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Foreword: As this post is lengthy, it will be posted in 3 parts. Today, we are publishing the second third.
4. The Murat plot.
We have shown in our “Planting a spy” post quite clearly that the Carpenter – Murat encounter of the morning on May 4, 2007, in the cul-de-sac in front of Murat’s Casa Liliana never happened, much less the way both say it happened.
Unfortunately for both, their statements tally up about the “chance” encounter that never happened between them: Murat inside property and Carpenter in the cul-de-sac, Murat asking a question and Carpenter answering it, Murat coming out of his property to talk to Carpenter, Murat following Carpenter to be introduced to Gerry and Carpenter introducing Murat to Gerry McCann as a translator.
Mainly their statements tally up on what matters: Murat being a translator in the case was because and only because he was taken by Carpenter to be introduced to Gerry.
As we have shown the idea behind Carpenter's statement is to alleviate the pressure on Murat. To yank him briefly from the water.
The plot was quite simple. A guest encountered by chance an ex-pat and convinced him to be a translator [regardless of not knowing if the PJ officers did, or didn’t, speak English] to help in the case.
The guest takes ex-pat to Gerry McCann who approves his services. Based on what authority, we don’t know.
As we said, based on Carpenter’s words, Murat comes across as timid man, “holed” up in his property, who and from what Carpenter describes, it wouldn’t have crossed his mind to offer his help.
But, again trusting Carpenter’s version, Murat’s shyness suddenly disappears the moment he’s introduced:
“DC Ferguson: and I explained that Robert spoke fluently Portuguese, he [Murat] told Gerry that it was important to have someone who spoke the language so that nothing would be lost in translation. And that was how Robert Murat was presented as translator”
DC Ferguson: After he [Murat] left, he explained that Gerry was frustrated with the way in which the process was running and they went to talk to John Hill.
DC Ferguson: In Mark Warner and he [Murat] demanded that he [John Hill] open up all the Mark Warner rooms so that he [Murat] could check them and he [John Hill] called the cleaning ladies etc. to help and open all the empty apartments that were not necessarily in the Mark Warner complex, but for which they could have the key. At this time you also met an English man called Dave who lived in the area and helped the Ocean Club give you the authority to enter in all possible apartments, some of the apartments in Gerry's block belonged to local owners and Dave helped to get the key to these same apartments so that you could search them, and then and then began the search, searching all in general.
Carpenter: Mmm mmm.”
First, Gerry, confides in a total stranger that he isn’t happy with the way the process was going.
In the first hours of the first morning Gerry has already formulated a negative opinion about how PJ were doing things. He hasn’t given his first statement but is already critical and says this to a total stranger.
Then we are in the Wild West. Gerry McCann is the sheriff and he deputises Murat. Murat with the deputy’s star pinned on his chest, demands that the Ocean Club manager open up all doors so that he could check inside apartments. And, apparently, the Ocean Club manager complies.
Carpenter and Murat are even given authority by the Ocean Club to enter all apartments possible. We do wonder about the legality of this.
If we add "Dave“ and John Hill, we are taken back to Tombstone with the Earp Brothers and ‘Doc’ Holiday’, walking side by side to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral with Murat playing the role of Wyatt Earp!
Now, that is clearly doing translating. Not!
Then, for no reason other than tracking dogs having arrived, Murat and Carpenter stop this apartment searching and head towards the beach.
“DC Ferguson:’But Robert and I searched the terrains near the beach’.
Carpenter: They had a team of tracking dogs on site, from Lisbon according to what I was told, and afterwards we walked to the beach in the attempt to find the scent, whether she had strayed alone or had fallen into the sea, and it was just him and me and the dog handlers, so there was no big theme of conversation, simply walking the path and taking it to return”
We have Portuguese dog handlers doing searches in Portuguese territory, what is a translator needed for?
In case the dogs found Maddie’s scent on a tourist? Because if they found it on an ex-pat, that ex-pat has the obligation to identify himself and make himself understood in the language of the country he is residing in to its authorities .
And shouldn’t Murat be doing some translating instead of following Maddie's scent?
On May 4, SIC made a report for the evening news and filmed the dogs and the dog handlers:
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They seem to be accompanied, correctly so, only by GNR officers. No civilians walking with them. No sign of Murat or of Carpenter.
The reader may say that Murat led the apartment searching because there wasn’t any sort of Portuguese police present [not true, as Murat does speaks of the presence of the GNR during the apartment searching] and decided to go with the tracking dogs because they were the first ones to arrive and so he accompanied them.
