Wednesday, February 29, 2012

#McCann : American Criminal Profiler Probes McCann Mystery...

By Natasha Donn
Translations Bruno Filipe Pires (PT), Astrid Kuehl (DE)| Photos © Bruno Filipe Pires/Pat Brown 2012

#McCann : James Murdoch Has Resigned BUT The Big News Is How Murdoch Media Tried To Prevent The Murder Of Daniel Morgan From Being Investigated - Sound Familiar ?

Labour MP Tom Watson is due to launch a scathing attack on the Metropolitan police handling of the case at the House of Commons today at 4pm.


 Watch live  :

#McCann : Birds Eye View Of Whose Who In The McCanns World Of Corruption

#McCann : Let Us NEVER Forgot That The TAPAS 9 Are Part Of This Rank STENCH Of Corruption !

Monday, it would appear, wasn't even the second humblest day in Rupert Murdoch's life. It was one of his very proudest, in fact, and the startling developments at the Leveson Inquiry cast not the humblest shadow over the roseate glow in which The Sun on Sunday's launch bathed him.
Of such irrelevance was Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers' evidence about its systematic corruption of public officials – a matter cosmically graver, if less viscerally repellent, than phone hacking – that yesterday's Sun touched lightly on her evidence. And what I mean by "lightly" is this: Not. One. Word. Not a dickie bird.

There was a page two headline, "Cops 'let serial sex criminals off hook'" which could easily have been adapted for a report on the Met's hands-off approach to itself. But "Cops 'let serial criminals off hook'" would have meant removing the sex, and The Sun is seldom keen on that.
Perhaps it will redeem itself tomorrow with a cheeky Sun Fun snippet about the Met loaning Rebekah Brooks a horse in 2008, asking if she trotted upon it through Oxfordshire at David Cameron's side, and appending a nursery rhyme. "I rode a cop horse to Banbury Cross/ on a nag lent by the Met to suck up to The Boss."

But even that seems improbable since it could not find space for the cursory statement which, to his immense credit, Mr Murdoch did manage to crank out. "The practices Sue Akers described are ones of the past," it concluded, "and no longer exist at The Sun." So there it is. Show's over, everyone, nothing more to see here, time to move on... in Murdoch's case, straight to tweeting "Amazing!" about the three million plus sales of his inaugural SOS. The rancid swagger of old is visibly returning, and if that isn't enough to have you yelling "May Day, May Day", what is?

And so it fell to Charlotte Church, speaking with eloquent rage outside the Inquiry, to express the revulsion he would bury in the lead-lined casket engraved "Stale Old News". As the singer explained, she settled with News International, for £600,000 in costs and damages, to protect her family from NI's threat to target her frail mother; the mother the News of the World drove to attempt suicide with the same sort of tactics with which NI has bullied Charlotte out of pursuing it through the courts, by threatening to make her poor mum relive that nightmare.

Rupert Murdoch may regard all the hacking, blackmailing and bribery of public servants as ancient history. But to borrow one of Charlotte's song titles, Even God Can't Change The Past. And if he can't, then neither can the devil's satanic minions. Trevor Kavanagh, Murdoch's cutely Mephistophelian mouthpiece, had a crack with his moving cri de coeur about the wicked brutalising of colleagues for no worse than treating officers to the odd pizza.

Other of Murdoch's useful idiots ("News International arrests are the real scandal", Kelvin MacKenzie's Daily Mail piece was headlined) sourced the dawn raids to a conspiracy to silence noble newspapers dedicated to unearthing wrongdoing in the public interest. Or as Ms Akers put it, "salacious gossip" with no discernible public interest angle at all.

But, whatever Mr Murdoch thinks, it matters little that The Sun's ethics are, for now at least, Persil white. Now that the Ernest Saunders manqué has recovered his wits after the humble senility of his select committee turn, there are signs that the corruption endures.

This brand of corruption is subtler. No one at Wapping had to set up bank accounts to feed wodges of wonga to Michael Gove via his family (though his wife earns from The Times). But there is something properly unsettling about the Education Secretary's spurious attack on Leveson for creating "a chilling atmosphere" which menaces freedom of expression.

Mr Gove, the former Times journalist whose talent for making fancy friends renders him the Cabinet's Sadie Frost, remains close mates with his erstwhile proprietor. He wrote last week that "whenever anyone sets up a new newspaper... they should be applauded and not criticised". In a tough, no nonsense counterstrike, Rupert informed his Twitter followers of Michael's "admirable character". Mr Murdoch, whom Govey has lauded for encouraging the "free thinking" so evident from The Sun's lavish Leveson coverage, is keen to break into the lucrative online education market. Mr Gove might be a handy ally there, while Rupert still isn't such a shabby pal for an ambitious minister already been obliged, by the adulation he received in Murdoch titles, to issue the ritual disclaimer about leadership ambitions.

I have the weirdest feeling that we've been here before with this symbiotic relationship... that we once came to regard the Murdoch-government axis as far more insidiously lethal than papers putting coppers and MoD officials on retainers. So, even now, with Leveson unearthing all manner of disgrace and the Feds on News Corp's case, it feels a bit previous to be celebrating the rupture of his political influence. Like Davros, whose dead ringer he ever-more uncannily becomes, Murdoch has a knack of coming back from the dead, and twice as nasty as before.
In Britain, the amnesia he so hammily offered us last summer is a genuine national affliction. After sporadic eruptions of outrage, the apathy resumes its dominion, allowing us to forget and the horror to return. Within nine years of the invasion of Iraq, the lunatics are rifling through the identical playbook of lies, spurious claims and crude fear-mongering in the cause of replicating the same strategic masterstroke in Iran. It may very well work.

