Was Clement Freud part of a paedophile ring?

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2008 McCanns’ spokesman to join Freud Communications

 
The McCanns’ spokesman Clarence Mitchell is joining Freud Communications as a consultant.
http://gazetadigitalmadeleinecase.blogspot.com/2008/07/good-example-of-news-manipulation-or.html
…prior to becoming spokesman for the McCanns, Clarence Mitchell had been working under Tony Blair as Director of the Government’s Media Monitoring Unit, which by his own admission controls what comes out in the media.

Before that of course he’d been a BBC reporter, working on many prominent cases, such as Fred and Rosemary West, the Death of Diana and the Murder of Jill Dando, the latter 2 whilst he was a Royal Correspondent. [5]

Clarence Mitchell was one of the first reporters to arrive at Gowan Avenue, Fulham in south west London, when the immensely popular BBC TV presenter Jill Dando was shot dead in a murder many feel has never been satisfactorily explained.

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Freudian slip?

In an article published on 14 June 2016, Craig Murray described how commenters on his blog had directly caused the exposure of the late Clement Freud as a paedophile.[3] Murray wrote:

“It then all went quiet for a year before ITV contacted me this morning to tell me the story was running.
“It is hard to know what to make of Freud owning a holiday villa close to where Madeleine McCann disappeared. Clement was apparently not in Portugal at the time. When you add in the fact that the McCanns’ sleazy ‘spokesman’, Clarence Mitchell, works for Freud’s son Matthew, the coincidences do add up.[4] I am not jumping to any conclusions at present. But I found the following fascinating:
“Clement Freud assured Kate McCann she had nothing to fear from the cadaver dogs giving a positive response inside the McCann’s hire car, hired after Madeleine ‘disappeared’. They had no evidential value. ‘So what are they going to do? One bark for yes, two barks for no?’ asked Freud.”[5]
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UK detective refused to head up Madeleine McCann probe because ‘Scotland Yard would order him to prove Kate and Gerry were innocent and ignore other leads’

  • Colin Sutton said he was warned by senior friend in the Met about case in 2010
  • Friend said he would be told ‘who to talk to and what to investigate’, he claimed
  • ‘Narrow focus’ would be to prove Kate, Gerry and Tapas Nine innocent, he said 
  • Spoke on Sky Documentary based on leaked Home Office report that revealed ‘turbulent relationship’ between McCanns and police in London and Portugal   

A detective tipped to head up the Madeleine McCann probe was warned he would be ordered to prove she was abducted and ignore other leads.

Colin Sutton said a high-ranking friend in the Met called him and warned him not to lead the case when Scotland Yard announced it would get involved in 2010.

The source warned that he would be tasked with proving her parents Kate and Gerry were innocent and ignoring any alternatives to the abduction theory, he claims.

Speaking to Martin Brunt on Sky News, he said: ‘I did receive a call from a very senior met police officer who knew me and said it wouldn’t be a good idea for me to head investigation on the basis that I wouldn’t be happy conducting an investigation being told where I could go and where I couldn’t go, the things I could investigate and the things I couldn’t.

Asked to clarify what he meant, he added: ‘The Scotland Yard investigation was going to be very narrowly focused and that focus would be away from any suspicion of wrongdoing on the part of the McCanns or the tapas friends.’

The Tapas Nine refers to the McCann parents and the seven friends they were out to dinner with when Madeleine disappeared in 2007.

They were interviewed by Portuguese Police, who have always worked on the basis that Madeleine was abducted from her room, but Mr Sutton said other possibilities should be entertained.

Speaking on Searching for Maddie, which looks at the case ten years on from her disappearance, he criticises the narrow focus of both Portuguese and British police.

He added: ‘If you are conducting a re-investigation you start at the very beginning. Look at all the accounts all the evidence all the initial statements and go through them and make sure they stack up and they compare.’

The documentary revealed details from a Home Office report on the case, ordered by then Labour minister Alan Johnson before the 2010 election, seen by Sky News’ Martin Brunt.

The report shows that Gerry and Kate McCann’s relationship with Portuguese police after they closed the investigation into her disappearance.

The Met took the unusual step of getting involved in the case in 2010 after the report was compiled, and recommends police collaborate with private investigators hired by the McCanns because of the ‘unique nature of the case’.

However, it also reveals that much of the information gathered by investigators had not been shared with police investigating the case so far.

Highlighting the ‘turbulent relationship’ between the parents and detectives, it describes how the McCann’s felt badly treated by the Portuguese authorities.

They were called in to speak to officers then asked to wait for hours, only for a detective never to appear, in treatment they described as ‘inhumane’.

The relationship broke down entirely when Portuguese police closed the investgation in to Madeleine’s disappearance in in Praia de Luz.

When the Met Police came in, they also fell out with local police. The Met would later fall out with the McCanns too, the report revealed.  

Mr Johnson wanted to find out if the Met should intervene further in the case so the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre investigated.

It was commissioned in late 2009, completed by March 2010 and published in May 2010, MailOnline understands.

In May 2011 the Home Office launched the Scotland Yard review of the case. The Met’s investigation has cost £11million so far.

The report said: ‘It is clear that from the beginning the McCanns felt there was a lack of clarity and communication on the part of the Portuguese police.

‘Despite the involvement of British consular staff, they were, by their own accounts, left for long periods without any updates or communication with the investigators.

‘They state they were taken to the police station on more than one occasion and then left for hours waiting to speak to someone who never materialised.

‘They describe this situation as inhumane, with no real consideration for their emotional and physical wellbeing.’

The report also reveals tensions between the Portuguese and British police, with the Met accused of acting ‘like a colonial power’.

The report says: ‘Clearly, the McCanns have had a turbulent relationship with both Portuguese and UK law enforcement. They now openly acknowledge that there is a distinct lack of trust between all parties.’

The police in Britain and Portugal say they are working together to find Madeleine, who vanished on May 3 2007.

The documentary was aired just hours after it emerged the former Portuguese detective Goncalo Amaral claimed Madeleine’s body was cremated in a TV interview.

The detective, one of the leading investigators early in the case, made the wild statement hours after her parents vowed to take him back to court over other claims.

Amaral made his latest statement on a TV documentary to be aired on the 10th anniversary of her disappearance from the Praia da Luz resort in Portugal.

The claims will add to the anguish of her parents who, in a moving interview this week, said they have still not given up hope on seeing Madeleine again.

