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'Maddie cops to quiz British paedo in prison in Malta', MIRROR, 3 Dec 2014 - on and on it goes

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Post by aquila on 04.12.14 14:31

@Realist wrote:
@aquila wrote:
Perhaps we should thank Clarence and the crew at the hospital in Leicester for that spectacular video of Gerald McCann pushing his own trolley, examining a patient and speaking to him.

Can someone post it up?

I tend to remember our Gerald once actually stating that his job rarely involved personal contact with patients. Perhaps this set piece video you refer to was orchestrated by the same people who filmed Jimmy Savile on his hospital jaunts. I don't suppose by process of elimination, the patient he was examining and speaking with happened to be Peter Sutcliffe.
Oh goodness me, another eejit on the forum.

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Post by Guest on 04.12.14 14:50

@aquila wrote:
@Realist wrote:
@Brian Griffin wrote: 
What was Gerry again? A heart specialist? big grin


I don't think he was ever a heart specialist, apparently he worked as part of a cardiology team in the capacity of reading scans without ever actually coming into contact with patients. Had he ever been in the navy, he'd have probably been a morse code operator.
Perhaps we should thank Clarence and the crew at the hospital in Leicester for that spectacular video of Gerald McCann pushing his own trolley, examining a patient and speaking to him.

Can someone post it up?



Two hospital scenes on here at 4.45 and 9.00.

I think you mean the first one where Gerry displays his bedside manner and his patient looks startled at the yanking of the tshirt?

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Post by aquila on 04.12.14 14:58

Dee Coy wrote:
@aquila wrote:
@Realist wrote:
@Brian Griffin wrote: 
What was Gerry again? A heart specialist? big grin


I don't think he was ever a heart specialist, apparently he worked as part of a cardiology team in the capacity of reading scans without ever actually coming into contact with patients. Had he ever been in the navy, he'd have probably been a morse code operator.
Perhaps we should thank Clarence and the crew at the hospital in Leicester for that spectacular video of Gerald McCann pushing his own trolley, examining a patient and speaking to him.

Can someone post it up?



Two hospital scenes on here at 4.45 and 9.00.

I think you mean the first one where Gerry displays his bedside manner and his patient looks startled at the yanking of the tshirt?
Thank you, that's the one.

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Re: 'Maddie cops to quiz British paedo in prison in Malta', MIRROR, 3 Dec 2014 - on and on it goes

Post by espeland on 04.12.14 15:29

Realist wrote wrote:
I tend to remember our Gerald once actually stating that his job rarely involved personal contact with patients.

An acquaintance of mine was once sent as an inpatient to the Leicester hospital (about 30 miles and in another county from here) and reported that he'd seen Gerry visit another patient in the ward. Unfortunately this friend wasn't interested in the Madeleine matter and didn't provide any further information.  As the report was of only one visit, perhaps it's right that Gerry had limited contact with patients.

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Post by j.rob on 04.12.14 17:19

@ultimaThule wrote:
@sharonl wrote:
@j.rob wrote:This is what makes me think that someone was supposed to jemmy the shutters. But didn't. Something or someone landed TM in it right at the last minute. The family back home already knew prior to the 9.15pm - 10pm kick off (depending on which version of events you read) that the plan was for the shutters to be jemmied (I reckon at around 9.15pm). 
IMO

I don't know if there is any significance in this but on the Monday, weren't the handymen around at 5a to repair the washing machine and the shutters in the other bedroom that had been broken by Gerry? I am sure that Kate mentions this in her book.

You may be right, maybe the shutters were meant to be jemmied, but was there an earlier plan that went wrong?

From p.57 of Exhibit KH1 "Gerry had also managed to break the window shutter mehanism in our bedroom shortly after we'd arrived, in spite of a sign asking guests to be gentle with it.  What can I say? It's the Gerry touch...".  

Would "the Gerry touch" have anything to do with his remarkably shortlived tenure at the Spire hospital and the fact that he no longer works at the interface of doctor/patient relations?

I seem to recall that Matthew Oldfield also had an unfortunate early encounter with the shutters in his apartment and it would appear to be fortuitous that neither of these apparently cackhanded doctors became surgeons.  < sigh of relief emoticon >

I still struggle to understand how there could have been such an obvious mistake unless there had been a last-minute panic. I suspect that the McCanns did not want family at home to know that the plan had been bodged. Did not (at least initially) want them to know that Madeleine had come to some harm that week and therefore just stuck doggedly with an original script.

I am sure that the Jez Wilkins 9pm (ish) encounter, whether or not it actually took place, is crucial to an understanding of what may have de-railed the script. I am still of the opinion that a very uneasy truce was established whereby Jez Wilkins (and probably Bridget O'Donnell) and the Tapas both have dirt they can dish on each other. Jez chopped and changed his witnesses statements. And it is extraordinary that he was, apparently, awoken along with his partner Bridget from a deep slumber at 1am, to be told that 'Gerry had seen him' and wanted to know if he had seen anything as Madeleine 'had been abducted'. His response: 'you are joking' I think relates to the fact that Gerry has just landed him in it as being a vital eye-witness as well as, of course, a potential suspect.

And indeed one of the questions that Detective Amaral faxed to Jez for an urgent response when he returned to the UK was whether Jez knew of any reason why someone would want to kidnap Gerry and Kate's daughter. 

I do think that at least some members of the family (brother John who was so breathlessly excited about The Fund within the space of a few days practically, imo) were 'in' on a faked abduction plan. That is how it is looking to me. The failure to ensure that the shutters were jemmied, or broken open or obviously tampered with is suggestive of a last minute panic or someone pulling out. 

I don't believe it is as straightforward as Jez simply having been in the way when Gerry was trying to jemmy the shutters. That is too much of a coincidence especially when you consider how much Jez changed his witness statements. Perhaps it was Jez who was supposed to jemmy the shutters but he decided to pull the plug at the last minute?

IMO.

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Post by margaret on 04.12.14 21:51

@j.rob wrote:[ Jez chopped and changed his witnesses statements. And it is extraordinary that he was, apparently, awoken along with his partner Bridget from a deep slumber at 1am, to be told that 'Gerry had seen him' and wanted to know if he had seen anything as Madeleine 'had been abducted'. His response: 'you are joking' I think relates to the fact that Gerry has just landed him in it as being a vital eye-witness as well as, of course, a potential suspect.

How did Gerry know which apartment to go to?

Was JW's apartment near 5a does anyone know?

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Post by Realist on 05.12.14 0:23

@aquila wrote:
Oh goodness me, another eejit on the forum.

Maybe eejits complement humourless drones.

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