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Post by Tony Bennett 25.05.23 17:36

Brian Kennedy, the Arade Dam: THE TIMELINE


1. Brian Kennedy born 1960

2. Brian Kennedy becomes a highly successful businessman, with home improvements, plastics and property empires worth an estimated £250 million or more

3. He was brought up by an Edinburgh window-cleaner in a strongly Jehovah’s Witness family

4. He is still a Jehovah’s Witness and some years ago paid for a Kingdom Hall to be built in Cheshire

5. He lives in Swettenham Hall, a mansion in Swettenham, near Crewe, Cheshire. He is married and has 5 children, the eldest: Patrick

6. He also has a house in Spain where he spends part of the year

7. 1988: set up his own company, Farouche Cuisines

8. 1992: liquidated Farouche Cuisines, which owed massive debts

9. 1999: bought Rugby Union club, Sale Sharks

10. 2001: bought St. Helens Glass

11. 2001: Sale Sharks win the Zurich Premiership

12. 2007: shut down St. Helens Glass, making 400 people redundant

13. 3 May 2007: Madeleine McCann reported missing

14. 5 May 2007: Date that Marcos Aragão Correia says he attended his first-ever Spiritualist Church meeting in Madeira, and says he had ‘supernatural indications’ about what really happened to Madeleine McCann

15. May 2007: A number of ‘sightings’ of Madeleine in Morocco

16. 10-13 June 2007: McCanns visit Morocco; meet top Moroccan officials

17. 11 June 2007: McCanns informed by the Foreign Office that Gonçalo Amaral and four other detectives have now been charged with assault on Leonor Cipriano and falsifying reports, based on Cipriano’s allegations made a year earlier

18. 31 August 2007: Clara Torres said she took a photo of Bushra Bishina, being carried on the back of a Moroccan peasant woman, on this date (see 25 September below)

19. 7 September 2007 (Friday): McCanns made 
arguidos

20. 10 September 2007: Devastating police report by Inspector Tavares de Almeida suggesting that the evidence points to Madeleine dying in Mccanns’ holiday apartment: McCanns leave Portugal

21. 12 September 2007: According to Dr Kate McCann’s book ‘madeleine’, this was the day the McCanns first knew about Kennedy, when Kennedy’s in-house lawyer to his Latium group of companies, Freemason Edward Smethurst, contacted Dr Gerald McCann offering Kennedy’s help

22. 14 September 2007: Kennedy took Smethurst to a meeting at Solicitors Kingsley Napley. Also present were Dr Gerald McCann, Dr Kate McCann, Solicitor Angus McBride (who drove up to Rothley to collect the McCanns), top Solicitor Michael Caplan QC (an expert in extradition proceedings) and at least two members of staff of security company 
Control Risks Group

23. At this meeting Brian Kennedy agreed to help fund lawyers’ fees and some of the costs of the private investigation. The precise financial arrangements have never been disclosed - and press statements from the McCann Team about the extent of Brian Kennedy’s help have been contradictory. At this meeting, Smethurst was appointed ‘The McCanns’ Co-ordinating Lawyer’

24. It is likely that at this meeting, Brian Kennedy was given authority to run the private investigations, in conjunction with the McCanns and Clarence Mitchell, the McCanns’ chief reputation manager. Since September 2007, or possibly earlier, Kennedy funded and directed the McCanns’ private investigation operation from a house in Knutsford: There are credible suggestions that he was involved in the case before then

25. 15 September 2007 (Saturday): The McCanns’ public relations spokesman, Justine McGuinness, resigns

26. 16 September 2007: John McCann, Trustee if the Find Madeleine Fund, announces an £80,000 advertising campaign to be spent on publicising Madeleine’s disappearance in Morocco, Spain and Portugal

27. One day later (17 September 2007, Clarence Mitchell officially resigned from the Civil Service and began to be employed full-time by the McCanns

28. Three days after (20 September 2007), another lawyers’ meeting was held where the McCanns met five lawyers: Michael Caplan QC, Angus McBride, Edward Smethurst and Portuguese lawyers Carlos Pinto de Abreu and Rogerio Alves, ‘President of the Portuguese Bar’ (barristers’ association)

29. 22 September 2007: first public announcement of Brian Kennedy’s involvement in helping the McCanns, in the 
Liverpool Daily Echo

30. 23 September 2007: McCann Team falsely claim that Control Risks Group was only brought in recently. In fact, they had been involved from the first week after Madeleine was reported missing

31. 25 September 2007: Nearly all Britain’s media carry photos of Bushra Bishina, a pale-skinned girl being carried by a Moroccan peasant, taken by Clara Torres (see above). Many headlines like: ‘Could this be Madeleine?’