Even God and Murdoch cannot change the past, but mortals tend to forget it. This is why this orchestrated counter-attack against Leveson must be crushed when it revives, and why it must be spelt out ad nauseam et infinitum that what we face here is no evil plot to stifle genuine public interest reporting. We are staring into the eye of a tornado of organised crime and rank corruption, be it bribing public officials, haranguing celebrities' mothers, or the mutual Murdoch-governmental back-scratching which, as Mr Gove reminds us, persists.

If the post-Milly Dowler revelations Murdoch medical analogy of choice was a tumour resected from the body politic, cancer has a hateful habit of returning even after successful surgery. The patient wants to trust in the Murdochian doctrine that it belongs in the past, but not for nothing are post-operative patients repeatedly scanned even when they have no symptoms.

With this malignancy, dodgy stray cells are visible in the national bloodstream even now, and it will require the regular irradiation of public examination, fury and disgust. By no means is this war of attrition won yet. With Murdoch boasting about his Sunday newbie while his daily Sun eclipsed all sight of its criminality, only an imbecile or one of his own useful idiots could think that.

For a guide to who's who at the Leveson Inquiry click HERE

Monday, February 27, 2012

#McCann :Pat Brown On Blog Talk With Levi Page Discussing Her Trip To Portugal.

Levi Page Show Live with Criminal Profiler Pat Brown.

Pat Brown on Levi's show spoke about her trip to Portugal in search of Madeleine and the little girl whose "caretakers" ran her to death.

#McCann : The Smith Sighting - It Could have Worked BUT Too Late Now Guys !

Aoife Smith : Description Of ' The Abductors' Beige Trousers Possibly With Buttons

The trousers he was wearing were smooth straight-legged trousers, light beige in colour, of a cotton type material, thicker than linen, possibly with buttons and without any patterns.

#McCann : Jane Tanner And McCann TRYING To Connect The Smith Sighting

Oi! You Lot, Yes You, Channel 4 Cutting Edge, You're a Disgrace

And you surely are, if this is your best effort you need to be looking for a new career.

Not content that you produce this piece of fantasy fiction you actually compound your errors, deliberate or otherwise, and overwrite on the film something that is so blatantly untrue it staggers the imagination.

Was it your intention to deliberately mislead the public or are you just not fit to be put in charge of a camera?

Jane Tanner's statement clearly puts McCann and Wilkins on the opposite side of the road to what you depict, as does her sketch, as does Wilkins sketch, as does Wilkin's statement.

You are a disgrace to your profession and a disgrace to Channel more

#McCann : The Smith Sighting vs Jane Tanner

Gerry McCann and the abductors matching jacket.

#McCann V Bennett : Trial Date - WEDNESDAY 9TH and THURSDAY 10TH MAY 2012

TRIAL DATE McCanns v Bennett 9 & 10 May 2012

PostTony Bennett Today at 1:10 pm

I informed Carter-Ruck on 23 February that I would be making no further comment of any kind about the reported disappearance of Madeleine McCann until after the conclusion of the committal-to-prison trial.

I am able however to report that today the Royal Courts of Justice have written to me to say that the trial is scheduled to last TWO DAYS and will take place on


at the Royal Courts of Justuice, the Strand.

Unless there is a settlement between the parties prior to that date, two applications will be considered by the Court:

1. By the McCanns to have me imprisoned, fined, or my assets seized (or any combination) for allegedly breaching Part C of the undertakings I gave them and the High Court on 25 November 2009


2. By me to be released from Part C of the undertakings I gave to the McCanns and the Court.

I can add one other matter, namely that the McCanns have withdrawn the claim that the sale of one book to Michael Gunnill breached Part A of my undertakings (not to sell or distribute '60 Reasons'). However, the act of sending this book to Michael Gunnill is still retained by the McCanns as alleged breach of undertaking No. 1 on a list of 25 alleged breaches of Part C.

I understand it may be regarded as a breach of my undertaking if I were to re-state what Part C of my undertakings required me not to do.

I'm sorry, I won't be able to make any further comment nor answer any further questions about this matter on here unless it is simply to convey any details about the forthcoming trial.

#McCann : #FSS object to forensic scientists paper in journal and have it withdrawn; what do they have to hide?

FSS claimed in the McCann case after finding a complete match to Madeleine, samples were found to be contaminated  ! I have been following the Simon Hall case and there are a lot of mistakes and questions that need answers. The FSS latest move to stall Simon's case is farcical....they claim copyright to the information below. Please go to the forum for more details, it really is a very interesting case  as it demonstrates the FSS are STILL getting it wrong and that they DO play games with evidence.


Simon Hall case Study

#McCann : Blacksmith' Claims' - McCann Dirty Tricks Campaign Underway To Smear Amaral During The Libel Trial

New from the cess pit


Campaign headquarters

Word is the team are busy being clever again preparing a new campaign.  A new search? Nope. New appeal? Not quite. Tell us.

