19 Dec 2007

PRESSURE FROM THE BRITISH TO ACCUSE MURAT AND DAMAGE TO THE CRIME SCENE PRIOR TO GNR OFFICERS ARRIVAL - K8G'S EVER CHANGING CONTRADICTIONS!

Very informative article from The Guardian 16 September: Interesting that no-one, not even a former News of the World Editor wanted the job finally accepted by Clarence Mitchell! I think it wil leave his reputation in tatters!

The sources said that potentially crucial evidence about what happened to Madeleine, aged four, on the night of 3 May had been lost by the time the first local police arrived, due to the presence of 'the McCanns, their friends and others' in the holiday flat from which she disappeared. In the days that followed, there was growing tension between the Algarve force, which took the lead in the investigation, and senior officers from Lisbon, who were particularly sceptical about the decision to focus on a British local resident, Robert Murat, as a suspect nearly two weeks after Madeleine's disappearance, following a tip-off from a British journalist.
'British police and crime experts also suggested that Murat fitted the profile to have been behind a kidnapping,' a police source said. 'But the Lisbon investigators were from the start unsettled about the lack of any motive. Months later, there is nothing to suggest he was involved,' he said, adding that precious time and resources had been lost before DNA results prompted this month's sudden shift of focus on to the McCanns.
But the source - in the most detailed explanation yet of the reasons behind the naming of the parents as 'arguidos', or formal suspects - also told The Observer that Portuguese investigators were now united in their conviction that the McCanns' accounts of what happened on 3 May 'never rang true' and that 'they could hold the key' to the case.
Revealing details of the investigation, which were passed in a 4,000-page file to the judge last week, he singled out what he termed as contradictions in the 'changing versions' of events offered by each parent and their friends in the days immediately after Madeleine went missing. Specifically, he said Gerry McCann had initially told police that he entered the flat in the Algarve resort of Praia da Luz from a 'locked front door,' but later said he had entered through the open back terrace facing the restaurant where the McCanns and their friends had been having dinner.
Kate McCann, he added, at first said the back window was open and the blind raised, while other witnesses disagreed. He also described how a plastic barrier near their restaurant table would have 'prevented any clear view of events inside the flat' and that contradictory accounts had raised doubts among the investigators about their claim to have checked on Madeleine and the McCanns' two-year-old twins during dinner.
Yet in an apparent acknowledgment that the police remain far from confident of being able to move on their suspicions concerning Madeleine's parents, the source also raised for the first time the possibility of prosecutors bringing lesser charges - 'notably, the abandonment or neglect of a child' - against them.
The McCanns insist they checked on their daughter every 30 minutes during the evening of 3 May. 'It will be very, very difficult, until and unless a body is found - and with DNA and other evidence so far inconclusive - to bring a charge of homicide,' the source said.
Madeleine's parents, however, insist their daughter is still alive, and an £80,000 advertising campaign to help find the four-year-old was announced yesterday by Gerry McCann's brother John, who urged the public to remember 'lovely wee Madeleine'. The campaign is set to launch in two weeks and will involve newspaper, television and billboard adverts in Spain, Portugal and other parts of Europe. John McCann, who is also a fund director, said: 'The main objective of the Madeleine fund is to leave no stone unturned in the search for Madeleine. I hope the general public will continue to support us in this.' It has also emerged that the McCanns have appointed former government media officer Clarence Mitchell to oversee the campaign, after their spokesperson for the past three months, Justine McGuinness, stood down last night.
Mitchell was sent to Portugal by the Foreign Office as chief adviser to the McCanns shortly after Madeleine was reported missing, before then returning to the UK last June. He is expected to resign from his post as director of the Media Monitoring Unit in the Cabinet Office this week.
Part of his new brief will involve studying the Portuguese press, amid concern that a recent spate of negative newspaper reports has led the McCanns to believe there has been an orchestrated campaign of leaks to undermine them.
To counter perceptions of an anti-McCann campaign within elements of the Portuguese media, Olegario Sousa, the official police spokesman since the start of the investigation, was moved from the role last Friday.
One police source yesterday referred to 'pure speculation in the Portuguese media' ahead of the judge's ruling. He dismissed a local newspaper report, which was picked up worldwide, that police were now increasingly convinced that Madeleine's body had been dumped into the sea.
Particularly upsetting for the family were reports alleging that extracts from Kate McCann's diary suggested she was sometimes impatient with her 'hyperactive' children and felt insufficiently supported by her husband.
Last night, two of Kate McCann's closest friends stepped forward to defend her, insisting she could not have had anything to do with her daughter's disappearance. Linda McQueen, 45, and Nicky Gill, 39, who have been known Kate since she was a child, described her as a devoted mother.
'To have these words said about her is just so unfair and hurtful,' said Gill. Asked if she had ever doubted Kate's innocence, McQueen added: 'Not at all, not a shadow of a doubt. They are the most loving, caring, family-oriented couple that you could ever meet. They are absolutely fabulous. Those three children are the world to them, as our children are to them as well.'
Among the issues the judge will decide this week are whether the McCanns should remain as arguidos; what further interrogations, searches or seizure of potential evidence will be authorised; and what charges, if any, should be brought.
The McCann's media advisers
Charles Lewington
John Major's former press secretary owns the PR agency, Hanover, hired by the McCanns to field media calls until the imminent appointment of Mitchell.
Justine McGuinness
The former Lib Dem parliamentary candidate, 37, stood down as the McCanns' spokeswoman yesterday after 89 days. The move is not said to be related to recent developments.
Clarence Mitchell
Expected to be revealed as the McCanns' new spokesman this week. The Foreign Office sent him to Portugal as the family's chief adviser. He returned in June.
Phil Hall
The former News of the World editor, now a media consultant, has been offering advice to the McCanns, but is thought to have turned down becoming the family's official spokesman.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Question for Portuguese posters.

