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The article the Mccanns didnt want you to read

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The article the Mccanns didnt want you to read

Post by LG78 on 02.09.11 15:15

http://gasparstatements.blogspot.com/2010/03/article-that-team-mccann-didnt-want-you.html

Didnt fint any topic on this, tough im sure it is in here somewhere.
I had never read it before and found it interresting. Saying this about Tanner

She originally claimed she saw the suspect rushing towards the Baptista supermarket in Praia da Luz. She told police the child was wrapped in a blanket. A second independent witness reported seeing a similar man with a child in a blanket near the town’s church heading towards the beach. The route he took matches the alleged trail of death discovered by British sniffer dogs who detected the scent of a corpse. But Miss Tanner has now told detectives that the man was heading in a different direction – towards Murat’s home. Police regard her account as one of a series given by the McCanns and their friends to convince them that Madeleine had been kidnapped.

So was the article removed because it was telling the truth or because it told lies and not facts?

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Some of it is news.

Post by tigger on 02.09.11 15:45

@LG78 wrote:http://gasparstatements.blogspot.com/2010/03/article-that-team-mccann-didnt-want-you.html

Didnt fint any topic on this, tough im sure it is in here somewhere.
I had never read it before and found it interresting. Saying this about Tanner

She originally claimed she saw the suspect rushing towards the Baptista supermarket in Praia da Luz. She told police the child was wrapped in a blanket. A second independent witness reported seeing a similar man with a child in a blanket near the town’s church heading towards the beach. The route he took matches the alleged trail of death discovered by British sniffer dogs who detected the scent of a corpse. But Miss Tanner has now told detectives that the man was heading in a different direction – towards Murat’s home. Police regard her account as one of a series given by the McCanns and their friends to convince them that Madeleine had been kidnapped.

So was the article removed because it was telling the truth or because it told lies and not facts?

Quite a lot of it is in the files. E.g. the Irishman who saw nothing where Jane saw something. But the bit about the dogs is misleading inasmuch that he must be talking about the GNR dogs, which did trace a scent down to the supermarket on the 4th May. This goes over the parking lot. Kate had no interest in that finding at all. In fact, the Portugese police suspected they'd been given Gerry's towel instead of an item with Maddie's scent on it. They'd established G had been to the supermarket the previous day.
I don't think the British sniffer dogs found any trails outside the apartment, apart from the flowerbed. IMO that is because the corpse was removed by car, which would be the safest thing to do, the car park was right next to the apartment.

All these sightings of a man with a child, if you think about it, the large tennis bag which disappeared later, was surely a safer way to transport a small corpse. I'm still convinced that all sightings of a man with a child were either false or a real sighting of Gerry with one of the twins.

They had their story ready: Maddie never moved anywhere without cuddlecat and her blanket, therefore she was 'taken'. That was Kate's original story (sorry no video, but earliest statements of that came from the family who were giving the info to the newspapers, it's not exactly something even a journo would make up). That, and the open shutters and two sightings of a man walking with a child, one from a friend, one independent, should do the trick. The Portugese police should have swallowed it. The protection and publicity was in place long before the police came on the scene.
Everything went wrong, shutters wouldn't open from outside, Jane got the wrong time, the Smiths' recognised Gerry.
And as you say, there was Jez Wilkins, inopportune. I think he was enlisted later, the earlier times of their talk are quite different.
He is shady, but I do think not in on the plot.
Now Murat, I am convinced, found somewhere to move the body, IMO he was definitely in it as from the 1st May, but nothing to do with her death.

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Re: The article the Mccanns didnt want you to read

Post by Gillyspot on 02.09.11 16:00

Amazingly there is actually a news webpage mentioning Jane Tanner and the "blanket".

Times 27th May 2007

"A family friend of Gerry and Kate McCann has told police she saw a blonde-haired girl being carried away from an Algarve holiday apartment wrapped in a blanket at the time Madeleine is believed to have been snatched from her room.

The key witness, who is wracked with guilt, was on her way to dinner with Gerry and Kate McCann when she saw the man close to the open window of the bedroom where four-year-old Madeleine had been sleeping. The girl he was carrying was wearing pink pyjamas, the same as Madeleine's.

Her statement, which is the clearest evidence to date about what happened to Madeleine on the night she disappeared 25 days ago, comes as it was revealed that Mr and Mrs McCann are hoping to meet the Pope to discuss the plight of their daughter.

The parents, both strong Catholics, are expected to attend a general audience in Rome on Wednesday. It will be the start of a series of visits the couple are planning to make around Europe to keep Madeleine’s case in the public eye in the hope that she may still be found.

Clarence Mitchell, the Foreign Office liaison officer for the family, is helping the McCanns plan the trip. “I can confirm that approaches have been made to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and to the British ambassador to the Holy See and we are certainly exploring the possibility of Gerry and Kate McCann visiting Rome to meet the Pope in the near future,” he said.

The family friend said she had see the man at 9.30pm as she arrived late for dinner with Madeleine’s parents and other friends at a tapas restaurant on the Ocean Club resort in Praia da Luz where they were all staying.

