Thursday, 13 September 2007

SKY NEWS WAS INFORMED ABOUT MADELEINE'S DISAPPEARANCE 30 MINUTES BEFORE POLICE


British TV channel Sky News was informed about Madeleine McCann disappearance 30 minutes before Portuguese Police received a phone call, according to “El País”, a leading Spanish daily . “Somebody from the McCann group called Sky News correspondent in Algarve, at 10.11 pm, in the night of the crime. We received a call reporting a missing child after that, at 10.40 pm”, a Portuguese police source told “El País”.

21 comments:

Toni said...

Paulo, who gave this information to El Pais?

Anonymous said...

Paulo,

Have you seen this?

have read in other posts about SKY being informed before the PJ but have seen nothing to back up this fact.

However in the Times on 24 August KIRSTY WARK is acknowledged to have been contacted on May 3 to get the story of the abduction out!

This is the same Kirst Wark that was to interview Gerry McCann at the Edingburgh festival.

She compares the McCanns to being like the producers of Newsnight.

A neighbour in Glasgow who is a close friend of Kate McCann rang her doorbell. “She was very upset,” Wark wrote. “She told my husband that Madeleine had disappeared and Kate and Gerry were frantic because the police had been slow off the mark. They were desperate to get the story out and could I help?”

Fet the abduction theory on the front page and force the investigation to follow the least likely track, this is why the PJ did not have a chance to investigate K&G as would normally would be the case without the media circus that sprang into action before the PJ had a chance to act.

Anonymous said...

They had a personal friend who worked for Sky News, perhaps.
I think the story has been discounted today and the phone records released. Not sure about this.

Any more news on Mari Olli?
What are the police looking for in Spain?

Anonymous said...

The Whole thing start to finish is a set up.

It was a chance to kill 2 birds with 1 stone.

For Madeline to disappear for a time and go through whatever training it is Illuminati children go through before Schoolage and secondly a fantastic chance to instill fear in all parents and have everyone rushing to demand more surveilance, get our kids micro-chipped!! more cctv etc etc.

Of course the press were told first. They didn't actually need the police for anything.

Might have all gone a bit wrong now however.

Monica said...

When a child desappears, it seems very logical to contact the people and the media you are familiar with to be sure of getting the best response, especially when you are abroad and when you know that the first hours will be very crucials in case of kidnapping.

I try to be objective in this case, but what is very hard to understand is, why the portuguese PJ not continue to look for little Madeleine, most of all if there is not enough evidence to charge little Madeleine parents?

Teefee61 said...

On "pros and contras" and other news programmes this week, I heard the police claiming that the media were there when they got there already, and that at least 9 adults had been through the apartment.

Anonymous said...

One thing is contacting the media but another is to call them BEFORE police. Disgusting, I'm beginning to think this was no accident.

L

Anonymous said...

One thing is contacting the media but another is to call them BEFORE police. Disgusting, I'm beginning to think this was no accident.
L

Paulette said...

It's ridiculous to think that the Portuguese police have set the McCanns up. Why? So are they hiding Madeleine somewhere alive? Or did the Portuguese police murder Madeleine?

I wonder if this case were reversed & we had an affluent Portuguese couple on holiday in a British seaside resort who left their babies alone whilst they went out drinking large amounts of liquor. And at some point in this couple's cost effective inebrieted check-on-babies-every-50-minutes schedule they find 1 of their children missing.

The mother leaves her 2 remaining babies alone to run back to the bar to tells everyone 1 child is gone. Then several people wander in & out of the apartment (as they had been all evening with doors left unlocked) & they have the werewithal to call a media outlet 30 minutes before contacting police?

And then they gather massive amounts of public suppport through financial donations & words of compassion but never assemble their own team of childnapping experts or detectives to try & find their daughter with those donations? Instead they use the money on media consultants & to travel the world?

In the meantime the UK police are stumped & are finding very little to go on. Or they're simply not forthcoming with evidence being given to the press & public as this information would jeapordize their investigation.

I wonder if you'd be as critical of the UK police in the same situation but with location & heritage of the so called "grieving-loving-perfect-parents" reversed?

UK police killed an innocent man from Brazil 2 years ago, Jean Charles Menezes. At the same time of Menezes' murder 2 black men died under suspicious circumstances whilst in police custody. And those are just the stories of British police brutality & murder which immediately pop to mind.

Paulette said...

Monica,

Have the police said they are no longer looking fro Madeleine?

If you find the actions of the PJ's strange I cannot help but wonder why you don't also think it extremely odd that the Madeleine Fund has not been used for anything more than media consultants & travellign expenses?

Why haven't the McCann's used the donations to seriously find their child? Why have they not hired their own detectives & experts?

DoodleBugStudio said...

Paolo -

This is what I just received back from Sky. I suggest you follow-up with them about this so-called fact. It is untrue. Jill Renwick contacted GMTV the next morning. No one from the McCann family contacted Sky the night before.

Dear ****

Thank you for watching and contacting Sky News.

Thanks too for your email about the Madeleine McCann case.

I have spoken to senior news executives and they are not aware that Kate McCann contacted Sky News about the disappearance of her daughter before informing the police in Portugal.

I will pass your comments on to the message board moderation team.

