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LETTER TO PORTUGAL: The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann: New evidence of what happened to her

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LETTER TO PORTUGAL: The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann: New evidence of what happened to her

Post by Jill Havern on 17.03.18 10:28



A LETTER TO DRª JOANA MARQUES VIDAL, CHIEF PROSECUTOR, PORTUGAL, 28 FEBRUARY 2018, FROM MMRG


Introduction by forum owner, Jill Havern.

On 28 February 2018, members of the Madeleine McCann Research Group posted, by Special Delivery, a letter to the Chief Prosecutor of Portugal, Drª Joana Marques Vidal.

I’m now publishing the letter, in both its English and Portuguese versions. We are grateful to Portuguese journalist Paulo Reis for the translation of this 8,500-word letter, and to one of our long-time supporters who paid the translation fee. I would just like to add that Paulo offered to do the translation for free, but was persuaded by our generous friend to accept a fee at standard translation rates.

The letter was written by members of the Madeleine McCann Research Group (MMRG).

The lines of enquiry advanced by MMRG in the letter have emerged in large part from the long-term efforts of members of CMOMM. There are a number of Madeleine McCann discussion forums. Ours has been a discussion-forum plus. By that, I mean it is discussion + focussed research. Literally hundreds of CMOMM members have, over the years, contributed to the hypothesis laid out by MMRG in its letter. I thank every one of you so much for your time, effort and input.


As is well known, the Admin & Moderation team here are also of the opinion that many lines of evidence point to Madeleine having died three or four days before the McCanns raised the alarm on Thursday 3 May.

The Portuguese Police are responsible for any further investigation into Madeleine’s reported disappearance and that is why MMRG have sent the letter to the Chief Portuguese Prosecutor, Drª Joana Marques Vidal. It is the view of the overwhelming majority of CMOMM members that the Scotland Yard investigation is a charade and a cover-up of what actually happened to Madeleine, just as Gonçalo Amaral alleged. While MMRG do not think Scotland Yard will act on the letter, MMRG will shortly send it to them, if only to prove - hopefully one day soon – that the Metropolitan Police has acted thoroughly dishonestly in pretending to conduct a genuine investigation.

In signing off, I must on behalf of myself and CMOMM say a huge ‘thank you’ to others who have helped is here and MMRG to get where we are today. I must make mention of those who have kept great libraries of information for us to use, such as pamalam, Nigel Moore’s mccannfiles, and Maddie Case Files.

I want to pay tribute to Gonçalo Amaral and his original team of detectives, who did so much – against an impossible background of intolerable international media pressure, gross interference in his investigation by the British security services, and lies and outright fabrications by many of their witnesses. Portugal can be justly proud of them.

Finally, I must - regrettably - end with a note of disgust. Just before MMRG sent their letter, I heard that the McCanns had not yet paid one penny of the court costs that were awarded against them by the Portuguese Supreme Court in January 2017. For nine years, the McCanns crusaded against Gonçalo Amaral in the courts, pushing him to one hearing after another, using money provided by the British public, supposed to be for finding Madeleine, and no doubt money from certain ‘other’ sources. Kate McCann said she wanted him to ‘feel pain’. Well, they succeeded in doing that all right.

But after nine years fighting him, they LOST. And, fourteen months later, they have not yet had the decency to pay him what the court ordered.

Utterly shameful.

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From: The Madeleine McCann Research Group

(Address redacted)        
 
Tel:    + 44 7xxxxxxxxx                                                                 
                                                                                                         


28 February 2018      

To: 


Exma Sra. Procuradora-Geral da República,
Drª Joana Marques Vidal
Rua da Escola Politécnica, 140
1269-269 LISBOA
PT   P O R T U G A L


Dear Drª Joana Marques Vidal



re: The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann: New evidence of what happened to her

We are a group of mainly British researchers. Most of us have studied the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in depth for the past 10 years. Our members and researchers include many people with professional expertise, such as ex-police officers, lawyers, photographers, computer experts and statement analysts.

On 10 September 2007, Chief Inspector Tavares de Almeida, on behalf of the Policia Judiciara, produced an interim (‘intercalary’) report summarising the police’s case against Madeleine’s parents, Dr Gerald and Dr Kate McCann (6):

A   The conclusions in Tavares de Almeida’s report

This is an English translation of the conclusions reached by the PJ’s investigation up to and including 10 September 2007:

QUOTE

From everything that we have discovered, our files result in the following conclusions:

A  the minor Madeleine McCann died in Apartment 5A at the Ocean Club resort in Praia da Luz, on the night of 3 May 2007

B  a simulation - a staged hoax - of an abduction took place

C  in order to render the child’s death impossible before 10.00pm, a situation of checking of the McCann couple’s children while they slept was concocted

D  Dr Gerald McCann and Dr Kate McCann are involved in the concealment of the corpse of their daughter, Madeleine McCann

E  at this moment, there seems to be no strong indications that the child’s death was other than the result of a tragic accident, yet;

F   from what has been established up to now, everything indicates that the McCann couple, in self-defence, did not want to deliver up Madeleine’s corpse immediately and voluntarily, and there is a strong possibility therefore that it was moved from the initial place where she died. This situation may raise questions concerning the circumstances in which the death of the child took place.

G  Therefore, we suggest that the case files are sent to the Republic’s Prosecutor, in the Lagos legal district, for:

1   possible new questioning of the arguidos Dr Gerald and Dr Kate McCann, and

2   an evaluation of the measure of restraint to be applied in this case.

During the house search at the McCann couple’s residence, a diary style manuscript was found, already photocopied, possibly authored by Dr Kate McCann; admitting that it may contain information that may help to reach the material truth of facts.

We therefore propose that the photocopies of the said document are presented to the illustrious judge for the purpose of its apprehension (if legal), its translation and eventual collection of information to be included in the files, as necessary for the investigation.

At this date, I submit the case files for your appreciation, for you to determine whatever you may see as convenient.

10 September 2007                              Chief Inspector Tavares de Almeida

UNQUOTE


The research that we have undertaken – and that of many others both here, in Portugal, and elsewhere – leads us to support all of the above conclusions in Tavares de Almeida’s report – except for one.  

We noted that when the report of the Policia Judiciara was archived in July 2007, it was said that the case would be re-opened if ‘new and credible evidence’ was received by the Portuguese authorities.  The case was re-opened in the PJ’s Oporto office in 2013. Our letter contains evidence which we believe they should see and act on. 

As a result of painstaking research by many people, we believe that we are now in a position to supply you with new and credible evidence on one matter (the date of death) covered in the first point of Tavares de Almeida’s report, namely: “Conclusion  A. the minor Madeleine McCann died in Apartment 5A at the Ocean Club resort in Praia da Luz, on the night of 3 May 2007”.

We are satisfied that we can now provide sufficient evidence to show that the minor Madeleine McCann died not on the night of Thursday 3rd May, but instead died between Sunday afternoon (29th April) and Monday afternoon (30th April).

The remainder of this letter sets out in brief summary the evidence which we suggest points clearly to Madeleine having died on the Sunday or Monday that week. We will present the evidence under these seven headings:  

A  A large number of false statements were made at the outset, containing a huge amount of fabricated evidence. These added credibility to the McCanns’ claim that Madeleine had been abducted on Thursday 3 May. They diverted the PJ investigation into believing that Madeleine was still alive that day. 

B  The photograph of Madeleine McCann, Dr Gerry McCann and Amelie, taken by the Ocean Club pool.
 

C  The absence of photographs of Madeleine taken after Sunday. (7)
 
D  The fabricated statement of Nuno Lourenco, who tried to identify Wojchiech Krokowski as a potential child-kidnapper who had tried to abduct his daughter on Sagres beach. (3) (8) (9) (10) (11) 
 
E  The unreliable evidence of the children’s nanny (and McCann family friend), Catriona Baker, Dr Gerry McCann and Dr Kate McCann about an alleged ‘high tea’ at the Ocean Club Tapas restaurant, at about 5pm to 6pm on Thursday 3 May. (12)
 
F The lack of any credible, independent evidence by anybody that Madeleine McCann was seen alive after Sunday 29th April.  (7) (13)
 
G  The mystery of the strange ‘Make-Up Photo’ of Madeleine, which appears to have been taken on Sunday 29th April, (5) (14) (15) and
 

H  Clear photographic evidence that the very same pyjamas Madeleine had with her on holiday in Praia da Luz were later held up by the McCanns at two press conferences, one in London on 5th June 2007, the other in Amsterdam, Holland, on 7th June 2007. (16) (17) 
 


In presenting our evidence, we wish to emphasise that we are in no way critical of the PJ investigation. On the contrary, we believe it was diligently and brilliantly pursued in almost impossible circumstances, namely the determination of the British government and media to insist that Madeleine had been abducted. It is our case that the abduction hoax was skillfully crafted over a period of four days, and was so designed as to deliberately mislead the PJ. Only after years of patiently unravelling the evidence and exposing the deceit has it been possible to arrive at our conclusion that Madeleine was probably dead 3 to 4 days before Thursday 3 May.
 
Before detailing our evidence on these points, we would like to make the following observations on the conclusions of Tavares de Almeida and of Dr Gonçalo Amaral in his book, A Verdada da Mentira, ‘The Truth of the Lie’. (18)
 
B.   The PJ’s evidence about the alleged ‘high tea’ with Madeleine and her parents on the afternoon of Thursday 3 May

In Tavares de Almeida’s report (6), he states the following about the events of the evening of Thursday 3 May:

QUOTE

“But there is another question about the timing which is this: The last time that the child was seen outside of the group, by someone who can prove they saw her, was at around 5.35pm, when the parents went to pick her up at the crèche.

“This may widen the time lapse between Madeleine’s ‘disappearance’ and the alarm being raised into more than four hours”.

UNQUOTE  

This is paralleled by two short passages in Gonçalo Amaral’s book ‘The Truth of the Lie’. Here is an English translation (by Anna Silvestro) of the relevant paragraphs (18): 

QUOTE

(1st passage) “On the fateful day of May 3rd, the attendance register at the play centre indicates that Madeleine arrived at 9.10, accompanied by her father. Her mother came to fetch her at 12.25 for lunch and took her back at 2 o'clock. After jogging on the beach and going to fetch the twins, she collected Maddie at 5.30pm. From that moment on, no other person saw the little girl, apart from her parents and their friends. What happened then in the apartment remains a mystery”.

(2nd passage)   “THE INTERROGATIONS

“We finally decide to question [Kate McCann[ as a witness, but not to pose questions on the events after 5.30pm, the time at which she returned to the apartment with her three children.

