25 Aug 2008
INITIAL STATEMENT GERRY MCCANN FROM PJ FILE
THE TIME READS 5.59 3/5/07 - SO WHY WERE THE MCCANNS NOT THERE?
The above is further details of what Kate and Gerry told the Police which Atardi found, thanks:-)) All carefull worked out on the covers of Madeleine's story books no doubt, they knew she would not be needing those any more :-((((
Hearing Gerald Patrick McCann The hearing takes place the day after the disappearance of Madeleine, 04/05/2007 at 11.15. It begins by explaining the fact that Gerry is British and, therefore, did not understand Portuguese, either spoken or written. Under what is called an interpreter "jury" name: Natalia. Its function is to translate accurately, the language of the declarant to the country's official language, words, feelings, images, phrases and verbal family used. To avoid any misinterpretation ... In 1994, Gerry McCann had already visited Portugal. He stayed in an apartment on the outskirts of Albufeira. The desire to know Portugal was due to the fact that the country is known for its excellent conditions for golf. The trip is now conducted by the suggestion of a friend David Payne who reserved the OCEAN CLUB, after making an investigation on the Internet, for the declarant, his wife and the rest of the group. Altogether, a group of nine adults and eight children including child Madeleine disappeared. The group consists of people that the declarant known for some 5 or 6 years. They travelled in two separate groups. One composed of declarant, his wife Kate and their three sons, David Payne and his wife, his two sons and his mother-in-law. This group came from the local airport from Leicestershire and another group from London, comprising four adults and three children. The meeting point was the Oceania Club in Portugal. The declarant's group arrived at 14:30 on April 28 with provenance of Faro airport by a small bus to the airport services. The other group came the same day at 13:00. After "chek in" the declarant, his wife Kate HEALY, his daughter Madeleine and her pair of twins two years, and SEAN Amelia, settled into an apartment G5A. The apartment consisted of two beds in the first room, plus two others in another room, where the company provided two cradles, in addition to the bathroom and kitchen. GERALD Kate and slept in one room and on the other, slept her three children including twin beds in the "baby" and Madeleine in a normal bed. The remaining bed was empty. Between April 28, arrival date and time when it disappeared Madelei the declarant indicates not have noticed anything unusual except that a morning of May 3, Madeleine asked his dad, Gerald, why had not the ido room while the twins crying. The declarant had not heard anything and did not move up the room. It was the first time that Madeleine had this kind of comment. In regard to the facts routine reads: On Sunday, took the breakfast, between 07:30 / 08:30 at the bar of the Ocean Club a few metres away from the apartment. In the following days due to the remoteness of the bar, began to buy food at the supermarket located in the same artery that the apartment. After breakfast the children remained in a nursery club called "Club Kid" where they engaged in various activities such as painting, collage and so on. this until 12h30, under surveillance for several employees at a ratio of one supervisor for every three children. At 12h30 iban parents looking for children and lunch at the apartment after making purchases of supplies. After lunch, at approximately 13.30, children stayed near the pool club, supervised by parents, for about 45 minutes while playing and got the sunscreen. After this time, children were returning to the "Club Kid" until around 17h00. Time to which dinner, at the bar, under the supervision of parents. After dinner of 17h00, parents gave them a bath and before preparing them for the night, leaving some time in an area of games annex to the tennis courts, always under the supervision of parents. About 19h30 / 20h00 children slept until morning routines that described above is restarted. While the children were in the "Kid Club", GERRY playing tennis with Kate, past or were "jogging". Yesterday (Note: Day of the disappearance), after the daily routines, Madeleine and the twins were sleeping in their beds at 19h30. Parents stayed in the apartment was relaxed and drinking a glass of wine until 20h30. Having found that children slept, parents, accompanied by other adults, headed towards the restaurant "tape" about 50 meters where all had dinner together. As usual, every half hour and because the restaurant was near the apartment, the declarant or his wife iban to check whether children were well. 21h05 Thus, at 21h05, the declarant entered the apartment with the help of his key because the door was closed, and headed toward the room of children, found that the twins Madeleine and were well. Then went to the toilet a few moments. He left the apartment and crossed a person with whom he had played tennis and started a small conversation, then returned to tape. 21h30 At 21h30, a friend MATT (group member) went to his apartment where they were their own children and went through the declarant's apartment through a sliding door that was always open and located on the side of the house. Entered into an apartment, saw the twins and found that Madeleine was okay. Everything was normal, blinds were closed and the door of the room was among open as ever. Then MATT back to the restaurant. 22h00 At 22h00 Kate went to check on children. Entered into an apartment through the door with the help of your password and saw that the door of the room was completely open, the window was also open up the blinds and curtains open. The doors were closed except the rear as mentioned earlier. Faced with this situation, Kate found that the twins were in their respective bed unlike that Madeleine had disappeared. Having looked carefully at the apartment, his wife, frightened and dismayed, went to the restaurant to warn the declarant of the disappearance. Immediately the group headed towards the club and searched all facilities, pool, tennis and so on. As well as an apartment, with the help of employees of the Ocean Club, and at the same time, contacted authorities. 21h10/21h15 He wants to emphasize that one element of the group, Jane, around the 21h10 / 21h15, when going to his apartment to see her children, saw about 50 metres into the artery that goes to the club, a person carrying a Children in pyjamas. Jane may clarify this situation better. Madeleine As regards to Madeleine, is described as of Caucasian race, skin white, 4 years (12/05/03) and about 90 cm in height. Delgada, dark blond hair, smooth and even shoulders. Left Eye blue and green the right however, that, with a brand of brown. It also has a small distinctive badge on your skin, brown, on his left leg. You have no scar. When disappeared, wearing a white pajamas with some pants with floral motifs and whose top had short sleeves, mainly coloured pink with a drawing of blue and ash with the inscription "Eeyore." As regards to the girl's personality is extroverted, hyper active, he can talk, cunning with a great ease of connection with other children. She never would go with a stranger. The declarant is not suspected and no one finds no reason for this act, has no enemies, neither he nor his wife. His daughter does not suffer from any illness and does not take any medicine. The declaration authorizes that a reading of his mobile phone. Apart from Kid Club, and the apartment were only once to the beach with Madeleine and the twins but during a very short time, because weather conditions were unstable. It only took an ice cream and returned to the apartment. Apart from what has been said, Madeleine and other children's Kid Club went to the beach, five minutes walk from the club for an hour. This output was organized by the company itself. Monitoring and organization were in charge of the club, the declarant and his wife were not present.