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NOT AGAIN!!!!! - Portugal cabbie offers lead to Scotland Yard's Madeleine McCann investigation -Standard 16/8/13

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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 11:37

 Portugal cabbie offers lead to Scotland Yard's Madeleine McCann investigation

Hear my story, pleads driver ‘haunted’ by sighting



Published: 16 August 2013
Updated: 11:16, 16 August 2013


A taxi driver who says he could help solve the mystery of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance has urged Scotland Yard to investigate his claims.

Antonio Castela says he picked up three men, a woman and a girl who looked like the missing three-year-old near the Spanish border in the Algarve the night after she vanished.
He has previously claimed he told Portuguese detectives what he saw, but was not questioned, even though a lawyer for Maddy’s parents said he could provide vital clues.
The case was closed five years ago but  Home Secretary Theresa May has sent an official request to Lisbon for permission for the Met to station officers in Portugal to begin a fresh investigation there. It is expected they could fly out within weeks.
Mr Castela, 73, said: “I want to tell them what I saw and assist in the investigation. I remember all the details. I would be very happy if the police re-open the investigation and if I could help in this case. This case has haunted me for a long time.” Maddy, from Leicestershire, vanished from the holiday flat rented by her doctor parents Kate and Gerry in Praia da Luz on the Algarve in May 2007. Mr Castela said he picked up the men, woman and child at 7.50pm, an hour’s drive away.
He took them two miles to the Hotel Apolo in his neighbourhood, Vila Real de Santo António, near Faro, where they got into a blue BMW and drove away. He said: “In 2007 I called police and told them what I had seen. Since then, no one from the police has spoken to me or showed interest in my story. No one came to collect my statement.”
He said he recalls Madeleine, in pink pyjamas, sitting on one of the men’s laps, and he noticed the “black spot” — a distinctive mark in her right eye. “I think my story may give a clue that has not been followed. I do not know what happened to Maddy, but I know that day, she was still alive in my cab.”
The Met has identified 38 potential suspects, including 12 Britons “of  interest” who were in Portugal when Maddy vanished.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/portugal-cabbie-offers-lead-to-scotland-yards-madeleine-mccann-investigation-8770358.html
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Post by Praiaaa on 16.08.13 11:40

7.50. An hour's drive away. Hasn't he read the 'timeline'?

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Post by Woofer on 16.08.13 11:46

@Praiaaa wrote:7.50. An hour's drive away. Hasn't he read the 'timeline'?
I think he says its the night after she vanished, so the evening of the 4th.

He must have really stared into her eyes to have noticed that `hardly noticeable fleck`.
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Post by Praiaaa on 16.08.13 11:50

Sorry didn't spot the date! But then, surely they could have dressed in something other than pyjamas...?

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Post by jeanmonroe on 16.08.13 11:58

@Woofer wrote:
@Praiaaa wrote:7.50. An hour's drive away. Hasn't he read the 'timeline'?
I think he says its the night after she vanished, so the evening of the 4th.

He must have really stared into her eyes to have noticed that `hardly noticeable fleck`.
So these sophisticated 'abductors' left their charge dressed in her recognisable pyjamas for 24 hours?

And the bottoms were more white than pink.
Strangely he dosen't mention the big eeyore image on top part of the pyjamas.
He must have thought it was a giant tea stain!

ETA: So she's not in a hellish lair in the lawless hinterlands within 10km radius of PDL then?

Anything to say on THAT, Mr Grabbit? er, um i mean Mr Edgar.

Next!

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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 12:03

candyfloss wrote: Portugal cabbie offers lead to Scotland Yard's Madeleine McCann investigation

Hear my story, pleads driver ‘haunted’ by sighting



Published: 16 August 2013
Updated: 11:16, 16 August 2013


A taxi driver who says he could help solve the mystery of Madeleine McCann’s disappearance has urged Scotland Yard to investigate his claims.