A DISAPPEARANCE, A WINDOW AND A BODY

“It is now important to present a summary of this case, based on our deductions: reject what is false, throw out what we can't show with sufficient certainty and validate that which can be proven. Point 5. The body, the existence of which has been confirmed by the EVRD and CSI dogs, but also by the results of the preliminary laboratory analyses, cannot be found. The conclusions my team and I have arrived at are the following:

1  The minor, Madeleine McCann died inside apartment 5A of the Ocean Club in Vila da Luz, on the night of May 3rd 2007;

2  Kate Healy and Gerald McCann were probably involved in the concealment of their daughter's body.

3 The death may have occurred as a result of a tragic accident…”

 UNQUOTE

 We will present evidence that Madeleine was not present at that ‘high tea’, (4) (13) that the ‘high tea’ never happened, and that there is no credible, independent evidence that Madeleine was seen alive after lunchtime on Sunday 29th April. (4) (13)

C.   The two descriptions of an abductor by Jane Tanner and Nuno Lourenco

We will also make observations on another matter. That is the descriptions given of an abductor to the PJ by the McCanns’ friend, Jane Tanner, during Friday, 4th May, and a second description of a child kidnapper by Nuno Lourenco, early the following day (Saturday 5th November).    

This is what Tavares de Almeida says about the claims of Jane Tanner (6):

QUOTE

“Later, during the course of the morning of May 4th, the father gives the same brief description [as Jane Tanner did] and refers back to Jane for additional details. The latter [Jane tanner] appears at the offices of the Policia Judiciara in Portimão at 11.30am. This time, the description is very precise:  


 the individual, aged between 35 and 40, was thin and 1.70m tall;


his hair was dark brown, falling over his collar;

he was wearing cream or beige trousers, probably linen,

a sort of anorak - but not very thick –

and black shoes, classic in style.

He was walking hurriedly, with a child in his arms. He was warmly dressed, the reason she thought he was not a tourist. The child appeared to be asleep - she only saw the legs - had bare feet and was dressed in pyjamas, which were obviously cotton, light-coloured, probably white or pale pink, with a pattern - flowers maybe, but she isn't certain. Concerning the man, she states that she would recognise him from the back by his particular way of walking. The importance of this statement will be seen later”.
 
UNQUOTE
 
Now we come to a description of a man given by Nuno Lourenco to the PJ on the morning of Saturday 5th May (8) (9) (10). He said this man tried to kidnap his daughter outside a café in the village of Sagres, on Sunday 30th April (8). As we now know from the PJ’s investigations during that Saturday, they identified the man as Wojchiech Krokowski, (9) (10) (18) a Polish man who was on holiday in Praia da Luz in the very same week that the McCanns were also staying there. This is what Gonçalo Amaral says in his book about Nuno Lourenco’s claims (18):
 
QUOTE
 
“From information from Sagres, we learn that an individual has been surprised on Mareta beach taking photos of several children and in particular of a little girl aged 4, blonde with blue eyes, who looks like Madeleine. It was the little girl's father who noticed him. This 40 year-old man, wearing glasses, tells the investigators that the photographer tried to kidnap his daughter in the afternoon of April 26th in Sagres.
 
“He allegedly then fled in a hired car with a woman in the passenger seat. The stranger did not look like a tourist; brown hair down to his collar, wearing cream-coloured trousers and jacket and shoes of a classic style. This report reminds us of the individual encountered by Jane Tanner in the streets of Vila da Luz on the evening of Madeleine's disappearance.
 
“Thanks to the father's composure, he managed to take a photograph of the vehicle. It's not very clear and does not allow us to make out the number plate, but we succeed, nonetheless, in finding the car. The car hire firm provides us with the identity of the driver. He is a forty-year-old Polish man, who is traveling with his wife. They arrived in Portugal on April 28th, from Berlin. At Faro airport, they hired a car and were put up in an apartment in Budens, near Praia da Luz. Unfortunately, on May 5th, at 7am, they had already left, taking with them their camera and all the photos from their holiday. We ask the German police, through Interpol, to monitor them as soon as they arrive in Berlin. All the passengers are questioned, but no one has seen a child looking like Madeleine. In Berlin, the couple take the train to return to Poland. Thus, the Polish trail comes to an end. We would like to have seen their photos...but that proved impossible”.
 


UNQUOTE
 
As can be clearly seen, Gonçalo Amaral and his team of PJ detectives clearly believed that the man seen by Nuno Lourenco at Sagres on Sunday 30th April was the same man that Jane Tanner had seen at around 9.15pm on Thursday 3rd May (19) (20)near the McCanns’ apartment. All the following descriptions were identical:



age of the man (35-40, or 40)

hair brown or dark brown

hair ‘down to’ or ‘falling over’ his collar

cream-coloured trousers

‘jacket’ or ‘anorak’  

shoes of a classic style 

“didn’t look like a tourist” (because of wearing ‘warm clothes’).  

In this letter we will present evidence that:


1  Nuno Lourenco’s statement was a complete fabrication 

2  Jane Tanner’s statement was also a complete fabrication  

3  The descriptions given were so similar that they provide the strongest possible evidence that they were planned well before Thursday, and 

4  There was collusion between Jane Tanner, Nuno Lourenco and others to fake the existence of an abductor (3) (9) (10).      
 


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Re: LETTER TO PORTUGAL: The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann: New evidence of what happened to her

Post by Jill Havern on 17.03.18 10:30

D.   EVIDENCE OF DEATH ON SUNDAY OR MONDAY – 1. A large number of false statements were made at the outset, containing a huge amount of fabricated evidence. These added credibility to the McCanns’ claim that Madeleine had been abducted on Thursday 3 May. They diverted the PJ investigation into believing that Madeleine was still alive that day. 

As the PJ concluded, we agree that a hoax abduction was ‘staged’. We also agree that the furniture in the McCanns’ apartment was pre-arranged on Thursday 3 May to fake an abduction scenario. All this needed the co-operation of the McCanns and all of their Tapas 7 friends.

We also entirely agree with the PJ’s evidence (see Tavares de Almeida’s report) that there were:

*  multiple contradictions between the evidence of the witnesses


*  multiple changes of story by the chief witnesses, and
 

*  that the McCanns would adapt their narrative as new embarrassing facts emerged.
 
In fact much more evidence of these contradictions and changes of story has emerged since Gonçalo Amaral was removed from the PJ investigation on 2 October 2007. To take one example from Gonçalo Amaral’s book; he correctly identified that the accounts of Dr David Payne visiting Kate McCann in Apartment 5A were contradictory.   We have since discovered a total of at least 20 contradictions as between their two versions of what happened. (21) We hold that this is more than sufficient to prove that the alleged ‘visit’ was fabricated.
      
Three individuals in particular led the PJ investigation and Gonçalo Amaral to conclude that Madeleine must have died after 5.30pm on Thursday 3 May: Jane Tanner, Nuno Lourenco and Catriona Baker, the children’s nanny.
 
We deal with the evidence of Nuno Lourenco and Catriona Baker below. Here we summarise why the evidence of Jane Tanner should be treated as wholly unreliable – as the PJ team itself soon recognised:
 
1  She and her husband Russell O’Brien were close friends of the McCanns. That means she is not an independent witness

2  On Sunday 13 May she was adamant that the man she claimed to have seen, carrying a bundle or a child, at around 9.15pm on Thursday 3 May, was Robert Murat. This identification of him by Jane Tanner was a major reason why Murat was pulled in for questioning two days later (18)

3  It has since become clear that in the hours before she was placed in a police van by the PJ, in order to see if she could identify the man she claimed to have seen, she was spoken to by a senior Leicestershire police officer, Detective Chief Superintendent Bob Small, and two staff from the British government-funded security agency, Control Risks Group (22). It is reasonable to suspect that these three people influenced Jane Tanner to make a false claim that she ‘recognised’ Robert Murat

4  In his book on the case, Gonçalo Amaral refers to the sudden arrival in Portugal of large numbers of British government, police and security personnel – staff from the Foreign Office, the British Embassy, Leicestershire Police, Scotland Yard, MI5, Special Branch, the National Police Improvement Agency, CEOP and Control Risks Group. Amaral records in his book the following (18):
 
QUOTE
            
     “FOR THE PROFILERS, MURAT IS THE GUILTY PARTY
 
     “Since Murat's first interview, which they attended, the specialists have continued to refine the profile of the suspect [Robert Murat]…according to the English profilers, there is a 90% chance that he is the guilty party…”
 
UNQUOTE
 
5  From all the above, we say there is clear evidence of a plot to ‘frame’ Robert Murat and persuade the PJ to question him and make him a formal suspect, an ‘arguido’. And this is exactly what happened on Tuesday 15 May (18).

6  In October 2007, the McCann Team released an artist’s sketch of the man said to have been seen by Jane Tanner. It was drawn up by a ‘forensic artist’, Melissa Little. She was employed by Cheshire businessman, Brian Kennedy, who directed the McCann Team’s highly controversial private investigation. The sketch did not look like Robert Murat.

7  Later, in January 2008, there was a major news story in the British press about a man with ‘straggly hair’ and a moustache, said by both the McCann Team and Leicestershire Police to be a new ‘chief suspect’.  (20) (21) (22) (23) The McCanns’ PR agent, Clarence Mitchell (who at the time of Madeleine’s disappearance was the head of the British government’s Media Monitoring Unit), held a special ‘police-style press conference’ to promote this new suspect. Once again, Melissa Little drew the artist’s sketch that was presented to the media. In some respects, the sketch resembled the earlier sketch drawn up by Jane Tanner. Jane Tanner was quoted in the British press as saying she was ‘80% sure’ that the man she said she had seen on 3 May was the same as the man with the straggly hair and the moustache. This was despite the facts that (a) she frankly admitted that she had never seen the face of the man on 3 May and (b) the man with the straggly hair and the moustache looked nothing like Robert Murat.

8  Also in January 2008, Jane Tanner admitted that she was ‘no longer sure’ that the man she had seen on 3 May was Robert Murat (29) (30) (31).

9  This admission was important because, in the two days after Robert Murat was made a formal suspect, three friends of the McCanns (Fiona Payne, Russell O’Brien and Rachael Oldfield) all made statements to the PJ claiming that they had seen Robert Murat near the McCanns’ apartment on the night of 3 May. Yet eight months later (January 2008), they admitted that they might have been ‘mistaken’. (18)


10  One more indication that Jane Tanner’s claims were false came in a press conference held by the McCann Team in August 2009 (28). This conference was held in order to promote the McCanns’ latest theory, that Madeleine had been abducted by a woman, on a yacht bound from Barcelona to Australia.  

In order to promote this theory, the McCanns’ latest chief private investigator, former Detective Sergeant, Dave Edgar, said that Jane Tanner might have been mistaken and that she saw a female carrying a child, not a male.

11  Finally, we add that on 14 October 2013, around 7 million people in Britain watched a TV programme about Madeleine’s disappearance, made by the BBC together with the Metropolitan Police (27). They had together spent over £2 million making this film. In the film, the Metropolitan Police chief investigator, Detective Chief Inspector Andy Redwood, said that the man seen by Jane Tanner had ‘come forward’. He told us that the man’s daughter had been in the ‘night creche’ on 3 May and that he had carried his daughter, clad only in her pyjamas, back to wherever he was staying that night. 

12 There were many reasons to doubt DCI Redwood’s claims (27), for example:

A  why had this man kept silent for 6 years?