They’re busy “underground”, as it were, putting the final touches to yet another “smear Amaral” campaign in the Portuguese media. To coincide with the libel trial and to pre-empt Amaral’s forthcoming new book.

Don’t step in the new stuff when it appears.

#McCann :Report Calls For New Presumption Of Death Act - Fears the change might lead to increased fraud through faked disappearances !!!! The IRONY - When The Largest Missing Person Fraud Has Already Taken Place !

Law on missing people should be simplified, say MPs

Report calls for new presumption of death act to help families of people who disappear

Alan Beith  

Sir Alan Beith, chairman of the Commons justice select committee, said families of missing people faced an exhausting legal process. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images
"Byzantine" laws in England and Wales determining the affairs of those who go missing are so bewildering that they should be replaced with a simplified presumption of death act, a report by MPs proposes.

The families of those who disappear have to battle their way through a maze of unrelated requirements set out by police, lawyers, banks and insurers before they can move on from their loss, the Commons justice select committee says.

Fresh legislation could establish a process by which relatives and partners are granted a certificate of presumed death resolving all the affairs of a missing person, the report says.

Fears that the change might lead to increased fraud through faked disappearances are dismissed as unrealistic.

Scotland introduced such an act in 1977, resulting in about four of five orders a year; only one person subject to a presumption of death order has since reappeared. Northern Ireland has already followed its example.

Without reform, the report says, an individual's financial affairs can be "devastated", properties lost through unpaid mortgages and bank accounts drained by years of direct debits and insurance premiums that do not benefit the missing.

Sir Alan Beith MP, chairman of the justice committee, said: "Families of missing people are currently confronted with a confusing, costly and emotionally exhausting legal process if they want to resolve the affairs of a loved one.

"In some cases missing people have been held to have died in order to dissolve a marriage, while remaining technically alive in the eyes of mortgage lenders and other agencies. We do not agree with ministers who claim the system is working adequately.

"The evidence we have heard from families faced with the problems of resolving these affairs is overwhelming. We believe legislation should be brought forward in the next parliamentary session."

The report says that the current system is a "crazy paving" of statutory and common law provisions. Few police officers or solicitors have experience dealing with it because cases are relatively rare.

The committee recommends adopting a private member's bill drafted in 2009 by the former Conservative MP Tim Boswell.

Applications for a presumption of death order would only be permitted after seven years' absence but in the meantime there should be provision for guardianship orders.

These would protect the financial position of a missing person and their dependents, allowing families to maintain the person's estate by cancelling direct debits such as gym membership, pay off debts and provide maintenance for a missing person's dependents, if necessary.

Guidance should also be developed by the Ministry of Justice for families to help them navigate their way through the system, the report adds.

The UK Missing Persons Bureau, which collates data, estimates fewer than 1% of the 200,000 people a year reported missing have not been found within 12 months.

In September 2011, the bureau had around 5,500 outstanding missing cases and approximately 1,000 unidentified people, bodies and remains on its database.

Stephanie Hynard, whose husband went missing in March 2011, told the committee that one police force was "unable to provide me with any information about the correct procedure to follow in dealing with legal issues or whom to turn to for advice".

The Association of British Insurers cautioned that reforms could lead to an increased temptation for people to commit fraud.

"The combination of an increasingly difficult economic climate combined with increasingly fluid travel habits may result in 'going missing' becoming more common if access to insurance funds without a body becomes easier," it warned.

Joe Apps, of the UK Missing Persons Bureau, said: "There are very few cases like John Stonehouse or Lord Lucan, for example, where people just seem to disappear and are never seen again. We are all just so well connected."

Sunday, February 26, 2012

#McCann :Remember Mari Olli Pollard? First sighting of Madeleine? In Morroco?

Curious small bits of information you can find in the Net:
The latest Madeleine 'sighting' reported by the press comes from
Yvonne Tunnicliffe fromAlhaurin el Grande in Malaga, Spain.
Yvonne's husband is Arthur Tunnicliffe, treasurer at the Royal British Legion in Alhaurin el Grand
The Royal British Legion has attracted increasing attention for its relationship to the far-right in Britain, controversially accepting donations from the BNP and similar minded groups. The British Legion has done it best to distance itself but the relationship exists nonetheless between some members.
Another key Madeleine 'witness' in recent years is Cornwall's Peter Verran (ex Army) - who has also campaigned on behalf of the Royal British Legion:

It was Verran who offered detectives the information about paedophile Raymond Hewlett (Morocco/Praia da Luz links):

You mignt also remember that the witnesses that first put Madeleine in Morocco also have a base in Alhaurin el Grande: Norwegian woman Mari Olli Pollard and her husband Raymond Pollard (orginally from Groby in Leicester).

Ray Pollard is the co-owner of A1 Security in Alhaurin el Grande. He is a Locksmith. He moved to Spain in 2004.

A1 Security Systems Calle San Rafael , 29120 Alhaurín el Grande (Málaga) Tel: 657466803

This address is within a few minutes of the supermarket where Yvonne Tunnicliffe says she 'saw' Madeleine McCann.

Ray has a brother in Leicester called Tony Pollard who owns a company called Mayday Maintenance. It is based in Hinckley in Leicester (where Tony Bennett launched 'Veritas' with Robert Kilroy-Silk).

