Sunday, April 29, 2012

#McCann : Jane Tanner's exclusive interview with The Sun, 20 November 2007

News International article researched by Tony Bennett.
I've highlighted in red a few passages from this remarkable 'exclusive' Murdoch-owned Sun article, and appended in blue a few observations and comments:

Jane Tanner's exclusive interview with The Sun, 20 November 2007

Published: 20 Nov 2007

MADDIE kidnap witness Jane Tanner yesterday told how she watched the tot being snatched – and insisted she has NO doubt (1) about what she saw.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun – her first with any newspaper – Jane forcefully hit back at critics who have suggested she is lying.

Amid sobs, she said: "I DID see a man that night carrying away Madeleine.

"She WAS abducted."

Tears welling in her eyes, she went on: "I wake up to that image ever day. Every day I see him there, striding away, carrying Madeleine and I try desperately to remember more detail, what his face was like.
"I think about it over and over again. It’s horrible.

"Madeleine was (2) adorable. Every day I hope this is the day we find her."

Twisting her Look For Madeleine yellow and green wristbands, Jane, 36, then went into detail about the night of May 3.

She told how she and the other members of the so-called Tapas Nine had been leaving the restaurant at the complex in Praia da Luz to check their children.


I DID see man abduct Maddie
The Sun

It was on one of her visits to see her two daughters that Jane passed Maddie’s dad Gerry, 39 (3). He was returning from seeing his children.

Seconds later she saw a man cross from left to right in front of her with a child lolling back in his arms.

Jane said: "It wasn’t unusual to see people with children, even at that time of night. But my attention was drawn to him because the child had bare feet.

"It was a cold night and I thought that was strange because as a mother I would never have taken my child around at that time without something on their feet or a blanket. All I could see of the child was their legs dangling.

"The man was about ten to fifteen feet in front of me (4) and was walking quite quickly and I can remember thinking, 'That’s odd'.

"But that was all, nothing to make me scream out to make him stop. I never at that time thought it could be Madeleine. I’d just passed Gerry (3) so I thought his children were all asleep in bed."

Jane carried on to her apartment where she found her daughters were fine, (5) so she went back to the tapas bar.

About 15 minutes later her partner Dr Russell O’Brien checked (5) and found one of the girls had been sick (5) so he asked a friend to fetch Jane.

It was while Jane was there that Maddie’s mum Kate, 39, went to see her children at around 10.05pm – and found the girl missing.

Jane said the first she knew was when she looked out of her window and saw the table at the tapas bar was empty (6). She opened the door and there was commotion.

She said: "I saw all our friends outside shouting. I opened the door and one, Rachael, shouted at me, 'Madeleine’ s gone!' As soon as she said that the image of that man carrying the child came into my head and I felt physically sick. A feeling of complete horror washed over me."

Minutes later Jane saw Kate. Close to tears,
Jane admitted she could not bear to tell her about the man. (7) She said: "At that time it seemed everyone thought Madeleine was hiding. (8)I knew that if I told her about the man it would shatter that. I was also hoping desperately that I’d been wrong. Instead I took another friend, Fiona, to one side and told her. (9)"Then, at around 11.15, two policemen arrived and I told them. Later CID arrived. They did this thing called a cognitive


1. Tanner first of all says 'I try desperately to remember what his face looks like' but later says 'He had his face turned away' (!). Later on, despite his face being 'turned away', she was apparently able to pontificate that 'George Harrison man'/'monster man' looked like the man she had seen (!). Of course, we mustn't forget that at a press conference in September 2009, when the story was the Victoria Beckham-lookalike asking an anonymous British banker for her daughter in downtown Barcelona at 2am, former Chief Inspector Dave Edgar said: "Tanner could have seen a woman".

2. Only four months after Madeleine was reported missing, Tanner uses the past tense about Madeleine.

3. Twice she mentions passing Gerry. Strange...first because Gerry can't remember seeing her down that narrow lane, and second because Gerry was talking to Wilkins but Jane doesn't say anything about her seeing Wilkins. It's as if she hasn't rehearsed very well and has forgotten her lines.

4. 10-15 feet in front. Hmmm. That's about the length of an average-sized bedroom. In just 4-5 paces, she would have bumped into him!

5. If they were 'checking every half-hour', why did Russell O'Brien go to see the girls within 15 minutes of Tanner's visit. And was one of the girls so badly sick that O'Brien had to wash her sheets and pillow-case in the washing-machine AND bath her, even though 15 minutes before, Tanner pronounced the girls 'fine' (one presumes 'fine and sleeping soundly', though she does not say so).

6. Hmmm. So she just 'happened to look' out of the apartment window? She says the Tapas bar table was 'empty'. Yet both Dianne Webster and the waiter maintain that Dianne remained steadfastly at the table after the others rushed off.

7. Yet Russell O'Brien was gaily writing down on a ripped-out cover of Madeleine's Activity Sticker Book: "9.15pm - Jane sees abductor with Madeleine".
technique, where they put you back in the moment, and it was then that I remembered the pyjamas.

"There were pink and white, they were what Madeleine was wearing. (10) I just felt so awful, I felt I could have stopped this from happening. I think of that everyday.

"I have to live with it forever, that guilt is never going to go away."
It has been reported that the man she saw that night was Robert Murat, the first person named as a suspect. But Jane said she simply does not know (11).
Jane, from Exeter, Devon, said: “He had his face turned away (1) and it was dark.

"I’ve done an artist’s impression and want people to look at that and rack their brains as to whether they know him, or if they were on holiday, saw him.

"Please just ring the Find Madeleine Spanish hotline".

8. Come off it, Tanner. Both Dr Gerald McCann and his wife told the media and the police: "We knew instantly that it was an abduction".

9. And we're espected to beleive that Fiona didn't tell Kate either?

10. Did she know what pyjamas Madeleine was wearing? And she didn't actually say the pyjamas were 'white and pink'; she said they 'had a pinkish aspect'. And what happened when the McCanns held up Madeleine's ACTUAL pyjamas. Little Amelie piped up: 'MADDIE'S JAMAS'. Strange too that Amelie referred to her as 'Maddie' when the McCanns insisted she was alweays called 'Madeleine'?

11. Goncalo Amaral is very very clear in his book. On Sunday 13 May, when Madeleine would have been four years old, Jane Tanner 'adamantly' insisted that when Murat walked past the police van she was in that afternoon, that he was the abductor she'd seen 10 days earlier. This Sun interview was the beginning of a concerted effort by the McCann camp to begin to deny that Tanner had ever positively identified Murat. The Sun interview, presumably carried out at least a day or two in advance of publication on 20 November, followed swiftly on the high-level meeting in the Algarve on 13 November, just a week earlier, between double glazing magnate Brian Kennedy and Edward Smethurst, his lawyer and also the McCanns' 'co-ordinating lawyer', official suspect Robert Murat and his lawyer, Francisco Pagarete, and Murat's mother and aunt and uncle.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

#McCann : #Mumsnet's JANE TANNER : The Framing Of Murat - BUT should the story go 'belly up', then it was nothing to do with Gerald McCann was it?