B if the man had been walking past the McCanns’ apartment that night from the crèche, maps showed that he was not taking the direct route from the crèche but must have gone a longer way around  

C we were not given the identity of the man; only a blurred photograph, said to be of this man, was shown

D we were told that (i) he had been wearing exactly the same sort of clothes on holiday as those described by Jane Tanner (ii) his daughter had been wearing very similar pyjamas to those worn by Madeleine on that holiday and (iii) that he had for some unknown reason kept these very pyjamas for 6 years

E there is no explanation of (i) where the mother of this child was whilst the man was carrying her home in the dark on a cold evening (only 13 deg C) (ii) why he was not using a buggy and (iii) why his daughter was only in pyjamas, with no covering over her.


In short, none of the dozens of serious Madeleine McCann researchers in Britain believes that DCI Redwood was telling the truth. We believe it was yet another lie by the British police to continue the claim that Madeleine was abducted, when she was not.                    
  
E.   EVIDENCE OF DEATH ON SUNDAY OR MONDAY – 2. The photograph of Madeleine McCann, Dr Gerry McCann and Amelie, taken by the Ocean Club pool



 
One of the most famous photographs of Madeleine is one of her, her sister Amelie, and her father Dr Gerry McCann, sitting by the Ocean Club pool. They said that this photograph was taken by her mother, Dr Kate McCann, on the last day of their holiday, Thursday 3rd May, at about 2.29pm.

We will present a summary of evidence below which suggests that this was a deliberate lie by the McCanns and by those supporting them (4) (32) (33) (34). We will show that this photograph was almost certainly taken on Sunday, 29th April at lunch-time. (4) (33) We will also show that this was the last photograph of Madeleine ever taken, with the possible exception of what we will call the ‘Make-Up Photo’ - see below (14) (15). Further, we will show that there is no credible, truly independent evidence that Madeleine was alive after the afternoon of Sunday 29th April (13). From these conclusions we will also suggest that it is unlikely that Madeleine’s death was ‘accidental’ (as suggested in the PJ’s report) and we will also suggest that Madeleine’s parents had professional help from the highest levels of the British government in order to ‘stage’ an abduction (the PJ’s own conclusion) and to help keep up the ‘myth’ of Madeleine being abducted for over 10 years (2) (4) (5).

The specific evidence relating to the ‘Last Photo’ is as follows:

1   The photograph is said to have been taken by Kate McCann. Two acknowledged experts in digital photography have examined this photograph in detail and both, independently, agreed that it was a genuine photograph with no signs of alteration or ‘photoshopping’ (33)

2  The experts also pointed out, however, that it was a relatively simple matter to change the date and time stamp, to try to prove that a photograph was taken on a different date from the actual date (33)

On 9 May, Dr Gerry McCann and a close relative, Michael Wright, presented to the PJ two computer disks which purported to show all the photos taken on the holiday by the McCanns and their friends, the Paynes. These disks included three photographs of Madeleine happily playing in the Ocean Club playground on the first day of the holiday (Saturday 28th April). But for reasons which have not been explained by the McCanns, these two disks did not include the ‘Last Photo’. (4)

3 Furthermore, it is clear from the PJ files that the two computer disks of photos were compiled with the additional help of Alex Woolfall, the Head of Risk, employed by the huge PR firm, Bell Pottinger.  He has admitted this. It is unclear why the ‘Head of Risk’ at a major public relations firm should need to sort through the McCanns’ holiday photographs (4) (33)  [NOTE: We add here the following information: 1. Sir Tim Bell, former Chairman of Bell Pottinger, admitted that the McCanns paid him over £600,000 to ‘keep their name on the newspaper front pages for a year’, and 2. This year, Bell Pottinger collapsed, and is now ‘in administration’, following revelations about a campaign of lies they conducted in South Africa to back up the discredited President, Jacob Zuma. The firm, and those who run it, have been totally discredited. Bell Pottinger also received huge payments from various corrupt regimes and individuals they worked for in different parts of the world]

4 The weather when the photo was taken   This is a crucial evidential point that the PJ had no opportunity to consider. At lunch-time on Thursday 3 May, the weather was cloudy and cool (17 deg C). This can be demonstrated from assorted weather records and photographs. By contrast, the weather on Sunday lunchtime (29th April) was sunny and very warm (21 deg C). By Monday, a cold front had already brought cooler and cloudier weather with some rain. This lasted until Friday (4) (33).   

5  Now we need to look at the evidence of the photo itself. This is what we observe:

* bright sunshine


* no evidence of any wind
 

* three people sitting by the pool, dipping their feet in the pool
 

* Dr Gerry McCann wearing T-shirt and shorts
 

* Madeleine and Amelia wearing light clothing
 

* Madeleine and Amelie both wearing sun-hats

* a sheen of perspiration on Gerry McCann’s forehead
 

* Gerry McCann wearing sunglasses (4) (33).

None of these features match the claim that this photograph was taken on Thursday 3rd May. They all match, however, with the only sunny and warm day of the holiday: Sunday 29th April.

The photograph was not produced by the McCanns until Thursday 24 May. Why, when it was already in the McCanns’ camera, was it not produced straightaway, when the police and the press required the most up-to-date photo of Madeleine?    
                  
F.   EVIDENCE OF DEATH ON SUNDAY OR MONDAY – 3. The absence of photographs of Madeleine taken after Sunday.

Only five photographs of Madeleine on that holiday are claimed to exist.

We have mentioned four of them:

1, 2, 3  There were three photographs of Madeleine taken on the Saturday. Dr Gerry McCann handed these to the PJ on 9 May 2007 

4  There is the ‘Last Photo’, which the McCanns say was taken on Thursday 3rd May. However, we have shown that it must have been taken on Sunday 29th April.  
 
That leaves just one other photo which the McCanns claim was taken on that holiday: the so-called ‘Tennis Balls Photo’, which purports to show Madeleine clutching some tennis balls.  
 
There are numerous problems with this photo (35) (36 (37). The main four are:
 
1  Two different people are said to have taken it (Kate McCann and Jane Tanner)

2  They claim they were taken on two different days (Tuesday and Thursday), and

3  The improbability of Kate McCann’s account (in her 2011 book, ‘madeleine’) of how the photograph came to be taken (she writes of how she ran back to her apartment to get her camera, while Madeleine was apparently there, waiting for this photograph to be taken

4  The photograph appears inconsistent with what is said by Kate McCann. There are no other children in shot. There are no children’s nannies or tennis coaches in shot, the balls that the girl in the photo is holding are adult balls, not the soft balls that children would use when playing mini-tennis.
 
Furthermore, there is no independent witness (such as a crèche nanny or tennis coach) of how and when this photograph is supposed to have been taken.
 
In addition, some observers have noted that whilst the head of the girl in the photograph is clearly that of Madeleine, the body of the girl looks different from Madeleine in a number of ways. Notably the girls’ legs look sturdier, as if they are of an older girl, and her arms and legs have a number of marks, possibly bruises and scratches, and look red and sunburnt when compared with the pale skin of Madeleine, as seen on the three photographs of Madeleine on Saturday, and the ‘Last Photo’ which we are sure was taken on the Sunday. (4) (35) (36) (37)
 
Therefore we have no proof of any photograph of Madeleine being taken on the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday that week. That is wholly consistent with our case that Madeleine died on the Sunday. 
 
We should add that a Mr Philip Edmonds, a Director of Stemcor, the international steel company, was on holiday that week with his three sons, and claimed to have taken a photograph of his three sons playing in the Ocean Club playground, on Thursday 3rd May, showing Madeleine McCann in the background. He further claimed publicly that he had sent this photograph to the PJ. However, no such photograph appears in the PJ files, not has it been published elsewhere. There is every reason to doubt whether – even if he has supplied such a photograph – that it could prove that Madeleine was alive that day (38).    
 
G.   EVIDENCE OF DEATH ON SUNDAY OR MONDAY – 4. The fabricated statement of Nuno Lourenco, who tried to identify Wojchiech Krokowski as a potential child-kidnapper who had tried to abduct his daughter on Sagres beach.

Nuno Lourenco claimed he was living in Germany but had been over to Sagres for a short holiday to see his mother, who still lives in the area. (8)

Early on Saturday 5th May, he contacted the PJ to say that a man had been photographing children (including his own) on Sagres beach during the afternoon of Sunday 29th April (although Goncalo Amaral gives a different date for this in his book). (8) (18)

Nuno Lourenco provided a photograph in support of his claims. He said that he had managed to take a photograph of the man on his mobile ’phone before he drove away. He also gave the police the last four digits of the car registration number of the vehicle. (8)

With this information, the Portuguese police were able to establish that the owner of the car was a car rental agency based in Burgau, and that the car had been rented for the week by a Mr Wojchiech Krokowski. Krokowski and his wife had been holidaying at an apartment in the Sol e Mar building in Burgau. The police later established further details about Krokowski and his wife from the owner or manager of the Burgau Beach Bar (believed to be Mr Ralph Eveleigh or his manager), a CCTV in a shop in Lisbon, and the Polish Police. (8) (18)

It is clear from what we said in our introduction that Gonçalo Amaral and his PJ team believed that Nuno Lourenco had identified the same man as seen by Jane Tanner. (18)

If we now compare the descriptions by Jane Tanner (of the man she said she saw) and by Nuno Lourenco (of the man we now know to have been Wojchiech Krokowski),  the similarities are astonishing, as we now set out in this table:

Jane Tanner description of the man            Lourenco description of Krokowski    

aged between 35 and 40                              aged 40

dark brown hair, falling over his collar          brown hair down to his collar

wearing cream or beige trousers                  wearing cream-coloured trousers

wearing black shoes in the classic style       shoes of a classic style

warmly dressed, the reason she                   did not look like a tourist
thought he was not a tourist          

We make these observations on Nuno Lourenco’s statement (3):

1 The account he gives of the attempted kidnap lacks credibility in several respects:

A  why would a holidaymaker, with his car apparently parked some way away outside the village, attempt (in broad daylight) to kidnap a child?

B  why are there no other witnesses to this incident?

C  his account of how he tried to take a photo of Krokowski, but failed because his finger was blocking the viewfinder, also lacks credibility

D his account of what actually happened inside and outside the café also does not have the ‘ring of truth’ about it

he did not report what (if true) must have been a frightening incident to the police until six days later

he laid great emphasis on how the date and time stamp on his mobile ’phone ‘proved’ that the photograph of Krokowski’s car was taken around 6pm on Sunday 29th April. This reminds us of another photograph, the ‘Last Photo’, was said to have been taken on Thursday 3 May, according to the date stamp, yet evidence suggests that it was taken four days earlier. We suggest that it is likely in all the circumstances that Lourenco took this photograph later in the week, but date-stamped it to fool the PJ team into thinking it was taken on the Sunday

he did not ’phone the police until six days later, and waited until after Jane Tanner had given her statement to the police

moreover, he waited until around the time that the plane taking Krokowski and his wife back to Poland was taking off from faro Airport. This seems to us like more than a coincidence
(9) (10). 
 