#McCann : Above The Law by Dr.Martin Roberts

Kate McCann, Rachael Oldfield and Gerry McCann


#McCann : Pathetic - Pitiful - Back To Spinning Their Gypsies Tramps And Thieves - Even Jez Wilkins Was Allowed His FAT Gypsy Article For Good Measure - Good Week - End To You All - Enjoy.

#McCann : EXCLUSIVE - Interview With Dr. Gonçalo Amaral On His NEW Defence Strategy !

Gonçalo Amaral told TVmais that he has hired the police ' Super Lawyer'  Santos de Oliveira to handle his case. Gonçalo, newly divorced also said there is going to be news in the up and coming days.  Amaral can now sell the books that were banned, but they have not been returned to him ! read more.....

Note : If the McCanns have instructed their lawyer to destroy Dr.Amaral's books and she has been foolish enough to have carried out their wishes , this will go in his favour , it shows ALL three have no respect for the law which is another feather in the cap of Gonçalo Amaral ,who has done everything by the book, no pun intended. Justice , we will witness very soon is always best served cold.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

#McCann Case : Cadaver Dogs Used In The Murder Trial Of Suzanne Pilley.

Discussion at Jill Havern's  forum with lots of links to read up on the background of the case.

Cadaver dog's 'indicated ' in the McCann case. 

In the apartment behind the sofa , the parents wardrobe where it is thought the cadaver of Maddie was hidden by the parents. The mother's clothing, a small T- shirt belonging to Maddie, the trunk of the car hired 25 days after Maddie disappeared , the key fob , a piece of material found in another apartment they had later moved to And last but not least Madeleines soft toy Cuddle cat. Maddies body has never been found and her parents deny any wrong doing.

The same cadaver dog and handler used in the McCann case also used in the murder of Attracta Harron.

#McCann v Bennett : UPDATE.

Hardline updates bloggers on the latest news with regards Tony Bennett and we thank her for it.


I can report that negotiations are currently in progress between Tony and Carter-Ruck to see if there is any way that the contempt of court matter can be settled without the need for a 2-day trial. In the meantime, and pending any agreement if there is to be one, Tony, on 22 February, made a cross-application within the contempt proceedings to be released from one of his undertakings. No date has yet been fixed for the trial.  I will provide more information when available.


#McCann Case : Pat Brown Continues To Profile The McCann Case In Forensic Detail.

Evidence does not have to be in the form of forensic evidence  - DNA, fingerprints, hair, physical damage, etc. -  for a case to be built and for guilt to be proven in a court of law. Although it is very popular today for juries to rely more and more on forensics to come up with a guilty verdict, direct testimony and circumstantial evidence without any forensics at all can still be enough to prove someone's guilt. If thirty people give direct testimony that Joe Smith came into the room with a rifle and gunned down a bunch of people, this would be pretty good evidence even if Joe ran off with the gun and ditched it down a mineshaft.

Likewise, Jane Tanner's eyewitness testimony could be credible if there was not the question of her actually being on the street when and where she said she was (since two other eyewitness accounts state she was not there at all).

Add to this, issues over whether the lighting was good enough and the witness close enough for her to have really have seen a man carrying a child, a child in specific clothing, and likely, this testimony would be torn to shreds in court.

So let's move to the circumstantial evidence in this case.

The McCanns made an effort to build the case for an abductor from circumstantial evidence that did not include forensics of any sort.

The theory is that an abductor was hiding in the room while Gerry was checking on the children. This theory is based on the timing of the raised shutters and open window and the ever-changing position of the bedroom door. And, of course, Jane Tanner's sighting.

 But let's stay with the physical evidence for now.

If all these things can validate a stranger in the room at the very time Gerry is in the apartment, then Jane Tanner's story gets a boost because as soon as Gerry walked out the sliding doors, the abductor would grab Maddie from the bed and run out of the front door, crossing the street just in time for Jane to see him.

There is nothing wrong with developing a theory based on such things, if, in the end, these things are supportable in some way and make logical sense when the day is done. It still doesn't mean it is true, but at least it could be a good theory. And, if the direct evidence and circumstantial evidence really holds water, that theory may be good enough to accept as a factual rendition of what indeed did happen and eventually will stand up in a court of law as part of a criminal case.

Okay, so can we find evidence to support Jane's 9:15 sighting and the hypothesis that a kidnapper was in the McCann apartment and in the children's room at the same time Gerry was? more


#McCann : Cadaver Dog's Used In Suzanne Pilley MURDER Trial - WITHOUT A Body !

Suzanne Pilley
Suzanne Pilley

A WOMAN told a jury today that her daughter had set up home with the man accused of murdering her, but that she was not to blame for the breakdown of his marriage.

Suzanne Pilley, 38, and David Gilroy, 49, worked in the same office in central Edinburgh and she took him to meet her family before he moved into her flat.

Sylvia Pilley, 69, said she saw Gilroy about half a dozen times, the first being the introduction prior to the couple’s living together.

Asked at the High Court in Edinburgh what she had understood Gilroy’s marital status to have been, Mrs Pilley stated: “He had left his wife and he was seeking a divorce. Suzanne was not the cause of the breakup.”