Amaral said she may have been hidden in another British woman’s coffin as she was cremated, and said the church where Madeleine’s parents prayed was key.

He said: ‘We had information three figures went into the church via a side door at night. They had a box and there was to be a cremation of a British woman.

‘It is possible the child’s remains were in this box and cremated as well. The parents had the key to the church,’ reports The Sun.

The claim is the latest spark in a long dispute between Amaral, who was booted off the Madeleine case, and Kate and Gerry McCann.

Amaral, 57, claimed in The Truth Of The Lie that Madeleine died at the McCann’s holiday house and Kate and Gerry covered it up.

The McCanns won a libel case against Amaral in 2015, and he was ordered to pay them 250,000 euros (£209,000) each in damages.

But this was overturned on appeal and that decision upheld in another court this April, meaning Amaral is now able to sue the McCanns for damages potentially totalling tens of thousands of pounds.

During the interview, BBC presenter Fiona Bruce asked the McCanns: ‘One of the police officers in Portugal has been a thorn in your side for many years, he was thrown off the investigation but then he wrote a book … and you fought it through the courts.

‘At the moment you’ve lost and he’s won. Is this the end for you now, are you going to continue to fight him?’

Mr McCann replied: ‘I think the short answer is we have to because the last judgment I think is terrible.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4467832/Met-interested-proving-McCann-parents-innocent.html

Crucial Madeleine McCann case questions that remain unanswered after a decade

Irish journalist John McGee was holidaying in Praia da Luz when the little girl went missing. In a compelling account, he says we seem to be no nearer to the truth

May 2 2017

One of the first things people instinctively do when a toddler goes missing in a holiday resort is check all the swimming pools. Every year, several hundred kids around the world accidentally drown in swimming pools when they wander off from parents.

This was possibly one of the first thoughts that preyed on the minds of Kate and Gerry McCann and the rapidly assembled search party that frantically went running through the streets and laneways of Praia da Luz in Portugal 10 years ago, on May 3, 2007.

Within minutes of discovering that the three-year old was missing from the ground-floor holiday apartment in the Mark Warner-owned Ocean Club resort pool, areas in neighbouring holiday complexes were checked in the vain hope that she might have wandered out of the apartment of her own accord.

Somewhat oblivious to what was unfolding on the streets below us, my wife and I and our daughter, who was only a few months older than Madeleine, went to bed in the Estrela da Luz apartment complex a couple of hundred yards from where Madeleine disappeared.

Having just returned from dinner in a nearby restaurant, we could hear commotion four floors below us on the street. It eventually moved on to another street and, thinking nothing of it, we headed for our wine-induced and, in hindsight, selfish slumber.

The following morning, our world would never be the same. But it would pale into insignificance when compared with the anguish of the McCann family.

A little English girl has gone missing overnight, we were told by one of the women working on the reception of the apartment complex. Hastily printed photos of a pretty, young blonde child had been left at hotel and apartment reception desks. This was the same Madeleine McCann we had seen tagging along with her mother as she pushed her twins in a double buggy up the hill. This was happening to the same family we had passed on several occasions days before as we walked down towards the supermarket. This was the same Gerry McCann we had seen playing tennis several days earlier.

The initial search the night before was called off around 4am, but as people woke up to the morning news, fresh search parties were immediately formed to scour the neighbouring hillsides and countryside while road-blocks were put in place by the police.

Later, a helicopter hovered over nearby fields and mountainous terrain, scouring every inch. A team of microlight gliders from a local club also joined the frantic search, focusing on areas difficult to access by foot.

Within 24 hours, the relatively quiet Hugo Beatty’s bar and restaurant on the ground floor of the Estrela da Luz complex was transformed into a bustling press centre for the many journalists and camera crews dispatched to cover a story that had spread like wildfire.

In fairness, nothing had prepared the local police or indeed the regional police for anything like this. Not surprisingly, their initial unwillingness to share any information – possibly because they were quite literally clueless – was confused with ineptitude, a charge which stuck to them for much of the subsequent investigations.

Explaining to our daughter what was happening was difficult. Instinctively, parents want to protect children from all the horrific things that go on in this world. However, after we were asked to produce her passport at a police checkpoint just outside the village and officers examined her closely and looked at her passport several times to see if she resembled Madeleine in any way, we had to tell her the police were looking for a girl who had gone missing and that her mummy and daddy wanted her back. We told her they would soon find her. We all wanted to believe that.

Daytime searches gave way to night-time vigils at the church of Igreja de Santa Maria in the village. As Kate and Gerry McCann filed into the small church, the despair etched deep into their faces, onlookers lit candles. Others just wept.

Criminal investigators say the first few hours after an abduction are the most crucial. But as the days slipped by without any sightings or remains being found, a sense of foreboding gripped the village.

At no stage of the initial investigation, however, did local police attempt to interview us or anyone in our apartment complex, despite its proximity to the Ocean Club resort. In our case, certain things we had witnessed over the previous week and indeed on the night of Madeleine’s disappearance might have been of use to them.

The suspicious looking characters hanging around Hugo Beatty’s bar two nights earlier – one of whom resembled the identikit photo issued by the Metropolitan Police years later; the pick-up-style truck that sped past us as we walked back to the apartment from the restaurant that fateful night; the elderly bearded man videoing children at a nearby theme park three days before.

At the time, their possible significance meant nothing to us, but they might have been of some help. It was only when we arrived back in Dublin five days later that we felt compelled to volunteer statements to the gardai, who then passed them on to Interpol, by then already on the case. Presumably, Interpol then passed them on to the Portuguese police.

In addition, the many photos we had taken during our holiday that might have provided clues or identified ‘people of interest’ in and around Praia da Luz and Lagos were uploaded to a website that was set up by the investigation. We never heard anything back from the Portuguese police, who in July 2008 officially closed the case.

But it was a case that was never going to go away. With teams of private detectives, PR professionals and assorted high-profile benefactors like businessman Sir Philip Green and author JK Rowling, the Find Madeleine campaign never gave up hope, and a concerted effort was made to keep it in the headlines, something that irked the Portuguese police considerably.

This relentless campaigning eventually paid off when, in May 2011, Operation Grange was launched by the Metropolitan Police in London, following a request from the then Home Secretary, Theresa May, with the support of Prime Minister David Cameron. Assisted by the Portuguese authorities and a team of 29 detectives, Operation Grange initially sifted through more than 40,000 documents from Portuguese, UK and other European law enforcement agencies, as well as various private investigators who had worked on the case.