She did not realise the significance until Kate McCann went to check on her children, Madeleine and two-year-old twin brother and sister, Sean and Amelie, 30 minutes later and discovered her elder daughter was missing. Madeleine had been wearing pink and white pyjamas with Eeyore on them.

The friend immediately reported the sighting to police but detectives only released the description after Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister in waiting, intervened with the Portuguese authorities last week.

Despite the three week delay hundreds of people have called police with information since the description was released on Friday night. The man is white, approximately 35 to 40 years old, of medium build and 5ft 10ins tall. He had short hair and was wearing a dark jacket, light beige trousers and dark shoes.

At least one witness has reported seeing a person carrying a child close to the church in Praia da Luz, about 700 metres from the Ocean Club. Mrs McCann and her husband, Gerry, yesterday made one of their regular visits to the Catholic service at the Our Lady of Light church where prayers were said for the safe return of their daughter.

A police source said that the friend who believes she saw Madeleine being carried away was in the group of three British couples and a single woman who had travelled with the McCanns to Portugal. She thought the man’s behaviour was unusual but assumed it was a father taking his sleeping daughter home had no reason at the time to think it was suspicious.

“She thought it was odd, but thought it was the man’s own child. He was walking urgently, neither running or walking but something in between,” said the source."

It was only when Kate said that Madeleine had gone that she made the connection. She had seen enough to make her believe it was Madeleine and she had described the pyjamas, which were distinguishable.”

“She feels guilty that she was the last person to see Madeleine and didn't do anything, but there is no sense of hostility (from the McCanns),” said the police source. “They don’t blame the woman, they feel sorry for her. But she feels guilty that she was the last person to see Madeleine.”

Mrs McCann and her husband, Gerry, are convinced this was the abductor and were angry at the delay in publicising the description.

“In the view of the parents this sighting was Madeleine was being taken,” said the police source. “They have has put a timeline together which they have presented to police and believe this was Madeline. That is why they have never believed she had wandered off.”

Mrs McCann discovered her daughter was missing when she entered her ground-floor bedroom at 10pm. It is believed that Madeleine was taken between 9.10pm and 9.15pm.

The rear patio doors to the apartment had been left unlocked to allow easy access for regular checks by the parents in the group. The other parents made entered the apartment after 9.10pm to check that the children were asleep but had not actually gone in to the bedroom to avoid waking them.

Mrs McCann, a locum GP from Rothley in Leicestershire, realised something was wrong when she entered the apartment as an internal door blew shut. She found the window in the bedroom had been opened and its shutter raised. The pink soft toy cat which Madeleine carried with her everywhere was still in the room.

Mr and Mrs McCann, both 38, had grown increasingly frustrated about the failure of the Portuguese police to make a public appeal for sightings of the abductor. When their friend returned home she repeated the statement to Leicester police, which is coordinating the inquiry in Britain and regards her as the “principal witness”.

The police source admitted: “The officers who were first given the description just did not seem interested and they just seemed to have filed it away.”

Mr McCann, a consultant cardiologist, last week had several telephone conversations with Mr Brown after the Chancellor promised to help the couple. The pair have formed a close bond because Mr Brown’s elder son, John, is slightly younger than Madeleine and they both come from Scotland.

British Government officials put pressure on their counterparts in Lisbon for the suspect’s description to be released despite the appeal breaching strict Portuguese laws covering the secrecy of police investigations.

Chief Inspector Olegario Sousa of the Policia Judiciaria said: “The parents of Madeleine had already asked us to reveal the details that could help with the investigation. The release of the detail was authorised by the public prosecutor”.

Mr Sousa said that since the appeal was made the calls from the public “are almost exclusively about the description we have released.”

Portuguese police still have only one official suspect, Ralph Murat. His house is less than 100 metres from where Madeleine was snatched and he worked as an official police translator in the investigation into her abduction.

The police source said that detectives had studied computers taken from the villa that Mr Murat, 33, shares with his mother had found evidence of links to websites featuring paedophile pornography and bestiality. However, there was no material linking him to Madeleine’s abduction and detectives have been unable to gather enough evidence to arrest him. The source said that Mr Murat has “a very interesting and relevant sexual history.”

Mr Murat, an estate agent, insisted yesterday: “It isn’t me. But the description is so vague that it won't put me out of the picture. I hope that I will soon be in a position to clear my name.”

“It has been almost two weeks since my life was turned upside down by these allegations and I am on tenterhooks about what will happen now they have released this.”

Mr McCann has said anyone suspected in the case should be assumed innocent until convicted by a court.

Mr Murat’s estranged wife, Dawn, said she had been twice visited by police at her home in Hockering, Norfolk.

Mrs Murat said that officers asked about Mr Murat's state of mind. "They wanted to know if he was under any stress and did I have any fears about him.

“I've had to explain to my little girl why her Daddy is on the TV in our sitting room all day. I'm convinced Robert is innocent. He would never hurt a child."

She said her husband had called her 15 hours after Madeline disappeared and asked to speak to their daughter. After they spoke Dawn said: “Rob told me how much better he felt now that he had heard her voice. He said he knew she was safe.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article1847879.ece?token=null&offset=12&page=2

I have highlighted a few points. Interesting that Jane Tanner was late and was " on her way to dinner" at 9.30pm? Now hat is a change from her statements.
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