Wednesday, 17 June 2015

It's not what you know, it's who, or could it be both?

It's not what you know, it's who...

We all know the McCanns lie, there are examples of their deceit everywhere. One of the first, and possibly most powerful set of lies they told, were the porkies Kate told to her old friend Jill Renwick.

Jill Renwick is a long standing friend of Kate McCanns, both Kate and Gerry worked with Jill at Glasgow hospital in the 90's. Jill was one of the friends Kate phoned during the early hours of the 4th May 2007, and possibly the most influential. It was through Jill that the lie about an "abductor" gaining entry to apartment 5a having smashed the shutters, manifested across the nation within hours of the parents reporting Madeleine missing. This fabricated story was remember, concocted by Kate and Gerry who sat indoors, whilst scores of volunteers searched throughout the night for a missing 3 year old girl they had never met. 

In an article for the Guardian by Esther Addley, on June 2nd 2007, Jill Renwick discusses her conversation with Kate:

"She just said, 'Help me, please help me'. She said, 'We've been searching all night until 4.30am, and then everybody left us'. At that stage there was only one police officer at the door. They didn't know what to do. So I phoned GMTV."

First line, and it's a lie, Kate did NOT physically search, and Gerry managed an hour, but that's by the by. Good old Jill phoned GMTV, surely GMTV would check that the information Jill gave them was correct, precise, and accurate? Not a hope, what they did was to fail Madeleine, whilst at the same time, helping the McCanns plant the abduction seed. Jill provided more lies to 6.1 million UK viewers:

"They were just watching the hotel room and going back every half-hour."

"Poor Kate and Gerry don't know where to turn. She's obviously been taken as she couldn't have gone out on her own and the shutters had been forced open. The shutters had been broken open and they've gone into the room and taken her."

BANG! In one fell swoop we have 6.1 million people being told that A, there was opportunity for an abduction, and B, there had been a forced entry. Total and utter nonsense, we now know, as did the McCanns, that there was NO forced entry, but there it was, out in the public arena. 

Support began to gather pace. Think about it, of those 6.1 million viewers, how many of them went into work that week, spoke to friends and told them; 

"hey did you hear on the news today? An intruder broke into an apartment in Portugal and snatched a little girl" 

The lie grew legs and multiplied, the press reported it as fact, and before the week was out the Mcanns had a nation behind them, in fact they had so much support based upon lies that when the Official Find Madeleine website was set up on the 10th May 2007 it received 75 million hits in the first 48 hours, and all due to one phone call. Pretty impressive stuff eh, but that's the way the media work. Being the first with the stories is more important than being the first with the facts. As we know facts are something that the Official Find Madeleine website is seriously lacking in.

So the McCanns owe their friend Jill a huge debt of thanks, but her influence on this case didn't stop there, far from it.

The high level of support might not be as much of a mystery as people think. Renwick, possibly with perfectly good intentions, and without knowing she was being used as a pawn in the McCann's scheme, rallied more support, in the form of Gordon Brown. Jill lived on the same street as Gordon's brother, John Brown. The following quote could explain just how the future Prime Minister came to be so involved:

"I stopped him in the street the day afterwards and said, 'These are my friends. Do you think you could speak to Gordon about it?' And he said of course."
As we know Gordon Brown took up the post of Prime Minister at the end of June 2007, in September that year his head of media monitoring, Clarence Eden Mitchell, resigned from his reported £75,000 a year cabinet office job to work as PR consultant for the McCanns. A bold move indeed if he truly believed that Madeleine could be found any day. Much has been said about the influence Gordon Brown had upon the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine Mccann. Certainly the political intervention in this case was something the like of which had never been seen before. 

In her diary, Kate McCann wrote:

"WEDNESDAY, MAY 23: Gordon Brown (then Chancellor and PM in waiting) called and spoke with Gerry -very kind and giving encouragement.
Feeling a bit emotional afterwards."

On the 27th May 2007, and with the original source being the Guardian, Brendan de Beer wrote:

"Gordon Brown has personally intervened in the search for missing four-year-old Madeleine McCann after her parents became frustrated by the lack of progress in the police investigation.
After a series of telephone conversations with Madeleine's father, Gerry McCann, in recent days, the Chancellor requested assistance from the Foreign Office and the Home Office. He asked that pressure be brought to bear on the Portuguese authorities to allow more information about the inquiry to be made public.

