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It was released to the public on 4 August 2008 in accordance with Portuguese Law


973 to 977 Witness testimony of George Williams James (OC gardener) 2007.05.11
978 Consent for mouth swab of George Williams James
979 to 981 Search warrant for George Williams James automobile
04-Processos Volume IV, Pages 973 to 975


978 Consent for mouth swab of George Williams James
979 to 98 Search warrant for George Williams James automobile
Date of diligence: 2007/05/12
Time: 19H00

Locale: D.I.C. de Portim'
Entity that presides:
Functionary that executes: Davide Gomes, Inspector

Witness Name: George William James
Occupation: Gardener
Nationality: British

As he does not understand Portuguese, he is accompanied by interpreter, Robert James Queriol Eveleigh Murat.

Because he is asked, George James states that her has been in Portugal for about seven years and that before this lived with his ex-companion, ******, in Praia da Luz.

That he separated from his companion in December of 2006, date upon which he began to reside in his actual address, and where he lives alone, and is not involved in any relationship.

That he has no children, and that the person with which he maintains his closest relationship, is still his ex-companion who resides in what used to be their home .

Clarifies that he worked in the garden centre in Almadena (PlantScape), Lagos, according to what he remembers, between the years 2000 and 2002.

From this point, he was self-emplyed, exercising his functions as gardener in various residences, principally in Praia da Luz.

In relation to the Ocean Club, he does work for this tourist complex as a gardener, receiving
monthly an official invoice. He has worked there for about two years.

He does not care for all the gardens of the Ocean Club, but only for the gardens in block 4 and only the green zone which is found near the exterior or the zone close to the street. He does not look after for the pool-side gardens.

Equally he cleans the steps of this block, and cleans the windows in the stair area. He does not work inside the apartments.

Having been asked, states that he knows the apartment from where Madeleine went missing, but that he never entered that apartment.

He works for the Ocean Club, every week on Wednesdays and always on this day, and that he has never gone to the Ocean Club other than on this day with the exception of the last day of the month when he heads to the principal reception of the OC, which is opened 24 hours and is situated on Rua Direita in Praia da Luz.

That he normally works in the Ocean Club, from 14H00, for about 01H30 to 02H00, and leaves there about 15H30, 16H00.

He goes to work using his ex-companion's car, which is a Citroen C15, white in colour, and for which he does not remember the license plate.

He always parks in the area of block 4, and when it is possible, he parks next to the apartment from where the girl went missing, for no particular reason other than habit.

States that the last time he was in the Ocean Club was on Wednesday, before the child went missing or on the 02/05/07.

States that on Thursday, the 3rd of May, 2007, he was working in a garden in, Praia da Luz, for private clients, until 12H00 and after that ate some sandwiches and had a drink next to the ocean. He made the food himself.

On this day around 14H00, he went to another garden situated in Praia da Luz. He left there around 16H00.

After this he headed to Espiche, to the Rainbow (Arco 'is) Bar, and left there around 19H00.

After this he went home to take a shower and had dinner. He left again to return to the Rainbow Bar around 21H30 and stayed there until about 23H30.

At the bar he contacted a British individual whose name is ***** who he knows has a mobile-home and was parked in the Espiche camping site and who left on Monday, 7/05/2007.

States that he is known in the bar.

When asked, he does not remember having seen any strange situation. He does not know anyone from the family of the missing girl and has never seen them.

And nothing more was said'


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