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Post by crusader on 10.02.20 16:24

Seems a nice fella, does a lot for charity, owns multiple businesses. I think he genuinely  wanted to help the Mccann's.

What was in it for him? He likes to win, he's driven, He likes results. I think he saw after a short time, It was going nowhere fast.

People in business only stay for the long term if there is something to be gained by doing so.
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Post by Verdi on 10.02.20 21:13

@crusader wrote:Seems a nice fella, does a lot for charity, owns multiple businesses. I think he genuinely  wanted to help the Mccann's.

What was in it for him? He likes to win, he's driven, He likes results. I think he saw after a short time, It was going nowhere fast.

People in business only stay for the long term if there is something to be gained by doing so.

Art thou being facetious crusader?

If not then look deeper and then deeper and then even deeper.

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Post by Verdi on 20.02.20 0:08

A little first press 'huile olive' to lubricate the dormant grey matter - first past the piste..

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McCanns condemned by seeing a priest

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Wendy Williams

23 May, 2011 @ 10:00

KATE McCann’s request to see a priest on the night of her daughter Madeleine’s disappearance was used as evidence against her, it has been revealed.

The devout Roman Catholic claims she came under suspicion because of the belief that people in Portugal ‘only called for a priest when they wanted their sins to be forgiven.’

The flimsy dossier against the McCann’s also included British sniffer dog evidence indicating the presence of blood and human remains in the apartment, later dismissed following forensic tests.

The revelation comes as British Prime Minister David Cameron ordered the reopening of files relating to the McCann case following a direct appeal from her parents.

The Met Police have been ordered to conduct a full review of all evidence in a bid to shed new light on the case.

Meanwhile, an image of the girl’s abductor could finally be revealed thanks to high-tech profiling computers.

A Met Police case review team will run descriptions of potential suspects through facial identification software in a bid to produce the most accurate new e-fit.

https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2011/05/23/madeleine-mccann-case-reopened/

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Post by Verdi on 20.02.20 0:13

A Met Police case review team will run descriptions of potential suspects through facial identification software in a bid to produce the most accurate new e-fit.
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Post by Blackpied on 20.02.20 9:33

Verdi,the people who wrote garbage like above must think the public are gullible and stupid,surely they must realise the vast number of people know the McCanns and the rest of their stooges are guilty of a
reprehensible load of lies which people could see through from the
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Post by sar on 20.02.20 10:38

@Verdi wrote:A little first press 'huile olive' to lubricate the dormant grey matter - first past the piste..

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McCanns condemned by seeing a priest

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Wendy Williams

23 May, 2011 @ 10:00

KATE McCann’s request to see a priest on the night of her daughter Madeleine’s disappearance was used as evidence against her, it has been revealed.

The devout Roman Catholic claims she came under suspicion because of the belief that people in Portugal ‘only called for a priest when they wanted their sins to be forgiven.’

The flimsy dossier against the McCann’s also included British sniffer dog evidence indicating the presence of blood and human remains in the apartment, later dismissed following forensic tests.

The revelation comes as British Prime Minister David Cameron ordered the reopening of files relating to the McCann case following a direct appeal from her parents.

The Met Police have been ordered to conduct a full review of all evidence in a bid to shed new light on the case.

Meanwhile, an image of the girl’s abductor could finally be revealed thanks to high-tech profiling computers.

A Met Police case review team will run descriptions of potential suspects through facial identification software in a bid to produce the most accurate new e-fit.

https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2011/05/23/madeleine-mccann-case-reopened/
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Post by crusader on 20.02.20 11:36

I wonder how they managed to get the cadaver odour into a evidence bag. !!!
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Post by Verdi on 20.02.20 11:53

@crusader wrote:I wonder how they managed to get the cadaver odour into a evidence bag. !!!

Eau de Cadavar!

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Post by Verdi on 20.02.20 12:00

@sar wrote:"Every word of what you [Wendy Williams] just said was wrong"

Quite so!  Astonishing how many falsehoods can be written in such a short article.

It's criminal how the media mislead, be it sloppy journalism or deliberate deception.

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Post by Verdi on 22.02.20 0:02

GOQGLE ..
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Post by Verdi on 25.02.20 0:42

Gerry McCann contacted police after abduction threat to twins

Gerry McCann was forced to contact police after threats were made to kidnap one of their twins by vigilantes, inspired by a detective’s book on the case, in a bid to find out what really happened, a court heard.


By Claire Carter and Catarina Aleixo
5:12PM BST 20 Sep 2013

Some of the threats against the couple and their twins, Sean and Amelie, were so “disturbing” that Michael Wright, a close friend of the family, didn’t want to tell Kate McCann.