When all of this was complete, a full investigation was launched in July 2012, five years after Madeleine disappeared.

This time around, the investigation appeared to be a bit more professional, structured and detailed. The Portuguese investigation started on the back foot. Apart from the fact that they had missed that window of opportunity in the immediate aftermath of Madeleine’s disappearance, accusations of leads not being followed up and sightings not being investigated were compounded by personal changes at the top of the team spearheading the investigation.

To many, particularly in the media, they were behaving more like the Keystone Cops than professional officers.

Of particular interest to the Metropolitan Police was the speeding pick-up truck that flew past us on the way home from the restaurant and the three suspicious looking in Hugo Beatty’s bar. It later emerged that two waiters working in the restaurant also noticed a man acting suspiciously in a phone box across the road earlier in the evening. And one of the subsequent identikit photos published by the Metropolitan Police of two men they wanted to talk to resembled one of the men we’d spotted in the bar.

After carrying out a cell-dump of all mobile phone activity in the Praia da Luz area in the lead-up to Madeleine’s disappearance and the days after, the Metropolitan Police were also able to identify all the telephone numbers we dialled, as well as the numbers that had dialled us during that period. As is the norm in such cases, details of all calls made and received were submitted as part of our statements.

The use of cell-dumps has helped police gain convictions in several high-profile murder cases in the past, and nowadays cell-dumps are almost as useful to the police as fingerprints or DNA. It was later reported by several UK newspapers that the cell-dump turned up a large number of telephone calls and texts in and around the Ocean Club between a group of men around the time of Madeleine’s disappearance. Nothing ever came of it.

In total, Operation Grange took 1,338 witness statements, collected 1,027 exhibits and pursued some 560 lines of inquiry. In addition, more than 30 requests for help to other countries were made, while 60 people of interest were investigated. A total of 650 sex offenders, many of them paedophiles, were also considered, while reports of 8,685 different sightings of Madeleine around the world were investigated. These included Morocco, New Zealand, Malta, Belgium, France, Spain and Sweden.

Costing more than £11m, Operation Grange may have been wide-reaching, but so far it has yielded no results. Over the last 12 months, it has been wound down. Currently, a team of just four detectives is working on the case and pursuing, what former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe recently said was “one final lead”.

For the McCanns, it might be too much to expect this final lead to yield anything meaningful. Ten years have passed and despite possible sightings, several key witness statements and a substantial amount of leads, the absence of any physical evidence leads one to the almost inevitable conclusion that the case may never be solved.

Over the last 10 years, numerous theories about what happened that night have emerged. The one that gained credibility among the media on the ground at the time was that she had been abducted by a paedophile ring and shipped out of the country that night, possibly on a yacht from nearby Lagos.

A number of sex offenders, including several convicted paedophiles of different nationalities, had been living in the Algarve and parts of lesser-known areas of western Spain at the time.

Several years before Madeleine’s disappearance, a number of sexual assaults on young girls had taken place around the Praia da Luz area, but nobody was ever caught. Other iterations of this theory put it that she was possibly abducted by somebody with close knowledge of the Ocean Club and sold on to a group of gypsies that specialised in child trafficking and selling children to wealthy families overseas.

Several people, including Jane Tanner, one of the so-called Tapas Seven who dined with the McCann family, claim they saw a man carrying a girl in pyjamas that night. An Irish family, from Louth, also recall seeing a barefoot child fitting Madeleine’s description being carried by a man in the town at 10pm, not long after it was first noted that she had gone missing.

Meanwhile, a taxi driver, Antonio Castela, says he picked up four adults and a girl resembling Madeleine the night after her disappearance and drove them to a hotel near Faro, where they got into a blue Jeep. Castela claims he contacted the police, but was never questioned.

In the 10 years that have elapsed since Madeleine’s disappearance, however, only three official suspects have been named. The first of these named by Portuguese police was the British-born property consultant Robert Murat, who lived locally. Murat was the subject of a witch-hunt by several newspapers and was later cleared of suspicion, but not before several UK newspapers libelled him. He picked up around £600,000 in damages, while smaller settlements were awarded to some of his friends.

Then, in September 2007, Kate and Gerry McCann were also named as suspects, and the police formally put forward a case that Madeleine died in an accident and that they concealed her body and faked an abduction. This was the most controversial of all the theories and one that the former head of the investigation, Goncalo Amaral, reiterated in a book.

The McCanns later successfully sued Amaral for libel, and he was ordered to pay €600,000 in damages. Amaral’s appeal against that decision succeeded in 2016, but the McCanns then appealed that decision to Portugal’s Supreme Court, which ruled against them in February 2017. A subsequent appeal to the Supreme Court by the McCanns was also rejected in March of this year. Amaral has now indicated to the Portuguese Press that he intends to sue the McCanns.

As we near tomorrow’s tenth anniversary of Madeleine’s disappearance, it remains to be seen what approach, if any, the McCanns will take in the future. While they have reaffirmed their commitment to finding their daughter and have always proclaimed their innocence, their financial war-chest may be able to sustain their campaign for another few years. But it would also appear that they are running out of options. Unless new leads are identified, the Portuguese police may never re-open the case. As far as the Metropolitan Police are concerned, they have done their best and everything that was asked of them.

Meanwhile, back in Praia da Luz, it’s business as usual. Locals are no longer willing to talk about the Madeleine McCann saga. They have moved on.

Popular opinion appears to be divided into two camps. In one camp sit those who believe that Kate and Gerry McCann were, in some way, complicit in their daughter’s disappearance. Over the last 10 years, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts and websites have been used as platforms to spew all kinds of malicious accusations and theories, dreamt up by cranks, trolls and armchair detectives, all of which point the finger at the McCanns. But here’s the thing: however rancorous these opinions are, they are just opinions. If the people in this camp have any evidence, then they know what they must do.

In the other camp, however, sit those who believe no parent could harm, either accidentally or intentionally, a helpless three-year old then try to cover their tracks. Many within this camp, including the McCanns, their extended families, friends and supporters, believe that Madeleine could well be living in some far-flung corner of the world, being reared by another family.

Sadly, there are some of us who believe that this story does not have a happy ending and that she is dead, possibly as a result of an unspeakable crime, and her remains may never be found.