The problem with that reasoning is that Murat has been, in theory, accepted as a translator, so his job would be to stay put until the appropriate investigative authorities arrived and used his services.
And Carpenter proves us right, because when they return, the PJ is there and Murat had, according to Carpenter, been wandering about and wasn't where he was needed:
“Carpenter: …when we arrived we talked with different Portuguese police officers and after with the one who appeared to be leading the operation, an individual more of Forensic look, but as I now say it doesn’t appear very clear.
DC Ferguson: Yes.
Carpenter: Humm... where Robert presents himself as being capable of speaking both languages and they no; they tried to use him to withdraw the maximum information from the English side, so that the Portuguese could understand what the people were saying and up to what state they were, humm… in that involvement with the police and then we tried to enter all the apartments that had a view to where Gerry and Kate were lodged.
DC Ferguson: Yes..
Carpenter: And it was just talking about, you know...trying to access the possible and trying to open the maximum of doors in the surroundings, and I think that was all.
DC Ferguson: You go on describing with a little more detail the searches in the apartments neighbouring Gerry and Kate's…”
From Carpenter’s words, Murat’s translating abilities are not gleefully welcomed by the PJ. They prefer to get information from him than to use him to interview people.
And it seems that there was someone else also doing translations, one “Dave Shelton from Manchester, who now lives in the village, has been co-ordinating volunteer searchers.”
The Daily Express reports:
“Search co-ordinator Dave Shelton, 38, from Manchester, who has lived in the village for more than 16 years running an air conditioning company, said: “I came here first on Friday morning, I speak a little Portuguese and was helping police knock on the doors of all the apartments. Then people just started coming out of the woodwork saying, ‘We’ve heard, what can we do to help’.”
In spite of his involvement in searches there is no statement from Shelton.
And Carpenter confirms that Shelton did translate:
“Carpenter: Who had supposedly acquired a property, because of it I strongly suggested that we open the maximum possible number of doors, the... I can't remember the name of the individual, who I also met by chance, and who was doing a bit as a translator, what was his name again, who helped to open the doors.
DC Ferguson: Was it John HILL?
Carpenter: No, John Hill was a Mark Warner employee, I forgot his name, but he...humm also knew the local Estate Agent and different people who helped to get the keys of the owners or potential renters, some of whom were on holiday.”
Another fascinating memory phenomenon afflicting those involved in the Maddie case, as Carpenter has forgotten he has just said “at this time you also met an English man called Dave who lived in the area and helped the Ocean Club give you the authority to enter in all possible apartments”.
Carpenter as we will describe will continue to search apartments and garages with Dave Shelton [yes, the same man he has difficulty remembering his name].
From Carpenters words, we’re not sure if Murat accompanied him in the apartment searches involving the Greyhairman episode.
However, Carpenter makes it clear that some sort of relationship developed between the 2, that there was some proximity between both. He says he speaks to Murat about Greyhairman:
“Carpenter: Hummm.. then it would just a question of asking who he was, where he was and could be eliminated from the list of suspects, becoming one less person to raise concern.
DC Ferguson: And did you talk about this to Robert as well about the person [Greyhairman] well in the scenario [best translation possible for: lá bem dentro do cenário]?
Carpenter: Ah ah”
The proximity between them is confirmed by Carpenter when he says Murat has explained to him how unhappy the Portuguese Police was with the British Media, this already on Saturday:
DC Ferguson: And you go on to say that you spoke to Robert on that day [Saturday, May 5] about how the Portuguese Police were unhappy with the incomprehensible way in which the British press treated them.
Carpenter: That was what he said. What he explained to me.
DC Ferguson: Yes.
Good friends they seemed to be.
However this is Murat’s version of the same events:
“…and then they saw an English passer-by on the outside, he does not know the identity. When asked about this, he was told that the child had disappeared. Accompanied by that person, he went to the place of the disappearance, and was introduced to the parents of the child, as he spoke the two languages, Portuguese and English. Assumes that the passer-by would be staying at the Luz Ocean Club, in the block opposite the home of the respondent. This individual already knew the parents of MADELEINE, or met them at the time. He started a conversation with the family of the child, offering to help. Together with an officer of the GNR and an employee of the resort with several keys, entered several apartments, opened with the keys or by the tenants in order to locate the child. Some of the apartments were closed and there were no keys, these sites were flagged by the GNR man.
