Monday, May 9, 2011

Gerry McCann and the blue tennis bag (updated with photos and video)

I've updated this article with further photos and a video of Eddie alerting to the wardrobe at the end of this article.

I heard some talk about Gerry McCann losing a blue bag, some said they definitely remember hearing this on the news while others said it was “forum gossip” and never existed. After searching the internet news and blogs for hours I came up with nothing and ended up concluding it’s probably “forum gossip.”

After finding nothing on the internet I forgot all about it, then the other day Ironside posted a link to a Youtube video from Sky's the report on Gerry’s missing bag.

So if the police were looking for a blue tennis bag then why did Mr Mitchell make a statement to deny its existence? And why was the internet scourged of any reference to it?

Ironside pointed out that Eddie alerted to cadaver at the corner of the McCann couple’s bedroom near the wardrobe ..... it's unlikely for a dead body to be laid openly beside or in the wardrobe but  a bag containing a dead body placed there ready for removal isn't beyond the realms of possibility.

Transcript of Sky news video
@ 0:22
Martin Brunt: "And detectives have been searching for a blue tennis bag that went missing from the McCanns holiday apartment. The bag belonged to Gerry McCann, he’d been playing tennis in the hours before his daughter vanished."

Man (I don’t know who the official looking man is): "There’s a bag of, of a size that could be taking away from the flat a child that would be of great interest to the investigating officer."

Another curious statement made by Martin Brunt immediately after the above (@ 0:45)

"We’ve established that the apartment is owned by someone called McCann, Ruth McCann, a retired teacher from Liverpool. She and Madeleine’s parents insist they are not related. The name is just a remarkable coincidence but it’s enough to add one more conspiracy theory to the thousands that continue to circulate."

That’s one hell of a coincidence! What's the odds on a couple by the name of McCann to rent a holiday apartment in a foreign country from someone also called McCann and yet not know each other? I understand David Payne supposedly arranged the holiday and if so then maybe it is just one hell of a coincidence.

@ 1:06 Martin Brunt goes onto say: "Eight months on many who’ve followed the story still cannot understand why Gerry and Kate McCann left Madeleine and the younger twins alone in the apartment as they dined with friends at the nearby Tapas bar."

(Martin Brunt sitting at the Tapas Bar)

"I’m sitting at the table where the McCanns and their friends were eating on the night that Madeleine disappeared. This place is shut now for the winter. The apartment is some distance away, it’s beyond the swimming pool, there’s a wall and a hedge and behind that is a path. It would be very difficult from here to see anybody going in and out of the apartment."

(Martine Brunt walking from the Tapas bar to the apartment)

"Going to check on the kids wasn’t easy."

(standing at the gate at the foot of the steps leading up to the apartment)

"Well, 80 paces as far as the gate, the distance between the Tapas bar and the apartment, not quite as Gerry McCann described it."

After viewing this video it’s hard to see how the McCann couple believed it's okay to leave the children and check every 20 minutes when they couldn’t even see the apartment clearly from where they sat..... stories such as the tragic accidental death of two year old Lucy Marke (who was at a BBQ with her parents) outlines how dangerous it is for young ones to be out of sight even for only a few minutes.

Conclusion: Doubtful they were checking at all.

In light of what Eddie and Keela appear to suggest in the video footage, I have to wonder why the McCann couple haven't attempted to sue Martin Grimes. Perhaps it's because dogs are unable to lie and leaves no loop holes for libel?
SOURCE: Little Morsals