Taking all these matters into account, and having regard also to the astonishing coincidences between the descriptions given by Jane Tanner (of the man) and Nuno Lourenco (of Wojchiech Krokowski), we arrive at these very disturbing conclusions:

Jane Tanner and Nuno Lourenco were describing the same man – Wojchiech Krokowski

The description must therefore have been based on Wojchiech Krokowski and what he was wearing that week

Either Jane Tanner and Nuno Lourenco must have colluded in order to give police identical descriptions, OR at least one third party must have planned this collusion, and given them instructions on what to say to the police (3).
 
This means that Jane Tanner, Nuno Lourenco, and any or all people who colluded in deceiving the police in this way have committed the offence (in English law) of perverting the course of justice. In English law this offence attracts the maximum penalty of 14 years.
 
[ NOTE: We add here the strange matter of the evidence of three members of the Smith family, who claimed to have seen a man carrying a girl dressed only in pyjamas at about 10.00pm on Thursday 3 May. What is astonishing is that when they travelled to Portugal to give their statements on 26 May, they also gave an almost identical description of the man they claimed they saw to those given by Jane Tanner and Nuno Lourenco.  
 
The Smiths also described a man ‘about 35-40’, ‘wearing cloth clothes’, ‘wearing classic shoes’, and who ‘didn’t look like a tourist’. The girl he was carrying was also dressed only in white/pink pyjamas.
 
If we are correct in asserting that Madeleine was probably dead on Sunday, then what possible explanation can there be for him reporting seeing someone, at about 10.00pm on Thursday 3rd May, identical to the descriptions of a man given by Jane Tanner and Nuno Lourenco?
 
It raises a realistic possibility that this was also a fabrication, and that Martin Smith and his family were also using the same description of Wojchiech Krokowski.
 
We may add that on 20th September 2007, eleven days after seeing TV footage of Gerry McCann carrying his son Sean down the steps of an aeroplane, Martin Smith claimed (with 60% to 80% certainty] that the man he said he had seen on 3rd May was Gerry McCann. Yet despite that, he admits to having been contacted by Mr Brian Kennedy, head of the McCanns’ private investigation, in December 2007, and since then has clearly been working with the McCanns, making public statements sympathising with the McCanns and urging the public to ‘look for the abductor’ ].  (3)   
 
H.   EVIDENCE OF DEATH ON SUNDAY OR MONDAY – 5. The unreliable evidence of the children’s nanny, Catriona Baker, Dr Gerry McCann and Dr Kate McCann about an alleged ‘high tea’ at the Ocean Club Tapas restaurant, at about 5pm to 6pm on Thursday 3 May

The crucial evidence that Madeleine was still alive at 5.30pm on Thursday 3rd May came from one of the nannies, Catriona Baker (39) (40) (41). She was also the crèche nanny for Madeleine’s daytime group, the ‘Lobsters’. Both Tavares de Almeida and Gonçalo Amaral in his book were certain that she was telling the truth, and that, because she was thought to be an ‘independent’ witness, they could rely on her word (18).

Detailed investigation, however, has uncovered a mass of contradictions as between the four main witnesses who gave evidence about this alleged ‘high tea’ on the Thursday afternoon: Dr Gerry McCann, Kate McCann, and crèche nannies Catriona Baker and Charlotte Pennington (12).  These contradictions have been analysed by many Madeleine researchers. All have come to the conclusion that the contradictions are so many and so serious that it is highly doubtful that this ‘high tea’ happened at all. It is simply not possible to accept Catriona Baker as a witness of truth.

Furthermore, research has uncovered the fact that Catriona Baker probably knew the McCanns before this holiday (4).

Records on the social media group Facebook show that Catriona Baker was, in 2006 and possible before then, a Facebook friend of Chloe Corner. Chloe Corner is the daughter of Madeleine’s godfather, Jon Corner. Jon Corner was highly involved in events after Madeleine was reported missing. Within hours, he was seemingly able to send unlimited photos of Madeleine to the media, from his home in Liverpool. In addition, Jon Corner said he had been to Praia da Luz several times previously, suggesting a connection with the village. Jon Corner also lived with the McCanns for around a week in August 2007, during which time he took them to Huelva to distribute leaflets about Madeleine. He made a film about Madeleine which was later used by Panorama for their programme about Madeleine shown on 19 November 2017 (4).  

In November 2007, six months after Madeleine was reported missing, Catriona Baker visited the McCanns in Rothley, staying with them for a number of days. There are also indications from Kate McCann’s account of Catriona Baker in her book, ‘madeleine’, that she may have known her already, although she does not admit to this (4).

These connections of Catriona Baker to Jon Corner and the McCanns were not known to the PJ team nor to Gonçalo Amaral. If they had been, they would certainly not have been so ready to regard her as an ‘independent’ witness.  

I.   EVIDENCE OF DEATH ON SUNDAY OR MONDAY – 6. The lack of any credible, independent evidence by anybody that Madeleine McCann was seen alive after Sunday 29th April


We have said that Madeleine was seen alive on Sunday 29th April at lunch-time. We have given evidence that we cannot rely on the claims by Catriona Baker and the McCanns that Madeleine was alive at an alleged ‘high tea’ on Thursday afternoon. (Charlotte Pennington later gave a statement about this alleged ‘high tea’ but that also contradicted the other three statements).

All other claims by witnesses who claim to have seen Madeleine after Sunday have been examined in detail by a British ex-pat now living in Canada, Lizzy Taylor (13). She concluded that apart from the evidence given by the McCanns and their Tapas 7 friends - which of course is not independent – all other statements claiming to have seen her were open to serious doubt. Many were extremely vague, with no checkable details given. Others were plainly wrong, for example, witnesses claiming to have seen Madeleine eating breakfast with the McCanns in the Millennium when the McCanns in their statements have consistently said they ate breakfast in their apartment every day from Monday onwards.

The absence of any other reliable witness to seeing Madeleine from Monday onwards is disturbing, and strongly tends to confirm that Madeleine was not alive after Sunday.       

J.   EVIDENCE OF DEATH ON SUNDAY OR MONDAY – 7. The mystery of the strange ‘Make-Up Photo’ of Madeleine, which appears to have been taken on Sunday 29th April.





The ‘Make-Up Photo’ was first published in a short, 2-minute video made by Madeleine’s godfather, Jon Corner. It shows Madeleine with a great deal of make-up, namely: 

a necklace 

a hair bead 

lipstick 

eye shadow, and 

eye liner.   

 It must also be said that Madeleine has very dilated (large) pupils in the photo, and there is no sign whatsoever of any happiness or joy. Rather, she looks deeply sad. Many observers have understandably called it a ‘Lolita’ photograph (42).
 
When this photo was published, it attracted much negative comment, including in one British broadsheet newspaper, the Independent. A prominent criminologist, Mark Williams-Thomas, also criticized the McCanns for releasing this photograph (although it is by no means certain that the McCanns gave permission for this photograph to be published) (42).
 
The McCanns claimed that the Make-Up Photo showed Madeleine ‘playing with Mummy’s make-up box’ and told the media that the picture was taken ‘a few weeks before’ their Praia da Luz holiday (42).
 
Many Madeleine researchers who have studied this photograph carefully have made these observations about it (14) (15):

Madeleine could not have applied the eyeliner herself. She could not have applied either the lipstick or the blue eye-shadow neatly. She certainly could not have put on her necklace herself, nor her hair bead. An adult must have done all this, but we have not been told who did it. Therefore the McCanns have not been truthful about the circumstances in which this photograph was taken. That means we are entitled to ask serious questions about when, where and why it was taken.   

In the photo, we see Madeleine’s pupils dilated (enlarged)

Madeleine displays no signs of fun, joy or happiness in this photo, as you would expect if she was having fun playing with Mummy’s make-up box. On the contrary, there seems to be a look of sadness, or even fear or dread in her eyes.

The photo is taken against a stucco background, either cream, yellow or ochre in colour. This is most unlike houses built in England. However, it strongly resembles the outdoor cladding of many buildings along the Algarve coast in Portugal.   

Madeleine’s appearance in the Make Up Photo is strikingly similar to how she looks in the ‘Last Photo’, which we assert was taken on the Sunday. In both photos:

Madeleine’s hair length, style and colour is identical

in both, she is wearing a hair bead (although in different positions), and

in both, she can be seen wearing a pink-coloured smock, top or dress.
 
Especially given what we have said in point (5) above, we are entitled to ask whether this photo could have been taken on the McCanns’ holiday in Praia da Luz, possibly even on the very same day as the Last Photo – Sunday, 29th April.                                                                                                                                                        


 
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Post by Jill Havern on 17.03.18 15:53


K.   Clear photographic evidence that the very same pyjamas Madeleine had with her on holiday in Praia da Luz were later held up by the McCanns at two press conferences, one in London on 5th June 2007, the other in Amsterdam, Holland, on 7th June 2007. 
 
Here we rely, first, on evidence that can be viewed on the film: ‘Madeleine: Why the Cover-Up?’ by Richard D Hall, link here:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWWjkL-joS4&t=1321s  (4)

Second, we rely on the longer, written analysis by Dr Martin Roberts in an article titled ‘A Nightwear Job’, which can be viewed here: https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t12555-dr-martin-roberts-a-nightwear-job  (16)

In summary, the film by Hall and the article by Dr Roberts reveal the following:


* Madeleine’s pyjamas were photographed by the McCanns before they raised the alarm about Madeleine being missing at about 10.00pm on 3 May

* Very clear photographic evidence (and other accompanying evidence) proves that the identical pair of pyjamas were personally displayed by the McCanns at two press conferences, one in London on 5th June 2007, the other in Amsterdam, Holland, on 7th June 2007.
 
It follows from these two facts that the entire claim by the McCanns that Madeleine was abducted - in her pyjamas, between 9.15pm and 10.00pm - is false. Madeleine must therefore have disappeared under entirely different circumstances. As Dr Roberts out it in his article: “If Madeleine’s pyjamas were not abducted, then neither was Madeleine”.   
 
OBJECTIONS TO OUR THEORY

A number of objections have been raised to our hypothesis. We list them here and give brief answers:


1 ‘It would be impossible for so many people to lie about the death of a missing girl and take part in a cover-up’

2 ‘No-one would dare to stage a hoax abduction after their child had been dead 3-4 days’

3 ‘The McCanns and their friends could not have all agreed to cover up a child’s death’

4 ‘It is impossible to believe that Catriona Baker, Madeleine’s crèche nanny, could help to forge the crèche records and lie about Madeleine not being in the crèche from Monday onwards’

5 ‘Mrs Fenn heard Madeleine crying for her Daddy between 10.30pm and 11.45pm on Tuesday 1 May’.