At that time he met John Hill, manager of MARK WARNER, who supplied them with more keys to other apartments.
Prior to this occasion, he did not know the interior of the "Ocean Club", only entering the resort after the disappearance.
In the meantime the tracker dogs arrived that undertook a more rigorous form of search.
Then, having told several of the present people, including officers of the GNR, that he spoke two languages, he was taken to some places to make verbal translations for people who wanted to testify, remaining in that role during the afternoon. On the evening of that day by 19:00-19:30 went to see Michaela, returning to Luz about 23:00-23:30.
On Saturday he continued the verbal translations next to the GNR mobile police station, making various contacts with the press, and that night went again to Lagos.
When asked he said the relationship with the press was somewhat troubled.”
Murat doesn’t know Carpenter’s name. He speaks of him as “that person” (credit to our reader Nuala for spotting this).
Murat does confirm he went apartment searching. He speaks of being accompanied by an officer of the GNR and an employee of the resort and then later meets John Hill who supplies more keys.
No talk of Carpenter being present.
We don’t know who the “employee of the resort” is. It’s not Dave Shelton [we do wonder from where Carpenter got the idea Dave had access to Ocean Club keys] as he's not on the Ocean Club employee list.
But whoever it was, had to speak Portuguese. So what was the need for Murat’s presence in this searching?
It makes sense that he participates in verbal translations with the PJ or with GNR. As an example of this, we have been told by Jez Wilkins that he was visited by Murat and a PJ Inspector and that makes perfect sense.
What doesn’t make any sense is for Murat to be going inside apartments with the GNR like a police investigator.
Note that he does this searching before telling “several of the present people, including officers of the GNR, that he spoke two languages”.
It’s not as a translator that he accompanies the GNR officer and whoever the Ocean Club employee is into apartments.
So why does he do it? Maybe because he’s on a mission, and that mission is not exactly to translate but to use his bilingual skills to be able to provide a permanently updated situational awareness upstream.
What matters is that what Carpenter has to say about Murat, harms him more than it helps.
He gets the message across that it was him who brings Murat into the case, and then spoils it all by saying a little too much.
If he had “left” Murat after introducing him to Gerry and gone back to his apartment as he was going to when he allegedly heard Murat's first call [that bit also had to be completely rewritten] then all would have sounded more credible.
Carpenter spoils it all by not recognising when he should have left the stage. He should have but doesn't.
5. The Greyhairman plot
This plot was to prove that Raj Balu and Neil Berry have credibility in their statements. To stock up on ammo for the fight for credibility they supposed they were going to have against Mário Marreiros, the Laundyman, because he saw Neil in the hole in the stais of block 5 early evening of May 3.
Berry and Balu are linked to each other about what they did on the night of May 3 so neither provide proof or an alibi for the other.
Note that when the discussion goes around Greyhairman it is deflected completely away from the one questioning if Balu and Berry did indeed take part in the searches on the night of May 3.
Other than themselves, we only have Carpenter, with the Greyhairman tale, saying that Berry and Balu participated in that searching. And he says that using the FOAF (Friend-of-a-friend) technique, which we saw being used by Murat's pseudo-friend Carlos Costa.
Carpenter, Balu and Berry only search together on May 5:
“DC Ferguson: Neil and Raj, two Mark Warner tourists who I saw in the in the Tapas bar who searched for Maddie with me”
Carpenter, apparently meets Berry and Balu at Tapas Bar, during his dinner:
“DC Ferguson: Another couple whose names I do not remember, sat at the table in front of us. The other man [singular] was sitting on the esplanade having a drink while they [plural] waited for the ‘takeaway’, I talked to them briefly, I hadn't realised that the Tapas bar had ‘takeaway’. At this time I didn't know their names yet.”
The Carpenters with a baby and a toddler certainly calling for attention are surrounded by people at Tapas (he says, as we’ll see later, his daughter is playing with Philip Edmonds' sons) and he takes notice of two men sitting at a table not near them (from what Carpenter describes, near them are Edmonds and his 3 sons, an unknown couple and the Tapas Big Round Table, empty because the T9 had not yet arrived) who are just having a drink.
Being Tapas bar fully booked, as queueing up for reservations indicates, we imagine that Balu and Berry were sitting having their drink at the table reserved for Balu and that he gave up that afternoon, because all others, we imagine, would be set up for dinner.
