Witness Statement of Miss Pennington on May 7th 2007. Translator Robert Murat..
The article goes on to say Miss Pennington, however one of the first people to set foot in the couples apartment said she heard Kate use both phrases. Charlotte confirms McCanns friends are correct Robert Murat was in the Ocean Club ‘He was standing outside just looking’.
When one lies, for whatever reason, a good memory is essential. ‘Dispatches’ aired on Channel 4 Oct. 18th 2007. Charlotte confessed the last time she had seen the McCanns as a family was lunchtime, May 3rd and not in the evening when interviewed for the Mail. Damage control needed here and needed fast. The very same day as this programme aired the ‘Daily Mail’ had an EXCLUSIVE. David Payne saw Madeleine at 6.30 p.m. the 7 missing hours once again explained.
Back to the Daily Mail 25th interview…Charlotte, although young and naive has a great quality, she is a very observant young woman who stood and observed Kate while everyone else was rushing around.’ I could’nt believe what I was seeing, she was so distraught’ Charlotte also observed on entering the apartment ‘THERE WERE NO CHILDREN IN THE ROOM’ ‘The twins had been taken out already, I think by one of the McCann friends’ she happily explained.
GNR had yet to be called and we know the twins were in their cots when they arrived.
How to explain this , did the the McCanns, one or both gently explained to Charlotte the police were annoyed so many people had been in the apartment, they did not want her to get into trouble so best not mention it. Charlotte only wanting to help, agreed this would be best and thanked the McCanns I would imagine for their kindness at such a terrible time. How amazing they must have semed to such an impressionable young girl wanting to protect her in such a selfless way. Charlotte went as far to mention in her statement, although not asked, the fact she did not enter Ap.5A.
Charlotte Pennington had she been older and wiser would have questioned why the McCanns did not want her to mention such an innocent act. If only Charlotte had told PJ the truth she may have been questioned more on her observations, but she placed herself outside and to Police was of little interest.
Cots GNR noticed contained babies that did not stir, without bedding on such a cool,cool night.