By Dr Martin Roberts
19 January 2010


If lies are two a penny, then a 'tanner' should give you at least a dozen.

Jane Tanner is the invisible woman, able to pass two people standing in an otherwise deserted street without herself being noticed; not even by the one facing her at the time.

Her visual acuity is such that, under sparse artificial lighting, at night, and at a distance of some fifteen feet plus, she was able to resolve at a glance the small pattern on a pair of recumbent child's pyjama trousers (which she could see), as well as suggesting the colour of the matching top (which she could not see), despite the orange cast imposed by street lamps ("I feel, I thought I saw pink pyjamas and I thought I could see colours but I don't know, it was fairly orange so I don't know").
And yet the child was being carried by an adult with seemingly no discernible facial characteristics whatsoever; not even in profile.

However, the official PJ account of Tanner's first witness statement, taken on 4 May, 2007 records that 'when asked, she says she would probably be able to identify the individual she saw, being able to identify him from the side and from his manner of walking.' Hence Jane Tanner managed to extract sufficient information from her encounter to allow her to identify the nocturnal pedestrian she saw crossing the street ahead of her.
She believed it to have been one Robert Murat.
Understandably keen to assure themselves that Jane Tanner would subsequently recognise Robert Murat as the individual she saw on the night of Madeleine McCann's disappearance, Portuguese police execute a modest 'stake out'.
They place Ms Tanner inside an unmarked car, whose tinted windows allow her to see out without being seen herself, and park the vehicle at the very spot where she claims to have been on the night of May 3rd.
As Robert Murat, loosely accompanied by plain clothes police officers, passes up the road in the same way as the party previously spotted by her, Jane Tanner is adamant that it was Robert Murat whom she saw that night. She recognises his gait.Robert Murat, I am sure, would not take offence at anyone remarking on his defining feature, which is not the disposition of his feet.
Owing to an unfortunate motorcycle accident as a young man, he now has only one viable eye. Spectacles are essential and he wears them constantly.
Whilst he has an understandable bias in his eyesight therefore, it is not mirrored in the action of his limbs, which are perfectly normal. Surely someone with night vision so acute they can describe the pattern, cut, and hue of a small area of textile glimpsed at a distance, would have noticed if the child carrier himself wore glasses, even seen from the side.
He didn't. Therefore he was not Robert Murat, whom Tanner recognised simply on the basis of his walking 'purposefully.'
Tanner's memory has the extraordinary characteristic of becoming clearer with time and encouragement.
Cognitively 'induced', she sees the child in pyjamas for what they were, rather than the amorphous textile bundle they might have seemed previously.
It just took that extra stimulus for things to fall into place.
She herself has said that she didn't remember the pyjamas until she was put under a cognitive 'spell' several hours after the original sighting.
On 20 November, 2007 she told The Sun newspaper that "at around 11.15, two policemen arrived and I told them. Later CID arrived. They did this thing called a cognitive technique, where they put you back in the moment, and it was then that I remembered the pyjamas." But what did she tell the two policemen who arrived first?

One of the officers in question was Nelson Filipe Pacheco da Costa (GNR Patrol), who afterwards reported that '...his colleague went to check the area around the apartments and the Tapas Bar, while the witness remained next to the apartment, just outside it.
At that moment a female individual... who was in the neighbouring apartment, said that she saw an individual carrying a child, running, and that because of the pyjamas she was wearing it could have been Madeleine.

There are already cases on record of psychopaths feigning hypnosis (e.g. Albert Bianchi), so coming forward with the notion of pyjamas (having previously articulated the same), when given a gentle nudge to the psyche by a police inspector, is hardly original.

You know who your friends are with Jane. Or do you? On 8 April 2008 she had the following to say, inter alia, to a detective constable from Leicestershire Police who was interviewing her at the time:

Jane Tanner: "Errr... so, yeah... so, David... so, we said... we decided, oh yeah, we'll go and it'll be nice to see everybody, and we know Kate and Gerry, we'd sort of socialised with them but not as well probably as the other... as the other two couples."

Leicestershire Police: "Mmm..."

JT: "Errr... but they'd been on holiday with David and Fiona before and so... and they've got children the same age as well, you know. Obviously Madeleine's the same age as E***, so a bit of a nice group."

LP: "So you knew them all but you hadn't all been on holiday as a group before?"

JT: "No, we've been with Matt and Rachael and David and Fiona. And David and Fiona had been with Kate and Gerry but we hadn't been, not the eight, or the nine of us including Fi's mum, we hadn't been on holiday before."

A year earlier and the information she disclosed might have been a little different.

'In September 2003, the McCanns and their friends Matthew Oldfield, Rachael Mampilly, Russell O'Brien and Jane Tanner spent a week in Umbria in Italy, where they went to attend David and Fiona Payne's wedding.’ (The Forbidden Investigation).

Neither David nor Fiona Payne is Italian.
Hence, six friends found themselves at the wedding of two further friends, and all of them together in a foreign country.
That sounds very much like eight people on holiday to me, and if a trained doctor cannot arrive at 'eight' as the sum of six plus two then something is seriously wrong with our educational system. (o.k., so we know that to be the case, but no one would suspect standards to have sunk quite that low).

This is, by any measure, a shameful catalogue of deliberate falsehoods.
 But if you can tell a man by the company he keeps, as well as acknowledging equality of the sexes, then Jane Tanner was not alone in her mendacity; not by a long chalk.
Gerry and Kate McCanns' duplicity is risibly blatant.
 Matthew Oldfield talks of his activities inside an apartment as though his perspective view were from outside. I
s it any wonder that these were the star players in the McCann inspired documentary 'Madeleine was Here'?

Whether by accident or design, the 'Tanner sighting' has become the maypole around which all the other colourful threads in the McCann fairytale are entwined.
Yet there are more sides to it than a threepenny bit, suggesting that design might have played a role, and that this isn't quite a case of the tail wagging the dog.

Jane Tanner's seemingly coincidental sighting is but one of a medley of events itemised, for the benefit of the PJ in the first instance, by Tapas 7 members.
So scrupulous were they concerning the chronology of the sequence overall, that they saw fit to annotate it twice, with small, and on the face of it insignificant, amendments.
As is the case with so many things, the process itself turns out to be as interesting as the result.