32. 25 or 26 September 2007: Kennedy flies out in his private jet to Rabat and meets Ali El Bouazaout, one of Kennedy’s ‘investigators’ in Morocco

33. September 2007: Kennedy chose controversial Spanish detective agency, Método 3, to run the McCanns’ private investigation, handing them a 6-month contract. The decision was taken by Brian Kennedy and the McCanns and 
not by the Trustees of the Find Madeleine Fund.

34. Summary of Information about Método 3:

(a) 1986: Founded by Marita Fernandez Lado, mother of Francisco Marco

(b) 1995: Credible allegations that the firm was involved in illegal ’phone-tapping and other illegal activity, but the charges were dropped

(c) Current boss Francisco Marco said on the record that Método 3’s main active was ‘investigating company fraud’

(d) When Método 3 were hired, Mr Marco claimed he had ‘a 100% success rate’ and had ‘reunited 23 missing children and teenagers with their families’. Despite many enquiries, he never substantiated these claims.

35. Método 3’s activities during their 6-month contract:

(a) Sep & Oct 2007: generating ‘sightings’ of Madeleine, mostly in Morocco

(b) Oct 2007?: appointing lawyer Marcos Aragão Correia to help them

(c) Oct-Dec 2007: developing stories implicating Robert Murat and Michaela Walczuk in Madeleine’s disappearance

(d) Oct 2007: António Jimenez from M
étodo 3, former Head of the Catalonia Anti-Kidnapping and Trafficking Unit, and later, according to Francisco Marco, ‘Head of our Madeleine McCann investigation’, contacts current Head of the Catalonia Unit seeking to meet with Portuguese Police

(e) Mid-Oct 2007: António Jimenez of Metodo 3 travels to Morocco with Moroccan ex-pat living in Spain, Naoual Malhi, to research her claimed sighting of Madeleine in Fnideq, Morocco

(f) 19 October 2007: Head of Catalonia Anti-Kidnapping Unit contacts Portuguese Police to arrange a meeting, claiming that M
étodo 3 has relevant evidence for the Madeleine McCann investigation to give them. He says: ‘Brian Kennedy, not the McCanns’, is funding Método 3

(g) 13 November 2007: António Jimenez from M
étodo 3 attends meeting in Portimão with Portuguese Police and Brian Kennedy

(h) Early December 2007, Spanish TV company 
Antena stated they had Método 3’s permission to reveal that they were ‘receiving their payment from Brian Kennedy not Madeleine's Fund nor from anyone else’. This was contrary to what the McCann Team were saying in England

(i) 10 December 2007: Two staff from M
étodo 3 met Marcos Aragão Correia at the Arade Dam, southern Portugal: they planned the Arade Dam story

(j) December 2007: Francisco Marco, M
étodo 3’s boss, boasted that they knew where Madeleine was and she ‘could be home by Christmas’

(k) Late 2007: M
étodo 3 allegedly placed a tracking device on Robert Murat’s car and investigated allegations that Método 3 operatives were harassing Murat, a claim supported by his mother, Jennifer Murat

(l) Early 2008? A detective from M
étodo 3 was questioned over claims that he had run over a man in a car and attempted to murder him - in relation to information the man said he had about the murder of Joana Cipriano

(m) Early 2008: António Jimenez accused of having taken several British journalists to meet witnesses who had apparently been paid in advance to say that they had seen Madeleine in Morocco

(n) February 2008: António Jimenez arrested in a case involving serious allegations of theft of and dealing in cocaine. Clarence Mitchell lies by telling the press that Jimenez is ‘nothing to do with us’

(o) Paid Aragão Correia to make two searches the 
Arade Dam in February and March for Madeleine’s body, and attended during the searches; Correia originally boasted that he was paying for the searches himself

(p) 2008: Although again the McCann Team have put out contradictory statements about how much Metodo 3 were paid, most of their statements suggest the figure was around £250,000. Later in 2008, Método 3 issued a statement saying they were paid ‘far less’ than this

(q) August 2008: M
étodo 3 threaten to sue the British press for defamation


36. 2 October 2007: Gonçalo Amaral dismissed from the Madeleine McCann

37. Late October: 
Daily Mail journalist flies out to Morocco to follow up Naoual Malhi’s claims of Madeleine being held high in the Rif mountains