Gerry and his wife, Kate, have been desperate for a description of a man seen carrying what appears to have been a child on 3 May to be made public, but Portuguese police refused for three weeks because of the country's laws, which forbid the details of an investigation being released.
The Observer understands that Brown gave the McCanns an assurance he would do 'anything he can' to help. The British embassy duly applied pressure on the Portuguese authorities to find more flexibility in their secrecy laws. British ambassador John Buck visited the Algarve last Thursday. A day later Portuguese police made a U-turn and issued a detailed description of the man, said to be white, 35 to 40, 5ft 10in and of medium build, with hair longer around the neck, wearing a dark jacket, light beige trousers and dark shoes.

Asked whether Brown had influenced the decision, Clarence Mitchell, a Foreign Office spokesman for the McCann family in the Algarve, said: 'Draw your own conclusions.' He said in a statement: 'I can confirm that telephone conversations have taken place between Gerry McCann and Chancellor Gordon Brown. During them, Mr Brown offered both Gerry and Kate his full support in their efforts to find Madeleine, although details of the conversations will remain private.''

This efit was of course the man Jane Tanner saw, that sighting eventually amounted to nothing. I find it very strange the McCanns didn't push the Smith sighting with such vigour, but then from all of Tanner's many descriptions, none looked like Gerry.

We're not done, Renwick's sister called a friend she had in CID, and another contact was made, the former Defence Secretary, Des Browne. 

Can you see how this charade snowballed?

Two lies, made by Kate McCann, convinced a nation of their innocence within the space of three media frenzied days, and these bastards had a nerve to sue others! 

So whilst we're all considering theories as to why the McCanns have got away with so much, and the pros bleat like sheep claiming "The McCanns were just an ordinary couple like any other who didn't have friends in high places", let's not forget that they only needed one friend, Jill Renwick. As the old saying goes, it's not what you know, it's who............

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

21 Facts about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Most of the country do not trust Kate and Gerry McCann, despite the MSM's recent efforts to avoid saying anything against the couple for fear of being sued. Here are some basic facts, with links from the official police files, direct quotes, photographs, and videos to back them up. If you'd like to learn more I highly recommend joining, or following the above groups. 


A statement was taken by Leicestershire Police from Katherina Gaspar. That statement raised serious questions about Gerry McCann, and one of his friends, David Payne. Katherina was on holiday with the McCanns and David Payne in 2005. It was on this holiday, that she witnessed the two men having a discussion, and making sexual gestures. Horrifyingly, she believes they were discussing Madeleine at the time.

Despite the statement being given to Leicestershire Police only two weeks after Madeleine was reported missing, it wasn't passed onto the Portuguese authorities, until October 24, 2007, after the McCanns had been questioned as arguido (suspects), and after the coordinator of the investigation, had been inexplicably removed from the case, and only then, because the PJ requested it.


The McCanns claim they were doing regular checks whilst they left their three children in the apartment, alone at night.

Gerry McCann:

"The kids were sound asleep and they were being checked regularly. We didn't think we needed a babysitter. We are good parents and what we did felt perfectly reasonable at the time."

"It's like we were sat in our back garden, all be it at the end of our garden."

Yet a neighbour heard one of the children crying out for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. This crying went on until the parents arrived home. To leave a child alone, and crying for a parent is neglectful, pure and simple.


The nannies who were said to be in contact with Madeleine in the days leading up to her being reported missing, all tell a different story. With regards to confirmed contact, no one statement matches.

(confirming links to the official police files are within the above blog entry)


On the night Madeleine was reported missing, the McCanns and their friends state that regular checks were being made upon the children. Gerry McCann claims he was only away from the table for a matter of minutes at the time it is believed Madeleine was "taken", a claim not backed up by one of the friends who states that:
"Kate had been moaning that you'd been gone a long time watching the football" 

At this point Gerry McCann has no alibi for longer than 2 minutes.


