Sunday, 13 May 2018

A strange situation: when a lawyer asks Police to ask a question to his client

Gerry McCann: "(...) it was common for her (Madeleine) to have nose-bleeds".
Monday, 1 September 2008
"At the end of the questioning, on September 7, 2007, PJ detectives asked Gerry if Madeleine was ever hurt, during her stay at Ocean Club. Gerry said he would not comment on that. After the detectives asked the last and formal question – if he had anything else to declare – Gerry McCann said hat he saw no evidence that Madeleine was dead, so he would continue the searching, hoping to find her alive."
"When the same formal – and usual – question was put to his lawyer, Mr. Pinto de Abreu, he requested that his client was questioned again about if Madeleine had ever bleed. Gerry answered and said that Madeleine bleed frequently, from her nose, but he ignored if it had happened during the holidays in Portugal."
Based on the statement from Gerry McCann to PJ (September 7, 2007)
Transcript from the police files:
"When asked if, on any occasion, Madeleine was injured, he says no comment. At the end of his Arguido interview, Gerry McCann's lawyer said that he wished the Arguido to be asked again if Madeleine bled. Gerry McCann responded that it was common for her to have nose-bleeds. He said that he didn't know if in fact his daughter bled on holiday in Portugal."
"The lawyer for the defence says he wishes the arguido to be asked again if Madeleine bled. To which he said it was common for Madeleine to have nosebleeds. He says that he doesn't know if in fact his daughter bled while on holiday in Portugal because he does not want to be influenced by the news in the Press, regarding the detection of human blood in the apartment where his daughter disappeared."

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