Thursday, April 28, 2011

Danny Collins: Danny manages to stay on the good side of the McCanns....

....... while readily admitting that he himself does not believe their daughter was abducted from her bed. Walking a fine line Danny also touches on the Gaspar statement without a sniff of libeling himself... he does not agree with the 'ludicrous' ideas of GA,  however he does suggest you read his book. I think thats all anyone has ever asked for Danny, both sides of the argument.

Danny, it must be said helps to support the fraudulent fund with sales from his book, more fool him. Danny's suggestion that Madeleine was sold to gypsies, a pretty 'ludicrous' idea but then Danny writes fiction as  'Vanished' bears witness.

Danny also stuck in the 'groove' of GA ,  coming to the conclusion of Madeleines death all by himself  when it was in fact a team effort by British and Portuguese police officers .

Danny also omits a crucial part in his 'review' the fact that Paulo Rebelo when he took over the case said the Investigation still points in the right direction....meaning the McCanns remained  the prime suspects in the disappearance of their daughter.
La Verdad De La Mentira

DETECTIVE CHIEF Inspector Gonçalo Amaral is the policeman who led the search for Madeleine McCann, if in fact the poor mite was ever really searched for on that night of 3rd May 2007. Despite the child being left in an unlocked apartment with her two younger siblings, out of view of her parents who were dining more than a hundred metres away, her parents insisted she had been abducted.

In my own book, Vanished – The Truth About the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann (John Blake 2008), I voice my suspicions that the McCann’s put forward the abduction theory because they feared a police prosecution for the abandonment of a minor. DCI Amaral agrees but far from believing my conclusions that Madeleine wandered out of the unlocked apartment of her own volition and was carried off by Romanian gipsies to be sold for begging, Amaral believes she died an accidental death in the apartment and her death was covered up by her parents.
I find that hard to believe and Amaral’s attempts to convince us of his conclusions strike me as a cynical assumption based on an immense dislike for the McCanns and for the misguided attempts by them and members of their holiday group to mislead the investigation regarding how the group’s children were left and checked on. However, one can’t deny the police inspector and his team unearthed some startling facts, including that about a member of the group that could be contrived as playing a sinister part in Madeleine’s disappearance. Clearly DCI Amaral, who retired in order to write the book, has a policeman’s nose that twitches at every scent, even putting forward the ludicrous assertion that the McCann’s used a hire car, rented 23 days after Madeleine’s disappearance, to remove her body to a place of clandestine burial.
However, other than a few similarly bizarre assertions that seem to deliberately overlook established fact – for example, Amaral insists that cadaver dogs have been successful in 200 cases without mentioning that given the scientifically declared success rate is between 66 and 69%, it must mean they have proved unsuccessful in a further 100. This is, of course, a policeman’s logic and not mine but his conviction is unshakeable that Madeleine died in apartment 5A on 3rd May 2007. For myself I believe that every fact must be considered before a conclusion is reached and for that reason I recommend it to RTN readers who can handle Spanish. The book was banned from sale by the Portuguese Court following a plea by the McCann’s lawyers in September 2009 but was lifted following a successful appeal by Amaral on 19th October 2010.

Author: Gonçalo Amaral
Publisher: Esquilo (Spanish language paperback)
Price: 13.50€
ISBN: 978 989 8092 40 3
Reviewed by Danny Collins