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Post by lsl on 03.08.12 22:07

Hello
I have asked this question before and also looked up on the web but cannot seem to get an answer, which makes it more mysterious.
question: Does anyone have any info on the bald man in the playground picture of Gerry McCann and children? and who took the photo?
I understand he is very likely the man seen in photos with Robert Murat and the Police

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Post by Badboys on 03.08.12 22:38

RAJ BALU,A BARRISTER

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Post by Guest on 03.08.12 22:51

Another suggestion I have heard is that of Robert Murat's friend and unofficial spokesman Tuck Price. I think I've also heard that the mystery man is an unnamed off duty police officer!
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Post by jd on 03.08.12 23:02

This from Amarals book 'Truth of the Lie - Chapter 5...which I think is referring to this photo

"On the morning of May 4th, Murat is seen near some GNR members in the company of two individuals of English nationality - as we find out later -, one of them being of Asian origin. Ocean Club tourists probably. We also examine the photos taken by the McCanns during their holiday. In one of them, Gerald McCann is seen playing with his children in the Tapas restaurant play area. In the background, you can make out an Asian-looking man, the same one as was seen in Robert Murat's company. He seems to be observing the family. We then proceed to identify him and the other holiday-makers that Murat had been in contact with. We get this information to the English police, who interview them locally. They conclude that they weren't involved in Madeleine's disappearance. In fact, the man in the photo was with his daughter - and there was nothing suspicious about his behaviour; as for the others, they had met Murat during the searches organised to find Madeleine. A few days later, these photos will be published in an English newspaper: it is not known how they were obtained or for what purpose they were disclosed."
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Post by Guest on 04.08.12 13:06

@jd wrote:This from Amarals book 'Truth of the Lie - Chapter 5...which I think is referring to this photo

"On the morning of May 4th, Murat is seen near some GNR members in the company of two individuals of English nationality - as we find out later -, one of them being of Asian origin. Ocean Club tourists probably. We also examine the photos taken by the McCanns during their holiday. In one of them, Gerald McCann is seen playing with his children in the Tapas restaurant play area. In the background, you can make out an Asian-looking man, the same one as was seen in Robert Murat's company. He seems to be observing the family. We then proceed to identify him and the other holiday-makers that Murat had been in contact with. We get this information to the English police, who interview them locally. They conclude that they weren't involved in Madeleine's disappearance. In fact, the man in the photo was with his daughter - and there was nothing suspicious about his behaviour; as for the others, they had met Murat during the searches organised to find Madeleine. A few days later, these photos will be published in an English newspaper: it is not known how they were obtained or for what purpose they were disclosed."

It would appear it was Raj. In the PJ questioning of Murat 10 July there is a list of phone numbers from his various phones/pda and he had to explain who each person was... He had Raj's phone number in his phone/pda so suspect it is him. Don't think too much can be read into this but thought would note this for completeness..

From the pj interview:

"In this interview the defendant was shown the list of contacts obtained from the calendar/address book of his mobile phone and PDA previously examined by the PJ, and he was asked to clarify who those people are which was done as follows:

Raj R 797..., mobile of a guy he met when he was helping in the search for Madeleine with whom he spoke for some time, he has not talked to him since; "


http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/PJ/ROBERT-MURAT.htm#p8p1947
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Post by Guest on 04.08.12 19:21

Stewie wrote:
@jd wrote:This from Amarals book 'Truth of the Lie - Chapter 5...which I think is referring to this photo

"On the morning of May 4th, Murat is seen near some GNR members in the company of two individuals of English nationality - as we find out later -, one of them being of Asian origin. Ocean Club tourists probably. We also examine the photos taken by the McCanns during their holiday. In one of them, Gerald McCann is seen playing with his children in the Tapas restaurant play area. In the background, you can make out an Asian-looking man, the same one as was seen in Robert Murat's company. He seems to be observing the family. We then proceed to identify him and the other holiday-makers that Murat had been in contact with. We get this information to the English police, who interview them locally. They conclude that they weren't involved in Madeleine's disappearance. In fact, the man in the photo was with his daughter - and there was nothing suspicious about his behaviour; as for the others, they had met Murat during the searches organised to find Madeleine. A few days later, these photos will be published in an English newspaper: it is not known how they were obtained or for what purpose they were disclosed."

It would appear it was Raj. In the PJ questioning of Murat 10 July there is a list of phone numbers from his various phones/pda and he had to explain who each person was... He had Raj's phone number in his phone/pda so suspect it is him. Don't think too much can be read into this but thought would note this for completeness..

From the pj interview:

"In this interview the defendant was shown the list of contacts obtained from the calendar/address book of his mobile phone and PDA previously examined by the PJ, and he was asked to clarify who those people are which was done as follows:

Raj R 797..., mobile of a guy he met when he was helping in the search for Madeleine with whom he spoke for some time, he has not talked to him since; "


http://www.mccannpjfiles.co.uk/PJ/ROBERT-MURAT.htm#p8p1947

More pictures and stuff about this man here

http://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/WITNESS.htm#rb
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Post by joyce1938 on 05.08.12 9:33

about phones the macs used ,was it not the case that they claimed their phone was packing up ,and a good friend of theres got some one to get new phone to macs ,it happened i think when they were being interviewed?took the new one to where interview was under way
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Playground man...?