The informational specifics are as follows:

The first list:

8:45 Everyone meets at the pool for dinner

9:00 Matt Oldfield listens at the windows of apts 5A,B,D
ALL blinds are closed

9:15 Gerry McCann goes to the room? bedroom door open

9:20 Jane Tanner checks 5D, sees a stranger carrying a child

9:30 Russell O'Brien in 5D, child is sick

10:00 Alarm given after Kate

The second list:

8:45 Pool

Matt returns 9:00-9:05 - listens at all, the 3 all have closed blinds

Gerry 9:10-9:15 - goes to room? bedroom door open

9:20/5 Jane checks apt 5D. Sees stranger with a child

9:30 Russell and Matt check the three
9:35 Matt sees the twins

9:50 Russell returns

9:55 Kate sees Madeleine is missing

10:00 Alarm

These lists, drawn up at the time the first GNR officers arrived on the scene, each include one entry shared almost verbatim: 'Jane (Tanner) checks apt 5D. Sees a stranger carrying a child.'
The subject of this observation would later experience angst and remorse in equal measure; angst that inhibited her, so we are told, from telling the parents of Madeleine McCann, at the earliest opportunity, that she had personally seen someone who might have carried off their child, and remorse over not having done so until several hours later, once she had recalled the pyjamas; the same pyjamas she had previously mentioned at 11.15 p.m. when she thought her sighting important enough to bring to the attention of the GNR.
So why should she not wish to inform the McCanns, even under duress?
It is clear from her statements to police, both in Portugal and in retrospect, that her 'close encounter of the abduction kind' came as a surprise to Gerry McCann when first he heard mention of it.

Angst, remorse, and a revelation or two

From Jane Tanner's rogatory interview we glean the following:

Jane Tanner: "I didn't want to say to Kate at that point, which might sound odd now, you know, 'Oh, why wouldn't you say straight away to Kate', but, you know, the thought of telling the mother of a child that you might have seen being carried away is, it's too horrible to even say.
So I just said to Fi, errm... you know, 'I think I might have seen somebody a bit odd when I came back to do one of the checks'. And I don't know whether she, I mean, she was just sort of like... I don't know whether she took it in properly, but, errm... and then they just carried on... carried on the searching."

News too sensitive for Kate's ears is therefore confined to Fiona Payne.
Or is it? Way back in time (4 May, 2007) Jane Tanner gave a witness statement to the effect that 'As she (sic) concerns the man she saw, she only spoke to Gerald about this, not entering into details, and to the police.'

So it wasn't Fiona Payne she spoke to after all, but Gerry McCann.
Well, maybe that depends on whether there’s an 'R' in the month.
Jane Tanner's testimonial record is analogous to the lady who confesses adultery twice - once with the neighbour and once with the Rugby club's first XV, as further scrutiny of her Rogatory interview reveals:

LP: "Who else did you speak to?"

JT: "I'm trying to think of the order... it was, sort of like... it was Rachael first, then it was Fi and I can't remember when Russell and Matt came back, they came back at, errm... tut, I don't know whether they came back first or I told them or who else was there, but as soon, the police... when the police came, I know Rachael went straight away to get them to say, so that I could tell the GNR, I think... yeah, the GNR, what I'd seen, but I do'’t know if I told anybody else.
I can't remember when people like Sylvie, who was the translator... I'm not sure when she arrived whether it was before the Police arrived or after the Police arrived or whenever, but..."
LP: "But you told the Police when they came?"

JT: "Yeah, when they arrived, Rachael, I think, went and got the GNR and I told the GNR chap and then when the PJ actually arrived they came and got me to go and talk to the, the PJ".

The actual sequence of disclosure is confirmed much later on in the interview:

"Rachael was the first person I told. And then Fiona and then I think when Russell and Matt or Russell and Dave, whoever it was that came back, I then, then told them."

Like the cuckolded husband, Gerry McCann is conspicuously absent from the roll call. Rachel Oldfield's own witness statement of 11 May, 2007 confirms:

'Further to that, about 10 minutes after Kate raised the alarm about the disappearance, the deponent was with Jane in the apartment of the latter.
While talking, Jane told her that when she came to see their children, and passed Gerald talking to "Jez", she saw a man with a child, supported in his arms, which would not be a baby and could have been more or less the age of Madeleine...
Asked, says that, initially Jane focused more on the description of the man and, only a few days later, did she make reference to the clothes that the child would have worn, which would be pyjamas.

So the world and its neighbour knew about Tanner’s sighting of 'man carrying child' almost from the outset, but 'child with pyjamas' was a later development; unless of course you happened to be GNR patrolman, Nelson Filipe Pacheco da Costa.

LP: "So when you went into Gerry and Kate's apartment who else was there?"

JT: "Errm... I think there was Russ... I think Russell came with me and there was Sylvie who was the translator."I can't remember which... there was some... there was a PJ chap was sitting on the... by the table. And there was Gerry who was standing by the... the bedroom door."

LP: "And how was Gerry at that point?"

JT: "Oh he was just, well obviously, obviously distraught..."

LP: "And what was Gerry's reaction to what you said?"

JT: "Well I don't even know whether he took it in, I mean, he was just... he was, you know, obviously just standing there looking absolutely horrified, so..."

So, despite Gerry McCann's being in the immediate vicinity as Russell O'Brien writes out the timeline featuring Jane Tanner’s sighting (indeed, as others have established, he was sitting at the table at the time), he appears to have been taken aback by Tanner's personal revelation.
A sympathetic view of this reaction would be that Gerry was alarmed to discover that an opportunity for intervention appeared to have passed them by.
A more quizzical interpretation rests on the supposition that GM actually furnished O'Brien and Oldfield with the details for the timeline, as well as the child's book on which they might write it (the latter is highly likely, the book having been Madeleine's own after all).
Yet there is another possibility.
Gerry McCann's acting skills are, shall we say, noticeably underdeveloped.
He cannot conceal his own discomfort when fielding awkward questions in public, for instance.
Is it likely then that he would have feigned surprise for Jane Tanner's benefit?
If not, and his surprise was therefore genuine, why should he have looked 'horrified?'
Surely if his child had not long been spirited away, his face ought to have conveyed something more akin to relief, possibly even a certain animation, given that someone might be in a position to identify, or at least help identify, his daughter's abductor.

Simply playing devil's advocate and supposing that, whatever else, Madeleine was not abducted, provides an immediate explanation for Gerry's astonishment.
For how can Jane Tanner be in a position to know something about the detail of an event that did not take place?
That someone should come forward with independent validation of a lie must have been unsettling to say the least.
 Even more unsettling for Gerry McCann was Jane Tanner's continued insistence subsequently.
Other commentators have previously pointed out how the McCanns have been careful to disseminate their opinions/claims etc. among close friends, family members and various 'sources', making it the more difficult to lay blame for any misrepresentation at their door; a deliberate dissociation.
Under the circumstances pertaining in the early hours of 4 May, 2007, one might reasonably expect the McCanns to have embraced Jane Tanner's revelation wholeheartedly from the outset.
Yet they appear not to have done so.
Although they each made mention of the Tanner 'sighting' during their respective police interviews, Gerry, rather than elaborate the description advanced by Tanner when given the opportunity, simply referred the police to her for details.
Not a desperately committal attitude really, suggesting that Gerry had not quite immersed himself in Jane Tanner's representation of events.

Whilst this may appear to be stretching a point, or reading too much into the situation, the point is inexorably enlarged by examples of the McCanns' later behaviour toward their star witness and what she had to say. Isolated these may be. Contradictory they are not.