Shouldn't Carpenter be paying more attention to his family? After all, this would be the second night (the first was when they arrived on Saturday) the family was having dinner together. So shouldn't he be focused on them instead of other guests?
So why does he get up to talk, however briefly, to the two men who are just sitting and having a drink? Or, did he from his chair, shout out across the esplanade “hey, you guys, what are you doing there?” or “hey, you guys over there, enjoying your drinks?”
Even if he got up to see what his daughter was up to, what’s the reason to start a conversation with 2 men who are just sitting enjoying a drink?
If one was able to get a dinner reservation at Tapas, did that imply one had to talk to everyone? Did one have to sign some sort of document obliging oneself to talk to everyone that was there?
If I was sitting with Fred enjoying a drink and a total stranger came up to me and asked us “are you enjoying your drink?”, the natural reaction would be “sorry, what?” and if he insisted, I would politely respond, “yes, thank you”. And avoid any further conversation with the person. Conversations happen naturally, not just because one is sitting down enjoying a drink.
It's none of Carpenter’s business what Berry and Balu are doing. Why the need to tell a stranger about the take-away?
In our opinion, this “casual take-away banter” is to provide credibility to what Berry and Balu have stated about going to Tapas to get a take-away for their dinner in Berry’s apartment.
By chance Carpenter meets Murat and by chance he learns of the take-away from Balu and Berry. It wasn't enough for him to say he saw 2 men drinking and then they left, or even he saw them leave with some bags that would appear to be a take-away. No, he had to get across, so you wouldn't miss it, that they were there for the take-away. He heard this from them. The 2 total strangers he had never seen before in his life.
Then the Greyhairman episode begins.
It starts when Carpenter has apparently parted ways with Murat when he starts the second phase of apartment searching:
“DC Ferguson: You go on describing with a little more detail the searches in the apartments neighbouring Gerry and Kate's, and then you found Neil and Raj who started talking and told you that they had collaborated in the searches the night before.”
Carpenter: Yes. .
DC Ferguson: And they explained to you that they had seen a man with torches [a torch?] and they felt something suspicious about him, that they were not at all satisfied with him.
Carpenter: Yes, yes.
DC Ferguson: Then he introduced himself saying that he lived in Portugal and that he had just bought a block of apartments.
DC Ferguson: These were in front of Gerry's block, which made them concentrate more in that area.
Carpenter: Yes, because Raj in particular said that he felt something unusual and that it wasn’t right, and the fact they [apartments of supposedly bought block of apartments] were where they were, the fact that the back of the apartment block was in front of Kate and Gerry's apartment, humm...and that they even discussed the purchase price and how much he paid, but the following morning there were not even signs, even knocking on all the doors of the apartments that were occupied and of those that were unoccupied, we didn’t find anyone, he said, and that is why we thought it was unusual for someone who was available and collaborated in the searches and who lived nearby, was not found the following morning, because as you know, we were not contactable.
DC Ferguson: Not even signs of him and you remember that you were worried about this man who was described as being in his fifties and with grey hair.
Carpenter: Ah ha.
DC Ferguson: And it seems strange, as you referred, that a person who helped so much on the previous night, disappeared the following morning.
Carpenter: Yes, I suppose there was something that even the Portuguese locals would be incapable of identifying (inaudible) or recognising by the description of a poster in particular.
DC Ferguson: Who he was.
Carpenter: Hummm.. then it would just a question of asking who he was, where he was and could be eliminated from the list of suspects, becoming one less person to raise concern.
DC Ferguson: And did you talk about this to Robert as well about the person well in the scenario [best translation of: lá bem dentro do cenário]?
Carpenter: Ah ha.”
So, apparently Berry and Balu had met a man the night before who had bought, recently, or very recently, a block of apartments.
The block referred to is the one opposite and above block 5 where apartment 5A is:
“Carpenter: Yes, yes, well what happened was that, Gerry's apartment was here because it was not a flat area, it was more or less like this and that is why the opposing apartments were higher up.
DC Ferguson: Correct.
Carpenter: Because of that it can obviously be seen, can be seen from above these apartments and all the others in the lower area and where we, hum... this is where the individual with the grey hair was.”
So Greyhairman has bought block 2 of the Ocean Club:
He must be a very rich man.
But is there any reason to find Greyhairman suspicious just because he's rich?
The fact that he doesn’t appear the next morning only confirms the suspicions but what started them, we don't know.