Post by missbeetle on 04.11.14 21:10

No Fate Worse Than De'Ath wrote:Another suggestion I have heard is that of Robert Murat's friend and unofficial spokesman Tuck Price. I think I've also heard that the mystery man is an unnamed off duty police officer!

May I add that at about 21 minutes in, the McCanns and the Conman documentary shows a similar-looking man in the background?

He is filmed behind a chain-link fence, and appears to be Police.

I'd be interested to hear if anyone else thinks they look alike.

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Post by NickE on 04.11.14 22:39

Nicole Cox and Emma Berry; partners, respectively, of Raj Balu and Neil Berry had never met before the holiday, but discovered they had both worked for the same company.
There was some coincidences that week in Pdl thinking

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Pliable Playground Man...

Post by missbeetle on 04.11.14 23:03



(still snipped from 'The McCanns and the Conman' documentary)

Not a great picture, but at least you can see the fellow I am talking about.

My observations only.

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Post by aquila on 04.11.14 23:06

@missbeetle wrote:

(still snipped from 'The McCanns and the Conman' documentary)

Not a great picture, but at least you can see the fellow I am talking about.

My observations only.
What I can see is a blurry picture of a bloke in a t shirt taken through a wire fence.

Why don't you just spit out what it is you have to say!
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Who is that guy...?

Post by missbeetle on 04.11.14 23:39

@aquila wrote:
@missbeetle wrote:

(still snipped from 'The McCanns and the Conman' documentary)

Not a great picture, but at least you can see the fellow I am talking about.

My observations only.
What I can see is a blurry picture of a bloke in a t shirt taken through a wire fence.

Why don't you just spit out what it is you have to say!

Hi Aquila -

You are right, it is a blurry picture of a bloke...

...a still from a rather peculiar documentary which also featured shots of a bogus priest -

- a strange interview with a homeless man in Praia da Luz -

- and undercover filming of a gypsy man at a market.

All seemingly characters on the periphery... Why were they included in this tale of a missing child?


I don't know if the Playground man is Mr Balu, as some posters seem to think he is. He could be.

However, when I watched the documentary I noticed this man -

- and to me he has the same darker skin, bald head and chunky physique as Playground Man.

So I wonder if this bloke behind a fence could be a contender for the role...?

I would encourage anyone interested to have a look at the documentary themselves...


These are only my observations.

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Post by bodiddly on 05.11.14 0:29

I think there are many, many bald men and many may look the same from the back!

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Post by aquila on 05.11.14 0:38

@bodiddly wrote:I think there are many, many bald men and many may look the same from the back!
It's like entering the Twilight Zone.
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Who could this guy be...?

Post by missbeetle on 11.05.15 9:59

Please, Tony, may I ask what leads you to believe this man is of African descent?

Do you mean African as in Angolan, Mozambican... Moroccan...?

Or of East African Asian descent via the Indian subcontinent -

- as might be the case if this fellow is Rajinder Balu...?

Could he even be Brazilian?

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Post by NickE on 11.05.15 14:56


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Post by j.rob on 11.05.15 15:20

@NickE wrote:

Could be the same man I suppose. Although the one on the right looks like a bigger build.

However what is of interest to me is that Raj Balu is in the photograph on the left. Not sure when this photo was released but it is, as always, very strangely composed.

I know it is "supposed" to show that Madeleine was alive and well that week and Gerry was playing with her and Sean one day in the playground. But there is no interaction between Gerry and Madeleine at all. No interaction between any of the children.

The only person who is engaging with whoever took the photo is Raj Balu who is noticeably staring straight at the camera. Why include him at all? They could easily have cropped him out.

There is a reason that he is there. What role might he play in this mystery I wonder?

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Post by Guest on 11.05.15 15:45

And what is Murat doing there talking to Baldy?
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Post by Amy Dean on 11.05.15 16:01




If it's Robert Murat's friend Tuck Price, that would explain it, Portia.
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Post by BlueBag on 11.05.15 16:22

@aquila wrote:
@bodiddly wrote:I think there are many, many bald men and many may look the same from the back!
It's like entering the Twilight Zone.
It is today.

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Post by j.rob on 11.05.15 16:24

More on Raj Balu here. Plus the bald Portuguese cop.


https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t769-robert-murat-help-wanted

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Post by skyrocket on 06.08.15 13:33

I don't believe the bald man is Raj Balu and it's definitely not Tuck Price (different build).

If you check out this youtube clip 'Gerry "no comment" on Murat - full' posted by alvesdosreis2007, at 25 seconds+ the same bloke is seen in the background. This clip was filmed on 22 May 2007. Raj Balu was listed as having arrived at the Ocean Club on 28 April for a week. He would have been back in the UK for over 2 weeks at this stage. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qNhoWz0rQw
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Mystery bald man...

Post by missbeetle on 06.08.15 21:45



Yes - that's him. Well spotted, Skyrocket!

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Post by Doug D on 07.08.15 6:43

Not convinced. Different glasses and playground man has 'softer' face somehow.

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Post by worriedmum on 07.08.15 10:27

@Doug D wrote:Not convinced. Different glasses and playground man has 'softer' face somehow.
I agree
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