A court in Lisbon heard that the release of a book which implicated the McCann’s in Madeleine’s disappearance in 2007 sparked suggestions by vigilantes about abducting one of the twins to find out the truth. Mr McCann eventually contacted police over the threats.

Michael Wright monitored internet activity after Madeleine was abducted from a holiday apartment in Portugal and said forums exploded after Goncalo Amaral, a former policeman and head of the investigation, published his book The Truth of the Lie.


He told the court: “There were several instances of inciting forum members to abduct one of the twins as they felt they could throw some light on what had happened. On the ‘The 3 Arguidos’ forum there was a thread of great length where one member was suggesting that someone should abduct Sean or Amelie as they would be able to confirm Mr Amaral’s theory.”

Gerry McCann contacted Leicestershire Police about the threats and Mr Wright was interviewed at his home in Skipton, Yorkshire by officers.

Mr Wright said he was concerned about the twins being able to read about the allegations on the internet after Amelie McCann had already found her name through an online search.

He told the court how he and his wife, Kate’s cousin Anne-Marie Wright, had spent the weekend with the McCann’s on the second anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance. This followed a documentary broadcast on Portuguese TV channel TVI in April 2009.

He said: “The weekend we all spent together was horrible. They arrived at the cottage having received phone calls from friends they had made in Praia da Luz telling them that people were tearing down posters we had put up saying ‘we know what happened. The child is dead.´

“That news had a terrible impact. To hear that people were accepting the thesis of the book caused them huge, visible distress and great anger.”

Around 2.2 mllion people in Portugal watched the documentary – leading Mr McCann to admit to his friend that for the first time he felt he could not go on.

Mr Wright told the court: “Both he and Kate are very strong and driven people and for two years they had been dealing with the disappearance of their daughter, the media backlash, being made arguido… Through all this they had led the rest of the family and other people in helping find Madeleine. So to hear G Talk about it being too much to carry on and to see him almost broken was a great shock.”

The McCann's are suing Amaral, his publishers Guerra & Paz, TVI and filmmakers VC Filmes for libel and damages equivalent to £1million.

The book sold 120,000 copies until an injunction filed by the McCann’s removed it from bookshops. The injunction was later lifted when the court ruling was overturned.

The trial is due finish hearing evidence in November.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/madeleinemccann/10323929/Gerry-McCann-contacted-police-after-abduction-threat-to-twins.html

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Post by Jill Havern on 05.03.20 11:25

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MADDIE TAKEN IN DAD'S TENNIS BAG


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24 December 2007

Vital holdall goes missingA TENNIS bag that could have been used to move Madeleine McCann's body has gone missing, it was claimed last night.

Dad Gerry was reportedly seen with the holdall as he took up to three tennis lessons a day on the ill-fated holiday that ended with Maddie, four, vanishing.

But the blue sports bag has been lost, according to a shock new TV special on the mystery that is gripping the world.

Police are desperate to trace it to discover if it was used to carry the little girl's body.

Sources say police believe Maddie died in an accident inside the McCanns' apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3.

It is also reported that officers accused her parents of disposing of her body to mask negligence and dodge a manslaughter rap. The McCanns, both 39, deny any involvement in the disappearance.

According to The Madeleine McCann Mystery - a Sky News special on tonight at 7.30 - the bag is vital to the investigation.

But the McCanns' spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "Gerry's baffled. He's never owned such a bag. There simply is no missing bag. They are entirely innocent."

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Post by Verdi on 05.03.20 14:23

But the McCanns' spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: "Gerry's baffled. He's never owned such a bag. There simply is no missing bag. They are entirely innocent."

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Post by crusader on 05.03.20 15:39

I bet Gerry's not as baffled as me. The police photo shows what looks like a blue bag. If all was above board, he would be only too pleased to put the facts straight, something along the lines of, it looks like a blue bag, but in fact it's a ???

The other thing that baffled me was,  if Kate washed Madeleine's pj top , why was there a shelf full of dirty laundry below the blue bag.
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Post by CaKeLoveR on 05.03.20 17:29

A shelf of dirty laundry and a car boot containing bloody, leaking meat and used nappies are so much worse than a tea stain on a pair of jimjams to Kate.
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Post by colleenlowe on 07.03.20 9:46

Maybe the dirty washing was in the blue bag and they took it out as they needed it to put something else in, not a tennis racket
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Post by Verdi on 12.03.20 0:28

Madeleine McCann: What the 'Tapas Seven' knew, saw and said


The friends dining with the McCanns when their daughter vanished were important witnesses in the investigation.


By Sunita Patel-Carstairs, News Reporter


Wednesday 3 May 2017

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Some of the party: (L-R) Jane Tanner, David and Fiona Payne, Dianne Webster, Rachael and Matthew Oldfield


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The seven friends who dined with Kate and Gerry McCann at a tapas restaurant at the Ocean Club resort in Praia da Luz on the night Madeleine disappeared were key witnesses in the investigation.

