Hayley May Crawford
Date/Time: 2007/05/07 20H00
Bar Worker (Ocean Club)
She comes to the process as a witness, given that she works at
the adult pool bar in the Ocean Club
resort in Praia da Luz, Lagos.
She states that she does not speak Portuguese and is accompanied
by translator Robert Murat.
She states that she began working for the Ocean Club as a tourist
guide in 2004 and after that as a
bar worker in the adult pool bar
this being the fourth year of her
continuous employment at the resort.
She says that before arriving in Portugal she did not know anyone
in Portugal, but in the meanwhile
has got to know Portuguese people
who work in the Ocean Club, but that
she has never been questioned as
regards the functioning of the Ocean
Club or about her functions.
She states that since her arrival or even in England, she has
never been questioned regarding the
functioning of the Ocean Club and in
particular regarding the location of
the resort services.
In the summer, her working hours are from 10H00 to 18H00.
The bar is open exclusively to resort clients, and that control
is made by means of a client card at
the entrance to the bar.
When asked, she says that she does not remember anyone having
entered without being authorised.
When asked, she states that she does now know the parents nor
Madeleine as they did not frequent
the adult pool bar.
When asked, the witness clarifies that on the day of Madeleineís
disappearance (03 May 2007) she was
with her boyfriend at her home,
situated in Lagos, saying that he,
Nuno Conceicao, is also an Ocean
Club employee, carrying out various
maintenance functions in the resort
But she says that, for this reason,
her boyfriend is in permanent
service, in other words that even
when he has a day off he can be
contacted in case it is necessary to
carry out any type of maintenance
service in any apartment or other
installations of the tourist resort
in question. In this way she
explains that on the day in question
(03.05.07) at around 20h30, her
boyfriend was called as there was a
problem with a lock in an apartment
situated in the northern part of the
resort, close to the Millennium
restaurant and she had accompanied
her boyfriend in her car from her
home in Lagos to the apartment in
After her boyfriend had completed the service, at about 21H00,
they went to the resort reception
with the aim of her boyfriend
collecting a service vehicle.
For this purpose, the witness and her boyfriend travelled in her
car, a Peugeot model 106, metallic
grey in colour, along various roads
of the resort, having taken the road
adjacent to the pool and Tapas
restaurant area, passing by the
apartment where Madeleine and her
family were staying, according to
what she was subsequently informed
about the location.
When questioned, the witness states that when she travelled along
the roads in question, which make up
the resort, and principally those
which she later learnt were adjacent
to the apartment where Madeleine was
staying and disappeared from, close
to the Tapas restaurant, which she
did at about 21H00, (03 May, 2007)
the witness states that she saw no
vehicle, person or other situation
that she considered suspicious that
could be directly or indirectly
related to the facts being
When asked, the witness states that after her boyfriend had
collected a service vehicle, from
the Ocean Club reception, which took
place at about 21H00, they both went
to her home, but in separate
vehicles, arriving at about 21H15.
The witness states that she was off work on last Wednesday and
Thursday, as was her boyfriend.
At about 22H30, her boyfriend received another telephone call
from a colleague, asking for a
flashlight, as a female child had
disappeared, to which he responded
that he did not have one, both
remaining at the witnessís home
until the next day.
She only became aware of the events on Friday morning when she
returned to work.
When asked, she states that has no knowledge of any individual or
vehicle in the immediate areas of
the resort whom she considered
suspicious or who drew her
As regards the disappearance, she states that she felt shocked,
as it was the first time that
anything like this had occurred at
the Ocean Club.
No more is said, having read the statement, she finds it in
conformity and signs.