Gilroy, of Silverknowes Brae, Edinburgh, denies murdering Ms Pilley on 4 May, 2010, and hiding her body at their work before driving away with it in the boot of a car. Her remains have never been found.

A trial which is expected to last six weeks opened with evidence from Mrs Pilley. She explained that Suzanne was one of two daughters, and she identified her in a photograph displayed in court. She said the photograph was from a charity abseiling event at the Forth Road Bridge in 2007 or 2008.

Mrs Pilley said her daughter had been married in 2004, but divorced after about four years. She bought a flat in Whitson Road, Edinburgh, and worked as a bookkeeper at Infrastructure Management Ltd (IML) in Thistle Street.

She identified Gilroy in the dock, and said she first met him “before he moved in with Suzanne.”

She added: “He came up to the house...summertime 2009.”

After he moved in, she met him at Suzanne’s flat and when he came to Mrs Pilley’s home nearby.

Gilroy, 49, denies killing Ms Pilley and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.

Days before the alleged murder, Gilroy is said to have accessed Ms Pilley’s account with an internet dating website and to have read emails between her and others using the site.

The murder charge accuses him of assaulting Ms Pilley “by means unknown” and causing injury from which she died at Thistle Street.

It is then said that “being conscious of his guilt”, he embarked on an attempt to defeat the ends of justice.

According to the indictment, he concealed Ms Pilley’s body within IML’s premises before transporting it to various locations in Scotland within the boot of a car.

Gilroy is accused of several acts on 4 May as part of the alleged cover up.

They include:

• asking for a key to the basement area of the premises, and saying he needed to go into the plant room, when he had no legitimate reason to do so

knowing she was dead, sending an email to Ms Pilley and another colleague, requesting they attend a meeting at a later date

• repeatedly visiting the basement and garage areas when he had no need to do so

• buying a quantity of air fresheners at Superdrug in Princes Street, Edinburgh.

The next day, Gilroy allegedly went to Lochgilphead by himself, when there was no need, and told colleagues he was attending the local high school to inspect the quality of sports pitches, knowing that the pitches had been inspected as recently as 29 April and 2 May.

 At the school, he said he was there to check ducting work at the sports centre, not to inspect pitches. Also, he asked for and was given a quantity of bin bags.

It is further claimed that Gilroy failed to travel directly from Lochgilphead to Corstorphine police station, Edinburgh after being requested to do so by the police who had said they wanted to speak to him immediately in relation to the disappearance of Ms Pilley.

Gilroy allegedly stated repeatedly to the police that he had ceased having a relationship with Ms Pilley in December 2009, when the truth was that the relationship had gone on and he had wanted it to continue further.

The Crown contend that Gilroy suffered injuries to his hands while committing the murder, and that on 7 May he tried to disguise the full extent of those injuries by applying make-up when his hands were to be examined and photographed by the police.

 And that he failed to wash and clean his hands properly after an officer instructed that to be done.

Apart from the charges relating to Ms Pilley, Gilroy is also accused of assaulting and threatening his wife, Andrea Gilroy, on various occasions in 2009 and up to 18 May, 2010.

In another assault charge, Gilroy allegedly swore at a man near Ms Pilley’s home, repeatedly challenged him to a fight and threatened to stab and kill him, and held a car key between his fingers and bradished it at the man.

The trial continues.

Cadaver dog's' indicated 'in the McCann case. 

In the apartment behind the sofa , the parents wardrobe where it is thought the cadaver of Maddie was hidden by the parents. The mother's clothing, a small T- shirt belonging to Maddie, the trunk of the car hired 25 days after Maddie disappeared , the key fob , a piece of material found in another apartment they had later moved to And last but not least Madeleines soft toy Cuddle cat. Maddies body has never been found and her parents deny any wrong doing.

The same cadaver dog and handler used in the McCann case also used in the murder case of Attracta Harron.

ALSO the very same cadaver dog and handler in the American Theresa Parker murder

Friday, February 24, 2012

#McCann #Chamberlain : Forget About' Fresh' Evidence Lindy - Lets Concentrate On THE EVIDENCE

There was no damage consistent with a canine attack and it would appear the jacket was removed and turned inside out while buttoned up."
Lindy Chamberlain inspecting Azaria's jumpsuit, while police look on. Far left is Superintendent Denver Marchant, who believes there was human involvement in Azaria's death Lindy Chamberlain inspecting Azaria's jumpsuit, while police look on. Far left is Superintendent Denver Marchant, who believes there was human involvement in Azaria's death

#McCann :Cadaver Dogs Used In Suzanne Pilley Murder Probe - Looks Like Another Find The Body - eh Gerry !

Cadaver dog's 'indicated 'in the McCann case. 

In the apartment behind the sofa , the parents wardrobe where it is thought the cadaver of Maddie was hidden by the parents. The mother's clothing, a small T- shirt belonging to Maddie, the trunk of the car hired 25 days after Maddie disappeared , the key fob , a piece of material found in another apartment they had later moved to And last but not least Madeleines soft toy Cuddle cat. Maddies body has never been found and her parents deny any wrong doing.

The same cadaver dog and handler used in the McCann case also used in the murder of Attracta Harron.

Cadaver dogs used in Suzanne Pilley murder probe

The Suzanne Pilley murder trial in Edinburgh has heard how police used dogs which had been specially trained to find evidence of dead bodies.