38. 12 November 2007: Madeira court hears Aragão Correia’s case against the Portuguese postal service for allegedly failing to deliver a Recorded Delivery letter to the McCanns. He loses and has to pay 100 euros costs

39. 13 November 2007: Brian Kennedy attends two meetings in Portugal, one with the Policia Judiciária (Portuguese Police) and Francisco Marco and Jimenez of M
étodo 3; at the second he had his lawyer Smethurst with him and dined at the Eveleighs’ house with Robert Murat, Robert Murat’s lawyer, Francisco Pagarete, his mother, Jennifer Murat, and his aunt and uncle Ralph Eveleigh and Sally Eveleigh. Kennedy says it is to ask Murat for help in solving the mystery of what really happened to Madeleine. It is more likely to have been some kind of ‘deal’ between Kennedy and Murat

40. 4 February 2008: first report, by 
Press Association, featuring news of a search of the Arade Dam, Portugal, for Madeleine’s remains, by Marcos Aragão Correia, who is described in the article as ‘a good Samaritan’

41. February 2008: The Find Madeleine Fund meet with Brian Kennedy to review Método 3’s contract. M
étodo 3’s contract was not terminated after 6 months. They carried on working for Kennedy for at least a year after March 2008, though ‘on a part-time basis’

42. 10 March 2008: Second search of 
Arade Dam by Marcos Aragão Correia

43. 14 March 2008: ‘Bag of bones’ is found in the 
Arade Dam

44. Approx April 2008: Kennedy appoints Kevin Halligen, one-man owner of Red Defence International and Oakley International, to investigate Madeleine’s disappearance. He is paid either £300,000 or over £500,000 (reports differ) for his work

45. 8 April 2008: Portuguese lawyer Aragão Correia, at the request of M
étodo 3, who are employed by Kennedy, visits child murderess Leonor Cipriano in prison and agrees to help her with her prosecution of Gonçalo Amaral and four other detectives who, she says, beat a confession out of her

46. 22 July 2008: Portuguese Attorney-General archives the investigation into Madeleine’s disappearance, saying there is no evidence of any particular individual committing a crime in relation to Madeleine’s disappearance; shortly afterwards, Gonçalo Amaral publishes ‘The Truth About A Lie’

47. October 2008: McCann Team’s contract with Halligen/Oakley International terminated without the public being given one firm fact about who the abductor might be or where Madeleine may have been taken

48. iJet Director reveals (in 2009) that the McCann Team, while Halligen was in charge of their private investigation (Apr-Oct 2008) never followed up a single ’phone call to their ‘information hotline’

49. 21 October 2008: Trial of Gonçalo Amaral opens in Faro to hear Leonor Cipriano’s claim that he and four other detectives beat a confession out of her. She sensationally announces that she has ditched her former lawyers and has appointed Marcos Aragão Correia to represent her

50. November 2008: Probable date that Brian Kennedy hired Dave Edgar

51. 10 January 2009: the domain name ‘alphaig.co.uk’ was registered by Andrew Dickman, who is a long-term friend of Kennedy and inextricably associated with Brian Kennedy’s own company, the Latium Group

52. April 2009: McCann Team generate stories about paedophile Raymond Hewlett being a possible suspect in relation to Madeleine’s abduction

53. 2 May 2009: British media inform the public for the first time about Dave Edgar and Arthur Cowley, claiming they run a thriving private detective agency called ‘Alpha Investigations Group’ - which doesn’t exist

54. 7 May 2009: Channel 4 show ‘mockumentary’, a documentary claiming to reconstruct of events in Portugal on 3 May 2007 - but it simply recycles the McCann Team’s version of events. New McCann Team detectives Dave Edgar and Arthur Cowley feature heavily in the programme

55. 10 June 2009: Arthur Cowley registers ‘ALPHAIG’, a company that has never advertised, and has no assets and negligible reported income; it appears to be merely a ‘shell’ company designed to be confused with the non-existent ‘Alpha Investigations Group’

56. August 2009: Mark Hollingsworth article in 
Evening Standard reveals that Kevin Halligen is wanted in the U.S. on serious fraud allegations and is on the run from police. Hollingsworth says he Halligen has MI5 connections and is living the high life with a girlfriend and staying at luxury hotels in Britain and the U.S. He is a heavy drinker. The article also alleged that Kennedy and his men intimidated witnesses in the Madeleine McCann case into silence. Kennedy did not sue the Evening Standard