Under interview (and there have been quite several), Jane Tanner's confidence in her story, even if not her degree of accuracy, has been unwavering.
From the outset she was sure she could identify the man she had seen in the darkness (from a distance of 50 metres according to Kate McCann).
Is it not therefore a little odd, to say the least, that the McCanns seem not once to have encouraged the production of a 'visual' for the benefit of all those people they presumed to be searching for their daughter?
That task was left to the Pinkertons.
It was not the McCanns but Spanish detective agency Metodo 3 who commissioned the understandably derided artist's impression of 'Bundleman', fully five months after Madeleine's disappearance.

So much for urgency.
 How about faith in one's friends?
The obvious illustration in this case has to be the documentary, 'Madeleine Was Here', and the reconstruction that wasn't.
Which of us, having seen this production, can forget the confluence of Gerry McCann's and Jane Tanner's 'evidence' - the certitude; the unimpeachable unanimity?
What we recall, as clear as crystal, are the disagreements, the McCann dogma, and the tears that flowed immediately afterwards.
Now what was that all about?
 Without question, Gerry McCann's dissociation from Jane Tanner's story was apparent, even after an interval of two years.
If attention needed to be focussed on the evil abductor crossing the road ahead of all three bystanders (Gerry, Jane and Jes Wilkins), what difference did it make on which side of the road Gerry and his Tennis buddy were standing at the time?
As far as the 'abductor' goes, nothing at all, since one or other of the conversationalists ought to have noticed him, whichever side of the road they were on.
But Jane?
Common sense dictates that, had she passed them on the same side of the street (as she claimed), she must have been nigh on unmissable.
The chances of her not being recognised (or better yet, passing completely unnoticed) are somewhat improved when the parties are physically separated.

So why should Gerry McCann have been so determined to irrigate the seeds of doubt?
Because Jane Tanner's so-called sighting was, and is, a double-edged sword, as keen along one edge as the other.
On the plus side 'Bundleman' represents confirmation of the story.
On the other, his reported presence on the street at exactly the same time as Gerry McCann implies, inevitably, that he must have gained access to apartment 5A before Gerry himself had done so.
He could not have accomplished all he has been credited with otherwise.
That being so, Gerry is faced with little choice but to entertain, albeit in retrospect, the likelihood that the intruder had hidden himself from view once Gerry had followed him inside, and that, as we know, was simply not possible (unless for some reason the intruder was in the process of abducting Madeleine from her parents' bedroom), since Gerry personally visited the children's bedroom, via the lounge, before leaving (he also visited the toilet).
If Matthew Oldfield was able to see the twins breathing through a crack in the door, then Gerry McCann couldn't have missed an adult trying in vain to conceal himself.
Consistently (and conveniently) Gerry McCann fails to notice the abductor both inside and outside the apartment.
Yet at the same time he is loathe to pass up the opportunity of capitalizing upon Tanner's 'evidence'.
So what does he do?
Exactly what he has always done - reap whatever benefit is to be had from favourable observations delegated to others, who then find themselves, knowingly or otherwise, to be the focus of attack should the information turn out to be questionable.

Thus has Jane Tanner been pilloried, even here, for her 'unreliability' as a witness, whilst Gerry has positioned himself strategically, such that he cannot be called upon to offer support.
After all, he cannot even confirm that their paths crossed in the street.
In truth it is not in his interest to do so.
Cynically, he is prepared to accept the credibility that the sighting of an 'abductor' confirms, but should the story go 'belly up', then it was nothing to do with him was it?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

#McCann : Just Suppose - McCann Used A Sedated Friends Child For His Fabricated Abduction WITNESSES Galore - The Smiths - Imagine McCann's Surprise The Following Day When No One Came Forward !

A POSSIBLE sighting of Madeleine Mccann by a Drogheda family on the night she disappeared could be crucial in a new probe into her disappearence.
Members of the Smith family from Maple Drive revealed to police investigators that they saw a man carrying a young child through the streets of Praia da Luz on the night she went missing, May 3 2007, from her family's apartment on the Algarve.

Their statement is still regarded as being ' totally credible' by sources.

Monday, March 5, 2012

#McCann : Jane Tanner - Her Very First Words On Her Fabricated Abductor

From the statement of Silvia Batista

At a given moment, the deponent translated the deposition from one of the ladies that belonged to the group of English people, namely one that she indicates as being a brunette.

This lady told the GNR officers, and the deponent translated, that she had seen a man crossing the road, possibly carrying a child.
The deponent found that situation strange because she was convinced that when she saw this man, the lady was positioned in a spot that has no viewing angle to the location where she had seen the man.

Jane Tanner LIES and fabricates her way through this entire footage. Let us hope Silvia Batista is called for the libel trial along with Jane Tanner!


Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Invisibile Jane by Unterdenteppichgekehrt

Inspired by Pat Brown's visit to Praia da Luz and the subsequent renewed discussion about the Tanner sighting I revisited my photo selection and some statements from the files again. The core mystery and the only "evidence" for an abduction still remains Jane Tanner's statement of when she encountered eggman aka the abductor.

Part of her statement again:
Questioned about the path she took on the way to her home, she relates that she left the reception at the entrance to the Tapas/pool area and went up the pavement to the corner, having entered the apartment by the front door, which was, as already stated, locked. more

Monday, February 20, 2012

Jane Tanner - Blogged About Her Run At The Marathon ( October 20th 2010)

It's getting me out of bed....
8:11 p.m. on 20th October 2010
Well the fear is working so far, I have been out of bed and on the road before half 6 twice this week. Bit dark but making the most of it before it gets really cold.
Only short runs but with fast intervals. Knee hasn't totally recovered from GNR so taking it steady.
Also the dreams have started already. On Monday night I dreamt that I was at the start in converse trainers with no socks. :-)

Toenail nearly off!
11:16 p.m. on 28th October 2010
The toenail that went black after the GNR is about to fall off. Felt very strange when I went swimming a few days ago..... :-) Yuk!
Only been out once this week so far. But will try and get out tomorrow after hopefully getting Take That tickets - how sad am I?!!!!
At the in laws so will try a new route. Climbed a hill in North Wales today though and knees a bit sore when just nipped upstairs to check kids. My poor knees don't know what is going to hit them!!

59 miles since last Sunday....madness!!
9:22 p.m. on 27th March 2011
I've just realised if you include last Sunday's long run, I've run 59 miles in 8 days!! That is almost the equivalent of running to Bristol! Madness!!!
No wonder today's run was a real effort. I am so glad it is time to taper as I am not sure how much longer I can keep up the will power for these long runs. Or how long the body will hold up!
Ridiculously today was much harder than last week, although last week I had gone to bed at 2am after my friend's 40th and even had one sneaky drink, first in ages! So I now know
what I need to do on the 16th for my pre marathon night plan....none of this going to bed early malarkey! :-) !
Now the long runs are done, fundraising will start with avengeance. I have got a few fundraising events organised for the next few weeks so hopefully I can still reach my target. Thank you to everyone who has already sponsored me.
P.S. Please help with another cause very close to my heart and sign this if you can. It really could make a big difference.