Antonio Castela says he picked up three men, a woman and a girl who looked like the missing three-year-old near the Spanish border in the Algarve the night after she vanished.
He has previously claimed he told Portuguese detectives what he saw, but was not questioned, even though a lawyer for Maddy’s parents said he could provide vital clues.
The case was closed five years ago but  Home Secretary Theresa May has sent an official request to Lisbon for permission for the Met to station officers in Portugal to begin a fresh investigation there. It is expected they could fly out within weeks.
Mr Castela, 73, said: “I want to tell them what I saw and assist in the investigation. I remember all the details. I would be very happy if the police re-open the investigation and if I could help in this case. This case has haunted me for a long time.” Maddy, from Leicestershire, vanished from the holiday flat rented by her doctor parents Kate and Gerry in Praia da Luz on the Algarve in May 2007. Mr Castela said he picked up the men, woman and child at 7.50pm, an hour’s drive away.
He took them two miles to the Hotel Apolo in his neighbourhood, Vila Real de Santo António, near Faro, where they got into a blue BMW and drove away. He said: “In 2007 I called police and told them what I had seen. Since then, no one from the police has spoken to me or showed interest in my story. No one came to collect my statement.”
He said he recalls Madeleine, in pink pyjamas, sitting on one of the men’s laps, and he noticed the “black spot” — a distinctive mark in her right eye. “I think my story may give a clue that has not been followed. I do not know what happened to Maddy, but I know that day, she was still alive in my cab.”
The Met has identified 38 potential suspects, including 12 Britons “of  interest” who were in Portugal when Maddy vanished.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/portugal-cabbie-offers-lead-to-scotland-yards-madeleine-mccann-investigation-8770358.html
Why are the press re hashing old story's?

This is from an article 28 Feb 2008

A taxi driver has claimed he gave missing Madeleine McCann a lift in his cab, along with suspect Robert Murat.
Antonio Cardoso, 67, has come forward nine months into the search to claim he drove the pair on the night Madeleine vanished.
And he insisted he was “sure” it was Murat alongside her, when he accepted the pair into his cab

He said he collected Madeleine, three men and a woman in Monte Gordo, near Portugal’s border with Spain, on the evening of May 3 last year.
He described the girl as wearing pink pyjamas and having the same distinctive eye-mark as Madeleine.
British expat Murat, 33, was named by Portuguese police as the first official “arguido”, or suspect, in the case – later joined in this status by Madeleine’s parents Kate and Gerry McCann.
Mr Cardoso said he later recognised his front-seat passenger as Murat, who has always denied any wrongdoing.
The taxi driver said: “I later recognised him on the television. I am sure it was him.”
But the McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “We are dismissing this, primarily because the timings are entirely wrong.”
Mr Cardoso says he picked up the group including Madeleine at about 8.10pm – though the McCanns have insisted she was still with them at this time.
The Praia da Luz resort where the McCanns were staying on holiday is about an hour’s drive from Monte Gordo

http://metro.co.uk/2008/02/28/i-had-madeleine-mccann-in-my-cab-11902/

Throwing red herrings right left and centre
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a hole...

Post by marconi on 16.08.13 12:04

#there's a hole in the bucket,
dear Lisa, dear Lisa,
there's a hole in the bucket, #
dear Lisa,
a hole#

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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 12:06

This is at least the third or fourth time this story has been rehashed over the years.
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Post by jeanmonroe on 16.08.13 12:07

Cherry wrote:

"Throwing red herrings right left and centre"
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Surely you mean lovely silver sardines!

Much better for munching on!

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Post by jeanmonroe on 16.08.13 12:15

Cherry:
But the McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell said: “We are dismissing this, primarily because the timings are entirely wrong.”
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Oh gawd, ANOTHER one that didn't read the CRIB sheet correctly!

"Cardoso said he later recognised his front-seat passenger as Murat, who has always denied any wrongdoing.
The taxi driver said: “I later recognised him on the television. I am sure it was him.”


And he might well be getting big fat slander/libel lawsuits coming his way from Mr Murat!

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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 12:18

@jeanmonroe wrote:Cherry wrote:

"Throwing red herrings right left and centre"
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Surely you mean lovely silver sardines!

Much better for munching on!
Love your version  clapping1

I wouldn't believe that man if he said "Good Morning" to me
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Post by Praiaaa on 16.08.13 12:20

[quote="Cherry Blossom
I wouldn't believe that man if he said "Good Morning" to me[/quote]
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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 12:22

The original story was that he had Madeleine in the taxi on the night she vanished



 TAXI-DRIVER IS SURE THAT HE TOOK MADDIE IN HIS CAR IN THE NIGHT OF THE GIRL DISAPPEARANCE

It was 20h10


Bit difficult if GM saw her at 9.15 pm that night.





https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t1386-the-antonio-castela-cardoso-sighting?highlight=castela
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Post by jeanmonroe on 16.08.13 12:24

Cherry Blossom wrote:
@jeanmonroe wrote:Cherry wrote:

"Throwing red herrings right left and centre"
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Surely you mean lovely silver sardines!

