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LAST DAY OF LIBEL TRIAL 8th July 2014 DISCUSSION AND NEWS

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Re: LAST DAY OF LIBEL TRIAL 8th July 2014 DISCUSSION AND NEWS

Post by Cristobell on 08.07.14 10:18

Just seen the interview on Sky, do we know who the middle aged guy travelling with them is?  I am guessing an extradition lawyer of some sort, not seen him before.

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Post by stillsloppingout on 08.07.14 10:19

@Swannie wrote:
@jeanmonroe wrote:Anyone see if GM was wearing a 'FindMadeleine' GQWB?

IF he was he's a fcuking hypocrite, because he has been seen on at least two 'public' occasions NOT wearing one.
petunia                                                                                                                                                                                     "I see Gerry is wearing his wristband."


It would appear so........... Pity he's not wearing it as a necklace - that might shut him up.........
Pity he is not wearing a noose !!

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Post by frost on 08.07.14 10:20

candyfloss wrote:Colette Croft @collywobbles54  9 mins
SKY ticker #McCann hoping2 give VI statements at trial of former police chief who wrote book allegedly implicating them is M's disappearance

Am I reading that correctly 6 statements ? why 6 ? surely one would suffice 

or is it one for kate , gerry . sean . amelie , madeleine and then one on behalf of family and friends ?

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Post by SchrodingersBody on 08.07.14 10:25

Mods - any chance of an updates only thread please during the proceedings please.

It's hard to work and keep up ...

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Post by canada12 on 08.07.14 10:25

@frost wrote:
candyfloss wrote:Colette Croft @collywobbles54  9 mins
SKY ticker #McCann hoping2 give VI statements at trial of former police chief who wrote book allegedly implicating them is M's disappearance

Am I reading that correctly 6 statements ? why 6 ? surely one would suffice 

or is it one for kate , gerry . sean . amelie , madeleine and then one on behalf of family and friends ?

Not six... I think VI is Victim Impact..?

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Post by Guest on 08.07.14 10:27

@SchrodingersBody wrote:Mods - any chance of an updates only thread please during the proceedings please.

It's hard to work and keep up ...

OK will try, although we may not get many.  Please put LATEST NEWS above your posts on other thread then so they can easily be picked out and moved to update only thread.....thanks.

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Post by Guest on 08.07.14 10:29

@canada12 wrote:

Not six... I think VI is Victim Impact..?

I don't quite understand the need for victim impact statements in a civil case. Surely the case is to establish if they actually are victims? As it stands it is only themselves making that claim.

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Post by frost on 08.07.14 10:34

@canada12 wrote:
@frost wrote:
candyfloss wrote:Colette Croft @collywobbles54  9 mins
SKY ticker #McCann hoping2 give VI statements at trial of former police chief who wrote book allegedly implicating them is M's disappearance

Am I reading that correctly 6 statements ? why 6 ? surely one would suffice 

or is it one for kate , gerry . sean . amelie , madeleine and then one on behalf of family and friends ?

Not six... I think VI is Victim Impact..?

Thanks I automatically read it as roman numerals

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Post by Justformaddie on 08.07.14 10:35

Gerry and his itchy nose again ha.
GO GO GONCALO!!! XXX

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Daily Mail.Libel News..Not accepting comments ??

Post by Trust Your Instincts on 08.07.14 10:39

Morning all.

Still lurking here .

Im sure this link has been given already but when I read it earlier it was accepting comment. As usual I submitted mine, knowing it wouldnt be accepted, as usual!
Anyway, just checked the story to see if any further update and and now...Sorry we are not accepting comments..

Anyone else think this is strange?

I get a feeling any updates today will be few and far between :-(

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2684287/Kate-Gerry-McCann-return-Portugal-deliver-personal-statements-libel-trial-against-former-police-chief.htm

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Re: LAST DAY OF LIBEL TRIAL 8th July 2014 DISCUSSION AND NEWS

Post by AndyB on 08.07.14 10:40

Clay Regazzoni wrote:
@canada12 wrote:

Not six... I think VI is Victim Impact..?

I don't quite understand the need for victim impact statements in a civil case. Surely the case is to establish if they actually are victims? As it stands it is only themselves making that claim.
I think that's probably just the journalist trying to explain what's happening in a Portuguese civil case when they only have a limited understanding of English criminal procedures

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Latest News - Daily Mail (with photo)

Post by canada12 on 08.07.14 10:53

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2684287/Kate-Gerry-McCann-return-Portugal-deliver-personal-statements-libel-trial-against-former-police-chief.html

Kate and Gerry McCann return to Portugal to deliver personal statements at libel trial against former police chief

They were prevented from giving statements last month after trial adjourned
Goncalo Amaral is accused of making false allegations about the couple
His book suggested they hid their daughter's body after an accident

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 07:49 GMT, 8 July 2014 | Updated: 09:06 GMT, 8 July 2014

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Kate and Gerry McCann are back in Portugal today for the latest hearing in their ongoing libel trial against a former police chief.

The couple hope they will be able to deliver personal statements to the trial at Lisbon's Palace of Justice after they were thwarted last month when the case was adjourned.

Mr and Mrs McCann previously criticised former Portuguese police chief Goncalo Amaral for what they claimed was a 'blatant and cynical' attempt to hold up the trial after he removed powers from his lawyer on the morning they were due to make statements about the effect allegations in his book had had on them.