But like all unsolved mysteries, we may never know.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/crucial-madeleine-mccann-case-questions-that-remain-unanswered-after-a-decade-35670997.html


Madeleine McCann detective claims investigation was ‘tainted’ as soon as it was an ‘abduction’

April 27 2017

Goncalo Amaral says Portuguese prosecutors felt ‘intimidated by the United Kingdom’ and claims Kate and Gerry McCann were given special treatment by British authorities

The former Portuguese detective who led the probe into Madeleine McCann’s disappearance a decade ago claims the investigation was tainted as soon as it was deemed an ‘abduction’.

Goncalo Amaral says Portuguese prosecutors felt ‘intimidated by the United Kingdom’ and claims Kate and Gerry McCann were given special treatment by British authorities because they were doctors.

The ex-policeman refuted claims his officers’ probe was shoddy and says interference from the UK hindered the process.

He maintains devastated parents Kate and Gerry were involved in three-year-old Maddie’s disappearance on May 3 2007 in Praia da luz.

The former officer also pointed the finger at the British class system in an interview which will be aired on Portuguese news channel CMTV on Monday.

He told Portuguese magazine Sábado: “They belong to the upper-middle class and the British do not like their doctors to mess up abroad and get convicted for it.”

Retired Amaral, who was removed as head of the probe after criticising British detectives, claimed UK authorities tried to rush the process.

He said: “It is not normal for an ambassador from a foreign country to come to the place to push in the sense that ‘this has to be quick’.

“If the ambassador and even the consul had not appeared, the investigation would have been directed to what is normal – to suspect those who have responsibility for the custody of the child.

“(The) Judiciary, Public Prosecutor’s Office and the government felt intimidated by the United Kingdom.

“The mistake was the statement about the abduction. It was almost a lack of respect to make the decision (that it was an abduction) and to make it public.”

Portuguese detectives said on May 5 2007 – just two days after her disappearance – that they believed she was still alive in the country after being abducted.

Then director of the Policia Judiciaria Guilhermino Encarnacao made the announcement, stating officers were working on the assumption Maddie was being held between 1.8 and 3.1 miles from the resort.

One eyewitness told the Mirror Portuguese police arrived on the scene at the Ocean Club complex some 90 minutes after Madeleine vanished.

Our source also accused police of messing up key witness statements taken in the days after the tragedy.

But Amaral denies Portuguese police made a string of errors, instead accusing British police of trying to ‘protect’ the McCanns.

Amaral said: “When the couple left, the British police who were here to cooperate and help also left. The feeling was that the British police were here to protect the couple.”

Amaral accused Portuguese police of now ‘doing the politically correct’ thing by following Scotland Yard’s lines of enquiry, to ensure they do not compromise relations between the UK and Portugal.

He said: “The management of the Policia Judiciária and the prosecutor himself are doing the politically correct.

“In the United Kingdom and here the direction of the police walked with Scotland Yard. Do not investigate anything that might compromise your parents or friends. It is a mistake.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccann-detective-claims-investigation-10309152#ICID=sharebar_twitter

 

Look what just appeared on the Sun’s message board

The statement of Dr Katherine Zacharias Gaspar made to Leicestershire Police on 16 May 2007:

One night, when all the adults, that is, from those couples I have mentioned above, were all sitting around on a patio outside the house where we were all staying. We had been eating and drinking ‘Berbers’.

I was sitting between Gerry and Dave and I think both were talking about Madeleine. I can’t remember the conversation in its entirety, but they seemed to be discussing a particular scenario. I remember Dave saying to Gerry something about ‘she’, meaning Madeleine, ‘would do this’.

“While he mentioned the word ‘this’, Dave was doing the action of sucking one of his fingers, pushing it in and out of his mouth, while with his other hand he was doing a circle around his nipple, with a circular movement around his clothes. This was done in a provocative way. There seemed to be an explicit insinuation about what he was saying and doing. I remember being shocked by that. I always felt it was something very weird and that it was not something anyone should say or do. I looked at Gerry, and also at Dave, to gauge their reactions.

“I looked around as if saying: “Did someone else hear that, or was it just me?”. The conversations stopped for a moment, then we all began conversing again. Moreover, I remember Dave doing the same thing on another occasion. In saying this, I want to mention once again that it was during a conversation in which he was talking about an imaginary scenario, although I’m not sure. He again stuck one of his fingers in and out of his mouth and with the other hand he once again drew a circle around his nipple in a provocative and sexual way. I think he was referring to the way she, that is, his daughter Lily, would behave or what she would do. I think he did this later during this same holiday.

Clement Freud Emails between ‘paedophile’ Clement Freud and Madeleine McCann’s parents to be probed for child sex abuse inquiry

20 Jun 2016

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/emails-between-paedophile-clement-freud-8234088
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McCann joined ClementFreud for dinner the night they were made arguido. He asked KM if she was a nymphomanic. She found it ‘comforting’

Kate wrote of the meeting: “He gave me one of his looks and a giant glass of brandy, and managed to get a smile out of me with his greeting: ‘So, Kate, which of the devout Catholic, alcoholic, depressed, nymphomaniac parts is correct?’

“Clement cheered us up with his lugubrious wit…”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-warned-link-between-predatory-8194800


“Why Do Podesta and His Brother Look So Much Like the Suspect Drawings in the Madeleine McCann Disappearance Case?”

Nov 14 2016

As the creep factor for the Podesta brothers continues to rise following a slew of disturbing Wikileaks revelations, this picture is now making it’s way around social media in various forms.

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One is a picture of Hillary campaign chair John with his brother Tony Podesta, one of the top lobbyists in DC; the other is of a police sketch made of men wanted in the 2007 abduction of Madeleine McCann.

Here’s another. Notice anything?

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And then it just gets creepier:mccann-podesta-cant-arrest

Little Madeleine McCann disappeared out of her bed while her family was vacationing in Portugal in 2007, a place the Podesta family is known to vacation to according to other Wikileaks emails like this one.

Others have pointed out the police sketches above were really of just one suspect initially, not two… but it is also two sketches from two different witnesses, so that doesn’t prove anything about how many perpetrators there actually were.

Still, the portraits side-by-side are uncanny, and on top of the mountain of other disturbing evidence, for some people this is just one too many coincidences.

Not only that, but a DDoS attack was reportedly initiated against sleuths on 4Chan at the same time new information on the McCann case was being released

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Does she think Freud was part of a ring?