The final de der der....!!
7:50 p.m. on 10th April 2011
In the words of is the final countdown!
This time next week I will be 40 and have run a marathon! (Note the positive thinking!)
Have found the fundraising really hard, probably harder than the training. I hate asking people for money but everyone has been so generous and the target is in sight!
Did the final long one today (yay!) and not thinking about the fact my foot throbs after about 7 miles. Just keep telling myself it is mind over matter but wondering if drugs would help the mind along. :-)
Very excited I'm sure are all my friends by the fact I will soon no longer be a running bore. I'll have to find something else to bore them with.....but at least I can do it after drinking a few beers!!! Which is another thing I will be doing this time next week..... :-)

loadsa love Fi, Dave, Lily and SW xxxx £40.00 (+ £10.00 giftaid)
13.04.11 may the wind be on your back, the sun on your face ... and the lure of all the wine you will deserve to drink afterwards on your mind! Good luck ..all very proud!

Research : Jill Havern Forum


Jane Tanner : Tanner Told Silvia Batista May 3rd, She Saw Someone Who Was POSSIBLY Carrying A Child - As Time Went By Her Abductor Grew Legs, Clothes And Hair

From the statement of Silvia Batista

At a given moment, the deponent translated the deposition from one of the ladies that belonged to the group of English people, namely one that she indicates as being a brunette.

This lady told the GNR officers, and the deponent translated, that she had seen a man crossing the road, possibly carrying a child.
The deponent found that situation strange because she was convinced that when she saw this man, the lady was positioned in a spot that has no viewing angle to the location where she had seen the man.

She doesn’t know exactly where the lady was positioned when she saw the man passing by, but she knows that she indicated that she saw him passing on the street that lies in front of the window to the bedroom where Madeleine was, walking into the direction of the street that leads to the Baptista supermarket.

List of Jane Tanner's sightings:
From McCann files:

5' 10" (25 May 2007)
5' 8" or 5' 9" (05 June 2007)
5' 7" to 5' 11" (09 June 2007)
5' 8" to 5' 10" (26 October 2007)
5' 9" (28 October 2007)
5' 6" (16 November 2007)
'probably 5ft 8in tall, he was taller than me but not 6ft and so between those two' (19 November 2007)


Hair that was short on top (25 May 2007)
Dark hair, parted to one side, slightly longer at the back (05 June 2007)
Dark hair (26 October 2007)
Black hair (28 October 2007)
'Hair.. the one thing that I remember a lot is the hair. He did seem to have quite a lot of dark, reasonably-long-to-the-neck hair' (19 November 2007)

White (25 May 2007)
Caucasian (09 June 2007)
Caucasian with southern European/Mediterranean appearance (26 October 2007)
'More local or Mediterranean looking'/'swarthy skin' (19 November 2007)

Top clothes:
Dark jacket (25 May 2007)
Dark jacket, slightly longer than a suit jacket (05 June 2007)
Wearing a maroon shirt (28 October 2007)
Heavy dark coat (19 November 2007)

Beige or golden long trousers (25 May 2007)
Light coloured trousers which may have been beige or mustard coloured (05 June 2007)
Camel-coloured trousers (28 October 2007)
'He was wearing quite a lot of clothes and that's one thing in hindsight again I think was quite odd because tourists when they're abroad, Brits abroad would always have cropped trousers or shorts or something, and he had a sort of a big heavy jacket and trousers on' (19 November 2007)
'He was dressed in that sort of smart casual way European people dress' (19 November 2007)

Medium (25 May 2007)
Slim (26 October 2007)

Dark shoes (25 May 2007)
Black or brown shoes (28 October 2007)

Carrying child:
'Carrying, sort of, across the body like that. I suppose in hindsight you'd probably think somebody would carry them more against the shoulder.' (19 November 2007)

Child's description:
'I could tell it was a child, and I could see the feet and... feet and the bottom of the pyjamas, and I just thought that child's not got any shoes on because you could see the feet.' (19 November 2007)

Child's clothes:
'the pyjamas had a pinky aspect to them so you presume a girl.'

From McCannfiles:
The Smiths' sighting:

175 to 180 cm tall (5’ 9’’ to 5’ 11’)


Short, brown hair


Top clothes:
A darker top. The man is not dressed like a tourist

Cream or beige trousers, classic cut, of linen or cotton
( Two of the Smiths family said the trousers had buttons. )

Average build, physically fit

Not specified

Carrying child:
Carrying a child, with the head against his left shoulder and the arms hanging down alongside the body

Child's description:
Bare feet, pale skin typical of British and blonde, shoulder-length hair; the girl is about 3-4 years old, about 1 metre tall

Child's clothes:
Light coloured or pink pyjamas

Photos: bed with and without trousers, Gerry in cream trousers.

Research : Jill Havern Forum

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Jane Tanner : Silvia Batista Found Jane Tanner's Sighting Of An Alleged Abductor Strange.

From the statement of Silvia Batista

At a given moment, the deponent translated the deposition from one of the ladies that belonged to the group of English people, namely one that she indicates as being a brunette.

This lady told the GNR officers, and the deponent translated, that she had seen a man crossing the road, possibly carrying a child.
The deponent found that situation strange because she was convinced that when she saw this man, the lady was positioned in a spot that has no viewing angle to the location where she had seen the man.

She doesn’t know exactly where the lady was positioned when she saw the man passing by, but she knows that she indicated that she saw him passing on the street that lies in front of the window to the bedroom where Madeleine was, walking into the direction of the street that leads to the Baptista supermarket.

Gerry McCann from his own nervous lips...PROBABLY carrying a child !

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jane Tanner : Robert Murat Criminal Complaint Against Jane Tanner. (2010)

According to Portuguese Journalist Frederico Duarte de Carvalho's twitter, the case which is still at the inquest phase and under the secrecy of justice, is taking place at the Criminal Court of Lagos, in the Algarve, and apparently Mr. Amaral has already testified. Jane Tanner has not yet been constituted as an arguida, nor has she appeared in court.

Robert Murat's criminal complaint against Jane Tanner for
calumnious denunciation, has already heard some witnesses, and will continue to hear some more, one of which is Ricardo Paiva, the PJ inspector who is currently being called  a 'liar' by the McCanns Portuguese lawyer, Isabel Duarte.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jane Tanner : Keir Simmons Confirmed Robert Murat Had Made A Legal Complaint Against Jane Tanner

Jane Tanner :TRANSCRIPT - BBC Panorama


Friend of the McCanns

I think the starters were about to arrive so I thought oh, I'll go and do a check in sort of 20 minutes or so before last check. So I thought I'll go and do a check before the food arrives. So I just walked out of the restaurant, up the hill, I passed Gerry who was talking to one of his tennis friends at the time. And then after I'd past Gerry, at the top of the road I just saw somebody walking across the top of the road I just saw somebody walking across the top of the road so I was a reasonable distance away from them, and that person was carrying a child.