In reply, we make the following points: 
 
So far as Mrs Fenn’s evidence is concerned, there are several major problems about it:

* she did not make statements about having heard Madeleine crying until 20th August, over 3½ months after Tuesday 1st May (4) (43)

* neither did she make statements about an alleged break-in at her flat until 20th August  (4) (44) 

* a review of all the statements she made about the alleged burglary reveals major contradictions e.g. about when the burglary was supposed to have happened, what actually happened inside her flat, how the intruder escaped, and who else was there at the time (44)

* the evidence she gave was leaked in advance and was published in the British press on 18 & 19 August i.e. before she gave her statement, suggesting that she colluded with others in giving her evidence  (4) (43) (44)

* she claims to have heard Madeleine crying ever more loudly for 75 minutes – but no-one else in the apartment bloc heard this

* she contrived her statement to say that the crying was that of a child ‘more than two years old’ – but it is not possible to make such a clear distinction between the crying of a three-year-old and a two-year old

*  she did not seek any help in alerting anyone else to the crying she said she heard, except an alleged telephone call to a Mrs Edna Glyn, which as far as we know from the PJ files the Portuguese police were unable to verify, and

* she herself told the media to ignore all that had been said in the newspapers about her evidence.
There are further details about the multiple problems with her evidence at these references: (43) (44)
 
In response to the other points above, we simply do not know how Madeleine died, especially now that it seems certain that she died on the Sunday or possibly Monday. It is possible, in fact we say probable, that she may have died under circumstances where the McCanns and their friends felt there was serious risk for them if Madeleine’s body was to be produced for an autopsy. At this point we mention the sexually suggestive remarks made by Dr David Payne about Madeleine, as reported on 19th May 2007 by Dr Arul and Dr Katarina Gaspar. We also think it is relevant to point out that the Gaspars’ two statements were not forwarded to the PJ until three weeks after Gonçalo Amaral had been removed from the case.          
 
It has been suggested that Madeleine’s death could not have been covered up because far too many people must have been involved. In reply, we suggest that only a handful of people would be needed to keep Madeleine’s death a secret. By Sunday night, Madeleine would not be known by many people except the McCanns, their ‘Tapas 7’ friends and Catriona Baker, Madeleine’s crèche nanny (who, as we have evidenced, seems to have been a friend of the McCann family already). Possibly the Ocean Club Manager and someone from Mark Warner may have been informed and a collective decision made to keep Madeleine’s death a secret and plan a hoax abduction (45) (46) (47).
 
If Madeleine’s death was the result of
any criminality, that would be a powerful reason for those involved to cover up what had happened. A cover-up and hoax abduction could then have been carried out in total secrecy.
 
The facts point to death on Sunday, or Monday at the latest.
 
This, we suggest, opens up a vital new line of enquiry. This, we suggest, must be the starting-point for a fresh Portuguese police investigation.
 
We conclude by suggesting what we think must be obvious by now to the Portuguese authorities: namely that the Metropolitan Police investigation into Madeleine’s death, Operation Grange, has clearly never been a genuine attempt by the British police to get to the truth of what really happened to Madeleine.
 
We add many references below and would be willing to assist the Portuguese judicial and police authorities in any further way that we can.     
 
Yours sincerely
 
(Redacted)
For the Madeleine McCann Research Group        
 


LIST OF REFERENCES

1 What Really Happened to Madeleine McCann, by ‘PeterMac’  (retired British Police Superintendent)  http://whatreallyhappenedtomadeleinemccann.blogspot.co.uk/ and at

http://gerrymccan-abuseofpower-humanrights.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/retired-police-superintendent-peter.html

2 “The True Story of Madeleine McCann”, 1st Madeleine documentary film by Richard D Hall   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIjPcvmVzUo

3 “The Phantoms: Four fake abductors”, 2nd Madeleine documentary film by Richard D Hall, 2nd Madeleine documentary film by Richard D Hall (examines the fake abduction accounts of Jane Tanner, Nino Lourenco, Martin Smith and the Metropolitan Police)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL0-ePd3FCU

4 “When Madeleine Died?”, 3rd Madeleine documentary film by Richard D Hall     

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70oo2-Sj7to949 (comprehensive evidence that Madeleine died on Sunday 29 April)

5 “Madeleine – Why the Cover-Up?” 4th Madeleine documentary film by Richard D Hall    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQgmtrOeDLM (Part 1 of 6 parts)

6
Intercalary (interim) report of Chief Inspector Tavares de Almeida, 10 September 2007, Portuguese Policia Judiciara files, http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/PJ/TAVARES_ALMEIDA.htm

7
The SIX photos that provide the biggest clue to when Madeleine died,  CMOMM forum,
https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t14797-the-six-photos-that-provide-the-biggest-clue-to-when-madeleine-died

8
NUNO LOURENCO STATEMENT 
http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/PJ/NUNO_LOURENCO.htm

9
“Was Wojcek Krokowski, Sagres man with a camera, the template for both Tannerman and Smithman?”, CMOMM forum,  https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t10602-was-wojcek-krokowski-sagres-man-with-a-camera-the-template-for-both-tannerman-and-smithman? 

10
 “Krokowski 2: Nuno Lourenco’s account of how Wojchiech Krokowski nearly kidnapped his child”, CMOMM forum, https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t12096-krokowski-2-nuno-lourenco-s-account-of-how-wojchiech-krokowski-nearly-kidnapped-his-child

11
 “Textusa article 30 October 2015 on ‘Sagresman’ (Wojchiech Krokowski)…”, CMOMM forum, https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t12123-textusas-article-30-oct-2015-on-sagresman-wojchiech-krokowski-a-good-article-excellent-original-research-some-great-conclusions-but-some-wrong-ones?highlight=krokowski

12
 “Catriona Baker and the Creche”, Hideho/Lizzy Taylor,
http://forum4.aimoo.com/madeleinemccanncontroversy/HiDeHo-RESEARCH-POSTS/Catriona-Baker-the-Creche-Post-1-2276097.html

13
 “Was Madeleine Seen After Sunday? – Is there any credible evidence that she was? (28 September 2015), Hideho/Lizzy Taylor, https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t11921-was-madeleine-seen-after-sunday

14
 “The Mystery of the Make-Up Photo: Was it taken on the same day as the ‘Last Photo?”, CMOMM forum,  https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t12958-the-mystery-of-the-make-up-photo-was-it-taken-on-the-same-day-as-the-last-photo?

15
 “Richard Hall’s Appeal for new Information re Madeleine’s Make-Up Photo”, CMOMM forum, https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t14749-richard-d-hall-s-appeal-for-new-information-re-madeleine-s-make-up-photo-and-the-thermometer-on-the-wall

16
 “A Nightwear Job”, by Dr Martin Roberts, posted on the CMOMM forum,  
https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t12555-dr-martin-roberts-a-nightwear-job

17
 “Out, Damn’d Spot”, by Dr Martin Roberts, posted on the CMOMM forum (Madeleine’s pyjamas) https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t5489-out-damned-spot

18 “A Verdade da Mentira” (English translation by AnnEsse: ‘The Truth of the Lie’), by Goncalo Amaral (2008) [NOTE: Some words of this translation have been amended by Paulo Reis who has translated this letter]


19
 JANE TANNER 1st STATEMENT, 4 May 2007 
http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/PJ/JANE-TANNER.htm

20 JANE TANNER 2nd STATEMENT, 10 May 2007 

http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/PJ/JANE-TANNER-10MAY.htm

21
 “YES or NO? Did Dr David Payne visit Dr Kate McCann on the evening Madeleine was reported missing? - 20 CONTRADICTIONS which suggest that this visit never took place” 
https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t10076-yes-or-no-did-dr-david-payne-visit-dr-kate-mccann-on-the-evening-madeleine-was-reported-missing-20-contradictions-which-suggest-that-this-visit-never-took-place

22
 “The ‘Niggle’ and the Strange Tale of Robert Murat: Was it a Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice? ”, Paulo Reis, https://gazetadigitalmadeleinecase.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/niggle-and-strange-tale-of-robert-murat.html

23
 “Is this the man who abducted Madeleine? Two witnesses give similar descriptions”, Guardian, 20 January 2008, https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2008/jan/21/world.ukcrime

24
 “Hunt for new Madeleine McCann Suspect, Daily Telegraph, 20 January 2008, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1576048/Hunt-for-new-Madeleine-McCann-suspect.html

25
 “New Sketch Of 'Creepy Madeleine Suspect”, by Joana Morais, 
https://joana-morais.blogspot.co.uk/2008/01/new-sketch-of-creepy-madeleine-suspect.html

26
 “A Joint Investigation”, Duarte Levy,
https://duartelevyen.wordpress.com/2008/08/23/a-joint-investigation/

27
  “BBC Crimewatch McCann Special, 14 October, 2013” 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ8jmdWlB8Y

28
  “Why did Madeleine McCann Detectives ask so few Questions, after a Major Breakthrough?”, Daily Mail, August 2009  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206842/Why-did-Madeleine-McCann-detectives-ask-questions.html

29
  “The Mystery of Robert Murat: From Arguido to Applause”, Sections F et seq  https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/30775111/the-mystery-of-robert-murat-from-arguido-to-applause-part-two

30
  “Clarence Mitchell Spinning for the McCanns – and for Jane Tanner”, by Joana Morais, 
https://joana-morais.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/video-clarence-mitchell-spinning-for.html

31
 “Clarence Mitchell Interview for Channel 4” (Mitchell evades questions about why Jane Tanner identified Robert Murat as the abductor)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFZy2f2yQJA

32
  “Another Look at the Last Photo”, CMOMM forum,
https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t10497-another-look-at-the-last-photo

33
 “CHAPER 14: The Last Photo/The Pool Photo by ‘PeterMac’”          
https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t13435-chapter-14-the-last-photo-the-pool-photo

34  “Alex Woolfall Knows: The Last Photo and other photos of Madeleine in Praia da Luz”, on CMOMM forum, 

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t7718-alex-woolfall-knows-the-last-photo-and-other-photos-of-madeleine-in-praia-da-luz

35 “CHAPTER 22: The Tennis Balls by ‘PeterMac’”          
http://whatreallyhappenedtomadeleinemccann.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/chapter-22-tennis-balls-photo.html

36 “When was the Tennis Balls Photo taken?”, CMOMM forum,
 https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t12585-when-was-the-tennis-balls-pic-taken

37 “Recap on the Tennis Balls Photo”,
https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t8010-recap-on-the-tennis-balls-photo

38
 “Philip Edmonds, Deputy Chairman of Stemcor and Nephew of Lady Margaret Hodge”, CMOMM forum, https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t9811-philip-edmonds-deputy-chairman-of-stemcor-and-nephew-of-lady-margaret-hodge-pictures-of-madeleine-and-the-letters-between-tony-bennett-philip-edmonds-in-2011

39
 “STATEMENT OF CATRIONA BAKER (Madeleine’s trip to the beach)”
http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/PJ/CATRIONA-TREASA-B.htm

40 “1ST STATEMENT OF CATRIONA BAKER, 6 May 2007” 

http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/PJ/CATRIONA-TREASA.htm

41 “ROGATORY STAYEMENT – CATRIONA BAKER, 18 April 2018”

http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/PJ/CAT_BAKER.htm

42 “60 Reasons why the McCanns should never have published THAT photo: The Make-Up ‘Lolita’ Photo”
https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t1912-60-reasons-why-the-mccanns-should-never-have-published-that-photo-the-make-up-lolita-photo