Of course,‘ she says. 

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He was great friends with Rolf Harris, shared an office with Cyril Smith and had a villa right there for 25 years – an area where a number of paedophiles were living and where Madeleine disappeared.

Praia da Luz – “Lots of important people are linked to Praia da Luz and its neighbourhood.

Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Clement Freud, Robert Murat, Hunter Davies, Paul McCartney, Philip Edmonds…

Philip Edmonds was at Praia da Luz in Portugal when Madeleine McCann disappeared. 
Philip Edmonds is the nephew of Margaret Hodge. 
“Margaret Hodge is the UK politician who has been accused of covering-up the child abuse scandal in the London borough of Islington.”

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Exhibit GM2 to W/S of Gerald McCann

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Why on earth put a 100yr block on alleged abduction of Madeleine McCann if  authorities not hiding something big?

Why did this 82-year-old man befriend the McCanns out of the blue? The Freud I knew wouldn’t engage with you unless he really wanted to. Why did he invite them round and cook for them? Why, after their long search, did he stay in touch with them?

‘Could it be he wanted to know the ins and outs of what was going on, and the only way he could do that was by having direct contact with the parents?’

Vicky reported Freud’s abuse to the NSPCC, who contacted Operation Yewtree, the police investigation into sexual allegations sparked by Jimmy Savile — but Vicky says an ‘awful policewoman’ told her: ‘This happened years ago. He’s dead now. What do you want me to do about it?’

Two years later she tried again, after hearing yet another desperate appeal for information from Kate McCann.

Somerset police passed her allegations to the force in Suffolk, where the incident had taken place, and Vicky was told the matter would be passed to the team involved with Madeleine’s disappearance. But, again, Freud wasn’t investigated.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3647464/How-Clement-Freud-raped-m-CERTAIN-knew-happened-Maddie-Tortured-victim-groomed-paedophile-MP-age-14-says-wouldn-t-surprised-linked-disappearance.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailUK

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Gerald McCann Records Closed Until 2113 (100 years)

Exhibit GM1 to W/S of Gerald McCann Exhibit GM2 to W/S of Gerald McCann

Exhibit GM3 to W/S of Gerald McCann Exhibit GM4 to W/S of Gerald McCann

Whatever do these people have to hide?

 

That’s what I’d like to know as well, they are certainly not being honest with the public.

 

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MADELEINE McCANN; CLEMENT FREUD; WORLDWIDE RING

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2016/06/madeleine-mccann-clement-freud.html

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The Goddard Inquiry, which is examining claims of a Westminster paedophile ring, declined to say whether Sir Clement would form part of its investigations. 

http://www.ethiogrio.com/news/world-news/46407-former-liberal-mp-clement-freud-molested-girls-as-young-as-10-itv-exposure-reveals.html

MIRROR WORLD EXCLUSIVE

What really happened the night Maddie disappeared

 The ex-carer, who worked for travel firm Mark Warner at the the Ocean Club resort  told how Madeleine was a favourite among the child minders. Her allocated nanny was Catriona Baker, but others also got the chance to look after her.

While the Ocean Club was clearly popular with British holidaymakers like the McCanns, from Rothley, Leics, the former child minder claimed it was considered an unsafe place for those who worked there.

After she arrived she was stunned when a fellow nanny passed on a message from hotel staff to never venture off the site alone.

She added: “I just couldn’t get over how different it was to other Mark Warner resorts.

“We were told, ‘Here’s a rape whistle, don’t go anywhere by yourself, ever.’

There’d been a girl attacked the year or so before in Praia da Luz. It didn’t sound like a family resort to me.

“I just got the feeling the locals didn’t want us there.” It emerged in 2014 that 11 years earlier a 10-year-old British girl had been sexually assaulted “in the heart” of Praia da Luz.

The victim came forward three years ago after a Scotland Yard appeal revealed a string of potentially linked sex assaults on young UK girls across the Algarve between 2004 and 2006.

Mark Warner, which operates in resorts all over the world, quit Praia da Luz in 2015.

The woman claimed local police  took 90 minutes to arrive on the scene.

The serious assault took place in Praia da Luz in 2005, two years before Madeleine was snatched.

It is one of 18 Algarve villa break-ins by a prowling paedophile who British police are now potentially linking to Madeleine

“The fact we’ve now got an assault that is in the heart of Praia da Luz means we are even more interested in this as part of the inquiry. This offence takes us into the resort so it is very significant.”

The new victim came forward following a fresh appeal last month when detectives revealed a string of break-ins across the Algarve, which included sex attacks on British girls aged between six and 12 from 2004 to 2006.

Before March, Scotland Yard’s Operation Grange was aware of 12 break-ins and four sex assaults. Now they are aware of six new break-ins including five new sex assaults.

Of the break-ins, which took place between 2004 and 2010, three happened at Praia de Luz, five in Carvoeiro, nine in the Albufeira district and one in Vilamoura.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/madeleine-mccann-cops-discover-girl-3448542

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Lord Mountbatten and Field Marshal Montgomery

His early life

The grandson of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and brother of artist Lucian, Clement was born in Berlin in 1924, but fled to Britain with his Jewish family when the Nazis came to power.

After the war he trained as a chef at London’s Dorchester (Bramall & McAlpine), before being made manager of the glamorous Martinez Hotel in Cannes.

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During the Second World War Clement Freud joined the Royal Ulster Rifles and served in the ranks.

He acted as an aide to Field Marshal Montgomery.

http://alchetron.com/Clement-Freud-1024540-W

The “revelations” that Montgomery preferred the company of young staff officers to that of women have been around for a long time, and Hamilton himself referred to Monty’s “romantic friendships with young boys” in the original book, specifically the 12-year-old Swiss lad Lucien Trueb “who engaged Monty’s affectionate attention”.

The question Hamilton is really posing now is not whether Field Marshal Lord Montgomery of Alamein was gay, but whether he was a repressed paedophile.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/4260024/The-third-sex-that-sustained-the-Empire.html

Prince Charles, The Barclay Brothers and Madeleine McCann

charlesarkThe first ever mainstream news story about Madeleine being abducted was the article in the Daily Telegraph on May 4, 2007 and timed at one minute past midnight. In other words, less than 2 hours after Kate and Gerry had raised the alarm, a top British newspaper was already sowing the seeds of the abduction story.

It is inconceivable that such a story could have been published so soon after the first call to Portuguese police yet it is there for all to see, set in the proverbial stone of the Internet archives.