Balu finds a man suspicious because the stranger tells him he has bought a block of apartments and those apartments overlook block 5.
That’s the only reason we're told why this man has become a suspect.
As if a rich abductor, having bought a block of apartments to stakeout block 5 (we won’t go as far as having him buy the whole lot of apartments just to keep an eye on apartment 5A) and the first thing he does after abducting Maddie is to come back and confide that same fact to a pair of complete strangers.
To imply that the abductor has dumped Maddie somewhere (supposedly nearby) and returned to tell 2 men he knows from nowhere that his investment on a block of apartments has paid off is beyond ridiculous.
Them having him talking about the purchase price to create further suspicion backfires.
If the man had indeed bought block 2 and the three of them are searching around block 2 as Carpenter says they were, then it would be perfectly natural for Greyhairman to say something like “I just bought this block for X amount of euros and I really hope the little girl is found because it may hurt the investment I just made…”
Having him with a torch is a detail that serves only to confirm their “suspicion” that he lived nearby. Only a local would have a torch at that time.
Him not being found the next morning is suspicious? Why?
First, we would think highly unlikely for an investor to live in the building of apartments he has just bought as a block. He would have been a man of wealth and most likely live in a big villa nearby.
Then, who knows what this man had to do on that day? He could be in his office working. It was a Friday and people do work on Fridays. Or he could have gone on a business trip.
Do note the description of the man: he's fifty and he has grey hair. No mention of clothing. What kind of trousers was he wearing? T-shirt or a shirt? Was he fat, or was he thin? Did he have any particular facial characteristics that could help identify him? A beard? A moustache? Was he short or was he tall?
When one finds a person suspicious and one has time, as Balu and Berry had (as they did converse with him) to observe these things, then one does.
Instead, all we have is a man in his fifties with grey hair, holding a torch. How many 50 yr old men have grey hair? That many?
Fascinating though is that it’s Carpenter, not Berry or Balu, who becomes really obsessed with Greyhairman.
We don’t have access to the original statements of either, only to their rogatory statements of 2008. In neither of these does PJ ask any question about Greyhairman nor do they find it necessary to talk about the character.
We don't believe any diligences were made by PJ to find Greyhairman, which would be expected if either Berry or Balu had mentioned him, but are open to correction.
Carpenter really gets fixated with the man.
First, it’s because of Greyhairman that he strongly suggests to open as many apartments as possible:
“Carpenter: Who had supposedly acquired a property, because of it I strongly suggested that we open the maximum possible number of doors, the... I can't remember the name of the individual, who I also met by chance, and who was doing a little of translator, what was his name again, who helped to open the doors.”
Now, please take note of something here because it’s important for the next plot, the Laundryman: Balu and Berry disappear from the story from this moment on.
It’s like they planted the seed in Carpenter’s brain about this Greyhairman and trusted Carpenter to go and look for him, They threw him a bone, told him to go and fetch it and exit stage.
Why? Because from here, as you’ll see, the Greyhairman plot will link up with the Laundryman one, so Balu and Berry cannot be anywhere near the latter, for obvious reasons.
So Balu and Berry leave the stage and let Carpenter continue the search with the help of a man whose name he cannot remember, as we'll see.
The fixation on Greyhairman goes to the point that when he enters the “Laundryman garage” filled with children’s toys out of context, he doesn’t fully realise [strange, neither does Dave, the nameless man] what he’s looking at because his mind is totally focused on the Greyhairman:
“Carpenter: And while we entered there [the garage] I asked who lived there, he replied that his son lived there and then there were toys because I was concentrated on the fifty year old English man, this one is Portuguese, it was only afterwards when I later thought about what we were searching for”
Was Carpenter searching for Maddie or not? Apparently he was searching for a filthy rich fifty year old grey haired man with a torch who could possibly be living alone in a garage.
But he takes his fixation further. When he returns home, on the day he gives his statement, just before giving it (otherwise it wouldn’t be part of it), he sends an e-mail to Sky News about… Greyhairman:
“DC Ferguson: Certainly you followed the development of the events on TV.
DC Ferguson: Humm... then you say that on the 17th May you sent an email to Sky News about the description of an individual with about fifty of age, humm.... on the May 14 you caught the end of a report on the news which mentioned that Robert Murat had been referenced as a suspect.
Carpenter: Yes (inaudible) I spoke to the Sky reporter, I think Ian Woods, humm...did I put that there?
DC Ferguson: It's here, yes.”