The cadaver dogs searched the offices where she worked with David Gilroy, who denies her murder.

The springer spaniels identified three areas of interest in the office's basement garage, and two areas in Mr Gilroy's car boot.

Ms Pilley's body has never been found. The trial is adjourned until Friday.

Defence lawyers said the large number of forensic tests which had been carried out had failed to find any substantial evidence linked to the accused.

David Gilroy, 49, denies seven charges including murder. He is accused of killing Ms Pilley either in Thistle Street or elsewhere in Scotland.

On Wednesday the jury retraced the last known movements of the missing Edinburgh woman.

It followed the route the 38-year-old took to her city centre office on the morning she disappeared on Tuesday 4 May, 2010.

The jury members were accompanied by Mr Gilroy, her former lover and work colleague.

#McCann : The Missing Pink Blanket - Spontaneous Domestic Homicide - A Loving Parent Will Take A Blanket To Cover Their Dead Child.

Well I, you know, I'd read something that said there were times even you know early on after she err went missing that you would say I
want I hope that whoever has her gives her her blanket I hope that
whoever has her is keeping her warm
I hope that whoever has

Kate: I mean it's
funny, it's you know, I mean as a mum it's things like that you worry
about as well you know. Is someone
brushing her teeth. Is
someone rubbing her tummy when she's not feeling well. You know, it's
all those things as a mother
you do and you should be
doing and...

The Pink Blanket Photographed On the Bed With Cuddle Cat By The PJ

Thursday, February 23, 2012

#McCann :How Jane Tanner Got Lost In A Crowd On An Empty Street

One can accept that on a night out with friends, drinking wine and chatting - maybe some folks are not perfectly correct with the exact time someone came and went.

However, some things should be pretty clear and easy to remember about the night of and the day after a horrific event.

Of all the Tapas 9 claims as to how things went down on the evening of May 3, 2007, JaneTanner´s 9:15 (approximate) sighting of a man hurrying along Dr Augusthino da Silva with a child draped in his outstretch arms is the most unbelievable and unsupportable.

Let's ignore for now the issues of the lighting and whether Jane would be able see the details of the man and child's clothing so well.

In order to prove whether she could or she could we would have to test her ability with a number of crime reenactments with the present lighting and, if one was able to see what she saw under those conditions, then one would have to use quite a bit of scientific and technical skill to build a set with the calculated lighting of that night and time and see if one could still see those details. I cannot obviously due that at this time, so I cannot make any absolute determinations on her ability to see what she said she saw.

However, I can comment on what Gerry and Jeremy (Jeremy Wilkins, also called Jez) said they didn't see - namely Jane.

Retired British police officer, PM, and I reenacted the scenario and I learned something very interesting.

If Gerry's claim that he crossed the street, the Rua Dr Gentil Martins (in his later statement, not his first which only said on his way back to the Tapas, he "crossed ways" which should mean "ran into," not ran across the street to talk to) to speak to Jeremy is true, then it is indeed possible for the two men to have neither seen Jane nor any man carrying a child across the street at the corner whilst they were conversing.

PM took thirteen steps to cross from one side to the other and I saw him out of the corner of my eye from the spot Gerry says he was standing with Jeremy.

If, as Peter reminded me as we discussed the way men chat and the way women chat, that men tend to talk less face to face as women, but more at angles, looking about themselves and not at each other, it would be totally possible for the men to have their backs to the street behind and never see a men quickly walk by, even if it took him thirteen strides.

Interestingly, if they are looking down at a baby in a pram or off to the left side of the street, they might actually have not seen Jane go by either.

But, Jane denies that is how it went down and Jeremy agrees with her.

Both state Jerry and Jeremy were on the same side of the street Jane walked up and Jane claims she was right on top of them when she walked by.

Now, I would say, if this was true, it doesn't matter where these men were looking while talking; at least one would see Jane, and, more likely, both of them.

And, if they were positioned in such a way that both of their backs were to Jane as she came up behind them, they would have seen the man crossing directly in front of them.

 If they had their backs to the man behind them, they couldn't have missed Jane walking straight at them.

No matter exactly how they were standing, it is hardly believable that neither man would notice the only other person on the street trotting right up to them, past them, and on to the end of the street.

Anyone on the street at that time of night at a time when Praia da Luz is very empty would very likely catch one's attention, so Jane didn't get lost in the crowd.

Let’s double check their position with Jane’s Rogatory Statement which she had months to get the “facts” more

#McCann : EXCLUSIVE - Pat Brown Discusses Gerry McCann And The Smith Sighting

Pat Brown
American Criminal Profiler probes McCann mystery
She arrived in Lisbon from Washington, D.C wheeling a travel-worn suitcase and carrying a metal detector. Inside her suitcase, she’d packed a soil probe and a spade.
 Pat Brown - Criminal Profiler, TV commentator and author - was on a mission. As social networking sites buzzed with the news – split between those that wished her well, and those that vociferously didn’t – Brown was undeterred. “This has nothing to do with self-publicity. I am simply trying to get to the truth”. We caught up with her when Brown arrived in the Algarve after meetings in the capital with Gonçalo Amaral and others who have put their reputations on the line in an attempt to solve the millennium’s greatest mystery.