In fact, the Telegraph have never removed the story (link).

Here is the original 4-paragraph story:

Three Year-old Feared Abducted in Portugal

By staff and agencies, Last Updated: 12:01am BST 04/05/2007

A three-year-old British girl has gone missing while on a family holiday in Portugal, the Foreign Office said today.

Portuguese police are investigating the disappearance from a holiday complex in Praia da Luz in the western Algarve.

A Foreign Office spokesman said that he understood the girl’s parents had gone to have dinner once their children were asleep last night, but returned to check on them only to find the girl had gone missing.

“They reported it straight away,” he said, adding that consular assistance was being offered.

The Daily Telegraph is a newspaper owned by the reclusive “Barclay Brothers” – David and Frederick Barclay. The billionaire Barclays also own The Ritz Hotel in London and have been the owners since the mid-1990s.

In 2002, The Ritz released the following press release:

In January 2002 The Ritz London received a Royal Warrant from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, for Banqueting and Catering Services.

Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition to those who have regularly supplied goods or services to certain members of the Royal family for at least five years. The earliest known Royal Warrant dates back to 1155 and the distinction has always been regarded as a mark of excellence and quality.

Quite clearly then the Barclay Brothers and Prince Charles have a very strong connection by way of their little “business” deal at The Ritz.

There are numerous other connections. For example, between 1968 and 1974, the Barclay Brothers received large loans from Crown Agents – then a UK public statutory corporation. This dodgy outfit was eventually privatised when sold off in 1997. The actual owner of Crown Agents is the Crown Agents Foundation – its sole shareholder. Members of the Crown Agents Foundation include – wait for it – the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum!

The murky Crown Agents is worth an in-depth investigation and to do that here is beyond the scope of this article. It is however worth mentioning that they were involved in the rebuilding of Iraq before  the 2003 war even began. From the BBC on March 11, 2003 (here):

Construction firms such as the US’s Fluor and Bechtel, Britain’s Costain and Balfour Beatty, and France’s Spie are usually the first in; service providers such as British Crown Agents and Swiss SGS are rarely far behind.

As has been stated before in this website, the number of connections between Prince Charles and Madeleine McCann are startling. This one, via the Daily Telegraph owners and their premature story is remarkable.

http://truthformadeleine.com/2014/02/prince-charles-the-barclay-brothers-and-madeleine-mccann/

 

Prince Charles and Madeleine McCann

http://gerrymccan-abuseofpower-humanrights.blogspot.com/2009/02/prince-charles-involvement-in-mccanns.html

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Cyril Smith admitted spanking and touching boys, but I let him stay, says Lord Steel

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/liberaldemocrats/10796546/Cyril-Smith-admitted-spanking-and-touching-boys-but-I-let-him-stay-says-Lord-Steel.html

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PAEDO PEER Ex Lib Dem leader Lord Steel unmasked as backer for sex fiend Sir Clement Freud’s knighthood

21st August 2016

Steel also to blame for getting gong for child abuser Sir Cyril Smith

PAEDOPHILE Sir Clement Freud was nominated for a knighthood by ex-Lib Dem leader Lord Steel, The Sun on Sunday can reveal.

The evil pair, who shared a Commons office, were both awarded knighthoods in the space of 12 months between 1987 and 1988 after Steel proposed them.

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Revealed: Ex-chief constable who says Cyril Smith cover-up went right to the top

  • Retired police chief reveals there was a ‘cover-up’ of Cyril Smith’s crimes
  • Former head of Lancashire Police, Albert Laugharne, says it was ordered by a top official 
  • Albert Laugharne is highest ranking ex-officer to give details of a cover-up
  • Claims follow revelations on how Smith’s powerful friends hid his abuse

A retired chief constable has revealed that a ‘sinister cover-up’ of the crimes of paedophile MP Cyril Smith was ordered by a top official working for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Albert Laugharne, former Chief Constable of Lancashire Police, said that in the 1970s he was asked to lie about the politician’s alleged sexual abuse of a boy.

This newspaper has been told that a surveillance squad targeting a paedophile ring providing rent boys for orgies photographed Leon Brittan entering premises where the parties were believed to have been held on at least two occasions. At the time he was a minister in the Home Office.

A planned raid was called off at the last moment, allegedly on orders from senior Met command. Photographs and papers that could have been used as evidence then went missing, one officer who was part of the surveillance team has alleged.

This newspaper has been told that a surveillance squad targeting a paedophile ring providing rent boys for orgies photographed Leon Brittan entering premises where the parties were believed to have been held on at least two occasions. At the time he was a minister in the Home Office.

A planned raid was called off at the last moment, allegedly on orders from senior Met command. Photographs and papers that could have been used as evidence then went missing, one officer who was part of the surveillance team has alleged.

told to hand over all evidence they had gathered on Smith — including notebooks and incriminating video film — and to say nothing more of the affair.

If they did speak out they might be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act.

Mr Laugharne was given, he says, a clear indication that Smith enjoyed special privileges as a predatory paedophile VIP.

Sir Tony Hetherington, the DPP at the time that the then Lancashire police chief Albert Laugharne was told by his office to shut up about Smith.

Sir Tony Hetherington, the DPP is dead, Cyril Smith andLeon  Brittan are dead, as is Willie Whitelaw who had, while Home Secretary in 1980, allegedly blocked a police investigation into a Westminster paedophile ring.

However, former Met boss Sir David McNee is still with us.

Smith had been investigated by Lancashire police at least four times by then, going back to the Sixties. The investigations were all halted.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3004934/Ex-chief-constable-says-Cyril-Smith-cover-went-right-top.html

Clement Freud said ‘that there had been an over-reaction to kiddy porn’

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Lord David Steel (left) put Rochdale MP Cyril Smith (right) … for a knighthood, despite being told of abuse allegations against him.

The politician, now Lord Steel, was made aware of the reports that Smith had sexually abused young boys in his hometown of Rochdale, Lancashire, in 1979.       

But dismissed the allegations – claiming: ‘All he seems to have done is spanked a few bare bottoms’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2566158/Lord-David-Steel-paedophile-MP-Cyril-Smith-forward-knighthood-told-abuse-allegations.html

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Steel’s support was given even after he was told of allegations that Smith had abused kids.

The Cabinet Office had refused to tell us who had proposed Freud for a knighthood in 1987.

