May 2007, the three-year-old from Leicester in England has become the most famous missing child on earth.

Her parents, Doctors Kate and Gerry McCann - and their seven holidaying companions, the tabloid-named 'Tapas 7' – told the world’s media that Madeleine had been abducted after she, and the other young children in the party, had been left unattended in their apartments as the adults dined elsewhere at their Algarve holiday complex.

Despite unprecedented global support to find her, Madeleine has not been found since. No one has been charged with her disappearance.

Journalist and broadcaster Sonia Poulton, fascinated by the case from the beginning, has repeatedly questioned the ‘official version of events’. As indeed had many of her media colleagues - although none of them publicly.

To do so, she had been told on several occasions, was ‘career suicide’.

So it was that Poulton, and a small trusted team, independently-financed and have spent the last year filming 'The Untold Story of Madeleine McCann - A War of Information'.

An evidence-based documentary prompted by the death of Brenda Leyland in October 2014.

Leyland, a 63-year-old divorcee who lived just 15 minutes drive from the McCann’s Leicester home but was not known to have met the family, was an avid Internet commentator on the subject of Madeleine’s disappearance.

Brenda Leyland was door-stepped in a special ‘McCann’ report by Sky News and this event was beamed nationally and internationally on the morning of October 2nd, 2014 where she was dubbed a ‘McCann Troll’ and her life, and that of her family, changed forever.

But what was her crime? And why had this intelligent, passionate woman apparently felt driven to suicide in a Leicester hotel two days later?

Poulton, having studied Brenda Leyland’s tweets, realised that far from being a ‘troll’ Leyland was someone who asked many of the same questions that she had already asked regarding Madeleine McCann.

Brenda’s death was a turning point for Poulton and she decided it was time to speak out. She recorded a short message to YouTube expressing her sympathy with Brenda Leyland and supporting her right to free speech.

The response to this impromptu YouTube made it clear that she was far from alone in this stance.

She discovered tens of thousands of people, from all over the world, congregating on the Internet and questioning the story of Madeleine McCann and whether it was an extraordinary cover up involving the British Government and legal, judicial, medical and media establishments.

The film includes expert testimony from those who have studied the case as well as encounters with the people at the very heart of the story.

No exceptions, no exclusions. In the famed words of Kate and Gerry McCann ‘Leaving no stone unturned’.

This documentary explores the disappearance and subsequent events of the case.

It is a story, as Poulton discovered, that is about more than the disappearance of a child, as tragically sad as that event is.

It is a tale of media censorship, numerous lawsuits and widespread gagging and it draws together friends in high places, social inequality, celebrity endorsement and saving reputations.

Sensitive to Operation Grange, the ongoing police investigation, Poulton is careful only to address the known anomalies that have arisen since Madeleine’s reported disappearance - and have been in the public domain for a number of years.

Some of these questions arising from the Portuguese Police files which were made public in 2008. Others, still, as a consequence of the actions of Kate and Gerry McCann and the people involved in the Find Madeleine campaign.

Numerous inconsistencies that have remained unreported and unaddressed in the many media interviews that Kate and Gerry McCann grant as they increasingly make their mark in public life.

Kate as an Ambassador for the charity Missing People and Gerry as an outspoken critic of the media and spokesman for the high profile pressure group into press freedom, Hacked Off.

Poulton set out to separate fact from fiction and gain clarity from the tsunami of information about the most famous missing child on earth.

‘The Untold Story of Madeleine McCann – A War of Information’ is the result of that journey.

Discussion on the CMOMM forum: http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t11946-trailer-out-now

An angry message today (3 Oct 2015) from the Webmaster of The Find Madeleine Fund

Official Find Madeleine Campaign


This is the last time I will address this issue. Gerry and Kate do not use social media and have asked me to manage the social media accounts for our campaign. If you have questions regarding our social media accounts, please Email me at Webmaster@findmadeleine.com. I will not answer questions directly on social media.

In the past couple of weeks, there has been a concerted effort to get people to stop looking for Madeleine. Some argue the search costs too much, others say it's hopeless. We don't believe the search for Madeleine is hopeless and putting up polls asking if the search should stop is not only crass, it's cruel. How can one put a price on the life of a child?

With that being said, I, and I alone, have made the decision to block ANYONE who thwarts the search for Madeleine via social media--whether that be with running commentary on the investigation, posting negative comments about the search/investigation/cost, or saying Madeleine is a lost cause. We believe Madeleine is alive and we have great faith in The Met.

If you cannot be supportive of the search for Madeleine, please unlike/unfollow our social media pages. We want people who are hopeful and actually care about Madeleine being found supporting us. WE NEED YOUR HELP to find her and we don't want negative comments filling our feeds. I hope all can understand how we need to remain positive and hopeful Madeleine will come home. We need you to be positive and hopeful too. Thank you to ALL who care about Madeleine and want her to be found and reunited with her family. We are extremely grateful for your support!

Disgusted, Rothley, Leics

a.k.a. ~FM Webmaster


Discussion here on the CMOMM forum:


New book: 'Lies & Deception' Madeleine McCann - the impossible kidnapping by Peter Scharrenberg

New book for Kate and Gerry McCann to ban?