But the most fascinating thing that Carpenter has to say about Greyhairman is when he involves Gerry McCann:
“DC Ferguson: Yes, you found Gerry in the swimming pool area on Saturday afternoon, he told you that the fifty year old man had not been taken into consideration, that the Leicestershire Police were on their way and you gave him your phone number and returned to England that night.”
On Saturday, May 5, Gerry is unhappy that Greyhairman has not been taken into consideration.
One must really, really question Gerry’s unhappiness. We cannot see why he is unhappy. Or better said, we see no reason for him to be unhappy. Not about Greyhairman.
Because, at this point in time the PJ hasn’t been told about Greyhairman.
So how could they not take something into consideration that they don’t know anything about?
Gerry, if he already knew about Greyhairman, on Friday May 4, says nothing about him to the PJ.
Gerry is unhappy about Greyhairman not being taken into consideration on Saturday, May 5, but the only ones that had seen the man, Balu and Berry had not yet given their statements. Balu gives his statement only on Sunday, May 6, and Berry only on Monday, May 7.
What one cannot understand is why neither Berry nor Balu speak to GNR on May 4. They are both filmed near GNR officers and Balu is even filmed talking to them:
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But, apparently, they didn't.
Carpenter only speaks on May 17, so it can't be by him the PJ has disregarded Greyhairman by May 5.
Could it be Dave? No, there’s no statement from Dave.
Could it be Murat? No, Murat only speaks on May 14.
Fascinating stuff this Gerry unhappiness. Unhappy about something he couldn't possibly be unhappy about.
All Carpenter had to do was to say that he talked to Balu and Berry that morning, and they told him they had seen a suspicious person. That would be enough for an “independent” witness to have spoken about Balu and Berry being out and about searching for Maddie.
Carpenter has, in our opinion, ingrained the mission that he has to get Murat off the hook, so decides on his own to say that Greyhairman is more suspicious than Murat. It's Greyhairman they should be looking for, not Murat.
Once again, over-eggs the pudding, and spoils the dessert.
But, is there a Greyhairman? We think there is. A man in his fifties is filmed by SIC on May 4 2007 talking to Raj Balu. He's wearing a light green t-shirt and appears to be accompanied by a blonde woman:
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This man, in his fifties, hasn't been identified till this day.
Exactly a month before, on April 4, 2007 (by coincidence Carpenter's birthday), the Comet online, published an article called “Planning protest”. In it it says:
“But one BXXXXXXX LXXX resident, Stephen Carpenter, 51, says he feels that the development is "over densely populated" as he believes that...”
And then has this picture showing the Carpenter family:
Making a comparison, be the reader the judge:
Comet's Stephen Carpenter shares the same address as the Stephen Carpenter in the PJ Files.
It seems to us that when Carpenter says he spoke to Balu on May 4, he is indeed telling the truth.
However, he appears accompanied by his wife, who he doesn't mention being present in his searches, nor does he seem to be doing any searching in fact.
Could it be that Carpenter was describing himself when he speaks of Greyhairman?
Another thing, could it be Carpenter who was the 50 yr old man who lured Cecília Pires into trespassing a villa so that Jenny Murat could get her siren story out to an independent witness?
“In her walk she approached a scrubland which is located to the north and a few metres from the resort, when at this time a man approached, about 50 years old, who addressed the deponent in English, asking her if she was involved in the searches for the missing child.
The deponent told him no, although having affirmed that she was also looking, partly to appease her conscience.
In this context the man proposed to the deponent that he and she went to an villa, apparently uninhabited, but not abandoned, with the intention of looking for the child and so that it wouldn’t be only one person trespassing.
After they entered the parking area of the residence, where they called out to confirm if there was anyone there, they saw that, on the outside, a woman approached, appearing to be elderly, with about 70 years, about 1,5 or 1,6 metres tall, greying hair pinned back in a "banana" style, so the man mentioned before took the initiative to approach the lady inviting her to enter the residence together with him and the deponent with the intention of locating the missing child, to which the lady agreed.”
Unfortunately for Jenny Murat she said “being it then that she realised of the disappearance of a girl from the "Ocean Club"” instead of saying what she should have said: “but only this morning did she realise those sirens were about the disappearance of the girl from the "Ocean Club"”
Sometimes when actors don't remember their lines correctly.they change the plot completely.