But after we appealed, Whitehall caved in and last week confirmed the mystery sponsor’s identity as Lord Steel.

At the time Lord Steel wrote a glowing obituary, calling him “one of those rare characters who managed to excel in several spheres”.

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FWRO

 

 

Heard the one about a couple ‘not cleared’; their paedophile pal; and their friend (David Steel) on the Privy Council?

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Lord David Steel attends Sir Clement Freud’s Funeral at St Bride’s Church, on April 24, 2009 in London, England.

His funeral service was held at St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street and was attended by a host of personalities from the media and entertainment industry including Bono, Richard Curtis, Stephen Fry, Paul Merton, Nicholas Parsons as well as several representatives from Westminster, such as then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown, then-Shadow Chancellor George Osborne and former Liberal party leader David Steel.

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When Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe was engulfed in scandal over allegations he had tried to have his homosexual lover killed to silence him, Freud was one of his few colleagues to publically stand by him.

It was Freud who helped him compose his letter of resignation at his St John’s Wood home

Among his charity work he was president of the Down’s Children Association and also former secretary of the Refugee Children’s Fund.


Stephen Fry said Sir Clement was ‘a real Soho figure’ during the 1950s and 1960s and knew all the girls of easy virtue,  the pimps and, of course, the restaurateurs, which is where he learnt his business as a chef.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/15/clement-freud-profile-the-life-and-times-of-one-of-britains-best/

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/stephen-fry-leads-missing-children-campaign-helped-by-bob-geldof/

 

Lord Bell. The s paid him £500,000 to keep them on the front pages of newspapers every day for a year.

On 19 November 1977 Bell was fined £50 for indecency. He had exposed himself while masturbating at his Hampstead bathroom window on 21 October in full view of female passers-by.[4][5] He left Saatchi to found Lowe Howard-Spink & Bell (serving as deputy chairman) in 1985 and bought out part of it, which became his own agency, Lowe Bell Communications, in 1989,[3] and became Chairman of Chime Communications in 1994 (which included the Bell Pottinger Group).

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Clement Freud worked in the kitchen of Bramall’s Dorchester. Another coincidence?

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Dorchester Hotel

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/?s=dorchester+hotel

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Roy Jenkins, Cyril Smith, Shirley Williams, Clement Freud and David Steel at the Liberal Assembly in Llududno. Credit: Rex

Roy Jenkins with convicted child abuser Frank Beck  ( Janner)

Gyles Brandreth: the Clement Freud I knew

Esther Rantzen and Christine Hamilton…Gyles Brandreth

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Gyles Brandreth – part of Lord Longford’s porno junket – (which included Jimmy Savile and Cliff Richards)…

 

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Emma Freud ‘Pillow Talk’ interview with Jimmy Savile

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Stephen Fry at Sir Clement Freud funeral

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Geller and Matthew Freud – Clement Freud’s son Matthew Freud is listed in convicted paedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s black book
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Geller at a 1985 garden party at the home of Clement Freud, MP

Clement Freud is related, on his mother’s side, to Uri Geller.

Geller has been photographed with a surprisingly large number of the reported top UK child abusers.

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Uri Geller with Arthur C Clarke.
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Uril Geller with Michael Jackson and Greville Janner

New Michael Jackson Lawsuit Alleges Child-Abuse Procurement Ring
A new lawsuit alleges Michael Jackson’s businesses were a front for grooming children to be abused

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The latest complaint, filed by a Jane Doe who alleges that she was abused by Jackson from 1986 to 1989, when she was aged 12 to 15, claims that Jackson secretly operated, “the most sophisticated public child sexual-abuse procurement and facilitation organizations the world has known.”

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Michael Jackson child sex syndicate trial date set

March 13, 2017
Wade Robson received a trial date Monday for his blockbuster claims Michael Jackson and his inner circle operated the most elaborate child sex syndicate “the world has known.”The choreographer, who says he was just 5 years old when he first met the King of Pop, is set to begin his negligence trial against the late singer’s companies MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures on March 5, 2018, a Los Angeles judge said.A Robson lawyer said the next 12 months will be spent “gaining access to the materials needed for a much-anticipated trial.”“We look forward to completing that discovery and disclosing to the public, through trial, the full extent of Michael Jackson’s serial sexual abuse of children, which was facilitated through his companies MJJ Productions and Ventures,” lawyer Vince Finaldi said in a statement.An attorney for the companies, meanwhile, said he doesn’t believe the case will make it that far.“My opinion is that summary judgment will be granted in this case and there won’t be any trial, but the court did set a trial date for a year away just in case,” lawyer Howard Weitzman told the Daily News.Robson, who has worked for Britney Spears and N’Sync and appeared as a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance,” is one of three plaintiffs making similar claims in related lawsuits against Jackson’s companies.

The choreographer, 34, filed an amended complaint in September claiming Jackson and key staffers at MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures ran a “sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation.”

Robson claims Jackson and his employees worked in concert to arrange his private meetings with underage fans, cover travel expenses and shower the youngsters with gifts.

“Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap,” Finaldi previously told The News. “It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.”

The amended complaint, obtained by The News, added new negligence claims to his suit against the two companies.

Robson claims he was brought into Jackson’s orbit as a small child in the late 1980s after winning a dance competition in Australia organized by MJJ Ventures.

Two years later, a Jackson assistant contacted his family about meeting with The Gloved One and staying at Neverland during a trip to Los Angeles, he says.

The assistant served as Jacko’s “madam” or “procurer,” his filing states.

During that visit, Jackson allegedly sexually abused Robson. The abuse continued for eight years until Robson hit puberty and Jackson lost interest, according to the complaint.

During the pop icon’s 2005 molestation trial in Santa Barbara County, Robson denied he had been sexually abused. He later recanted, saying it took intensive therapy for him to come to terms with the abuse.

In 2013, Robson’s initial claims against Jackson’s estate were thrown out when a judge ruled he’d waited too long to sue. He is now pursuing the separate civil claims against Jackson’s companies.