One of the first questions we asked was why an American criminal profiler and TV personality felt the need cross the Atlantic to Portugal to investigate a missing person’s case that was almost five years old?
“Two reasons,” she told us. “One is that I have always been passionately involved in a search for the truth. It’s not something that makes me popular, but it’s something I care about above my own reputation as this case threatens to prejudice the way missing person’s cases are handled.
“We have a situation here where there are two parents who have refused to cooperate fully with a police investigation – who have refused to answer questions, who have changed their stories and fled from jurisdiction – but who have then taken their story - in the way they want us to believe it - to the media, asking people to donate money to fund a search for a child who, statistically-speaking, is almost certainly dead!
“I can understand bereaved parents doing some crazy things, but never have I seen parents like this before! Their actions have opened the door to speculation.
“My other reason is to show support for Gonçalo Amaral and freedom of speech”. Amaral faces trial for defamation of the McCanns over the publication of his book, “The Truth of the Lie” in which he maintains that three-year-old Madeleine McCann died in apartment 5a on the night of May 3rd 2007. His trial was originally set for February 9th -10th, but postponed. Brown decided to take advantage of her booked flight to see if she could learn anything new by visiting the crime scene.

And did she? more

#McCann : A Wolf By The Ears by BLACKSMITH


Would I lie to you?

Want to know why Gerry McCann went to Lisbon in January 2009? Just turn to these pages in McCann Files and you’ll find Gerry giving interview after interview explaining that he was there to see how to improve the “search for Maddie” with his criminal lawyers and to “see how we can work with the authorities to explore areas where other things can still be done that might make a difference”.

And there were lots of other comments as well, such as his desire to “build bridges” with the Portuguese, forget the past and start afresh.

The one thing he didn’t give us was his true reason for going to Lisbon. That’s because, yet again, Gerry McCann was lying through his teeth, as he does with monotonous regularity. Not forgetting, not being slightly misleading, but outright lying in the dictionary sense of the word.

His wife confesses to having an equal propensity to lie (Madeleine, P206), but in this case it seems we can accept her version on page 335 of the same book. Having spoken to Duarte on the phone at the end of November, she writes, “Gerry went to Lisbon to meet her” exactly six weeks later.

Watch what I do, not what I say

Welcome to the world of the McCanns’ Portuguese libel claims.

Spin and lies are at the heart of them, as they have been since the very beginning; only now, three and a half years after the case was archived, can we see that gradually but inexorably the legal system has begun to catch up with the couple: spin has encountered the courts and the courts are winning.

It was in July 2008 that the case was shelved and the McCanns were released from their arguido status.

On the face of it this was their moment of triumph.

The UK press, chastened and confused by the failures in Portugal that had led to the Express libel awards, lapped up the dishonest versions of the archiving report provided by a sneering Clarence Mitchell—that the report had “mocked” its own police force for its incompetence and had exonerated the pair.

The way was now clear for the parents to use this “acquittal” as the basis for proceeding not just against the fantasists of the Express and Star but against anyone who questioned their role in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

The ghost at the feast

Almost simultaneously Goncalo Amaral launched The Truth of the Lie in Europe, complete with the startling claim that the child had died in the apartment on May 3 and the parents had concealed the body.

There was little mention of the book in the UK press and almost none describing its central claim: as the media lawyers no doubt pointed out, the book clearly defamed the McCanns and merely repeating the claim was equally defamatory.

Amaral would have to prove the truth of his assertions and that was impossible since the investigation, as summarised in the archiving report, had found “no evidence of any crime” by the pair.

Amid the euphoria of the parents’ exoneration Amaral’s claims were initially of little significance and the couple were content to wait for the policeman to launch a UK edition of the book and then crush him in the courts.

But the huge and continuing success of the work and the impact of its associated television programme proved to be too much for the pair and in April 2009, following further consultation with Duarte, they took the decision to sue.

Was it a rational decision?

It was certainly an extremely difficult one: Amaral had deliberately set a trap which might lead the pair out of the protected comfort zone of spin and media domination  and towards the courts, where spin and spokesmen alike counted for nothing and where failure to prove the truth of their claims might lead to unpredictable dangers as well as financial penalties.

Yet silence and inaction would be tantamount to acceptance of Amaral’s devastating claims.

“I’ve always been considered quite a gentle person”, wrote Kate McCann, apparently with a straight face, “but these attacks [by Amaral] stirred up terrible emotions in me. It was as if my whole body was trying to scream but a tightly screwed-on lid was preventing the scream from escaping. Instead I was just howling internally.”

So it looks as if Kate McCann’s serious lack of emotional control which, as we know from the pages of Madeleine, had featured so largely in Portugal in 2007, influenced their decision to sue, despite the risks.

Lawyers always get paid

Nevertheless their lawyers, both Duarte in Portugal and Carter Ruck in the UK, put together a package that offered some prospects of success.

There was no guarantee that a Portuguese court would accept the archiving summary as an absolute statement of innocence but there was a chance; the parents had always denied any involvement in the disappearance of the child; attacks on Amaral’s personality could demonstrate that he was motivated by money rather than principle; and, finally, the Tapas 7 could testify both that there was insufficient time for the parents to dispose of a body on May 3 and that their behaviour on the night was inconsistent with Amaral’s central claim.

In addition the critical burden of proof issue could be put off to the distant future by a preliminary attack on Amaral using the infinitely flexible language of human rights, rather than libel, law.

