Processos Volume XV
Pages 4013 - 14
Statement in English by Rex Morgan
1600hrs on Thursday, 3rd May, 2007,
both myself and (my wife) were sat in the rear garden of the
villa. I saw a male's face appear around the corner of the
building. This was the corner of the building that led to the
This person, along with another male
then walked towards us.
Due to the time between then and
now, I can only remember the descriptions of the persons as
1( 25 ? 30 year old male. About 5?10
in height and slightly tanned. In my opinion he looked
Portuguese. I do not recall what clothing he wore but I do
recall him being tidy in appearance and spoke good English but
with a Portuguese accent.
2) 18 ? 20 years. Slightly shorter
than the first male. He was also reasonably dressed.
The first person walked towards me
and introduced himself. I do not recall his name however he did
show me an identification card on which was a picture of him. I
did notice that the picture showed with a moustache, but that he
did not have one. He did in fact point this out to me as well.
He then went on to explain his
purpose for being there. He said that he was collecting money so
that he could help to get young boys of the street and keep
young girls away from prostitution. He showed me a (Page 2)
portfolio with pictures of a hospice where these young people
are housed. I do not recall where this hospice is located.
He asked for a contribution and I
gave him 10 Euros. He did provide me with a receipt.
I did not take much notice of their
appearance as I did not feel threatened by them. I thought them
to be genuine. I only became concerned when i heard that little
Madeleine McCann had gone missing later that day.
Prior to recording this statement, I
was asked by the police to complete a ?E FIT? identification
procedure. I do not recall that I could satisfactorily recall
both of the persons features to complete an E FIT so I declined
to do so.
I was the shown by DC 1756 Marshall,
an artist's impression of a male completed by Gail Cooper. I can
say that he is similar, but the man I saw was a bit smarter.
This guy looks a bit like a hippy. He certainly did not look
like that. His features are similar, his hair is not like that.
It was (page 3) shorter and smarter. He did not have a
I was the shown a second picture. I
do not recognise him by this picture. His hair might have been a
bit the same but I do not think that looks like him. I do not
remember his face at all so I do not recognise him by this
I would further like to say that in
connection with the disappearance of Madeleine, I saw a manhole
with a cover removed.
This manhole is situated on a
junction of a road that runs parallel to the supermarket near to
the Tapas Bar and the McCanns apartment. The cover along with
the surround that been removed and placed to the side of the
The road is lit by street lighting
but I believe you would not have seen the hole and anyone could
have fallen in.
I returned the next day and noticed
that the cover had been replaced. I am concerned that she may
have fallen down the manhole and was not seen.