Much better for munching on!
Love your version  clapping1

I wouldn't believe that man if he said "Good Morning" to me
"Listen very carefully, I shall say 'zis only once! Good moaning"

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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 12:39

candyfloss wrote:The original story was that he had Madeleine in the taxi on the night she vanished



 TAXI-DRIVER IS SURE THAT HE TOOK MADDIE IN HIS CAR IN THE NIGHT OF THE GIRL DISAPPEARANCE

It was 20h10


Bit difficult if GM saw her at 9.15 pm that night.





https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t1386-the-antonio-castela-cardoso-sighting?highlight=castela
If I had to choose who to believe between the unknown Mr Castela and the King of Whoppers Gerry McCann, I'd definitely go for the taxi driver!
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Post by jeanmonroe on 16.08.13 12:41

candyfloss wrote:The original story was that he had Madeleine in the taxi on the night she vanished



 TAXI-DRIVER IS SURE THAT HE TOOK MADDIE IN HIS CAR IN THE NIGHT OF THE GIRL DISAPPEARANCE

It was 20h10


Bit difficult if GM saw her at 9.15 pm that night.]
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Ah, but you are forgetting that there is a quantum theory in McCannWorld about 'McMinutes' running alongside 'McMetres'.

A McMinute can be anywhere from a McSecond to a McHour or hours or even, possibly, (theoretical) stretching to McYEARS.

It depends on when a 'useful' witness can remember anything to corroborate their 'story'.

Eg; so if a taxi driver, for instance, remembers an event BEFORE it happened, that event can be transposed* to a later  time by the use of McMinutes.

*transposed, past participle,

1.Cause (two or more things) to change places with each other.
2.Transfer to a different place or context.

Any other examples of the use of 'McMinutes' would be welcomed.

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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 12:50

@jeanmonroe wrote:
Cherry Blossom wrote:
@jeanmonroe wrote:Cherry wrote:

"Throwing red herrings right left and centre"
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Surely you mean lovely silver sardines!

Much better for munching on!
Love your version  clapping1

I wouldn't believe that man if he said "Good Morning" to me
"Listen very carefully, I shall say 'zis only once! Good moaning"
Can't find my Jack Boots, he needs a lesson in truthful English  laughat
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Post by jeanmonroe on 16.08.13 13:00

I hope Antonio-castela-Cardoso dosen't confuse the Fallen Madonna from Rothley with the Fallen Madonna with zee Big Boobies by Van Klomp, in his efforts to 'help'!

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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 13:21

Thank you JM for creating the image in my mind of Kate as the Fallen Madonna of Rothley!

There are some very obviously posed photos of her (usually clutching Cuddle-Cat), where she looks like a cross between the Virgin Mary and Princess Diana.

The actual reality of a foul-mouthed hate-filled fishwife towards those who aren't taken in by her is a little different!
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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 14:10

candyfloss wrote:The original story was that he had Madeleine in the taxi on the night she vanished



 TAXI-DRIVER IS SURE THAT HE TOOK MADDIE IN HIS CAR IN THE NIGHT OF THE GIRL DISAPPEARANCE

It was 20h10


Bit difficult if GM saw her at 9.15 pm that night.





https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t1386-the-antonio-castela-cardoso-sighting?highlight=castela
Just for those on twitter who have forgotten the original story.....the night Madeleine disappeared


TAXI-DRIVER IS SURE THAT HE TOOK MADDIE IN HIS CAR IN THE NIGHT OF THE GIRL DISAPPEARANCE
“I transported that girl”

The driver remembers that he transported them in the night of the disappearance, in the 3rd of May, from the square of taxis of Monte Gordo for the Hotel Apolo, in em Vila Real de Santo Antonio. The passengers went then to a jeep. António contacted the PJ, but, as he says, no one took notice of his story.

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t1386-the-antonio-castela-cardoso-sighting?highlight=castela




From the well researched pro's big grin 


****@******
DaSteelMan Duh....."the night AFTER she vanished" - no wonder these numbskull don't get anything right, Can't even READ #McCann


They seem to forget the story has changed somewhat, since it first appeared.
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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 14:21

The same goes for the McCanns' story too!

Is it true that this public-spirited citizen didn't come forward until February 2008?

http://metro.co.uk/2008/02/28/i-had-madeleine-mccann-in-my-cab-11902/

Ridiculous!
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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 14:49

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Spinning Memory of Clarence Mitchell...


http://thepottingshedder.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/spinning-memory-of-clarence-mitchell.html

TAXI-DRIVER IS SURE THAT HE TOOK MADDIE IN HIS CAR
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Post by Guest on 16.08.13 14:59

More on Taxi Driver from:

http://steelmagnolia-steelmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=Taxi+Driver

Also mentioned is

Fri 4 May 2012
McCann : Clarence Mitchell Has Been Reported To The IPCC And The Police.

For changing a witness statement.




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Post by Casey5 on 16.08.13 15:31

Does the newspaper think it's helping the McCanns in rehashing this story?
After all, the taxi driver fingered Kate as the woman in his taxi.big grin

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