One of the group of friends, Matt Oldfield claims, in his statement, that he went to check on the McCann children just after 9:30pm, however, he cannot state whether Madeleine was in her bed or not, despite having a clear view, and stating that he could see the twins breathing in the same room, the picture below illustrates where Matt would have been stood as he entered the room. Madeleine's bed is immediately to his left, the twins cot beyond it, in the centre of the room. 


At 9:55pm, a family witnessed a man carrying a small child toward the beach, not 5 minutes away from where Gerry McCann was last seen. This family were said to be convinced the little girl was Madeleine McCann, the head of the family was up to 80% sure that the man carrying her was Gerry McCann.


The above sighting is the main focus of New Scotland Yard's investigation, who described it as a "revelation moment". Another man was seen passing by the McCann's apartment, but was ruled out by both police forces, having come forward and identified himself. Despite this, the McCanns still promote him as a suspect.


Despite the McCanns having the evidence of the sighting in their hands since November 2008, it took them 5 years to put the efit on their Official Find Madeleine page, and only then a few weeks after Scotland Yard put it up on Crimewatch.


Kate McCann got up to "check" on her children at 10pm. Only she wasn't actually going to "check", despite having walked all the way to the apartment. I realise how ludicrous that sounds, and that's probably because it is. The link below takes you to a video of Kate McCann giving the most implausible account of her "check" that evening.

FACT 10.

Kate McCann refused to give a detailed statement, as to what happened when she claims she realised Madeleine was missing. In fact she refused to answer any questions about what she saw, what she did, or where she looked after 10pm, immediately prior to her raising the alarm, when, according to her sister in law, she came out of the apartment, leaving the twins behind, shouting: "THEY'VE TAKEN HER"

FACT 11.

The McCanns did not search for Madeleine. Apart from a brief look around the immediate vicinity, and a trip down to the beach for Gerry, where he didn't actually search, but was "consoled" by a friend (David Payne), Kate and Gerry did not search until 6am the following morning.

FACT 12.

The McCanns lied to their friends back in the UK. As hard as that is to believe, the McCanns claimed that an intruder had "broken" "smashed" "jemmied" the shutters, and taken Madeleine out of the window. All this took place whilst scores of locals and guests searched for Madeleine McCann. Yep, whilst all that was going on, the McCanns weren't searching, they were creating lies.

The story was eventually retracted, and corrected by their spokesman Clarence Mitchell, and only after a documentary, by Channel 4 dispatches, proved that no break in had taken place. Mitchell stated that:

"There was no evidence of a break-in"

FACT 13.

On May 4th 2007, the morning after Madeleine was reported missing, Yvonne Martin, who worked for child protection services in England, and who was also on holiday in Portugal, introduced herself to the McCanns outside their apartment. She showed them her identification, and offered to help them. Curiously, and despite no leads, Kate McCann told her that Madeleine had been abducted by a couple. This claim also ties in with the report of Kate shouting, "THEY'VE TAKEN HER", but with no leads, how could Kate be so sure?

Stood with the McCanns at the time was David Payne, the man accused of making sexual gestures about Madeleine. It was Payne who pulled the couple away from Yvonne Martin, and after whispering to them, ushered them inside. Payne then returned to the street, where he told Yvonne Martin that the couple did not require her assistance.

Yvonne Martin states that she recognized Payne from the course of her work, and indeed, her concerns were great enough for her to write a letter to british police, stating that she felt the parents were involved in the disappearance of Madeleine. She also noted that Payne was wearing the same clothes, as a description of as man police had said was carrying a small child, the previous night.

Yvonne Martin also asked the police to check if David Payne was, or had been on any child abuse, or paedophile registers.

FACT 14.

A Ltd company was set up within days of Madeleine going missing. This wasn't a charity, it was and still is, a Ltd company. You'd be forgiven for thinking the company, called the Madeleine Fund, Leaving No Stone Unturned, was set up to find Madeleine, not so, it was set up "mainly for legal expenditure", as the video below proves.

FACT 15.

The McCanns made mortgage payments on their house in Rothley, directly from the fund.

FACT 16.