A source in Jackson’s camp called the new complaint “too silly” to warrant a response.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/michael-jackson-child-sex-syndicate-trial-date-set-article-1.2996883?cid=bitly

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Uri Geller with Michael Jackson, Paul Boateng and David Blaine

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‘Kidnapped boy, Martin Allen, may have been abused and murdered by VIP paedophile ring,’ say police

Geller’s Kensington Apts

https://www.scribd.com/document/49221738/A-Meeting-With-Uri-Geller


Freud’s wife Jill:

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3641755/Clement-Freud-child-abuser-Former-Liberal-MP-molested-girls-young-10-TV-documentary-reveals-two-victims-tell-pain.html

 

Why did Tony Blair and Gordon Brown rush MI5 to Portugal to ‘help’ the McCanns, and why were they demanding all photographs from everyone there?

Mar 17 2017

? The information put together by Richard D Hall is quite amazing. In this part of his investigation, he examines why the British government showed such intense interest in the alleged abduction of Madeleine McCann. It does make you wonder who else might have been involved. Was there someone very high up in British politics present in Portugal during Madeleine McCann’s ‘disappearance’? Blair or Brown possibly?


Cathy Higgins….‏ @justmebeingme4

So Tony Blair is mates with Mark Freud…Son of Paedophile Clement Freud..who was married 2 @rupertmurdoch ‘s daughter..

 


Portuguese prosecutors “never concluded McCanns were innocent”

February 09, 2017

Newly released legal papers show that Portugal’s supreme court does not consider Kate and Gerry McCann in the clear over their missing daughter.

Former police chief Goncalo Amaral

As the 10th anniversary of Madeline’s disappearance nears, the McCanns, of Rothley, are still fighting for their reputation, having just suffered another defeat in their attempt to sue former police chief Goncalo Amaral, who accused them of being responsible for Madeleine dying.

The supreme court of Portugal recently ruled Mr Amaral’s “right to freedom of expression” was worthy of greater protection than the couple’s “right to honour”.

Now the court has released the full version of its decision, which includes the observation that just because no criminal case is ongoing, does not mean that the McCanns are definitely innocent.

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/portuguese-prosecutors-never-concluded-mccanns-were-innocent/story-30124763-detail/story.html#T6g4s6yLVYsOKEws.99

Kate and Gerry McCann ‘not formally in the clear’ over daughter Madeleine’s disappearance

The couple were ruled out as formal suspects, or “arguidos”, back in 2008 due to lack of evidence – but in court papers released today, judges have said this does not equate to a ruling of ­innocence

9 FEB 2017

Kate and Gerry McCann have been dealt another cruel blow as a Portuguese court failed to put them in the clear over the disappearance of daughter Madeleine.

The couple were ruled out as formal suspects, or “arguidos”, back in 2008 – but in newly released court papers, judges have specified that this does not equate to a ruling of ­innocence.

It will add to the McCanns’ torment, after the same judges ruled against the couple last week in a legal battle with the police officer who led the hunt for their daughter.

The couple sued ex-police chief Goncalo Amaral after he wrote a book claiming they were responsible for Madeleine’s “death” in May 2007.

But he fought the case and Portugal’s Supreme Court sided with him.

In the 76-page ruling on the case – made public – they also said the archiving in 2008 of the criminal case into Madeline’s ­disappearance does not prove the McCanns are innocent.

They wrote: “It should not be said that the appellants were cleared via the ruling announcing the archiving of the criminal case.”

While the judges said it would be wrong to draw any inferences about the couple’s guilt or innocence from the decision, they noted that the case was not shelved because prosecutors believed that Kate and Gerry, from Rothley, Leics, were innocent – but due to a lack of evidence.

They wrote: “That ruling was not made in virtue of Portugal’s Public Prosecution Service having acquired the conviction that the appellants hadn’t committed a crime.

“The archiving of the case was determined by the fact that public prosecutors hadn’t managed to obtain sufficient evidence of the practice of crimes by the appellants.

The court concluded that the archiving of the case should not be seen as proof the McCanns are not guilty, stating: “It doesn’t therefore seem acceptable that the ruling, based on the insufficiency of evidence, should be equated to proof of innocence.”

McCanns lose again in Maddie book row

KATE and Gerry McCann have lost another court battle in their bid to silence claims they faked their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance.

Mar 23, 2017

A Portuguese supreme court judge has again backed local ex-police chief Goncalo Amaral’s right to make the allegation in his book about the case.

The publication, The Truth Of The Lie, sensationally claims Gerry, 48, and Kate McCann, 49, faked missing Madeleine’s abduction.

The couple, whose daughter vanished during a family holiday on the Portuguese Algarve in 2007, now have only the European Court of Human Rights to go to in their battle with Mr Amaral

The McCanns launched an appeal last month after the Portuguese supreme court ruled they had not proved they were innocent of involvement.

But after hearing their nine-page complaint, the supreme court has again backed Mr Amaral.

Kate and Gerry, of Rothley, Leicestershire, who have warned they will sue if The Truth Of The Lie is sold in Britain, said after yesterday’s court’s ruling: “It is obviously extremely disappointing.”

The McCanns still hope that their eldest daughter, who would now be 13, is alive despite being missing for close to a decade.

The Met Police’s Operation Grange investigation into the case has cost over £12million.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/782719/Kate-and-Gerry-McCann-lose-another-court-battle

 

How the Daily Mirror reported the court case

The damming document means suspicion still hangs over the heads of the McCanns, who have always claimed their innocence.

It was released after the court decided Amaral’s “right to freedom of expression” was worthy of greater protection than the couple’s “right to honour”.

Amaral, 57, was ordered to pay the couple £360,000 in damages in 2015 for claims he made in The Truth Of The Lie.

He said the McCanns faked Madeline’s abduction after she “died” in their holiday apartment. Amaral claimed his work was based on publicly available police and court files on the case. Kate described the book as “devastating and distressing”.

Amaral successfully overturned the ruling against him last April and the McCanns lodged a Supreme Court appeal.

But judges decided Amaral’s claims were “within admissible limits in a democratic and open society”. It means Kate and Gerry, both 48, face having to pay Amaral’s legal bills and could even be sued by him.

The McCanns may take the case to the European courts, but legal experts say they must prove they have a valid reason of appeal before any hearing would be even considered.

Madeline vanished from an apartment in Praia da Luz as her parents ate at a nearby restaurant. Detectives are said to be working on a theory that she was kidnapped by a European trafficking gang.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/kate-gerry-mccann-not-totally-9782804#ICID=sharebar_twitter


Deception expert finds ‘area of concern’ in key witness statement about blood, odour in McCann rental car
Apr 25 2017

Libel trial in Lisbon – Day 6 Witness No 1

Patricia Cameron (nurse) evidence.


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