Testimony from Ian
Richard Schofield 14 May 2008
3-Witness statement of Ian Richard Schofield (Dr. at Alpine
Ian Richard SCHOFIELD
Age is less than 18 years:
Occupation: Physician (General Practice)
This deposition (comprising 1 page and signed by me) is true
and according to my understanding. I am aware that, if
proven to the contrary, I will be subject to prosecution if
I have voluntarily testified to something with
knowledge of it being false or not corresponding to the
Date: May 14, 2008
I am a GP and senior partner in Alpine Practice in Rothley
Road, Mountsorrel and in summary my qualifications are
respectively at MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP.
I am currently, and have been for 14 months, the GP of the
McCann family. Before Madeleine's disappearance, I had only
consulted Kate McCann once and never had assisted Gerry, nor
ever had reason to deal with the twins Sean and Amelie and
only saw them once after the disappearance of Madeleine.
As Kate and Gerry are general practitioners I never had any
doubt about their capacity or mental abilities as
individuals or as parents to their three children.
I never prescribed Kate or Gerry any medication that could
alter their behaviour or demeanour.
I never had any doubt about the psychological welfare of the
The only thing I can affirm is that Kate and Gerry are a
very genuine couple, affectionate and careful [caring]
parents. They always kept me, social services and other
authorities informed on the progress of the investigation
that followed the disappearance of Madeleine.
After the disappearance of Madeleine, I met Kate and Gerry
at their home and never had any cause for concern about the
This testimony was prepared from a series of questions
raised by DC Ferguson and DC Holliday of the Leicestershire
police, following the request by the Portuguese PJ.
This testimony was made by me and it is true according to my