That attack, when it came, astonished almost everybody by its malevolence (Duarte’s hallmark) and manifest vindictiveness (characteristic of the McCanns).

It virtually removed Amaral’s own human rights and it didn’t do much for the image of Portuguese justice abroad but it had a logic of its own: it greatly increased the chances that Amaral would sue for peace before any full libel trial with its proof requirement  ever came to court.

Despite the acute discomfiture of the parents at the Lisbon injunction hearing when they encountered the painful realities of a Portuguese courtroom for the first time, January 2010 represented an apparent triumph for the couple as decisive as their “exoneration” eighteen months before: judgement was given in their favour and Amaral remained hog-tied and virtually helpless.

Soon afterwards it emerged that Amaral’s wife had virtually collapsed under the pressure of their ordeal and was begging her husband to reach a settlement with the McCanns.


“In victory magnanimity...”, as a British statesman once wrote.

But just as Kate McCann’s mental instability had featured in the decision to sue, now another quality of their personalities, their vengefulness, ensured that they would never reach out to Amaral in their moment of triumph but would pursue him to the end.

Amaral, to his great credit, simply carried on, helped by a small number of dedicated supporters and fund-raisers.

Finally, in summer 2010 his persistence and determination were rewarded when the Portuguese court of appeal found in his favour and lifted some of the injunctive restraints.

Despite the near silence that greeted Amaral’s success in the UK it was clear that a watershed had been reached.

The judgement, which was definitive, made it clear that whatever supporters, spokesmen or lawyers like Carter Ruck claimed outside the courts, the archiving report/AG statement was explicitly not a judicial finding of any kind but was one possible interpretation of the investigation data with no legal (i.e. conclusive) standing.

 It was exactly on a par with other possible non-judicial interpretations or opinions based on the same data, the judges said, in particular with that of Amaral as expressed in The Truth of the Lie.

Thus the conclusion of the report, “that there was no evidence of the commission of any crime” by the pair was at once downgraded to the reason for their release from arguido status at that time, not to a finding of innocence.

Duarte had to tell the incredulous –and inevitably furious—pair that a large chunk of their “proof” of libel had been despatched at a stroke: the summary and A/G statement could not be used in the forthcoming libel trial in the way they had hoped and as Carter Ruck, in the UK, had already been attempting to use it.

It gets worse

In fact the situation was much worse than that for the true significance of “the onus of proof on the claimant” now began to emerge in ways that the pair had never anticipated.

When attention had been drawn to other parts of the archiving report in the past, particularly the statement that the McCanns had “lost the chance to demonstrate their innocence”, whatever that might mean, they were dismissed as irrelevant—since when did suspects have to demonstrate their innocence?

And now, disturbingly and unexpectedly, there was an answer: soon, and in court.

With the “exoneration” excluded Duarte could only argue that the archiving summary is a more convincing interpretation of the investigation than that that of Amaral—yet that interpretation asserts in black and white that they have failed to demonstrate their innocence as the libel court requires them to do!

In the world of fib’n’spin this might be dismissed: because they couldn’t demonstrate their innocence then doesn’t mean that they still can’t do so, just as the Leicester police view that “there is no clear evidence that eliminates them from involvement in Madeleine’s disappearance” while true in 2008 might not be true now.

Dream on!

The Portuguese Attorney-General confirmed as recently as 2011 that no significant evidence had appeared since 2008 to add to the case or justify a re-opening.

 A “demonstration of innocence” or “evidence that eliminates them from involvement” would, of course, be “significant evidence”.

 It hasn’t appeared.

What happened to the 7? What?

With this leg of the claim gone the testimony of the parents and their friends assumes much greater significance if there is to be any chance of the McCanns proving their case.

But now, astonishingly, we know from the list of witnesses being called by the McCanns that none of the Tapas group are going to testify.

And from the noises being made on behalf of the parents it looks increasingly as though they themselves won’t be called either.

The reasons remain a mystery.

As we posted recently that list indicates that Duarte has now given up on proving that Amaral’s central claim is libellous.

Yet how do they let go of the wolf’s ears without being savaged?

Their hope seems to rest, as we said, on concentrating on an emotion based defence combined with personal (and no doubt loud) attacks on Amaral, a strategy that, as we have seen, has already been floated via the Mirror.

While they won’t be able to prove their central claim they have a chance of convincing the court that the pair –and the famous search—have been harmed by Amaral’s “harassment”. Hm.

What about all the police and legal figures that the McCanns intend to call—might they provide new material to strengthen the pair’s claims?

Answer NO.

The Attorney-General’s statement that no new evidence has emerged once again applies and the days of libel court ambushes are over. The police and legal worthies can only give their personal opinion about the differing interpretations of the archived investigation, not new facts.

So what can we make of it all?

 We have to say that our relatively recent gloom about Amaral’s chances has lightened considerably: it appears that his views on what caused the shelving may not need to be aired in court.

And never for a moment did we think that the Tapas group would fail to testify.

It is impossible to avoid the feeling that after all these years the character flaws of the pair –the compulsive lying, the blind vengefulness, the manipulation of the press that seems to have damaged their own view of reality and the strange violence—now documented—of Kate McCann’s personality—are finally catching up with them in the only place that has ever mattered: the courtroom.