Thursday, 7 August 2008

The McCann Case: Home Office refused information about Gerry's credit cards (*)

A request sent by PJ to British authorities, asking for details about Gerry McCann credit cards transactions for a period of six months, starting on April 1, six weeks before Madeleine's disappearance, was considered disproportionate by Frances Kennah, the Head of UK Central Authority, a Home Office department.

PJ asked for those details on March 2008 and justified the request with the necessity to identify if there were any unknown motives behind the disappearance of Madeleine. Officers from Leicestershire police had previously informed the Home Office that Portuguese detectives told them they decided to asks for that information after Gerry was seen at a cash machine, talking on his mobile phone, Ms. Frances Kennah referred, in a letter to PJ, included in the investigation files.

Considering that the request for information for a so long period was not fully justified by the Portuguese police and was disproportionate, the Head of UK Central Authority said that PJ needed to provide further detailed information about the reasons for that period of time, or reduce it to the period of time immediately before and after Madeleine's disappearance In this case, Ms. Frances Kennah promised to look again at the request.

(*) CORRECTION: PJ requested information about Gerry McCann credit card's transactions during a six month period, from April 1 2007 until October 2007 - not for a six month period before Madeleine's disappearence. My appologies for the mistake.

Duarte Levy and Paulo Reis

Version Française


Anonymous said...

Bom dia Paulo
Interesting … so he does have credit cards !

Anonymous said...

Obrigada pela informação.O pedido de informações acerca das transacções reportam- se portanto ao período que vai de 1 mês de preparação(das férias...)até 1 mês depois dos Mary Gold terem chegado a porto seguro,idos de Portugal.

bem digo a polícia de leicester é tão boazinha...até pede ajuda (informa)instâncias MAIS ALTAS.

Mas toda a informação sobre,seria muitissimo bem vinda.Isso seria cooperar e ajudar a investigação.

Mas pronto,ele devia "ter muita movimentação para esconder".

Era cá uma trabalheira!

Aquelas pessoas que dizem sim a pedidos ,mas que, já desde o 1º momento é 1 não,são empatas.


Anonymous said...

Mr Amaral also confirmed Madeleine's medical records were withheld by the British 'authorities'/McCanns financial situation.

Other Home Office rulings ?? !!!

The Home Office lied to forum commentators enquiring after long delays with Rogatory Letters. They stated the Rogatory Letters were the jurisdiction of the Foreign Office who, in turn, refused to comment.

Gordon Brown undoubtedly requested sight of FSS forensic evidence. Did he or Home Office block hair specimen results and return of specimens PJ requested ?

Ministers paid for by British taxpayers in the Home Office & Foreign Office are both involved in the interventions in this case.
The extent is shown by the speed at which the police brought the guilty to justice in parallel cases, i.e. Sarah Payne & Sohom schoolgirls.

Anonymous said...

This bery serious stuff...