Madeleine's birthday, May 12th 2007, 9 days after Madeleine was reported missing. The following excerpt is taken from Kate McCann's book, and describes in her words how their mood was on this day:

”We ate mostly in silence, concentrating on the kids. I couldn't eat much, and alcohol was completely off my agenda. Fiona recalls that Gerry and I were completely shut down that day, barely able to talk, and although our friends tried to remain cheerful and behave normally to get us through it, they all felt awkward about being at this lovely villa, in the sunshine, in these circumstances. There was no cake. Gerry did attempt a toast but he was visibly upset and couldn't manage much more than ‘I can’t even say happy birthday to my daughter . . .’ before choking up. The physical loss was more intense than ever. I ached for Madeleine."

This is just one of the many blatant lies that appear in the book. Here we see a photograph, and below a video, taken on that very day, that shows the parents, and in particular, Gerry McCann, behaving in a manner totally different to the one Kate describes in her book.

FACT 17.

May 21st 2007, the McCanns meet with Labour Government spin doctor, Clarence Mitchell. In an unprecedented move, Mitchell is deployed to deal with the press on behalf of the McCanns. Mitchell's involvement in the case hindered the police investigation, he also lied to the press. Here are just some of his lies:

“There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever, nothing, to suggest Madeleine has been harmed, let alone killed” LIE

and an odd statement to make given that in 2008 he also said:

“Madeleine is probably dead”

“I can categorically state that Gerry did not have a blue tennis bag” LIE

When talking about the Helping to find Madeleine fund Mitchell described it as:

“Independently controlled” LIE

“Kate and Gerry would have no issue with taking a lie detector test” LIE

“There are wholly innocent explanations for any material the police may or may not have found”

When talking about the “tapas 7” and the McCann’s he stated:

“None of them were wearing watches or had mobile phones on them that evening” LIE

“Kate and Gerry have been utterly honest, and utterly open with the police and all of their statements since the moment Madeleine was taken” LIE

“We have nothing to hide” LIE

“We are always willing to cooperate with the Portuguese police” LIE

The head of the Portuguese police department Carlos Anjos described Clarence Mitchell as “a manipulative liar” TRUE

He also said that “He lies with as many teeth as he has in his mouth” TRUE

FACT 18.

May 29th, despite the possibility of an abductor still being at large, the McCanns embark on a European tour, leaving their twins behind in the very town they claim Madeleine was abducted from. Let's just say your child was abducted after you weren't there to protect them.

Would you really do it again, less than 3 weeks later?

Would you trust anyone other than yourself to look after your two youngest children?

In fact only the day before Kate was telling the press how:

'she could not face sleeping away from the twins. She said: "We've become totally protective parents."' - Daily Mirror 28 May 2007

Of course, yet again, Kate McCann was lying.

FACT 19.

The dogs, possibly the most damning element against the McCanns.

Let's have a look at their findings:

Keela, a 16 month old springer spaniel, was at the top of her field when she went to PDL in 2007, trained by Martin Grime (who now works for the FBI) she could sniff out the most microscopic specks of blood, even if the item had been cleaned or washed. To avoid any confusion Keela was trained to alert to nothing but human blood. So any talk of her alerting to anything else is pure fiction. At the time of the searches Keela earned £530 per day plus expenses, more than the chief constable at that time.

Eddie (pictured right) who was 7 at the time, had worked on over 200 cases worldwide and boasts an outstanding record of success. The FBI rated Eddie and Martin Grime as "two of the best in the law enforcement speciality of canine forensics, able to find evidence everyone else missed." Eddie was trained to alert to smell of human cadaverine (the smell given off from a human corpse) pro McCann's love to put about unfounded rumours that these dogs alert to other smells, nonsense, it was the McCanns who blamed the alerts on items such as dirty nappies, seabass etc.

To give a better idea a dogs nose is 10,000 times more sensitive to smell than our own. They can pick out every ingredient of a smell and separate it, much in the same way you or I could sort out different shaped wooden blocks, if we were handed a box of blocks containing sphere's, cubes, and pyramids, and told to put all the cubes to one side we could do it. A cadaver dogs nose works in the same way, it separates all the elements of one scent, examines each one in it's own right, and determines if human cadaver is present.

So what did the dogs find? Having gone through several other apartments at the Ocean club, and alerting to nothing, both dogs alerted to a number of places in and around the McCann's apartment, and their hire car.