Journalist Peter Scharrenberg studied the very large Portuguese police file on the missing three-year-old British toddler Madeleine McCann. She disappeared on May 3, 2007 mysteriously from her bed in a Portuguese holiday village, where she go with her parents Gerry and Kate, was on vacation. According to them, she is kidnapped by a pedophile burglar.
Scharrenberg has in his research two key witnesses in the cases have been found which are obviously completely forgotten or overlooked are seen by the police and who have played no role in the research. These two witnesses have, however, already one day after the loss, made very incriminating statements to Gerry McCann, Madeleine's father. Because of this there must be serious doubts about the accuracy of the timeline that has been made at the time by the police and is always used as a guide in the investigation. The implications of the statements of these two 'forgotten' witnesses are enormous, as this seems to be demonstrated that Father Gerry itself the "kidnapper" was. In addition, these statements come from a Roman Catholic priest and a retired British businessman picture as possible of helping hands to hide the little body of the toddler. Both men are never investigated.
In this book he also describes the main findings, witness statements and forensic evidence and put it into context, making it the reader, according to the author, it is increasingly clear that the parents have been or should involved in the disappearance of their daughter and that while they have had help.




Was Madeleine McCann seen after Sunday? "No credible evidence that she was" - new article by HideHo, 26 Sep 2015

Anyone interested in what really happened to Madeleine McCann should read the compelling informaton on this thread on the CMOMM forum:

Posted by Lizzy 'HiDeHo' Taylor on the CMOMM forum:

I CHALLENGE anyone to find a statement that could be considered PROOF that Madeleine was alive during the week... Was Madeleine seen after SUNDAY?

I did not come to the conclusion that something may have happened to her earlier in the week on a whim... I discovered some MAJOR discrepancies started happening on Tuesday and researched all the statements to try to pinpoint the day she was last seen... SUNDAY LUNCHTIME!

I have TWO VERY LONG threads collating some of the research. I don't 'guess' I worked hard to try to find ANYTHING that I considered proof... In 6 years or more, I have NEVER found anything...

Note: It doesn't mean she wasn't seen, but there is nothing to prove she was!

For further reading:


The McCanns' Abuse of Power

Many people have been following this case in the British media but don't know the other side of the story from the Portuguese point of view. I have tried to collect as much information as possible for those who are only just starting to realise there is more to this case than is being told in the British media.

Maddie: The DVD Files, Rogatory interviews, Leicestershire Constabulary, Glenfield Hospital, PJ Final Report (english), University Hospitals Leicester, Abuse of Power, Gonçalo Amaral, Evidence, Kate McCann, Gerry McCann, David Payne, Clarence Mitchell, The Fraudulent Fund, The McCanns Propaganda, Crime Scene, Eddie and Keela, Robert Murat, The Tapas 9, Carry on up The Algarve, Carter Ruck. Much more information can be found under 'Labels', 'Blog Archive' or 'The Filing Cabinet' at the foot of the blog, or by typing a keyword/phrase in the search facility in the top left hand corner. Images in the sidebar are clickable and will take you to the source.

Video of Eddie and Keela, the two British sniffer dogs, alerting to blood and death scent in the McCann's holiday apartment and hire car.

'We trust in justice and this does not end here.' Gonçalo Amaral 22-5-09

Gonçalo Amaral's book 'Maddie: The Truth of the Lie' has been translated into English

For in-depth research and discussion and latest news about the Madeleine McCann case please visit my forum: 
Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann forum

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 By Leanne Baulch:

PJGA was founded as a quest for justice and backed by supporters from all over the globe, in solidarity, friendship and above all, in the interest of furthering the investigation of the case into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Within this scope, with the relentless support of those who will not let this case pass into obscurity, who do not tolerate the leaving of unanswered questions, there are many who follow Amaral’s dissatisfaction, and whom, like him, urge for the day the truth, or some more of it will emerge.

During the last months of 2009, a group of Gonçalo Amaral friends realised that it would be impossible for him to face the costs of his defence in the civil suit that was filed against him personally – as well as against others – brought by the McCann couple and their children, in response to his book “Maddie, A Verdade Da Mentira”.

Lawsuits in Portugal are expensive, like anywhere else in the world, and the Portuguese State will only help funding legal costs if one is completely destitute. With part of his pension and the total of his assets frozen, Gonçalo Amaral would not be able to cover the legal expenses; what was left of his pension was barely enough to meet everyday living costs, but it was more than enough for the State to refuse financial support. 

Therefore, his friends decided to open a private bank account, where funds would be kept to pay, whenever necessary and whenever possible, expenses that were presented by Mr Amaral’s lawyer. Projecto Justiça Gonçalo Amaral was born out of solidarity and friendship.

The trial is ongoing, since 2009, nothing has changed, pending final judgment. We continue to accept your donations only into this one bank account and we continue to meet only legal expenses out of that very same account.

If any funds are left unused, they will be donated to a Portuguese children’s charity, according to Gonçalo Amaral’s wishes.

There are many ways to contribute to this Project. You can help by spreading information about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann by highlighting the Case File information. You can help by voicing your support for freedom of expression and freedom of opinion. You can help by supporting Gonçalo Amaral’s defence account.

We trust that Justice will be served.

Thank you.
Any money donated to this account, will be directly transferred to the PJGA account. Please help Goncalo.


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