Press articles trying to discredit witness statements due to Murats translations................

Isn't there a procedure!memoria futura, which means witness statements are video taped before a judge.

Whilst there are many press articles stating that this was to happen around 14th May, I cannot find any article that states it actually TOOK PLACE.

Anonymous said...

Hi felicity/Viv

If you see a man with his hands in the cookie/biscuit - tin. What are you thinking ??

If the man tells you, that he is just counting the cookies! You have to beleave him, dont`t you?
This is what Gerry is trying to tell the world!


Out of two, what is the best option, if you want to presurve your lifestyle, if something deadly happends to your child?
Let the world know, that you killed the child(for some reason?) or let the world know that you abandoned or neglected the child?

You can`t find, what do`es NOT exist, can you?


Greeting from Denmark
Marie


*Take a peek at the story about: ”The emperor's new suit”

http://www.andersenstories.com/en/andersen_fairy-tales/the_emperors_new_suit

Anonymous said...

Is it possible?????

In one way or another to post this at You tube with a big headline, date and time???:
""""
Three year-old feared abducted in Portugal
By staff and agencies
Last Updated: 12:01am BST 04/05/2007

A three-year-old British girl has gone missing while on a family holiday in Portugal, the Foreign Office said today.

Portuguese police are investigating the disappearance from a holiday complex in Praia da Luz in the western Algarve.

A Foreign Office spokesman said that he understood the girl's parents had gone to have dinner once their children were asleep last night, but returned to check on them only to find the girl had gone missing."They reported it straight away," he said, adding that consular assistance was being offered.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/global/main.jhtml?xml=/global/2007/05/04/nportugal104.xml
"""""""
without it dissapearing like poor Maddie.
The awfull twosome McCann are obviously the biggest liar in the world.

Greeting from Denmark
Marie

felicity said...

Hello again Marie and lovely to hear from you again. I am sorry I have been away from the computer today.

I think Gerry McCann did think that the world would have to believe him and Kate. In the early stages I longed for the police to find her. I almost felt guilty when discussimg with my mom - voicing my concerns... there is something so odd about this couple and the way they are reacting to the loss of their daughter that i just cannot help but wonder if they played a part in her disappearance. To my surprise my mom said she felt the same way too. I kept trying to justify their conduct at first torn very much between wanting to believe they were innocent distraught parents and darker forbodings about them. Why I kept asking myself would such a couple freely admit to leaving their three babies alone everynight? Why did they go against police advice and start this massive media campaign, highligting the defect in her eye if they really wanted to keep her safe. How could they keep on putting the twins in the creche? Why did the leave them and start going all over the world. I do not think any of us wanted to think the worse of them and we really wanted Maddie to be found but all these concerns have just mounted until in the end it becomes a certainty that this couple are just not normal and are not grieving for their little girl. All of their actions are self-serving. Gerry McCann's sole visit to the States and his comments that he was looking at the wider political issues - beaming in front of the White House. Them both laughing on the beach on her birthday a ver short time after they lost her. Concerns and misgivings about them became a certainty that this couple are just not normal parents. The mounting evidence of their involvement became overwhelming.

As you say, when something more sinister has taken place their stratety seems to be to admit to child neglect. How misguided they were in believing their strategy would be a successful one!

Kind Regards
Viv xxx

Ecolab said...

Hi Viv

I`m on...

Greeting from Denmark
Marie

Anonymous said...

Was some of docmacs posts removed from the DE forum last night?

docmac said...

Anonymous

No

eureka said...