BILTON: You say "a person." Male or female?
JANE: Oh a male, a male.
BILTON: And just describe that individual to us.
JANE: He was about probably 5'8 tall, he was taller than me but not 6' and so between those two. He was wearing quite a lot of clothes and that's one thing in hindsight again I think was quite odd because tourists when they're abroad, Brits abroad would always have cropped trousers or shorts or something, and he had a sort of a big heavy jacket and trousers on, and hair.. the one thing that I remember a lot is the hair. He did seem to have quite a lot of dark, reasonably-long-to-the-neck hair.
BILTON: Describe exactly what he's carrying, what you can see.
JANE: Well I could see.. I could tell it was a child, and I could see the feet and... feet and the bottom of the pyjamas, and I just thought that child's not got any shoes on because you could see the feet, and it was quite a cold night in Portugal in May it's not actually that warm, and I'd got a big jumper on, and I can remember thinking oh that parent is not a particularly good parent, they've not wrapped them up.
BILTON: And could you tell if it was a boy or a girl?
JANE: Only because the pyjamas had a pinky aspect to them so you presume a girl. It was actually quite cold.
BILTON: From your sketch he appears to be carrying the child in a sort of unusual way.
JANE: Yeah, he was carrying sort of across the body like that. I suppose in hindsight you'd probably think somebody would carry them more against the shoulder.
BILTON: And I have to ask you this. Are you absolutely sure of what you saw? It was a long time ago and it was only for a brief period?
JANE: Brief period but at the time I knew what I'd seen. I gave that information to the police and because of the pyjamas I'm absolutely convinced that is what I saw.
BILTON: According to the McCann timeline, at about 9.30 Matt Oldfield is the next to check on the children.
Remember Gerry McCann says he had closed the bedroom door, but Matt Oldfield says he finds it open.
He doesn't go in the room, he sees the twins but can't see Madeleine's bed.
Because there's no noise he assumes everything is okay.
At about 10 it's Kate McCann's turn to check on the children.
The bedroom door is still open.
As she closes it she feels a draft and knows something is wrong.
A shutter on the side of the apartment they couldn't see from the tapas bar is open.
Madeleine is missing.
Kate McCann says she searches the flat three times before raising the alarm. Jane Tanner says that by this time she is already back in her apartment.
JANE: I went out to the front door of our apartment and then I saw Rachael came and said: "Oh Madeleine's gone!" So that was the first that I heard about it. And then I saw Kate and Fiona running around shouting 'Madeleine' and Kate said to me: "Jane, Madeleine's gone! Madeleine's gone!" and that was the first that I heard.
BILTON: What time was it about?
JANE: I'm not sure, it'd be ten'ish, around ten'ish.
BILTON: And now all of a sudden what you've seen...
JANE: Yeah, as soon as Rachael said to me: "Madeleine's gone" this person sort of came into my head. I hadn't given it a second thought up to that point but then this person sort of... I suddenly thought oh, well that person was a bit odd. Suddenly Madeleine is not there and I've seen somebody that made me think oh, that maybe was a bit odd. It just seems too much of a coincidence.
BILTON: The McCaans say they asked Matt Oldfield to call the police at 10.15 from the Ocean Club front desk. When the police don't appear, they say someone from the group goes back to the front desk to see what's happening. The police say the first call they received was about 10.40. In the chaos it's clear there is some confusion about the exactly times.

Remember Portugal and Britain are on the same time.

Jane Tanner: Rogatory Interview

Jane Tanner :Summary Of Second Statement Of Jane Michelle Tanner (1 6/41/971)

Processos Vol XV

Pages 3992 – 3995

(In English, amongst the documentation presented to LP regarding Gail Cooper’s sighting)

Summary of second statement of Jane Michelle Tanner (1 6/41/971)

Known partner Russell O’Brien for 10-11 years. Russell is a work colleague of Gerald McCann. Daughters E*** and E****. E*** is 3 years old and played in creche with Madeleine.

Recent travel

November/December 2006 – 6 weeks in Australia with Russell and 2 children.

Date? Germany visiting B*** D****, colleague of Russell’s.

May 2005 – Greece Mark Warner resort.
Italy 2003 – wedding of Payne’s.

Jane Tanner has been in Portugal 3 times. Twice on holiday and once for a week (Fisher Scientific Leicester).

Fiona and David Payne were originators of idea to holiday in Portugal, brought together the 4 couples.

Jane Tanner and Russell O’Brien flew from Gatwick on 28/4 together with Matthew Oldfield and Rachel Mampilly and children.

Mark Warner provided bus transport to resort. Apartments allocated by Mark Warner. Saturday 28/4.

Dinner at the Millenium resort. Decided to have dinner for other nights at Tapas bar as closer to the apartments. Initially reserved at Tapas bar each day, subsequently advised that they would reserve for each night at 20.30.

Never went into McCann apartment or apartments of other couples. Only listened from outside, at window.

Remembers only seeing McCanns shutters fully closed.

Jane would not habitually leave her daughters alone, even checking them regularly.

Only agreed as other couples were happy to do it. But always locked doors and closed shutters of her apartment.

As days passed the couples became confident with each other and allowed other parents in the group to check on their children regularly.

Did not rent car.

Monday 30/4

Met a couple they know from Exeter, who were in the same resort (Praia da Luz or Ocean Club?) who had rented a car. Named as Jim and Charlotte Gorrod and 20 month old child.
Wednesday 2/5

9.00 Tennis lesson by tennis coach with Kate.

Kids Club (E*** & Madeleine plus 4 other children also had a tennis lesson. Responsible Cat and Georgina. Jane Tanner and Kate watched kids lesson on tennis court, but left before finish.

Jane went to beach. Met Paynes. Also met Rob (husband of Ornya) staying at resort. Rob keen surfer. Believes from London. Jane went sailing.
Russel stayed in apartment as Evie ws feeling sick.

After lunch, Russell took E*** to Kids Club, then went for canoeing lesson.
Jane stayed in apartment with E***. Then took E*** to play area by pool.

Teat time for children. Met Kate and Gerry.

Played with adults and children on tennis courts.

Women went to apartment with children. Men played more tennis.

Russell O’Brien went to Tapas for dinner. JT stayed in apartment with E*** who wouldn’t sleep .E*** asleep. JT to Tapas.

All adults at Tapas except Rachel Mampilly, who was feeling unwell.
Her husband was at the Tapas.
Paynes arrived late, as usual.

Asked if they had heard if one of McCann twins had cried that night, JT replied “No”.
Kate Healy had mentioned the following night at dinner (3/5) that Madeleine had asked her that morning (3/5) why she (Kate) had not come to her room when one of the twins cried.

Adults had drinks after dinner and returned to apartment.

Thursday 3/5

Confirmed that this was the first day they took their children to the beach. Met up with other adults and children except McCanns, who had tennis lessons.

Around 17.15 JT saw Kate Healy jogging along beach. Waved back. Russell O’Brien, Matthew Oldfield and David Payne left beach before others, to play tennis.
Gerry McCann would join them.
Other adults and children return from beach to the Ocean Club.

18.20 hours chatted with men on tennis court. Presumed Kate Healy was with their children in the apartment.

19.00 hours. Adults and children went to apartments.