Keela (below) alerted to human blood in:

The living room, behind the sofa, close to the external window of the apartment.
In the McCanns’ hired Renault Scenic, hired 25 days AFTER Madeleine's disappearance.
On the car key.
In the interior of the car boot.

Eddie alerted to the scent of human cadaverine:

The wardrobe in the McCann's bedroom.
In the living room, behind the sofa, close to the external window of the apartment. (the same place as Keela).
The veranda of 5a.
In the garden of the apartment.
The flower beds in the back of 5a.
The steps leading down from the patio.
Also, a ‘lighter’ scent of death was found in the flower beds in the back yard, near the foot of the steps leading down from the patio.
On two items of Kate's clothing.
On a T shirt belonging to Madeleine.
On cuddlecat (Madeleine's soft toy)
Not only that, but out of several cars in a car park Eddie only alerted to one, the McCanns' hire car.

Couple that with the fact that it was Eddie and Keela's findings led the forensic team to the discovery of DNA that could have belonged to Madeleine. In fact the original forensic conclusions were that it was DEFINITELY Madeleine's, that was later changed to say "It would be very simple to say "yes" simply because of the number of components within the result that are also in her reference sample." The reason for that change was that John Lowe who compiled the report said he couldn't be certain how the sample came to be in the car. I fail to see what that has to do with the DNA being Madeleine's or not. It either is or it isn't.

Below are three videos showing Eddie and Keela's searches.

....and here more information on their findings.

FACT 20.

The refusal of a reconstruction.

Crime reconstructions are a vital part of police forces investigations Worldwide, they give a clearer picture of what actually happened. It's all very well having all the pieces of a jigsaw, but without the picture on the lid of the box it can be difficult to put the pieces together, especially when, as was the case with the McCann's and their friends statements, those pieces don't fit.

In 2008 Ricardo Paiva, an Inspector with the PJ, sent an email to Mick Graham, Detective Inspector of the Major Crime Unit. In this email Ricardo requested that the tapas 7 (the group of friends who were on holiday with the McCanns) be contacted with a view to attending a reconstruction. What followed was a series of ridiculous demands by the group of friends, followed by the refusal to take part. Below are the first set of questions, followed by Ricardo Paiva's replies:

1 - Why do the PJ want them to take part in the re-enactment?

2 - What is the aim, what are the PJ trying to achieve with the re-enactment?

3 - Why so close to the anniversary?

4 - Why don't the PJ use actors?

5 - Will the footage of the re-enactment be released to the press/TV etc?

6 - What protection is there for the friends in relation to the media coverage/likely frenzy?"
The responses from Ricardo were more than satisfactory:

1 - Why do the PJ want them to take part in the re-enactment?

The PJ wants them to take part in the re-enactment because they were the ones who experienced the situation. Therefore, they are in the best conditions to reproduce it.

2 - What is the aim, what are the PJ trying to achieve with the re-enactment?

The PJ is trying to find out, with accuracy, the circumstances of the events occurred, using for that purpose the exact place of events and the same persons who took part in it.

3 - Why so close to the anniversary?

Only now has the PJ conditions to carry out these proceedings, and also because it is desirable that the weather conditions are as similar as possible to those at the time of the events.

4 - Why don't the PJ use actors?

The reason is because only the persons involved can clarify, with accuracy and at the same place, their position and movements.

5 - Will the footage of the re-enactment be released to the press/TV etc?

The PJ won't release any pictures/footage to the press.

6 - What protection is there for the friends in relation to the media coverage/like frenzy?

The place will be isolated and press interference will be avoided to its maximum.

The re-enactment will be carried out in one single day, at the exact time the events occurred.

However, the witnesses are requested to stay in Portugal for a couple of days more, in order to allow the production of all the material which shall be analysed, checked and signed by the persons involved."

So having asked 7 questions of the PJ and duly been given the answers you'd expect the tapas 7 to be more than willing to help, you'd be wrong. Their next move was to start haggling with the PJ, putting forward demands that needed satisfying before they would co-operate:

Russell O'Brien and Jane Tanner demanded the PJ;

• publicly dispels the damaging and disturbing lies churned out by the Portuguese press regarding alleged changes to statements, re-interviews or alleged lack of co-operation.

• publicly states there are "no suspicions over [us] regarding the commission of any criminal acts." This in no way compromises Judicial Secrecy.