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 “10 Reasons which suggest that Pamela Fenn did not hear any child crying on Tuesday 1 May 2007*, CMOMM forum, https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t11939-10-reasons-which-suggest-that-pamela-fenn-did-not-hear-any-child-crying-on-tuesday-1-may-2007

44
 “Was there an attempted burglary of Mrs Pameal Fenn’s flat in the week before Madeleine was reported missing?” https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t11905-was-there-an-attempted-burglary-of-mrs-pamela-fenns-flat-in-the-weeks-before-madeleine-was-reported-missing?highlight=fenn

45
 “Planning the abduction hoax: Was it done over four days or four hours?”, by MMRG, on the CMOMM forum, https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t14704-planning-the-abduction-hoax-was-it-done-over-four-days-or-four-hours

46
 “What really happened to Madeleine McCann: Was she killed on Sunday 29thh April?”, CMOMM forum,  https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t14249-what-really-happened-to-madeleine-mccann-was-she-killed-on-sunday-29-april

47  “Madeleine McCann could not have died from an accident, nor from anything else, after 5.30pm on Thursday 3 May 2007”
https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t13044-madeleine-mccann-could-not-have-died-from-an-accident-nor-from-anything-else-after-5-30pm-on-thursday-3-may-2007

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Post by Jill Havern on 17.03.18 17:12

Saturday, 17 March 2018


Madeleine McCann may have died before May 3, 2007


British researchers wrote to the Portuguese Public Prosecutor 
 
A group of researchers, mostly British but also some Portuguese, has for the past ten years been analysing the case of the reported disappearance of Madeleine McCann. The group, which consists mainly of ex-police officers, former criminal investigators and information analysts, also includes some specialists in digital photography, lawyers, solicitors, English-Portuguese translators, etc.

In June 2017, the group sent letters to Prime Minister Theresa May and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, criticising the way British police investigations had been carried out until then. However, the letters received only formal replies, saying that their content would be transmitted to the police officers responsible for the investigation.

On March 6th, the same group of investigators sent a detailed letter, including new and credible evidence, to the Attorney General of the Portuguese Republic, Dra. Joana Marques Vidal. The letter set out their analysis and their working hypothesis of what happened to Madeleine. These findings are considered "important" by one of the members of the group who spoke to us and, in his view, "could help Portuguese researchers find out what happened to Madeleine."

In short, their conclusions point to the fact that it is almost certain that the child died between the afternoon of Sunday 29th and Monday 30th April and that her body was hidden and a hoax abduction was acted out on the night of Thursday 3rd May. One of the aspects highlighted in the letter is the question of the so-called ‘Last Photo’ of Madeleine, reproduced above. It was released by the McCanns three weeks after her reported disappearance. It shows Gerry McCann, wearing sunglasses, with Maddie and Amélie by the pool of the Ocean Club. According to the McCanns, the photo was taken at lunchtime on May 3rd, when the child disappeared.


"At lunchtime on Thursday, May 3rd, the sky was overcast and the weather was cold (17 degrees Celsius). This has been proved through an examination of a broad set of meteorological data and photographs. By contrast, the weather on Sunday at lunchtime (April 29th) was sunny and quite hot (21 degrees Celsius). On Monday, a cold front brought cooler, overcast weather with some rain. This cloudier, cooler weather continued until Friday (May 4th)." Reference number 33 in their letter sent to the PGR shows why doubts arise as to whether the photo could have been taken on the Thursday. 
 
 
Curiously, Catriona Baker appears in 2006 as a friend on Facebook of Jon Corner's daughter, Amélie's godfather and close friend of the McCanns. Later, shortly after the McCanns returned to England, Miss Baker stayed at the McCanns’ home for several days.

These are some of the points that, from the outset, are highlighted in the extensive letter. However, a number of other aspects are also addressed, which will constitute, according to the conclusions, evidence that the claim of Madeleine being abducted was concocted – with the "creation" of suspects and a premeditated plan to blame Robert Murat for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

"Portugal Resident":

Attorney General receives “new theory” in disappearance of Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann may have died before May 3, 2007  - (Madeleine McCann Disappearence blog)

Letter from a group of British investigators to the Portuguese Public Prosecutor, about the Madeleine McCann Case



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Post by Verdi on 18.03.18 21:26

The weekend is almost over, tomorrow folk will be back at the grind - god willing - and eager for news,  it's important that this is not allowed to be buried, even less forgotten, so it has it's own place here..

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/p1017267-letter-to-portugal-new-evidence-of-what-might-have-happened-to-maddie-mccann  

It's only a matter of time before the decision is made (if not already signed sealed and delivered) whether or not Operation Grange will be granted yet another stay of execution.  Let the two go hand in hand - Portugal v. The United Kingdom.  This soap opera has to stop - public money is being squandered wholesale and the populace are being treated like a rabble of imbecilic head hunters.

At the end of the day this is about, or should be about, Madeleine McCann - are we the only ones who really care?  

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Post by Cammerigal on 19.03.18 7:31

This is a well reasoned, argued and evidenced letter. All of the many contributors should be commended. It has taken many years of collaborative work to reach this point. Well done.
One can surmise that Operation Grange, with its tight scope which  excluded the family and only investigated the ‘abduction’  has demonstrated that there was no abduction. 
The PJ now have an evidential road map to logically re- investigate the Mccanns and their involvement in the death of Madeline McCann RIP and the associated conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, especially in terms of the subsequent cover up that involved many parties, both UK and Portugal based.
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Post by Verdi on 19.03.18 12:17

So here's the dilemma to be faced - the poltical spectrum.  The seed is now sown in anticipation of a positive outlook for this protracted saga, if it takes off, as we hope and pray it will, there is a major problem ahead - getting the McCanns and their group of friends back to Portugal.  They won't go willingly, as demonstrated when asked to attend a re-enactment, so the only alternative is the strong arm of the law. 

It's on public record, by their own admission if I remember correctly, in the early days they sought the advice of lawyers who specialize in extradition,  I think therefore it can be safely assumed that they covered all angles in anticipation of future events.  Add to that the high level of political and influential support they've been privileged to since 3/4th May,  or possibly earlier.  Whatever personal views may be, this is one fact that can't be realistically ignored - the mass cover-up by the British establishment and affiliated connections.

So where does that leave the situation?  The future of this case could be more detrimental to international relations than anything Vladimir Poutin can cook-up in his garden shed.

Do yer know - there are still folk out there who think Operation Grange are conducting a bona-fide investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann?  They haven't even the authority to carry-out an investigation.  The audience are being conned - big time!

Onwards and upwards!

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Post by willowthewisp on 19.03.18 16:54

@Verdi wrote:So here's the dilemma to be faced - the poltical spectrum.  The seed is now sown in anticipation of a positive outlook for this protracted saga, if it takes off, as we hope and pray it will, there is a major problem ahead - getting the McCanns and their group of friends back to Portugal.  They won't go willingly, as demonstrated when asked to attend a re-enactment, so the only alternative is the strong arm of the law. 

It's on public record, by their own admission if I remember correctly, in the early days they sought the advice of lawyers who specialize in extradition,  I think therefore it can be safely assumed that they covered all angles in anticipation of future events.  Add to that the high level of political and influential support they've been privileged to since 3/4th May,  or possibly earlier.  Whatever personal views may be, this is one fact that can't be realistically ignored - the mass cover-up by the British establishment and affiliated connections.

So where does that leave the situation?  The future of this case could be more detrimental to international relations than anything Vladimir Poutin can cook-up in his garden shed.

Do yer know - there are still folk out there who think Operation Grange are conducting a bona-fide investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann?  They haven't even the authority to carry-out an investigation.  The audience are being conned - big time!

Onwards and upwards!
Hi Verdi,openly agree on your main points,any future trail,extradition, EEAW's?

The Only way to alert the UK Public is going to be along struggle with over Ten Years of spin by the PR representatives,on top of the bogus Crime Watch, Richard Bilton Programmes, Operation Grange,so we are talking in  20-40 Million of Pound,to cover Up what,a Possible accidental Death?

With all of the"Fake News" challenges about,do the UK public still disbelieve that the Government does Not collude with its Governmental Departments,MI5/6,to obfuscate from "Truth" Hllsborough, Dunblane,Birmingham Six bombings,Unsolved Murder of Daniel Morgan,Jill Dando,so just how many deaths have the "Trusted UK Governments" from the past,abused that Trust!? 

PS on a side note worthy of mention.
Jeremy Bamber,killing five members of his family to Profit from the family estate,Police motive for the Investigation to the slayings,Yet Jeremy Bamber was fleeced by his cousins of his rightful inheritance,Police fraud Squad called in,done absolutely Nothing,Now if this isn't a "Miscarriage of Justice" there is something wrong in "Criminal Investigations"?
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Post by inspectorgadget on 19.03.18 20:09

@Verdi wrote:So here's the dilemma to be faced - the poltical spectrum.  The seed is now sown in anticipation of a positive outlook for this protracted saga, if it takes off, as we hope and pray it will, there is a major problem ahead - getting the McCanns and their group of friends back to Portugal.  They won't go willingly, as demonstrated when asked to attend a re-enactment, so the only alternative is the strong arm of the law. 

It's on public record, by their own admission if I remember correctly, in the early days they sought the advice of lawyers who specialize in extradition,  I think therefore it can be safely assumed that they covered all angles in anticipation of future events.  Add to that the high level of political and influential support they've been privileged to since 3/4th May,  or possibly earlier.  Whatever personal views may be, this is one fact that can't be realistically ignored - the mass cover-up by the British establishment and affiliated connections.

So where does that leave the situation?  The future of this case could be more detrimental to international relations than anything Vladimir Poutin can cook-up in his garden shed.

Do yer know - there are still folk out there who think Operation Grange are conducting a bona-fide investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann?  They haven't even the authority to carry-out an investigation.  The audience are being conned - big time!

Onwards and upwards!
The future of this case could be more detrimental to international relations than anything Vladimir Poutin can cook-up in his garden shed.
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A little bit of hyperbole there, Verdi ?


It's inconceivable that this case could be more detrimental than the economic catastrophe Putin could unleash on the UK , say , if he simply decided to revisit the  current arrangements for the vast amounts of natural gas we/the EU import.


It seems to me people wish to attach a crazy amount of importance to this case in terms of diplomatic relations with Portugal. Successive UK govts may be anxious about releasing files but to me it's simply down to the incompetence, the interference and the law breaking (innocent or otherwise) of the vast array of UK enforcement agencies that jumped on this bandwagon. They jumped on the bandwagon to get in the limelight and then they probably realised they were in over their heads. Their own report hints at this. They didn't have the experience and their naivety cost them dearly in putting their trust in the tapas lot to act appropriately. No wonder the UK govt doesn't want the files released. It's a national  embarrassment. 