JT’s daughter E*** was sick Russell O’ Brien took turns to stay with E***.
JT went to Tapas restaurant at 20.30 hours.

McCanns were there when JT arrived.

Russell O’Brien arrived at Tapas restaurant as E*** was asleep, this was around 21.00 hours.
The Paynes were late again.

Matthew Oldfield left the restaurant to chase up with the Paynes. But met on the way at 21.00.
Matthew Oldfield took the opportunity to go and check on the children in the apartment.

Gerald McCann got up to check on the children at 21.10.

JT left the restaurant 5 to 10 minutes later to check on her own daughters.
On way to the apartment noticed Gerry McCann chatting with Jez whom he had met playing tennis.
JT did not speak with either of them.
 One was on the pavement and the other on the road.
Jez was pushing a baby stroller.
JT knew Jez had a young child.
JT took normal route to her apartment all doors to apartment locked.
JT said she did not look to see how the windows and shutters were of the McCanns apartment.
Could not state if open or closed.
 JT returned to Tapas restaurant after checking Gerry McCann already back at table.

After 15 to 20 minutes Russell O’Brien and Matthew Oldfield left table together to check Russell O’Brien found E*** crying and stayed with her.
Matthew Oldfield checked on own children and McCanns children.
Matthew Oldfield said he saw twins but not Madeleine but didn’t enter the bedroom.
Heard nothing and returned to the table.
Matthew Oldfield told JT that Russell O’Brien had stayed in apartment.

JT ate quickly left the table and went back to the apartment.
Russell O’Brien returned to Tapas restaurant some time later.
Looked from apartment window to Tapas restaurant and saw that no one from group were there. Was surprised by this, then hears Kate Healy and Fiona Payne in front of apartment calling out for Madeleine.
When JT saw Kate Healy she said Madeleine had disappeared.
JT stayed in apartment due to E*** being asleep E*** waked but did not go to McCanns apartment.

JT convinced that the man she saw carrying a child was involved in the disappearance of Madeleine.
11.20 (sic) hours that means that Matthew Oldfield went to check on McCanns, Madeleine was probably not in the bedroom.
JT believes Matthew Oldfield did not see this therefore didn’t go fully into the bedroom.
Asked why Matthew Oldfield did not do his usual “sound check” from outside the windows of McCanns apartment, JT believes he went into their apartment this time therefore he had assured the McCanns he would check inside this time.
 In order to do this, Matthew Oldfield went along the pavement outside the building, to the main entrance to the apartment. Went into his apartment, checked, came out, returned along pavement until he came to rear entrance of McCanns apartment, went up their stairs and entered by sliding glass door.
But JT insists they ask Matthew Oldfield.
JT was confronted by information that the police technical team could find no indication that Madeleine had passed the junction where she indicated that a man had been carrying a girl in his arms.
JT stood by her original statement.
At the time she gave little importance to seeing this therefore common sight at Ocean Club.
But she did think it was strange that the child has a blanket/sheet to cover it.
 Also that the man was walking quickly.
His trousers were slightly baggy all the way down.
Trousers were khaki, chino style. His coat/jacket was the same colour anorak style.
Shoes were slightly heeled.
The child was in the man’s arms, with her legs in JT’s directions, and not wearing shoes. JT believed it was a girl therefore her pyjamas were light coloured (pink). She did not see the colour of her hair.
She did not see her move or make a sound.
She believed she was asleep.

Subsequently she had us doubt it was Madeleine.
This was after she had spoken with Fiona Payne who had described Madeleine’s pyjamas.
Asked why she did not tell Kate Healy that night about this sighting, JT said she always avoided mentioning it to the McCanns therefore she didn’t want to increase their suffering.
Asked who has made first booking at Tapas restaurant (May 1st she believes) there were 2 couples possibly English who were at dinner.
One of the Mark Warner staff commented that she had never seen them before and they left before the end of the "Quiz" tournament.

Asked who had made the first booking at Tapas, JT did not know. Also doesn’t know anyone by the name of “Irwin” and no one of this name having dinner with them.
Apart from Jane, only Matthew Oldfield was sick and he missed dinner on Sunday.

JT also mentioned that the Paynes had a radio monitoring system. So they did not have to leave the table to check their children.

Jane Tanner - Statement May 4th 2007

Volume I, pages 42 - 54

Jane Tanner statement

I have been in Portugal since last Saturday, April 28th 2007, at the Ocean Club tourist resort, with my partner (Russell O'Brien), my two children and three couples of friends (Gerald McCann, Kate Healy, Matthew Oldfield, Rachael Mamphilly, David and Fiona Payne as well as Fiona Payne's mother, Diane Webster). We are with our children, **** O'Brien, aged 3 years and **** O'Brien, aged one year.

The other couples have also come with their children, ***** Oldfield, aged one year (daughter of Matthew Oldfield and Rachael Manpilly), **** Payne, aged two years and ******* Payne, aged eleven months (children of David and Fiona Payne). The twins, Sean and Amelie McCann, aged two years and Madeleine Beth McCann who will celebrate her birthday during the holiday week. (Children of Gerald McCann and Kate Healy)

The interviewee and her partner are on holiday with the other couples, having organised the trip from England, where they are friends. They traveled with the, Mark Warner, agency. All the couples have individual apartments in the same complex, with their respective children.

Since Saturday, the habit has been to get up around 7.30/8am, then to have breakfast in a restaurant near the apartment, called the, Millennium, towards 9am, to drive the children to the, Kids Club according to the ages of the children.
Only Gerry and Kate have breakfast in their apartment due to the fact that they have three children and it is complicated walking with the three at the same time. Then, they too drive their children to theKids Club
The Kid's Club

**** O'Brien and Madeleine McCann are left in a place at the reception. (4) Responsible for them is an English lady named Cat Baker. Apart from her, there are three or four people to look after the children. (She no longer remembers the names apart from one: Emma Wilding). They do several activities like going to the indoor swimming pool in the complex, going to the tennis court which is outside near the, Tapas restaurant (3), going to the beach (outside), painting and going for walks in the complex.

***** Oldfield, ****O'Brien, **** Payne, Amelie and Sean McCann are left at a third place (2) near the, Tapas restaurant. The supervisor for ***** and **** was an English citizen named Leanne Wagstaff. As for ****, Amelie and Sean, the supervisor would be, but not certain, Stacey Portz. The activities were identical to the other places, outside and inside the complex.

Towards 12.30, they go to fetch their children from the respective rooms at the, Kids Club which close for lunch. Lunch was sometimes taken all together in the apartment of one of the couples.

Towards 2.30, the Kids Club rooms open and only Madeleine, Amelie, Sean and **** go back. The others stay with their respective parents.

03 mai 2007

Until yesterday, May 3rd, the interviewee has not, to her knowledge, noticed anything strange of suspicious concerning the group of friends or the children.
Yesterday, the interviewee wasn't at breakfast because she had a tennis lesson scheduled for 9am. It was her partner who went with their children after breakfast to fetch **** ****** and drove them all to the Kids Club

**** must have been unwell because she didn't go to the Kids Club that day.
Kate Healy and Diane Webster came and waited 30 minutes for the tennis lesson to finish at 9.30am.
She did not know where the McCann children had breakfast but they were at the Kids Club where she supposed that Gerry, their father, had dropped them off.
During the tennis lesson (8), Kate Healy behaved normally.