Hi, Here's more on Murat, innocently caught up in this terrible mess;

"Staff from Bill Henderson's office suggested the name of Robert Murat as a reliable translator who could be used in the police inquiry, the days following Madeleine McCann disappearance. Murat was already known among diplomatic staff, as he had recommendation letters from Norfolk Police, where he worked for Bernard Matthews, one of the largest poultry farm companies in UK, which employs hundreds of Portuguese workers. The fact that Robert Murat has acted, before, as translator for Norfolk Police, and the recommendation issued by Bill Henderson's office, at the time the British consul in Algarve, took police to accept the suggestion, according to PJ sources. After Murat was named a formal suspect, Police went through all translations he has done, checking its accuracy, but no problem was found, according to the same sources. Bill Henderson retired from his diplomatic post and went back to UK in August."
Gazeta Digital

Anonymous said...

docmac, have since found the post I was looking for..........Thought you might have been too near the truth and they had deleted.

Thanks for replying.

felicity said...

Hi Anon

I can confirm that Doc did get a post deleted from the Daily Express for "legal reasons". This concerned the suggestion that the Retardos were laundering funds back to the McCanns. As I think there is a lot of merit in that suggestion and one that we should be questioning and discussing I reproduced his deleted post here under What Bizarre goings on at the Daily Express. Doc did not get any removed last night. I think the question of some quite extremely racist posts of Rosieops not being removed is also a legitimate topic for discussion. A few days back an excellant poster on the DE had FIVE posts removed within a very short space of time and also Bianca two posts removed who was joining in the discussion with her. So what were they discussing? The personality style of Gery McCann! I have not seen 2345 post since which is a great pity because her posts were informative, thoughtful and very interesting. So, as far as the DE are cncerned you can say just what the heck you like about the PJ and the Portuguese, no matter how racist but if you start on Gerry McCann you will be silenced! I criticised Gerry McCann and I was permanently banned

Freedom of Speech?

I dont think so!

Kind Regards
Viv x

felicity said...

Hi Anon

I can confirm that Doc did get a post deleted from the Daily Express for "legal reasons". This concerned the suggestion that the Retardos were laundering funds back to the McCanns. As I think there is a lot of merit in that suggestion and one that we should be questioning and discussing I reproduced his deleted post here under What Bizarre goings on at the Daily Express. Doc did not get any removed last night. I think the question of some quite extremely racist posts of Rosieops not being removed is also a legitimate topic for discussion. A few days back an excellant poster on the DE had FIVE posts removed within a very short space of time and also Bianca two posts removed who was joining in the discussion with her. So what were they discussing? The personality style of Gery McCann! I have not seen 2345 post since which is a great pity because her posts were informative, thoughtful and very interesting. So, as far as the DE are cncerned you can say just what the heck you like about the PJ and the Portuguese, no matter how racist but if you start on Gerry McCann you will be silenced! I criticised Gerry McCann and I was permanently banned

Freedom of Speech?

I dont think so!

Kind Regards
Viv x

felicity said...

Hi Anon

I can confirm that Doc did get a post deleted from the Daily Express for "legal reasons". This concerned the suggestion that the Retardos were laundering funds back to the McCanns. As I think there is a lot of merit in that suggestion and one that we should be questioning and discussing I reproduced his deleted post here under What Bizarre goings on at the Daily Express. Doc did not get any removed last night. I think the question of some quite extremely racist posts of Rosieops not being removed is also a legitimate topic for discussion. A few days back an excellant poster on the DE had FIVE posts removed within a very short space of time and also Bianca two posts removed who was joining in the discussion with her. So what were they discussing? The personality style of Gery McCann! I have not seen 2345 post since which is a great pity because her posts were informative, thoughtful and very interesting. So, as far as the DE are cncerned you can say just what the heck you like about the PJ and the Portuguese, no matter how racist but if you start on Gerry McCann you will be silenced! I criticised Gerry McCann and I was permanently banned

Freedom of Speech?

I dont think so!

Kind Regards
Viv x

felicity said...

Hiya Eureka

Sorry about the repeat posts!

We have seen a very concerted and very serious criminal conspiracy to frame Murat No matter, that he was a respected and legitimate police translator he has been mercilessly ridiculed and abused including by McCann drones, day in day out, month in, month out on the Daily Express. Only very recently have they chosen to tone down their attacks on Murat and his girlfriend because they can clearly see it is making the British public very angry! Similarly, you will note that rather than supporting The Retardos bizarre claims they now start to criticise them themselves. Again, they can see this is another failed plot on their part to con the British Public. We are not that stupid! And neither is the rest of the World!

Kind Regards
Viv x

Anonymous said...

Hi Viv

Tell me, where is that forum of Daily Express. I just ca`nt find it.

I`m jused to get away with quite a lot(he-he)

Greetings from Denmark
Marie

felicity said...

Hiya Marie!

http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/search/McCann/1/created/

Click on any of the stories and the discussion forum comes up underneath.


Kind Regards
Viv

Anonymous said...

Viv,

Thanks for your post.........you might find this article interesting re the press handling of Robert Murat.

www.timesonline.co.uk/to/comment/columnists/matthew_parris/article2324200.ece

The money laundering was discussed on the DM forum, but don't think it was deleted.....will have to check.