We all want the law to be seen to be done and the culprit(s) punished and if that leads one day to the Mccanns being extradited (which will require the appropriate level of cause/evidence to be put forward by the Portuguese authorities) then there isn't a thing the UK govt or the Mccanns can do. The possible extradition of the Mccanns and the protection of the much discussed UK files are not mutually exclusive. But we all know deep down that after 10 years it's highly unlikely the Portuguese will crack this case.  

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Post by polyenne on 19.03.18 20:21

Jumping on the bandwagon is something that is self-determined. I don’t believe the “UK Enforcement Agencies” had any choice, they were instructed by person(s) unknown to get into the investigation and under the skin of the PJ.

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Post by Verdi on 19.03.18 21:24

@inspectorgadget wrote:A little bit of hyperbole there, Verdi ?

It's inconceivable that this case could be more detrimental than the economic catastrophe Putin could unleash on the UK , say , if he simply decided to revisit the  current arrangements for the vast amounts of natural gas we/the EU import.

Yes, most definitely hyperbole - not to be taken literally!

It seems to me people wish to attach a crazy amount of importance to this case in terms of diplomatic relations with Portugal.

It is important - it's a pivotal element that holds the key to this case.  The only hope remains is that someone in authority in Portugal will break the chain that binds.  Portugal retain primacy, they can only proceed if permitted by their own government control.  Ask yourself how the McCanns were allowed to leave Portugal within hours of being made arguidos.  Free to leave the country?

Successive UK govts may be anxious about releasing files but to me it's simply down to the incompetence, the interference and the law breaking (innocent or otherwise) of the vast array of UK enforcement agencies that jumped on this bandwagon. They jumped on the bandwagon to get in the limelight and then they probably realised they were in over their heads. Their own report hints at this. They didn't have the experience and their naivety cost them dearly in putting their trust in the tapas lot to act appropriately. No wonder the UK govt doesn't want the files released. It's a national  embarrassment.

I find this paragraph rather confusing.  What files will successive UK governments be anxious to release
?  

If you are suggesting the PJ/GNR investigation was incompetent, you only need read the files to see the extent and integrity of their investigation.

Interference and law breaking of UK enforcement agencies jumping on the bandwagon?  You sound just like the questionable character in the name of Jim Gamble - ex of the CEOP and  loyal adherent to the McCann faction - he who makes a total ass of himself on social media.  I don't know what report you refer to, unless it's one and the same as Jim Gamble's confidential scoping exercise.

The PJ were naive putting their trust in the Tapas group?  They didn't, the cracks started to show as early as Friday 4th May - only problem was the UK had already taken control of the investigation.  The PJ/GNR didn't have a hope in hell's chance.

No wonder the UK government doesn't want what files released?  If you referring to the PJ files, they are already released. How can that be a national embarrassment - embarrassment for whom?


We all want the law to be seen to be done and the culprit(s) punished and if that leads one day to the Mccanns being extradited (which will require the appropriate level of cause/evidence to be put forward by the Portuguese authorities) then there isn't a thing the UK govt or the Mccanns can do. The possible extradition of the Mccanns and the protection of the much discussed UK files are not mutually exclusive. But we all know deep down that after 10 years it's highly unlikely the Portuguese will crack this case.

It's a naivety in the extreme to think the UK authorities can't prevent the McCanns from being extradited.

I don't know anything about the "much discussed UK files" you refer to  Where/what are these UK files?

I can't speak for 'we', I can only speak for myself - if the Portuguese can't "crack this case", it won't be down to incompetence on their part.  It will be for the same reason as it's been for the past nigh on eleven years - UK intervention of the highest order!

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Post by inspectorgadget on 21.03.18 1:46

@Verdi wrote:
@inspectorgadget wrote:A little bit of hyperbole there, Verdi ?

It's inconceivable that this case could be more detrimental than the economic catastrophe Putin could unleash on the UK , say , if he simply decided to revisit the  current arrangements for the vast amounts of natural gas we/the EU import.

Yes, most definitely hyperbole - not to be taken literally!

It seems to me people wish to attach a crazy amount of importance to this case in terms of diplomatic relations with Portugal.

It is important - it's a pivotal element that holds the key to this case.  The only hope remains is that someone in authority in Portugal will break the chain that binds.  Portugal retain primacy, they can only proceed if permitted by their own government control.  Ask yourself how the McCanns were allowed to leave Portugal within hours of being made arguidos.  Free to leave the country?

No , it isn't. It really isn't. Diplomatic relations are of course important but in this case it's a fairly minor embarrassment the UK govt wants to keep under wraps.  I'm perfectly aware of who has primacy. Ask yourself how was it they were able to leave. Another cock up by the PJ or no grounds to detain them ? Personally, I go with the latter. 
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Successive UK govts may be anxious about releasing files but to me it's simply down to the incompetence, the interference and the law breaking (innocent or otherwise) of the vast array of UK enforcement agencies that jumped on this bandwagon. They jumped on the bandwagon to get in the limelight and then they probably realised they were in over their heads. Their own report hints at this. They didn't have the experience and their naivety cost them dearly in putting their trust in the tapas lot to act appropriately. No wonder the UK govt doesn't want the files released. It's a national  embarrassment.

I find this paragraph rather confusing.  What files will successive UK governments be anxious to release
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I didn't say anxious anxious to release, I said anxious about releasing ie the files that would damage diplomatic relations ? 

If you are suggesting the PJ/GNR investigation was incompetent, you only need read the files to see the extent and integrity of their investigation.

It was incompetent on many levels - they know it. These people should have been arrested immediately



Interference and law breaking of UK enforcement agencies jumping on the bandwagon?  You sound just like the questionable character in the name of Jim Gamble - ex of the CEOP and  loyal adherent to the McCann faction - he who makes a total ass of himself on social media.  I don't know what report you refer to, unless it's one and the same as Jim Gamble's confidential scoping exercise.

In your opinion. No need for the ad hominem stuff. 


Well , you should. 



The PJ were naive putting their trust in the Tapas group?  They didn't, the cracks started to show as early as Friday 4th May - only problem was the UK had already taken control of the investigation.  The PJ/GNR didn't have a hope in hell's chance.

No wonder the UK government doesn't want what files released?  If you referring to the PJ files, they are already released. How can that be a national embarrassment - embarrassment for whom?

See above. 

We all want the law to be seen to be done and the culprit(s) punished and if that leads one day to the Mccanns being extradited (which will require the appropriate level of cause/evidence to be put forward by the Portuguese authorities) then there isn't a thing the UK govt or the Mccanns can do. The possible extradition of the Mccanns and the protection of the much discussed UK files are not mutually exclusive. But we all know deep down that after 10 years it's highly unlikely the Portuguese will crack this case.


It's a naivety in the extreme to think the UK authorities can't prevent the McCanns from being extradited.
No , it isn't. International law requires strict criteria to be met . If ( a big IF) it is satisfied  , the guilty party/parties can be extradited. it is inescapable. The Portuguese will satisfy that criteria or they will not. 

I don't know anything about the "much discussed UK files" you refer to  Where/what are these UK files?
You should - See above. 

I can't speak for 'we', I can only speak for myself - if the Portuguese can't "crack this case", it won't be down to incompetence on their part.  It will be for the same reason as it's been for the past nigh on eleven years - UK intervention of the highest order!

The Portuguese know this lot should have been arrested , put in jail, their kids put in care  and then let justice take its course. But the McCanns knew how the Portuguese legal system works and played it well. 

And just to be clear , I m no McCann sympathiser. 

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Post by Tennison on 25.03.18 9:32

Well done to Peter Mac and MMRG for submitting this letter to the Portuguese Attorney General, I hope it opens a can of worms in Portugal and gets the case reviewed from a different date of death.

I do not believe Madeleine Beth McCann will ever see justice done by Operation Grange but that, UK political interference aside, she may well see justice done by Portugal.

Despite the multi-million pound investigation carried out by Operation Grange they have no jurisdiction anyway to bring any charges, other than perhaps for the Fund.

Gordon Brown has a lot to answer for. He is the one who initially afforded the McCanns the protection when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer. Why that should be, who knows? But the protection has continued to this day so I can only assume it has something to do with keeping a lid on VIP paedophilia. Who has ever heard of a Chancellor getting involved in an overseas missing person case?
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Post by plebgate on 01.04.18 15:52

Does anyone know whether SY are duty bound to take into account the Supreme Court Ruling whilst  undertaking this investigation?

Well done PeterM and MMRG in continuing to ask these questions.  Let's hope that PeterM's observations on the last photo is enough to get the ball rolling so to speak.  I think you have all made a very good point about it (possibly) being viewed as new evidence.  Well done again.

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Post by Boba Fett on 01.04.18 18:59

I hope you get a reply worthy of the effort that has gone into making the letter.  Good luck.
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Re: LETTER TO PORTUGAL: The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann: New evidence of what happened to her

Post by Verdi on 01.05.18 15:38

Update by sharonl on 28th April 2018..


Tomorrow will be Sunday 29th April, 11 years to the day since the day MMRG - and now many others - suggest that Madeleine died. 

The MMRG letter, with its dossier of evidence (https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t14979-letter-to-portugal-the-disappearance-of-madeleine-mccann-new-evidence-of-what-happened-to-her), has now been sent for action to the Attorney-General's office in Faro - see a scan of the letter below. No doubt the PJ will be following up this evidence. MMRG have announced that they will be forwarding further evidence in support of their hypothesis to the Portuguese Attorney-General in due course







Portuguese Attorney-General passes new evidence about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, from the Madeleine McCann Research Group, to the Attorney-General in Faro  




by the Madeleine McCann Research Group, 23 April 2018  


On 6 March 2008, members of the Madeleine McCann Research Group (MMRG) wrote to the Portuguese Attorney-General, Dra Joana Marques Vidal, enclosing a dossier of evidence concerning the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. It included links to 47 articles or documentaries where further information could be obtained.


The Portuguese police investigation into Madeleine McCann was archived in July 2008, pending the receipt of ‘new and credible evidence’ which might lead to the investigation being recommenced and possibly to the arrest of any person responsible for Madeleine’s disappearance. Our dossier contained several lines of evidence which suggested that not only had Madeleine died in her parents’ apartment but also that she may have died as early as Sunday that week (29 April 2007).
 

On 28 March, the Head of Cabinet for the Attorney-General, Helena Goncalves, replied, stating that the case had been referred to the Chief Magistrate in Faro for further investigation. It should be noted that, unlike in Britain, the Portuguese police, the Policia Judiciara, do not undertake investigations on their own initiative but are authorised to do so by the Attorney-General’s Department, which in turn refers local organisations to the local Chief Magistrate.

The translation of the letter from Helena Goncalves (see below) is as follows: 

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“re: The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
 

Acting on a higher order, I am writing to acknowledge the request of the document presented by your Excellency on behalf of the research group on the Madeleine McCann case, and to inform that it was now been forwarded to the Honorable Member, the Chief  Magistrate of the Co-ordinator for the Ministry of the Public for the Faro District County”.
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Our original letter was translated by Paulo Reis, the Portuguese journalist who took a major interest in the case and published  many well-researched articles on the case between 2007 and 2009. Our letter, in both English and Portuguese, is on his website.