Rachael O'Brien wrote:

Either they believe our version of the events of May 3rd 2007, or they don't. If they do, why the need for a reconstruction?

If they don't believe us, do they want a reconstruction so we can convince them otherwise?

If the purpose of a reconstruction is to convince the Prosecutor to lift Kate and Gerry's arguido status then we would consider taking part in it. If it is to properly focus the investigation on the person seen carrying a child away from the apartment, again, we would consider taking part because that would help to find Madeleine.

That would be the sighting Jane Tanner stands accused of lying about. The sighting she changed her description of several times, the sighting that has now been ruled out of the investigation by Scotland Yard, and indeed the sighting that is still promoted by the Official find Madeleine page.

Are you starting to get an idea of how impossible the PJ's job was?

The full details can be viewed on the link below:

FACT 21.

Kate and Gerry McCann have never been cleared of being involved in the disappearance of their daughter Madeleine.

Jose de Magalhaes e Menezes was, along with João Melchior Gomes the man responsible for producing a 58-page report - the concluding volume of the case files - which explained the reasons behind the decision to archive the process.

Despite reports on Wikipedia and some pro McCann forums this report did NOT clear the McCann's of any involvement in the loss of Madeleine, in fact by raising doubt over their stories it did quite the opposite, below are some quotes from the report:

“The witnesses’ statements revealed important details which were not entirely understood and coherent”.

“The technique for this is a reconstruction, but despite every effort by the Public Prosecutor’s office and the JP [Policia Judiciara]…this was not possible”.

“The work of these dogs can be appreciated much better on film...the dogs are trained in detecting dead persons".

“The fact that the parents were the last people known to have been with Madeleine, alive and in a known place, particularly with the possibility of a body having been in the apartment and in the vehicle used by the parents…meant they had to be placed under suspicion. The parents had no plausible explanation for these facts. Faced with the evidence produced by the dogs and the laboratories, they had to be named as suspects…”

"The possibility of abduction was exhaustively investigated. No ransom was ever requested, nor were there any sufficiently consistent clues found to support this theory”.

“…the parents were the last people known to have been with Madeleine, alive and in a known place…the possibility of a body having been in the apartment and in the vehicle used by the parents were reasons for suspecting their involvement. As they were called once more to make a statement, having no plausible explanation for these facts and faced with evidence produced by the dogs…they had to be named as suspects…”

So far from being cleared the McCann's it would seem STILL have questions to answer, plausible explanations to give.......remember Kate refusing to answer those 48 questions? Neither Kate or Gerry have been interviewed by the PJ since. The attorney general wasn't the only person to doubt the McCann's:

Moite Flores, former police inspector and now political commentator in Portugal: “The only thing proven was that there was no abduction. I have no doubt that the child died”

Lee Rainbow, Britain’s top criminal profiler: “Madeleine's father was the last one to see her alive. The family is a lead that should be followed. Contradictions in Gerald McCann's statements might lead us to suspect a homicide”.

Assistant Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police (2007): “While both or one of [the McCanns] may be innocent, there is no clear evidence that eliminates them from involvement in Madeleine's disappearance”.

Former top British detective, John Stalker: “My gut instinct is that some big secret is probably being covered up”.

Ricardo Paiva, one of the chief detectives on the original investigation, told a Lisbon court in January 2010: “I share Gonçalo Amaral’s statement in the book. Maddie died, probably in a tragic accident, and all indications point towards the parents hiding the body”.

Director of the Portuguese National Counter-Terrorism Unit, Luís Neves: “Hiding a body and accidental death are possibilities”.

Intercalary report: Chief Inspector Tavares Almeida: "Kate McCann and Gerald McCann are involved in the concealment of the cadaver of their daughter, Madeleine McCann"

And of course the main man, Goncalo Amaral: "Let's remember: it is totally logical to find Madeleine's DNA in the home, but absolutely not in a car rented more than twenty days after her disappearance."

"The McCanns knew that I was going to get them."

If only the political interference hadn't halted the case and those queries and questions had been cleared up.

If only good old fashioned policing had been able to run its course.

If only...................

The official police files can be read at:

There is also a extensive catalogue of news stories, and information at: