Monday, 11 August 2008

The Paraíso's image


First picture of the Tapas 7 seen together

10/08/2008

THIS is the first picture of the Tapas 7 seen together at a beach bar just hours before Maddie was snatched. They were captured on CCTV having drinks before making the 10-minute walk to the restaurant where they met the McCann. The digital time on the film is 5.59pm - about the time Gerry and Kate were picking Maddie up from kids club to get her ready for bed", wrote "The News of The World", on August 10, 2008.

Not very accurate, this time line and description of events. The seven friends didn't go from Paraíso beach bar to meet the McCann in Tapas bar. This is a brief description (*) of the hours between 4:30/5:00 pm up to 8:00 pm, May 3:

1 – The seven friends and children went to the beach, on the afternoon of May 3, at different hours and later, all together, went to Paraíso beach bar,;

2 – They asked food for the children and it was around 5:30 pm when the food arrived;

3 – The men (David, Matthew and Russell) left around 5:55/6:20 pm (1), to go to the tennis court (2), because there was a “men’s social tennis round” that night;

4 – The wives stayed in the Paraíso Bar, because they had asked for ice creams for the kids and the men were late for the “men’s social tennis round” scheduled to start at 6:00 pm;

5 – When the three men arrived at the tennis court, Gerry was there, already, playing;

6 - Kate had been at the tennis court, with Gerry, after 3:30 pm, but she left around 4:30 pm and went jogging on the beach (3). Gerry stayed in the courts, playing with Julian;

7 – The nannies took the children (including the three McCann children) to have “high tea” near the Tapas bar, around 5:00 pm;

8 – Kate finished jogging (5:20/5:30 pm) and met Gerry, who was already with Madeleine, Sean and Amelie near the Tapas Bar. They took the kids,together, to the apartment and Gerry went back to tennis;

9 – Around 6:10/6:15 pm, all the women left Paraíso with the kids and went to the tennis court to see the men playing. They stayed there for some undisclosed time and went to their apartments, around 6:45/7:20 pm;

10 – Gerry asked David Payne (4), around 6:30 pm, to look in on Kate, to see if she needed help to take the kids to the playing area, near Tapas bar;

11 – David knocked at the A5 apartment (4). Kate had just finished having a bath and David saw that the kids were already bathed and were in their pyjamas (5) playing around;

12 – Kate told David the kids were very tired, so they were not going to the playing area (6);

13 – David Payne got his tennis kit and went to the court. He arrived around 7:00 pm and the four men (Gerry, David, Matthew and Russell) started to play, but after a short time Gerry decided he had had enough tennis and went to the apartment. He was replaced by Dan, a tennis coach from Ocean Club;

14 – The three men played until almost 8:00 pm and they went back to their apartments, to get ready for dinner, as the table was reserved for 8:30 pm (7).

Notes:

(1) Matthew said they left Paraíso at 6:20 pm. Russell said the three men left around 6:00 pm. David also stated 6:00 pm. Fiona said it was 5:55/6:00 pm, when the three men left.

(2) Russell said that he and Matthew went straight to the courts. Matthew said he went to the apartment to get his tennis gear and Russell did the same. David said the other two men went to the apartments and he went to meet Gerry, who was already playing, at the courts.

(3) According to Russell, while the group was at the beach, before going to Paraíso beach bar, they saw Kate doing her jogging near the seaside, at around 5:15/5:20 pm. They didn't talk, some people from the group that was at the beach just waved to Kate. Russell said that David went to his own apartment and also – he believes – to the McCann apartment. Briefly, David came back and joined them, there was Dan with two or three more guests and they played for more than one hour, until 8:00 pm, Russell said. Gerry went back to the apartment a short time before the three men, according to Russell. Dan, the tennis coach, also left earlier.

(4) – It was Gerry who asked him to check on Kate and the kids, Payne told Police. According to Kate, David knocked at the door (the door facing the swimming pool). She just put a towel around her, went to the living room and they had a brief talk. David said he thinks the French doors were open and he went inside the apartment. The kids were there, playing around, and the conversation with Kate was short. David Payne confirmed this was the last time he saw Madeleine.

(5) About the kids, David Payne said they were all dressed in their pyjamas, looked like angels, just at the beginning of his statement to British Police. 41 minutes later, when asked what everybody was wearing, he said he could only remember that the kids were dressed in white. He could not remember what Kate McCann was wearing.

(6) The conversation with Kate was short: 3 to 5 minutes, David Payne said.

(7) According to Fiona Payne, David came back from tennis at 7:10 pm, still in time to help give the children a bath . Diana Webster said her son-in-law helped to bath the children, around 7:10 pm. Matthew Oldfield said that the three men (he, Russell and David) played up to 8:00 pm. Rachael told police that Gerry left at 7:20 pm to help Kate put the children in bed. Russell also said the he, David and Matthew played for almost one hour, close to 8:00 pm and they left the tennis court together.

(*) These details were obtained by cross-referencing information from statements given to Portuguese and British police by the McCann couple, their seven friends and Kate's personal notes. Large time gaps, in some situations, are due to the different times given by the persons questioned.

Duarte Levy and Paulo Reis

29 comments:

Moi said...

Is it just me or isn't it strange that all the friends would go to Paraiso with their children without Kate and Gerry? I read somewhere that Kate told police she was sad when she went jogging and say them all at the beach. Why would you go in group somewhere on holiday and then keep one couple out of the plans? Why?

Anonymous said...

Good point, Moi, considering they must have known the McCanns "had no friends in Portugal". It looks like the only time the rest of the group spent time with Gerry and Kate was after they left Paraiso 6pm onwards : not at breakfast, not in the course of the morning, not at lunch, not in the afternoon before the rest of the group went to Paraiso either. This sounds very very unusual behaviour for families vacationing together. What's the reason given for this?

And even if Gerry and Kate wanted to be left alone for the day, would that mood extend to the 3 little children as well? The friends didn't even take them along to Paraiso with their own little ones but left them back at the creche? Such segregation when you're "all so into each other"? Hmmm...interesting.

I won't even touch on Russell, David and Matthew's accounts of what they did when. The air must be very thin in Praia da Luz that time of year.............

Anonymous said...

it seems that Maddie was never, by the tennis court that day. This is serious...because it proves that the tennis court pic is faked.

Anonymous said...

These 2 or 3 timeline need a work with a excell program,almost.
We need a paper and a pencil,to trie understand what is not possible to see how.

The mcs alone,or not alone and where:he playing tennis;K. was jogging;the 2 went keep her children;they went to the flat;
the kids taked a bath and are dressed with pijamas;
she take a bath(nice girl);

G. ask to a friend,a very good friend to see K.Probabbly she need something.The fiendship is so high that the woman come naked,only a
..."She just put a towel around her...".


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So,D.P. she was naked;no clothes.

Probably,because like I said I must do an exercise with a pencil and paper.

A must what D.P. have said:"like angels"

Yes,P.,You have crossed the information from 2 Polices.

But I need a paper and a pencil!

1 tabela com
2 colunas e n linhas.
Se calhar muitas canetas coloridas.
(This means that I do not understand yet...?)

São uns darlings.
Gostam de jogos:

baralhar;dar;baralhar;dar e tornar a baralhar.

" E quem tem capa,sempre escapa".

***S.***
A nice day.

Jacy said...

"Kate just finished having a bath and David saw that the kids were already bathed, with their pyjamas (5), playing around;"

I wonder if Payne didn't came by to babysit while K took a bath? I am a mother and when my children were that age I got no chance leaving the room and went to the toilet with the doors open for years.
Also the timeline, if I understood it right, she managed to give a bath to 3 children and herself in about half an hour?

Anonymous said...

C. da M.:

...."coordenador da Polícia Judiciária do Porto e responsável pela equipa da Secção Regional de Combate ao Banditismo, que investigava os assaltos a bancos, bombas de gasolina e ourivesarias, morreu anteontem num violento acidente de viação, cerca das 23h30, na Via Regional Interna do Porto, na zona de Custóias, em Matosinhos.
++++


S.

Anonymous said...

As revisões do 24horas-


No dia 21 de Junho

o destaque
do nosso jornal

vai
para o facto de o pai de
Maddie, que é médico, ter
socorrido um homem que se
sentiu indisposto num voo

da TAP entre

Faro e Londres.
(de....para...)

Apesar da boa acção
que praticou, Gerry McCann
não teve motivo para sorrir
nesse dia.

Mal colocou os pés no aeroporto

( deduzo que 1 dos aeroportos de Londres)

foi vítima de
um carteirista que lhe levou
os cartões de crédito, algum
dinheiro e as suas fotos preferidas
de Maddie.

Carlos Tomás
As notícias divulgadas
pelo 24horas entre os
dias 19 e 25 de Junho de
2007 ficaram marcadas, essencialmente,
pela divulgação
do primeiro relatório da
PJ sobre omisterioso desaparecimento
de Madeleine de........"

(vem na edição de hoje,novamente)

Anonymous said...

ok i see 5 kids. and the 7 tappas lot, but whos is the lady next sitting next to russel obrian?
surly a starnger wouldnt be on the same table as them all....

Anonymous said...

No independent witness (not affiliated to the McCanns) saw Madeleine on 3 May.

The findings and evidenced based conclusions in Mr Amaral's book & PJ's Report of a 'syndicated' abduction took a considerable amount of planning. In the event of an accidental death, time is necessary to recover sufficiently to 'think straight' and plan a 'way out', i.e. a staged 'abduction'. Details in the public arena state cadaver odour and blood found in the apartment had appeared 'washed'.

Dealing with realities and 'setting the scene' to fool the police took a very long time. The McCanns tried, but failed, to 'leave no stone unturned'. They underestimated Martin Smiths abilities and recommendation to employ Eddie & Keela to find 'the answer' those acting on Madeleine's behalf were legally obliged to pursue.

Anonymous said...

How many restaurants in the complex have CCTV cameras monitoring diners on holiday ?? !!!

guerra said...

David, Matthew and Russell go to the tennis court at 5:55/6:20 pm, when they arrive Gerry is already there playing tennis. Gerry asks David around 6:30pm to have a look at Kate to see if she needed help to take the kids to the playing area near the Tapas bar.

Why wouldn't Gerry go himself instead of asking David who had just arrived at the tennis court? Don't these people have cell phones? I find this episode somewhat strange.

Anonymous said...

How many bars in the holiday complex monitor guests on holiday ?

It was reported that the FBI were examining CCTV footage of the area close to the apartment. A reputable Portuguese blogger who knew the complex well pointed out no CCTV existed.

MW clearly saw no need for CCTV 'in the streets' and CCTV in a MW is unheard of.

The CCTV image is as questionable as Madeleine's 'last photo' and for the same reasons. The photo of Madeleine by the pool matched one of Madeleine alone but wearing a long sleeved top displayed on a mantle shelf - photo 3 A's.

A colleague has it on his computer, would you like it for your site ?

Anonymous said...

Yes,

to me (but is a personal position and values )

is strange also G. ask to D.P.
*****************************
- special relations?

Like:

me,G.,or you D. is the something;

K.is for us all?
All are to all?
K. that night said(if we believe her)G. was indiferent with her;cold.

And payne female have a seat beside G.(if we believe in that).
***************************
and, a Mother,here,put a good question(BUT ONLY to normal and good people)

why D.P. do not helped

taking "care?" with the 3 (yet,if we believe)children.

White dressed;angels....

S.

P. you make well putting the all the posts.Because,like that You put us talking;thinking badly or well.Like to talk high(como falar alto para ouvirmos o nosso raciocínio.)

Mas muita coisa deveremos apontar mal e,provavelmente não vamos mesmo aos pontos que o P.preferia ver aqui.Mas,quem aqui coloca parece-me gente normal,com valores éticos e morais, de boa formação de carácter,etc.
Deveríamos todos fazer o exercício de más,frias,racionais,podres,mal formadas,super atiradas para a frentex.

Só desse modo nos conseguiriamos colocar nas mentes criminosas e pensar do outro modo.
(ainda não vi 1 único episódio desta série).
********************************
Sou diurna: vi 1 pouco do Johnny English com o Rowan Atkinsons(espero estar a pôr perceptível) ,bem o Mr. Been?

Mas como é de uk...assim como,noutro registo,o Le Carré....

nada feito:nem filmes com humor;
nem com muita espionagem;

nem poderes estranhos atrás dos gov.

Serão os de usa a criar várias versões e qq. coincidência....é pura coincidência......

MCR

Paulo Reis said...

Dear anonymous,

As far as I can remember, there was a CCTV camera inside the resort, near the swimming pool, but it was broken, at the time. In the streets of Portugal, CCTV cameras are forbidden. We consider that only in very exceptional circumstances a citizen walking in the street, on a public place, can be videotaped. To have a CCTV camera on a public place needs a special authorization (very, very rare) from a committee that controls the use of databases with personal information and other privacy rights questions. CCTV cameras in private areas also need a licence, but they are authorized. Of course I would like to have the picture you mention...

Regards,

Paulo Reis

Paulo Reis said...

There are other bars, at Praia da Luz, with CCTV cameras. Beer, sun and holidays spirit, sometimes have nasty results and police has to be called. CCTV is used as evidence, in those cases...

astro said...

The NOTW doesn't even manage to sort out properly who is sitting where. The woman standing with her back to the camera is Fiona Payne; the woman who is sitting next to O'Brien and has not been identified, is most likely to be Jane Tanner. The woman on the left hand side, next to Ms Webster, would be Rachel Oldfield. How hard can this be...?

Anonymous said...

Será que o g. anda a abrir frenéticamente,logo depois do pequeno almoço, e não tem tempo para escrever o seu diário(portanto , não é 1 diário).

Desde o dia 21/07/08 até 10/09/08 nada.


***S.***

Isabel Getty said...

Concordo com o primeiro comentário quanto ao facto de ser estranho o Gerry e Kate não estarem entre o grupo. Porquê? Na minha experiência, quando há um grupo e deliberadamente não se convida um dos casais para qualquer coisa, é porque estamos saturados deles. Seria o Gerry que era dificil de aturar? Seriam antes as mulheres que não queriam a Kate por perto? Ou seriam as crianças mais indisciplinadas e, portanto, as familias, querendo comer em paz, decidiram não os convidar para passarem um tempo agradável com os seus filhos? Não tenho resposta para nenhuma destas perguntas, agora que é MUITO estranho e de muito mau ton, sem dúvida que é.
E não foi porque o casal não os quis acompanhar. Li creio que no CM que a Kate tinha comentado com a policia que tinha ficado triste quando foi fazer jogging e encontrou os amigos todos na praia, sem lhe terem falado disso. Ora, se a amizade não era assim tanta, deveremos nós acreditar por um segundo, que estes deixaram-nos naquele mesmo dia ir verificar os seus filhos? Não me parece.

Paulo, eu sei que tal será certamente dispendioso, mas não terá o Paulo ou o Duarte contactos independentes e incorruptiveis nas terras de sua Majestade que pudessem investigar esta gente? Esta "amizade" é deveras estranha. Também seria muito muito interessante perceber qual o envolvimento do Gerry McCann com o organismo ligado à energia nuclear, se realmente este existir.

Seja como for, gostava de lhe agradecer o excelente trabalho que tem vindo a fazer ao longo destes muitos meses. O Senhor e o Duarte Levy sim, são Jornalistas com "J" maiúsculo. Bem Hajam.

Anonymous said...

Paulo,

Your work and articles are much valued in Britain, thank you. I'll will arrange for the photo to be e-mailed. You will see it's identical to the poolside, except clothing has been photo-shopped.

There was lengthy debate on this and many other photos on 3 A's months ago.

Kind regards.

Anonymous said...

guerra,

Accounts of those with a vested interest, Tapas group, are unreliable. Interesting that so many reports discussed in forums have been shown to be true since the release of police evidence into the public domain.

Detailed facts given by Mr Amaral are not full and final. It was widely reported that Gerry cancelled a tennis match on 3 May due to an injured achilles tendon.
He was photographed running the next day.

The media, not the police, have placed the focus on Kate; in his book, Mr Amaral comments on the bizarre behaviour of Gerry.

In the Sohom case, Huntley's girlfriend Maxine lied on his behalf. She was only involved in 'cleaning' his house after the girls deaths. Her discomforture with lying was shown by her body language during TV interviews. The guilty party, Huntley, appeared cool calm and collected throughout. Same as Gerry 'sucking his lollipop and talking football (Mr Amaral's book) amid police tensions dealing with a Dutchman who said he had knowledge of Madeleine's whereabouts in return for money.

"Those who play the game do not see as clearly as those who watch" - Old Chinese Proverb.

Anonymous said...

astro,

The long distant hazy image in NOTW photo makes it impossible to discern who the people actually are. It is 'suggestive', along with the rest of Mitchell's media campaign is designed to be 'suggestive and manipulative'.

It's not a question of 'what' the media is given to publish, but rather 'why' in the McCanns' defence by media campaign.

Whilst the focus of the police (based on evidence) is the death of a child, the media campaign is designed to misconstrue/overrule ALL evidence and due legal process.

Mr Amaral did not state in his book that he concluded Madeleine died from falling off the sofa. This is, neverthless, included in an article - El Mercurio - mccannfiles. Was this due to the reporter or the translator - who was NOT Joana Morais.

Mr Amaral concluded from evidenced facts that Madeleine died in her parents apartment, no more, no less, that the body was concealed and the abduction 'syndicated'.

Either the published words or translation are totally incorrect.

There are several accounts in Britain of a parent accidentally running over their child, unseen, in the driveway. In each case, they do what's right - they ring emergency services and co-operate openly with the police. Charges are never brought - verdict 'accidental death'.

The unrelenting, bizarre behaviour in Madeleine's case more than suggests deeply sinister, disturbing circumstances. The McCanns are trained to deal with medical emergencies, but they did not phone emergency services, nor did any of the medico friends.

Anonymous said...

Paulo,

Thank you for publishing my post ... I have tried many times, but without success. My instincts told me that you would not find my views offensive. My views are always based on evidenced facts and mostly vanish into space.

The threat of monitoring forums/blogs - article newsfrommybigdesk - has been in operation from the outset of the case. Mitchell's 'speciality', media monitoring in all forms.

Anonymous said...

astro,

The long distant hazy image in NOTW photo makes it impossible to discern who the people actually are. It is 'suggestive', along with the rest of Mitchell's media campaign is designed to be 'suggestive and manipulative'.

It's not a question of 'what' the media is given to publish, but rather 'why' in the McCanns' defence by media campaign.

Whilst the focus of the police (based on evidence) is the death of a child, the media campaign is designed to misconstrue/overrule ALL evidence and due legal process.

Mr Amaral did not state in his book that he concluded Madeleine died from falling off the sofa. This is, neverthless, included in an article - El Mercurio - mccannfiles. Was this due to the reporter or the translator - who was NOT Joana Morais.

Mr Amaral concluded from evidenced facts that Madeleine died in her parents apartment, no more, no less, that the body was concealed and the abduction 'syndicated'.

Either the published words or translation are totally incorrect.

There are several accounts in Britain of a parent accidentally running over their child, unseen, in the driveway. In each case, they do what's right - they ring emergency services and co-operate openly with the police. Charges are never brought - verdict 'accidental death'.

The unrelenting, bizarre behaviour in Madeleine's case more than suggests deeply sinister, disturbing circumstances. The McCanns are trained to deal with medical emergencies, but they did not phone emergency services, nor did any of the medico friends.

Anonymous said...

astro,

The long distant hazy image in NOTW photo makes it impossible to discern who the people actually are. It is 'suggestive', along with the rest of Mitchell's media campaign is designed to be 'suggestive and manipulative'.

It's not a question of 'what' the media is given to publish, but rather 'why' in the McCanns' defence by media campaign.

Whilst the focus of the police (based on evidence) is the death of a child, the media campaign is designed to misconstrue/overrule ALL evidence and due legal process.

Mr Amaral did not state in his book that he concluded Madeleine died from falling off the sofa. This is, neverthless, included in an article - El Mercurio - mccannfiles. Was this due to the reporter or the translator - who was NOT Joana Morais.

Mr Amaral concluded from evidenced facts that Madeleine died in her parents apartment, no more, no less, that the body was concealed and the abduction 'syndicated'.

Either the published words or translation are totally incorrect.

There are several accounts in Britain of a parent accidentally running over their child, unseen, in the driveway. In each case, they do what's right - they ring emergency services and co-operate openly with the police. Charges are never brought - verdict 'accidental death'.

The unrelenting, bizarre behaviour in Madeleine's case more than suggests deeply sinister, disturbing circumstances. The McCanns are trained to deal with medical emergencies, but they did not phone emergency services, nor did any of the medico friends.

Anonymous said...

When did you speak for Britain? It's not valued by me I'm afraid. Very xenophobic, particularly the comments. Do you all care about missing children? It certainly doesn't look like it.

Paulo,

Your work and articles are much valued in Britain, thank you. I'll will arrange for the photo to be e-mailed. You will see it's identical to the poolside, except clothing has been photo-shopped.

There was lengthy debate on this and many other photos on 3 A's months ago.

Kind regards.

11 August 2008 22:00

Anonymous said...

Clearly, you don't know what xenophobia is ...
hopefully you have raised your voice against the true "very xenophobic" comments on BRITISH press... or were they speaking for all of Britain?

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Anonymous said...

ok so the kids were fed near the tapas bar by the nannies around 5 then at 5.30 the tapas lot order food for the kids at the paraiso restaraunt - they never stop eating those people

Paulo Reis said...

Anonymous:

All Tapas 7 kids eat at Paraiso beach bar, on May 3, betwenn 5:00/6:00 pm. The McCann children were not at the beach (neither the McCann). All other children that were at the two creches had "high tea" (Madeleine, Sean and Amelie included) near Tapas Bar, on May 3.