More pain: Kate and Gerry McCann arrive in Lisbon, Portugal, to give statements to the libel trial of former detective Goncalo Amaral whose book suggested they hid their daughter's body after she died in an accident


More pain: Kate and Gerry McCann arrive in Lisbon, Portugal, to give statements to the libel trial of former detective Goncalo Amaral whose book suggested they hid their daughter's body after she died in an accident

The couple had travelled to Lisbon on what was due to be the last day of the long-running trial over Mr Amaral's book The Truth Of The Lie, but the case was adjourned in the wake of the former detective's application.

After the hearing they spoke of their anger, accusing him of trying to wear them down and delaying justice for their missing daughter.

Madeleine, who was then nearly four, disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in the Algarve on May 3, 2007, as her parents dined at a nearby restaurant with friends.
Still missing: Madeleine, who was then nearly four, disappeared from her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz in the Algarve on May 3, 2007

The McCanns are suing for libel over claims made in Mr Amaral's 2008 book, including suggestions that they hid Madeleine's body after she died in an accident and faked an abduction.

They say the allegations damaged the hunt for their daughter and exacerbated their anguish.

If successful, the family stand to gain around £1million in damages. A judgment is not expected in the trial until later this year.

The couple's latest visit to Portugal comes after Scotland Yard detectives last week returned to the country to help interview suspects in the case.

Officers from the force's Operation Grange joined their Portuguese counterparts in Faro last week as they interviewed people of interest in relation to Madeleine's disappearance in 2007.

The suspects were believed to include three workers from the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz who have been linked to a string of burglaries in the area before Madeleine's disappearance.

The return of British detectives came after they joined their Portuguese counterparts last month in searches of three areas of land near to where Madeleine went missing.

After the searches, police said it was the 'first phase of this major investigation which has been agreed with the Portuguese' but that there was 'still a substantial amount of work yet to be completed in the coming weeks and months'.

Mr and Mrs McCann previously said that the fact police found no evidence relating to their missing daughter had reinforced their belief that she could still be alive.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2684287/Kate-Gerry-McCann-return-Portugal-deliver-personal-statements-libel-trial-against-former-police-chief.html#ixzz36rwWdNBi

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Re: LAST DAY OF LIBEL TRIAL 8th July 2014 DISCUSSION AND NEWS

Post by scrants on 08.07.14 10:57

Do we have anyone in court to report proceedings? Anne Guedes?

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Re: LAST DAY OF LIBEL TRIAL 8th July 2014 DISCUSSION AND NEWS

Post by Guest on 08.07.14 10:59

Latest news

This facebook page is giving updates (you don't have to have an account to view it)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=668454176569444&set=gm.655336467895764&type=1

The latest post from 10.48: wrote:Leanne R Baulch Ben Thompson- I'm in court now and Kate is giving evidence

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Post by aquila on 08.07.14 11:01

@scrants wrote:Do we have anyone in court to report proceedings? Anne Guedes?
I've just read on twitter that two mods from the Facebook Group are attending the court today.

Sorry, I don't know how to copy and paste from twitter.

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Post by SixMillionQuid on 08.07.14 11:01

Poe wrote:Latest news

This facebook page is giving updates (you don't have to have an account to view it)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=668454176569444&set=gm.655336467895764&type=1

The latest post from 10.48: wrote:Leanne R Baulch Ben Thompson- I'm in court now and Kate is giving evidence

Thanks for the link. Looks like everyone is there.

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Post by AndyB on 08.07.14 11:01

@scrants wrote:Do we have anyone in court to report proceedings? Anne Guedes?
I was about to ask the same thing then I saw this, although I can't vouch for its authenticity:


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Post by Tangled Web on 08.07.14 11:05

@AndyB wrote:
@scrants wrote:Do we have anyone in court to report proceedings? Anne Guedes?
I was about to ask the same thing then I saw this, although I can't vouch for its authenticity:


There are two admins from the JFM Facebook group in court apparently and one of them has passed on the same message above.

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Post by plebgate on 08.07.14 11:06

Is Mrs. giving evidence or a heartfelt speech?

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Post by HelenMeg on 08.07.14 11:09

@plebgate wrote:Is Mrs. giving evidence or a heartfelt speech?
I'm sure it will be a heartfelt speech with a shaky wavering voice.

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Post by Guest on 08.07.14 11:10

I do hope that sick bags are in plentiful supply for everyone who needs them.

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Post by aquila on 08.07.14 11:12

Any McCann friends/family in the court today? or is it just the hired help.

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Post by jeanmonroe on 08.07.14 11:13

The latest post from 10.48: wrote:Leanne R Baulch Ben Thompson- I'm in court now and Kate is giving evidence
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I hope there's a cardiologist in the court for when she histrionically 'collapses'.

Still better to happen in a court room than on an easyjet, i suppose.

WOOHOO! TB's Madeleine Foundation gets a mention from Brunty!

11:14am.

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Post by Guest on 08.07.14 11:14

Lisa Edington Goncalo Amaral has arrived at court
about an hour ago · Like · 30

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Post by Claire25 on 08.07.14 11:15

Anyone listening to brunt on sky summing up Kate's evidence?  The madeleine Foundation, the FREEZER  dance

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