Best wishes

Paul Bromley
Viewers' Editor
Sky News

Monica said...

Paulette,

- I am not sure they are! They seem too much focused on little Madeleine's parents.

- Because little Madeleine's parents probably had confidence in work made by portuguese CID, as simple as that.

Anonymous said...

Caro Paulo,

Gostaria de lhe fazer uma questão que penso ser importante para ter uma melhor opinião sobre o caso.

Emm primeiro lugar, deixe que lhe diga que mantenho algumas reservas quanto à culpabilidade dos pais, acima de tudo parece-me esquisito a teoria de terem guardado o corpo para depois o irem buscar no carro alugado.

Por isso a questão que lhe faço é importante, como sabe o cabelo pode ser identificado se "saiu" de um corpo ainda em vida ou se já cadáver, como tal e para melhor formar opinião, gostaria de saber se o cabelo encontrado pela PJ na viatura, apresenta já sinais de ser de um cadáver ou não?

Agradecimentos

portuguese in nyc said...

Paulette asked:
"It's ridiculous to think that the Portuguese police have set the McCanns up. Why? "

The "reasons" are that the case was at a dead end, and after so much money spent and the eyes of the world watching, the police and government want this case to just go away.

It is a cynical argument, but if you believe in police corruption--and especially if your normal view is that the Portuguese (and all southern Europeans) are incompetent and lazy, you would not have a problem accepting this.


"The mother leaves her 2 remaining babies alone to run back to the bar to tells everyone 1 child is gone."

Yes, this is stupid and not clear thinking, but then again, this is a woman who thought it was okay to leave the children alone in the first place, so I am not surprised that this was still her reaction. Also, it is conceivable that she was in a panic and wanted to get her husband and friends as soon as possible.


"Then several people wander in & out of the apartment (as they had been all evening with doors left unlocked)..."

I cannot fault the McCanns for this. If your child was gone, and your friends and family came rushing over, would you remember to say "No, don't come in! You will contaminate the crime scene!" Maybe only if you watch a lot of CSI :-) I blame the PJ here for not securing the apartment right away, especially since Kate seemed so convinced this was the crime scene of an abduction and not just that Madeleine woke up and walked out of the house.


" & they have the werewithal to call a media outlet 30 minutes before contacting police?"

Paulo--any confirmation of what Anonymous above said, that the phone records were released?


"but never assemble their own team of childnapping experts or detectives to try & find their daughter with those donations? "

This I also cannot find fault with, because wouldn't a person normally just trust the police to do their job? Wouldn't a private detective possibly get in the way and ruin the police investigation?


I have no opinion yet about the McCanns' guilt or innocence. There are things that just don't make sense in this mystery, but I don't think their behavior is so obviously guilty. Maybe it is because I am Portuguese living in an Anglo culture (USA), that I can understand some of the McCanns' behavior as natural and innocent for people from this culture, whereas it sounds suspicious to a Portuguese person.

All I pray is that the PJ has some very, very rock solid evidence. I fear that you are experiencing your own OJ Simpson trial.

OJ's defense was able to raise suspicions about how the forensics evidence was collected, and that ruined the prosecution's case. From what I have read, this is ALREADY being used as the McCanns' defense, and I am afraid that whatever the result will be from a trial, one half of the world's public will not be convinced. They will be left believing that justice was not done in Portugal. And this will break my heart.

Anonymous said...

Dear Paulo Reis,
having worked on DNA based enquiries I can tell you a 100% Match IS possible. With this killing happening abroad (as opposed to within a tight knit community)DNA will indeed be a very valuble tool. Keep up the good work and ignore the racist British Press.

Anonymous said...

DoodleBugStudio - As if Sky are going to admit that to you. You're incredible. The police already confirmed it. The fact has been widely reported since the start of this very sad case.

Anonymous said...

I have been following the Madeleine story since the beginning, and I am now puzzled with the facts (rumours?) that a large lump of hair from Madeleine, pulled out by the roots and with residues of bodyfluid on it, allegedly has been found in the parents hire car. The bodyfluid is said to have tested positive for sleeping medication.
As I don't believe for a second that the parents had anything to do with this, I have this growing fear that the portugese police have mixed up the labels of the samples taken from the cars. You see Robert Murats hire car was tested at the same time as Kate and Gerry's!
Of course Madeleine would have been heavily sedated if Murat moved her in the back of his car!
What if an awful mistake in marking the samples taken from the cars has been made?!

maria josé said...

Does the PJ wants to see Olli in Malaga? She leaves there! She leaved near rothley some years ago!hummm

maria josé said...

monica, please! let me laught!!! You would call the English medias before?????????

"to be sure of getting the best response"???????????????????????

No comments!

maria josé said...

Paul Bromley said:they are not aware that Kate McCann contacted Sky News about the disappearance of her daughter before informing the police in Portugal.
.
Sure! They don't know when the mccanns called the police! Obvious!
lolol they where not in Portugal!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a few questions that I was hoping someone might know the answers to ... I was told that the police confirmed the story on RTP TV - was this actually confirmed or was it a 'police source' - also I thought the Resort Manager placed the first call to the police? If the call was made to SKY was is made using a mobile? If so, I would imagine that the police would need some kind of legal document to be able to access foreign communication records?

Thanks!