6. The Laundryman plot
7. Miscellaneous Feet-in-the-mouth
Post Scriptum (Feb 27, 2015 13:45):
We have received the following comment:
“Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "All the world's a stage (2/3)":
Look at the photos...
Posted by Anonymous to Textusa at 27 Feb 2015, 10:51:00”
Clicking up on the link we can see the following picture:
Robert Murat, Neil Berry and Raj Balu walking alongside the GNR tracking dogs. This seems to contradict what we said in the post:
“On May 4, SIC made a report for the evening news and filmed the dogs and the dog handlers:
They seem to be accompanied, correctly so, only by GNR officers. No civilians walking with them. No sign of Murat or of Carpenter.”
What was shown in the SIC news report is valid, the dog handlers appear only to be accompanied by GNR officers.
However we each picked up a newspaper and proceeded do beat each other up.
Why? Obviously because we failed to see the pictures that were right before our eyes:
In the www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/ page where we took the screengrabs from the video, shows these photos quite clearly. They didn't bite us because they don't have teeth, otherwise we're sure they would!
Not having seen these pictures meant that we had missed further evidence to prove our point. That’s unforgivable and it will be a long time before we let this one go between ourselves.
Not having seen these pictures meant that we had missed further evidence to prove our point. That’s unforgivable and it will be a long time before we let this one go between ourselves.
These pictures are further proof that it’s false what Carpenter has said about his outing with Murat: “and it was just him and me and the dog handlers”
Note the dog handler is accompanied by a GNR officer:
There’s Murat in the picture but no Carpenter. And Carpenter makes no mention of Balu or Berry and they appear in the pictures instead of him.
Murat mentions the dogs in his statements to say: “In the meantime the tracker dogs arrived that undertook a more rigorous form of search.”
He doesn’t say he participates in the searches with the dogs but he doesn’t say he doesn’t. For that reason we have only pointed out, now further confirmed, that “no talk of Carpenter being present” in whatever he, Murat, did.
But what this is beginning to show is that, we have been told that around 60 people (John Hill speaks of around 100) participated in the searches in those first moments. We consider Friday as “first moments” as the media hype was still being built and the McCanns first press conference was on the early evening of that day.
But of these 60 people, events seem to gravitate around the same few people: Robert Murat, Raj Balu, Neil Berry, Stephen Carpenter, John Hill and the Jensen sisters.
For example, besides the T3 (Rachael, Russell and Fiona) having recognised Murat near apartment 5A on the night
The Mirror on Dec 29, 2007, report that
“Sisters Jayne Jensen and Annie Wiltshire say they are 100 per cent sure they saw Robert Murat nearby minutes after Madeleine McCann vanished.”
A friend said last night: "Jayne and Annie know what they saw and that is that."
Annie, 58, and Jayne, 54, holidayed at the same resort complex and got to know Kate and Gerry McCann and their three children.
They say they saw Murat, 34 - the first person made an official suspect over four-year-old Madeleine's disappearance - smoking near the entrance 30 minutes after Kate McCann reported her daughter missing.
They told Leicestershire police about it when they returned home to Ayelsford in Kent.”
The same Jensen sisters with whom Neil and Raj spent the afternoon of May 3 chatting with at Tapas bar.
The same sisters who just happen to find 2 men suspicious just because they were standing on a balcony of an apartment that wasn’t even in their building.
Just like with Greyhairman, no reason to be suspected of anything yet found suspicious. Greyhairman by Balu and the 2 blond men by the Jensen sisters.
The Telegraph reports on Dec 31, 2007 reports that:
“But it has emerged that the British barrister who gave a statement to officers told them he saw Mr Murat on a street corner opposite the McCanns' Ocean Club apartment 30 minutes after Madeleine was reported missing.
The barrister shared a drink with Mr Murat the following evening, together with Jayne Jensen, a British holidaymaker. He described Mr Murat's behaviour as "odd", saying he went to change his clothes because it had been a long day, even though the barrister was sure Mr Murat had changed his clothes earlier. Mrs Jensen, a 54-year-old businesswoman, has told police she saw Mr Murat smoking a cigarette on the street corner at the time he was seen by the barrister.”
Could the unidentified barrister be Raj Balu? Balu makes no mention of Murat in what he’s said that is in the files (we don’t have his first statement).
Now look at who also just happens to see Murat on that night as the Telegraphs says in the following paragraph:
“Charlotte Pennington, a nanny working at the Ocean Club resort, also claims to have seen Mr Murat in the hours after Madeleine vanished.”