Madeleine, from Leicestershire, was three years old when she went missing on 3 May, 2007, while on the family holiday in Portugal with her parents and twin siblings, Sean and Amelie, aged two.

Her disappearance triggered one of the most high-profile missing persons investigations in British history and the accounts of the "Tapas Seven" - as they became to be known - in the immediate aftermath of Madeleine's disappearance were crucial to the investigation.


They provided police with a timeline of the evening, including when and whom from the party took it in turns to check on the children among the group.

The party included the McCanns, David and Fiona Payne, Mrs Payne's mother Dianne Webster, Matthew and Rachael Oldfield, and Russell O'Brien and his partner Jane Tanner.

Matthew Oldfield, Russell O'Brien and the Paynes studied medicine together at Leicester University in the early 1990s and became acquainted with the McCanns when the couple moved to Leicestershire in 2000.

They have all publicly said very little over the years, if anything at all, about what happened in the hours leading up to the moment Kate McCann left the dining table to check on her children at 10pm and discovered her eldest daughter was missing.

Jane Tanner reported seeing a man carrying a child away earlier that night, close to the apartment where the McCanns were staying, when she left the table to check on her children at around 9.15pm - around 15 minutes after Gerry McCann said he checked on his son and daughters and remembered looking down at Madeleine.

In November 2007, she told the BBC's Panorama programme: "I just saw somebody walking across the top of the road so I was a reasonable distance away from them, and that person was carrying a child.

"He was about probably 5ft 8ins tall, he was taller than me but not 6ft and so between those two. He was wearing quite a lot of clothes and that's one thing in hindsight again I think was quite odd because tourists when they're abroad, Brits abroad would always have cropped trousers or shorts or something, and he had a sort of a big heavy jacket and trousers on, and hair... the one thing that I remember a lot is the hair. He did seem to have quite a lot of dark, reasonably-long-to-the-neck hair."

Asked to describe what he was carrying, she replied: "Well I could see... I could tell it was a child, and I could see the feet and... feet and the bottom of the pyjamas, and I just thought that child's not got any shoes on because you could see the feet, and it was quite a cold night in Portugal in May it's not actually that warm, and I'd got a big jumper on, and I can remember thinking, 'oh that parent is not a particularly good parent, they've not wrapped them up'."

Asked if she could tell if it was a boy or a girl, she continued: "Only because the pyjamas had a pinky aspect to them so you presume a girl. It was actually quite cold."

And asked if she was absolutely certain of what she saw, she replied: "I knew what I'd seen. I gave that information to the police and because of the pyjamas I'm absolutely convinced that is what I saw."

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A sketch of the man seen carrying a child at 9.15pm near the McCanns' apartment



Based on her description, an artist's impression of the man was produced to help jog people's memories.
He was a key suspect for six years, but a review of the evidence in October 2013 by detectives under the Metropolitan Police's Operation Grange concluded that he was an innocent British holidaymaker carrying his daughter home from a creche.

According to the party's timeline, Matthew Oldfield was the next member of the group to check on the children at about 9.30pm - before Kate McCann raised the alarm.

He said he found the door to the children's room open but did not go in, assuming that because there was no noise that all was well.

Less than a year later, in April 2008, three Portuguese detectives, led by chief investigator Paulo Rebelo, flew to Britain to re-interview the seven friends on holiday with the McCanns when Madeleine vanished.

Six months earlier, in October 2007, the group of seven friends issued a joint statement through the McCann's spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, denying allegations they had made a "pact of silence" to protect Madeleine's parents.

"We wish to state that there is categorically no 'pact of silence' or indeed anything secretive between us - just the desire to assist the search for Madeleine," they said.

"From day one, the police in Portugal told us not to discuss our statements.

"It is incredibly frustrating for us that the fact we have done as we were asked to by the Portuguese police is still being looked upon as suspicious.

"Everything we have done, and continue to do, has been to help with the search for Madeleine and to end this nightmare for Gerry and Kate."

Some four years later, Rachael Oldfield broke her silence.

"I was there on the night. I spent time with Gerry and Kate during the week before 3 May and after. Their emotions and their reactions were just agonising. There's just no way they were involved in anything to do with Madeleine's disappearance," she told BBC Radio 4's Searching for Madeleine programme in February 2012.  [No longer available]

"If you take the commonsense approach and look at timings and the fact they are medics and there are four other medics in the group, they would know what to do to resuscitate a child.

"Anyone with an ounce of commonsense would be able to see they couldn't have done it. And I was there and I know they didn't do it."

She also slammed the Policia Judiciaria - Portugal's CID - for "outrageous" leaks to the press.