He has now provided us with detailed information about the so-called current Portuguese police investigation. With his permission, we are able to say this, quote Paulo:


“It is true that the Policia Judiciara did re-open their investigation in 2013 after the Operation Grange review became a formal investigation. This was done mainly to comply with the request of the British police, who claimed they had ‘dozens’ of new ‘lines of enquiry’. But in fact, a review of the files had already been ordered before 2013 by the Attorney-General. She established a special team of 8-10 PJ officers, headed by a ‘top’ Criminal Investigation Coordinator in Oporto.
 

“But the investigation re-opening was what we call a ‘soft reopening’. The case remained in the hands of Criminal Judge of Portimão Judicial Circuit (it's the third-tier investigative body in our judicial system. You have the Attorney-General, then the PJ, and then you a Criminal Judge who directs the cases, the Attorney-General and the PJ are finished with them. Then we also have the Court Judges, who try the cases).
 

“Now there is a team of 8-10 PJ officers from Faro working with Operation Grange. It’s what we call a ‘small’ team, with no extra manpower and/or budget assigned to it.
 

“In the Attorney-General’s Department we have a special department called DCIAP in Portuguese – the Central Criminal Investigation Department. It's directed by the Attorney-General and deals with major criminal cases. They always get the money, resources and the people they ask for. It was the DCIAP that pursued the investigation into corruption allegations against former Prime Minister Jose Socrates. The case against him is still ongoing.
 

“It’s an interesting question as to why Maddie's case was not assigned to the DCIAP in 2013. It maybe because the Attorney-General and her staff do not think the case requires the help of DCIAP. The story of the claimed abduction obviously “has no legs to walk”, as we say in Portuguese.
 

“So the case was instead sent case back to Portimão, where the investigation goes on”.
 

We thank Paulo Reis most warmly for all his help. We will shortly be sending a further dossier to the Attorney-General. 

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APPENDIX

 

For those not yet familiar with the arguments that Madeleine may have died late on Sunday, please view or read the following:
 

1 Richard D Hall’s third Madeleine McCann film: When Madeleine Died?  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70oo2-Sj7to949 

2 Richard Hall’s fifth Madeleine McCann film: Madeleine: Why the Cover-Up? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQgmtrOeDLM1 

3 “What Really Happened to Madeleine McCann”, by ‘PeterMac’  (retired British Police Superintendent), especially chapters 14, 15, 21 and 22 

http://whatreallyhappenedtomadeleinemccann.blogspot.co.uk/ 

4 The original letter from MMRG to the Portuguese Attorney-General, viewable on Paulo Reis’s blog, here:

https://gazetadigitalmadeleinecase.blogspot.co.uk/2018/03/madeleine-mccann-may-have-died-before.html 

5 “Was Madeleine Seen after Sunday? – No Credible Evidence that she was” by Lizzy Taylor (HideHo) 

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t11921-was-madeleine-seen-after-sunday 

6 “Could something have happened to Madeleine earlier in the week”, by Lizzy Taylor (HideHo) [article from 2012] 

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t4141-could-something-have-happened-to-madeleine-earlier-in-the-week 

7 “The SIX photos that provide the biggest clue to when Madeleine died”,posted on CMOMM 

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t14797-the-six-photos-that-provide-the-biggest-clue-to-when-madeleine-died 

8 “A Nightwear Job”, by Dr Martin Roberts, posted on CMOMM 

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t12555-dr-martin-roberts-a-nightwear-job 

9 “Planning the abduction hoax: Was it done over four days or four hours?”, by MMRG, on CMOMM
https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t14797-the-six-photos-that-provide-the-biggest-clue-to-when-madeleine-died

10“What really happened to Madeleine McCann: Was she killed on Sunday 29thh April?”, posted on CMOMM
https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t14249-what-really-happened-to-madeleine-mccann-was-she-killed-on-sunday-29-april 

11 “Madeleine McCann could not have died from an accident, nor from anything else, after 5.30pm on Thursday 3 May 2007”, posted on CMOMM 

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t13044-madeleine-mccann-could-not-have-died-from-an-accident-nor-from-anything-else-after-5-30pm-on-thursday-3-may-2007

MMRG, 23 April 2018

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t15097-portuguese-attorney-general-passes-mmrg-death-on-sunday-29-april-2007-evidence-to-pj-in-faro-for-action#385083



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Post by tiki on 17.06.18 23:18

All your hard work is very commendable. The only problem is that the cover up smacks of a last minute panic as it was very poorly executed. Who, with half a brain cell, would stage an abduction saying someone had 'jemmied the shutters' and got through the window knowing full well that she herself was the only person to have opened said window and that only her fingerprints would be identified on it. I'm surprised Kate Mccann was stupid enough to suggest this ridiculous idea even as a last minute panic cover up but surely if this was planned for days they would not fabricate something that is so easily proved wrong.IMO
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Post by Yorkshirgel on 18.06.18 9:17

I agree completely tiki.  A botched job and a hasty cover-up is what all this amounts to.  Why were the British police in Portugal given a 'Remit' to investigate only what was in the Remit and nothing else.  That would not be the case in any missing persons case in UK.  They would have had a free hand to investigate whatever they thought was necessary.  Time and time again we see connections to people in high places in UK.  Prime Ministers, Government officials, Lords and Ladies.  In Victoria times missing children were commonplace.  That was because the police turned a blind eye to girls under the age of 13yrs being abducted and taken to traffickers who then shipped them off to brothels in Brussels.  The law was changed eventually and after a long fight by an Inspector Minahan. There have been many attempts to change the age of consent back to 13yrs since, some recently.  Lords and Ladies had their own private brothels so they did not have to share with the man in the street.  These poor children were passed around from brothel to brothel.  This true story appears in the book Inspector Minahan Makes a Stand.  You can buy it from Amazon.  The similarities to this case are obvious.
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Post by Verdi on 18.06.18 12:30

@Yorkshirgel wrote: Why were the British police in Portugal given a 'Remit' to investigate only what was in the Remit and nothing else.

This true story appears in the book Inspector Minahan Makes a Stand.

The British police in Portugal were not given a 'Remit' to investigate only what was in the remit and nothing else. That ruse was cooked up by the UK establishment under the guise of Operation Grange, launched in May (that month again) 2011 as a cold case review, which later in May 2013 was morphed into a full blown re-investigation - a quasi-illegal investigation I might add. Portugal had and still retain primacy.

Indeed, Operation Grange was detailed to review the case of Madeleine McCann as if the 'abduction' had occurred on British soil.

The true story was written by none other than Bridget O'Donnell - the very same ex-BBC television producer (curiously enough, Crimewatch!) who penned a fictitious article for the Guardian way back in December 2007 - My Months with Madeleine. Say no more.

Madeleine McCann was not abducted. The 'Letter to Portugal' purports to provide valid well researched evidence for consideration by the Portuguese authorities - this does not include abduction as a tangible hypothesis

It's now a waiting game.

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Post by willowthewisp on 18.06.18 13:53

@Verdi wrote:
@Yorkshirgel wrote: Why were the British police in Portugal given a 'Remit' to investigate only what was in the Remit and nothing else.

This true story appears in the book Inspector Minahan Makes a Stand.  

The British police in Portugal were not given a 'Remit' to investigate only what was in the remit and nothing else.  That ruse was cooked up by the UK establishment under the guise of Operation Grange, launched in May (that month again) 2011 as a cold case review, which later in May 2013 was morphed into a full blown re-investigation - a quasi-illegal investigation I might add.  Portugal had and still retain primacy.

Indeed, Operation Grange was detailed to review the case of Madeleine McCann as if the 'abduction' had occurred on British soil.

The true story was written by none other than Bridget O'Donnell - the very same ex-BBC television producer (curiously enough, Crimewatch!) who penned a fictitious article for the Guardian way back in December 2007 - My Months with Madeleine.  Say no more.

Madeleine McCann was not abducted.  The 'Letter to Portugal' purports to provide valid well researched evidence for consideration by the Portuguese authorities - this does not include abduction as a tangible hypothesis

It's now a waiting game.
Hi Verdi,The "Gold group" acting on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service-Scotland Yard were involved by the 8-11th May  2007,Police involvement in the missing child Madeleine McCann,this Police service drew up the Documents to be adhered to follow as "guidelines" as this was a first in UK overseas policing procedure?
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Post by Verdi on 18.06.18 15:27

This is true willow but a technicality - they were hanging around in the background snooping, or interfering if you like but they were not officially investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

My point being, the PJ were and always will be the investigative force. To the reader with little knowledge of the case, the comment .... "Why were the British police in Portugal given a 'Remit' to investigate only what was in the Remit and nothing else" is very misleading.

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Post by willowthewisp on 18.06.18 16:41

@Verdi wrote:This is true willow but a technicality - they were hanging around in the background snooping, or interfering if you like but they were not officially investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

My point being, the PJ were and always will be the investigative force.  To the reader with little knowledge of the case, the comment .... "Why were the British police in Portugal given a 'Remit' to investigate only what was in the Remit and nothing else" is very misleading.
Hi Verdi,so if the UK Police didn't have a written remit of how to proceed with the missing Madeleine McCann case in Portugal,who were they accountable to on this "Joint Investigation" UK or Portugal?

The now obvious answer is the UK after the release of the PJ files that at least show they were not afraid to release documentation into the public domain,that has been used to try to discredit their investigation,everything the Portugal PJ were involved with is biased or used to"Frame" the McCann's or their Friends?

As has become apparent it is what 7/9 very special friends stood to lose if they did Not have a "Pact of Silence",they all stand together or fall together,"It's Nobody else's business",eh Doctor Payne?

Five very Senior Investigating Police personel from within the UK have had to very quickly retired from the Metropolitan Police Force or sought pastures anew in Madeleine McCann's Operation Grange investigation since 2011,just how long this farce will continue is now down to Sajid David, New Home Office Secretary?

With this level of "contamination" by UK Government sources,just stipulates the necessity for all the collusion gratefully accepted by the parties who have entrusted themselves into this pact,does some Karma await you!

Is/are Clarence Mitchell going to come out with similar drivel,that the McCann's couldn't receive a "Fair Trail" from the Supreme Court of Justice,it was instituted to find against them,so they have to go to the ECHR to seek proper redress!

Clever Gerry and Clarence managed to manipulate Rebekha Brooks and David Cameron to establish the "Trumped up" Operation Grange Review via Theresa May,Home Secretary? 
Blackmail was instigated, Leveson Inquiry to run alongside the Portugal Defamation Trail,due to they would still be presumed innocent as long as the Investigation proceeded,but now One case has been heard(Portugal, Supreme Court) are the "Scales" out of balance Now?

Criminal Trails take precedence over Civil actions?

No data appearing from ECHR since Supreme Court decision 25 January 2017,18 Months?
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