Wednesday, March 21, 2012

#McCann: #Drogheda - Brian Kennedy Intimidation Of The SMITH Family ? Let Us Hope Mr.Smith Explains Kennedy's Actions To The Police !

Ex lawyer Tony Bennett ,who the McCanns are trying to have placed in prison so he can no longer research their activites had this to say on the intimidation of the SMITH family by their friend one Brian Kennedy.

SNIP from article

Bennett then goes on to discuss that it is known from other sources that Kennedy personally spoke to Martin Smith from Ireland, another potential witness.  For those unaware, Smith and his family were holidaying in Praia da Luz at the same time as the McCanns were on holiday there in April and May 2007. Smith and other members of his family made statements claiming that they had seen a man looking very much like Dr Gerald McCann carrying a young girl through the streets of Praia da Luz at around 9.50pm on the evening Madeleine was reported missing.

Extract from Bennett’s letter:

A report by Detective Sergeant Liam Hogan of the Irish Guardia, based in Drogheda, County Lough, refers to Mr. Kennedy contacting Mr Smith -

“I took an additional statement from Mr Smith as requested. His wife does not want to make another statement. I showed him the video clip and he stated that it was not the clip that alerted him but the BBC News at 10.00pm on 9th September 2007.

“He has been contacted by numerous tabloid press looking for stories. He has been contacted by Mr Brian Kennedy, who is supporting the McCann family, to take part in a photo-fit exercise. He has given no stories or helped in any photo fits. He sent a solicitor’s letter to six papers in relation material that was printed that was misquoted.

The ‘Evening Herald’ paid his solicitor’s fees and all papers printed an apology.

His photograph appeared in another tabloid paper and this matter is being pursued at the moment. I do not believe that Martin Smith is courting the press and my view he is a genuine person. He is known locally and is a very decent person”.

Clearly concerned by this information Bennett posed the question “Why did Kennedy contact Martin Smith?”  Perhaps the answer to this very important question will be revealed in due course, one can only hope so.