"We were made to understand we could face two years prison for speaking out. There have been these rumours and leaks from sources close to the PJ which we haven't been able to refute," she said.

"We'd have loved to have spoken out and just put the record straight."


https://news.sky.com/story/madeleine-mccann-what-the-tapas-seven-knew-saw-and-said-10860209

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Post by Verdi on 12.03.20 0:50

Madeleine McCann: Key witness accuses Portuguese police of not taking his vital prime suspect evidence seriously

Retired businessman Martin Smith provided details for an e-fit of the prime suspect after spotting the mystery man close to where Maddie vanished

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  • 07:59, 16 OCT 2013
  • Updated11:38, 16 OCT 2013


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A key witness in the Madeleine McCann case claimed yesterday that Portuguese police failed to take his evidence seriously.

Retired businessman Martin Smith, 64, provided details for an e-fit of the prime suspect after spotting the mystery man carrying a child at 10pm close to where the three-year-old vanished more than six years ago.

But he said his information was virtually ignored by local officers because they were too busy chasing up another sighting of a man near Kate and Gerry McCann’s holiday apartment in Praia da Luz 45 minutes earlier.

Scotland Yard detectives reinvestigating the case after six years have now established that the suspect Portuguese police were so keen to trace – spotted by holidaymaker Jane Tanner at 9.20pm – was just an innocent British tourist returning his own child from a crèche.

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Innocent tourist: Tracing this man distracted Portuguese detectives, said Mr Smith

Mr Smith, a former Unilever executive, made a statement along with his wife Mary, daughter Aoife and son Peter soon after Madeleine vanished on May 3, 2007.

He helped compile e-fits a year later – but the images were not released at the time and were only made public for the first time earlier this week.

Speaking from his home in Drogheda, Co Louth, Mr Smith said that the Portuguese police did not seem to think his sighting was significant.

He added: “It looked as if they put 90% credence on the Jane Tanner sighting, maybe that wrong-footed them and they didn’t take our sighting as seriously. I was surprised it took six years to rule out the other sighting.”

He said he has met with Scotland Yard detectives twice over the past 18 months to help them with the new probe. He added: “We‘d all love to see the police get to the bottom of what happened.”

“We think about Madeleine a lot and we would love to see a conclusion to this case.

Mr Smith was with his wife, daughter, son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren on the night that the three year old vanished.

The family described the man they saw as white, with short brown hair and of average build and height, aged between 20 and 40.

Commenting on the Crimewatch documentary which was broadcast on Monday night he added: “The only new thing in the investigation is the elimination of Jane Tanner’s sighting.

“Apart from that from our point of view everything else remains the same in relation to what we said to the police and the media at the time. We have nothing more to add.”

At least two callers who responded to the TV appeal gave the same name for the two e-fits provided by the Smiths.

Finding the man and determining whether he was in Praia da Luz on the night the three-year-old vanished is a top priority of Scotland Yard detectives.

Around 1,000 people have contacted police as a result of the appeal.

They include a number of British people who were in the Algarve resort at the time. At least one ex-pat called from the town on Monday night.

Senior investigating officer Det Chief Inspector Andy Redwood said his team are working through the calls and material generated by the appeal.

A total of 330 calls were made to the Operation Grange incident room and 400 to BBC1 Crimewatch as well as 220 emails.

In a statement issued through their spokesman, Kate and Gerry McCann said: “We are absolutely delighted with the overwhelming public response to Crimewatch, which was broadcast last night.

“We know that the public desperately want to help the search for Madeleine.

“We are genuinely hopeful that one of more of these responses will lead to a major breakthrough in the investigation.”

They added: “If anyone was in Praia da Luz around the time of Madeleine’s abduction and has not spoken to the Metropolitan Police, or if they know who any of the e-fits might be, please have the courage to come forward and speak to the police in confidence.”

DCI Redwood added: “Detectives are now trawling through and prioritising that material. This will take time.”

Mr Redwood, who travelled to Holland yesterday to continue the appeal, said: “I will be repeating similar appeals in Holland this evening and in Germany tomorrow night.”

A reward of up to £20,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of those responsible for Madeleine’s abduction, he said.

There are 40 people answering calls at any time, and officers waiting to “action the information”.

Crimewatch editor Joe Mather said the response to the programme was “truly unprecedented”.

He said: “They received several names for the key 10pm sighting, the sighting of a man carrying a child towards the beach.

“Several different names but also several callers mentioned the same name for that man.”

Mr Mather said there were “inevitably a fair few calls” which were not helpful but there were “genuinely calls that were helpful” after last night’s broadcast.

During last night’s programme, Mr and Mrs McCann urged people to “rack their brains” and come forward with information.

Kate said: “Please, please have the courage and confidence to come forward now, and share that information with us, and you could unlock this whole case, so please.”

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