57. August 2009: McCann Team generate story about an Australian-speaking Victoria Beckham-lookalike asking about her ‘new daughter’ on a Barcelona dockside at 2am on Sunday 6 May. The alleged source is an anonymous British banker who had been drinking that evening in Barcelona bars for several hours. It took him over two years to mention this to anyone. Then he contacted the McCann Team

58. September 2009: McCann Team generate story about Madeleine being held in a prison lair near Praia da Luz

59. October 2009: Kevin Halligen found in £700-a-night Oxfordshire Hotel and taken to Belmarsh maximum security prison

60. December 2009: Paedophile Raymond Hewlett dies in Aachen, Germany

61. January 2010: Madeleine said to have been seen in Dubai

62. 4 March 2010: Conservative leader David Cameron announces that his Director of Communications, Andy Coulson, recently arrested in the ’phone hacking scandal, has appointed the McCanns’ reputation manager, Clarence Mitchell, as his Deputy in the run-up to the General Election

63. March 2010: Madeleine said to have been captured on CCTV in a New Zealand supermarket; it was a young girl out shopping with her father

64. 1 September 2010: The 
Sun publishes one of its most ridiculous-ever stories about Madeleine, claiming that dying paedophile Raymond Hewlett wrote a death-bed letter to his estranged son, delivered by a ‘mystery man’, claiming that a gypsy gang leader admitted to him, in a drinking session, snatching Madeleine McCann to order for a wealthy North African family

65. 2010: Kennedy’s company Building Plastics Holdings is found to have ‘breached its banking covenants’ and is struggling to repay large loans of over £30 million. Its accounts were filed late. Kennedy uses libel firm Carter Ruck to try to suppress this story

66. February 2011: Angolan bouncer claims Madeleine is ‘in the U.S.’

67. May 2011: Kennedy’s former Football League team, Stockport County, relegated from the Football League and will play non-league football next season. Many fans blame Stockport County’s decline on Kennedy forcing it to ground-share with his favoured ‘Sale Sharks’ rugby union club

68. 21 June 2011: Kevin Halligen loses his High Court appeal against an Extradition Order made by the Secretary of State - and is sent to the U.S.

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Dr Martin Roberts: "The evidence is that these are the pjyamas Madeleine wore on holiday in Praia da Luz. They were photographed and the photo handed to a press agency, who released it on 8 May, as the search for Madeleine continued. The McCanns held up these same pyjamas at two press conferences on 5 & 7June 2007. How could Madeleine have been abducted?"

Amelie McCann (aged 2): "Maddie's jammies!".  

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Post by Tony Bennett 27.05.23 9:45

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67. May 2011: Kennedy’s former Football League team, Stockport County, relegated from the Football League and will play non-league football next season. Many fans blame Stockport County’s decline on Kennedy forcing it to ground-share with his favoured ‘Sale Sharks’ rugby union club.

Here's a footnote to Item 67 above,

This is from Wikipedia today about Stockport County Football Club:

" After financial difficulties in the early 2000s, the club fell back down the divisions, and were relegated out of the Football League at the end of the 2010–11 season, followed by relegation to the sixth tier in 2012–13. Stockport stabilised on and off the pitch in the following seasons, and won promotion to the fifth tier in 2018–19. County topped the fifth tier - the National League - in 2021–22, securing promotion back to the EFL after an 11-year absence."

So, after Brian Kennedy forced a ground share of Stockport's football ground with his beloved Sale Sharks, Stockport County fell away from their relatively exalted position in England's 2nd tier of football (now called 'The Championship') right down to the sixth tier ('National League - Northern Section').

This season they finished fourth in League Two (the fourth tier), thus narrowly missing automatic promotion to League Two. The final promotion place was decided by a play-off at Wembley where, to Stockport County fans' chagrin, they lost out to nearby Salford City, 1-0. 



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Amelie McCann (aged 2): "Maddie's jammies!".  

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Post by Rogue-a-Tory 27.05.23 14:18

Re Stockport County Tony, went into administration in 2009 and was bought by a consortium. Kennedy lost control prior to that point after racking up suffocating debts. Recently bought again and upturn began. Actually beat Salford City and plays Carlisle at Wembley today I think.

But your point of Kennedy financial mismanagement is very well made.
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