After the lesson, the interviewee and her partner, O'Brien, went with their daughter **** to the beach. (7) They stayed there until 12.20. Then they had been to fetch **** from the Kids Club
The interviewee does not know what Kate did after leaving the tennis court (8) at around 10am, but she knows that Gerald McCann had a tennis lesson (8) between 10.10 and 11.10.

The interviewee did not notice if Madeleine was still at the Kids Club when they had been to fetch ****.
They went to have lunch in their apartment with their two children together with Matthew Oldfield, Rachael Mamphilly and their daughter *****.
They had lunch from 12.45 to 1.45 then, at around 2pm, the interviewee again played tennis (8) but with Rachael Manpilly this time.
The interviewee remembers that while she was playing tennis, (8) she saw Kate Healy and Gerald McCann with their three children in the play area next to the court.
 Kate waved to her. The mcCann family stayed in that play area until 2.40 when they drove their children to the Kids Club

After finishing playing tennis (8) at around 2.45, the interviewee went back to her apartment (1) where she stayed with her daughter ****. Her husband and Matthew Oldfield went sailing.


At 3.45, the interviewee went to the Praia beach (7) with her daughter, ****, Rachael Manpilly, Diane Webster, Fiona Payne, *** Payne and ***** Payne.
Her husband Russell O'Brien was back from his boat trip and he went to fetch **** from the Kids Club
They joined the group at the beach (7)until they went back at around 6.10/6.15.
On the way to the beach, the group of friends mentioned above, saw Gerald McCann and Kate Healy having an individual tennis lesson.
The children were not with them. At around 5.15pm, they saw Kate Healy jogging along the beach. (7)

Russell O'Brien, Matthew Oldfield and David Payne left the beach (7) a little earlier to go to the tennis court for men's tennis night.
When the group came back from the beach (7) at around 6.20pm, they went past the tennis court and they saw all the men, including Gerald McCann, on the court. (8) They stayed to talk to them for around 20 to 30 minutes.
Gerald McCann behaved normally.
The interviewee supposed that Kate was at the apartment (1) putting the children to bed.
Around 7pm, they went to their own apartments (1) with the children.
The interviewee bathed her two daughters, read them a story to send them to sleep.
As **** was unwell and had difficulty going to sleep, she stayed with her father who, meantime, had returned.
The interviewee went to dinner at the, Tapas restaurant at around 8.30pm.

Tapas Restaurant.

When she arrived at the restaurant, several adult members of the group were already there, without children, who were, in theory, asleep.

Around 9pm, her husband arrived at the restaurant.
He had succeeded in getting **** to sleep.
Because of the late arrival of David Payne, Fiona Payne and Diane Webster, the meal booked for 8.30pm, did not start until 9pm, when the Payne family arrived.
Usually, every 15 minutes one person from each apartment went to the respective rooms (1) to make sure everything was OK. During dinner, everything went well.
Everybody was in a good mood.

The interviewee recall that, around 9.10pm, Gerald McCann left the restaurant (3) to go to the apartment to see the children.
Five minutes later the interviewee left, in her turn, to go to her own apartment to check on her children.
She saw Gerald McCann talking to a British citizen named Jez.
They got to know each other during the holiday and played tennis together.
She went past them knowing that Gerald McCann had already checked the children in the apartment.
The suspicious man.

However, she spotted a man who was going along at a fair speed with a child in his arms with the child in pyjamas without a blanket, which attracted her attention.
The interviewee only saw the man from the side with the child in his arms.
She noticed this person exactly at the moment when she walked past Gerald and Jez.
That person was coming out of the path at the end of the apartment block (1) where they are staying.
The man quickly crossed the intersection.
The entrance to the building where the apartments are is the exact place where she saw the man.
After checking on her children, the interviewee went back to the tapas."
On her way back, Gerald McCann was no longer in the road where she had seen him talking.
On her arrival at the restaurant (3) Gerald McCann was with his wife Kate Healy.

15 to 20 minutes later, Matthew Oldfield and her husband, Russell O'Brien, left to go and see the children.
As their daughter **** wasn't well, and she was crying, Russell stayed in the room.
Matthew checked the children then those of Gerald and Kate.
According to him, he saw the twins but he did not succeed in seeing Madeleine.
But as he did not hear any noise, he thought everything was OK and went back to the restaurant.
Matthew informed the interviewee that Russell was staying in the room. 3
(1) After quickly eating the main course, the worried interviewee went to take her husband's place in the apartment (1) so that the latter could eat.

While she was in the room, around 10/10.15, she heard Kate Healy and Fiona Payne shouting that Madeleine had disappeared.
She did not know whether it was Kate who discovered the disappearance because she wasn't at the restaurant (3) at that moment.
Every evening was like this, it was normal.
In turn they left the table and went to check on the children.
 Madeleine Beth McCann was a sensible child, very loving, very active and fun.
She liked to play.
She was intelligent and the interviewee does not believe that if a stranger approached her that she would not shout.
During their conversation she did not recall Kate having reported that Madeleine slept badly or that she caused any problems.

Description of the tourist complex.

The Ocean Club tourist complex comprises a wide area, of which the plan is attached. In this plan the most important places for the research are marked numerically, such as:

1 - The apartments where all the couples stayed. This block has 3 or 4 levels with around 6 apartments at each level for a total of between 20 and 30 apartments.

2 - Kids Club used by ******, ****. ***, Amelie and Sean.

3 - Tapas restaurant.

4 - Kids Club used by **** and Madeleine.
5 - Kids Club used by *****

6 - Millennium restaurant.

7 - Praia beach.

8 - Tennis courts.

Jane Tanner's description of the individual:

Brown male between 35 and 40, slim, around 1.70m.
Very dark hair, thick, long at the neck. (Noticed when the person was seen from the back).
He was wearing golden beige cloth trousers (linen type) with a Duffel type coat (but not very thick).
He was wearing black shoes, of a conventional style and was walking quickly.
He was carrying a sleeping child in his arms across his chest.
By his manner, the man gave her the impression that he wasn't a tourist.

(**) Concerning the child, who seemed to be asleep, she only saw the legs.
The child seemed to be bigger than a baby.
 It had no shoes on, was dressed in cotton light-coloured pyjamas (perhaps pink or white) It is uncertain, but the interviewee has the feeling that she saw a design on the pyjamas like flowers, but is not certain about it.

Concerning these details, the interviewee states not having known what Madeleine was wearing when she disappeared.
She has not spoken to anyone about this.
Concerning the man, she has only mentioned it to Gerald, but without going into details and with the police.
The interviewee has been invited to draw a sketch which we attach to this document.
Questioned, she stated probably being able to identify the person that she saw if she saw him in profile and at the place where she saw him.

After reading, goes on and signs.