OFFICIAL INQUIRY FILES and DOCUMENTS
P.J.SERVICE INFORMATION 13 SEP 2007

This information belongs to the Ministério Público in Portimão, Portugal.
It was released to the public on 4 August 2008 in accordance with Portuguese Law

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Service information dated 5 May 2007 by Inspector A.Silva about information recovered in response to a possible sighting at the REPSOL service station in Vale Paraiso, Albufeira on 4 May

--- Following a communication to this police force, giving an account that yesterday (4 May 2007), in the morning, a grey Renault vehicle, number plate AQ-23-81, entered the petrol pump area of the Repsol service station in Vale Paraiso, Albufeira, where it was filled with petrol, by a Caucasian individual, medium stature, appearing to to be 50/60 years old.
--- This individual was closely accompanied by a small female child, fair-skinned, blonde, appearing to be 3 or 4 years old.
--- This adult after having filled the car, went inside the shop, effecting payment for the fuel in cash, left, going again to the car. The child always followed him closely, but the adult did not appear to pay her ant attention, that fact being considered strange by the two service employees.
--- The car left the place and travelled towards the Albufeira roundabout (traffic circle).
--- One of the employees in the meantime identified as Rute (Ruth?), contactable through mobile phone number 967****32 (belonging to her husband Rui), communicated the situation to this police force, given that she had heard through the media about the disappearance of the minor Madeleine in Lagos.
--- In the visit to the Repsol petrol station, alluded to above, it was possible to obtain a CD ROM containing recorded images of the situation described above, which were immediately subjected to viewing.
--- In the same way, various inquiries were made, with a view to a better understanding and identification of those involved, from which was determined the following:
------ the car was a Renault 9, blue, four door (three-box design; [saloon]), with number plate AQ-23-81.
------ Not apprehended. Does not have current insurance. Last obligatory inspection 17 Aug 2006 in Guia, Albufeira.
------ The vehicle is registered in the name of J.dos R.Q., address in Almada.
------ It was determined that that individual had already died. No record of telephones installed at the address. No police records under that name nor of any person being his possible ascendant. He was never in any inquiry, he himself applying for the vehicle licence. Other official databases were consulted, nothing came up about him.
--- After editing and printing of the images recovered from the Repsol CD ROM, and they having been exhibited, it was determined that the minor shown there presented differences from the missing child, which gave rise to concluding that it was not the same person. The principal difference resides in the fact that the pictured child had hair half-way down her back, manifestly longer than that of the missing child, there having been no time/opportunity for the hair to have grown to that length, given that the average speed of hair growth is about 1cm/month (proven scientific data).
--- The results of the inquiries and the images of the episode in question are attached.

This is all, at the moment, that I have to bring to your attention.

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Service Information

2007/05/05

To: Dr Goncalo Amaral, Criminal Investigation Coordinator

From: Joao Carvalho, Inspector

Subject: Suspicion about the disappearance of Madeleine Beth McCann

I hereby inform you that today at about 16.40 at the OC block 6 apartment 6 (the operations base for this police force in the investigation of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, an individual who identified himself as Derek Flack, phone no ***** appeared before me.

He is an English citizen on holiday in Praia da Luz, near to the tourist resort, from last week until approximately 12th May 2007.

In view of the disappearance of Madeleine, he came to give information about a suspicious event that he witnessed:

On the 2nd or 3rd May during the day (he does not remember exactly, but thinks it was during the afternoon), accompanied by his wife and when he was going to the Baptists supermarket, he observed an individual (about 1.70 in height, dark apparently Portuguese in appearance, with one day stubble, with short dark hair, cut long at the back, which extended to his shirt collar, wearing a yellow T ? shirt) who was standing at the corner of the path watching (this being the reason he found him suspicious) in the direction of the apartment that Madeleine would later disappear from.

He adds that near to where the individual was watching, on the other side of the road, was a parked vehicle, van type, white, with a person (he does not remember whether the person was inside or outside the vehicle). He cannot describe that person.

Because of what happened he felt he should make a statement to the police as he felt that what he saw was suspicious.

A sketch was drawn up at his request, identifying the suspicious man with n? 2 and the parked car with the other person about whom he can remember no further details as no 1.
He is available to collaborate with the police, if necessary.
Signed Joao Carvalho, Inspector

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Date 2007/05/05

SERVICE INFORMATION

Re: Receipt and Treatment of Photograph

It pleases me to inform you V.Exa, that on the present date, Inspector Rui Goncalves went to Sagres-the location where he was to make inquiries relating to a grey-coloured vehicle.

It is noted that the vehicle in the picture corresponds to a Renault Clio with vehicle registration 15-AV-67.

The photograph in question is attached. For your consideration.

Signed by Inspector Hugo Ferreria
*****

Page 169 is a photograph of the parked vehicle.
*****
Page 170 is a completed vehicle registration search. This search notes that the car is owned by LUZCAR, 8600, Lagos.

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On 5 May Inspector Rui Goncalves, as part of his assigned work in Sagres, sent us an image of a grey vehicle which, after due processing, was found to be a Renault Clio with number plate ..-AV-67. The image is attached.

523 PJ cover letter regarding service information
524  Letter from Inspector Figueiredo regarding possible sighting in Lisbon airport

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PJ cover letter regarding service information


Date: 2007-05-05

Service Information

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Figueiredo


Subject: Missing Child Possibly Sighted at Lisbon Airport.


I am bringing to your attention the fact that today at 21.20 a phone call was received by this police force from a woman who identified herself as M***** A***** C***** B**** saying that yesterday morning when she was at Lisbon airport she saw a girl with a woman and she now believes the girl to be the English girl who disappeared from the Algarve.

This information was immediately sent to the Portimao DIC to Inspector Vaz. Am bringing this to your attention in case it is relevant.
Signed.

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Date: 2007-05-05

Service Information

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Figueiredo


Subject: Missing Child Possibly Sighted at the Colombo Shopping Centre in Lisbon.


I am bringing to your attention the fact that today at 20.20 a phone call was received by this police force from a woman who identified herself as G****** M****** saying that today at about 17.00 when she was at the Colombo Shopping Centre in Lisbon she saw a three year old blonde girl with a couple, a man who appeared to be a foreigner and a Portuguese woman and she now thinks it could have been the missing English girl from the Algarve.

She adds that she would not claim any reward offered to her.


This information was immediately sent to the Portimao DIC to Inspector Vaz. Am bringing this to your attention in case it is relevant.

Signed.

526  Letter from Inspector Figueiredo regarding possible sighting in Pingo Doce supermarket
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Date: 2007-05-05

Service Information

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Figueiredo


Subject: Missing Child Sighted in the Linda a Velha Area.


I am bringing to your attention the fact that today at 18.20 a phone call was received by this police force from a man who identified himself as J***** S***** who said that yesterday on 04-05-2007 when he was at Pingo Doce in Linda a Velha he saw a girl inside a shopping trolley in the company of a dark skinned woman and he now thinks this could have been the missing English girl from the Algarve

This information was immediately sent to the Portimao DIC to Inspector Vaz. Am bringing this to your attention in case it is relevant.

Signed.

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Date: 2007-05-05


Service Information


To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Figueiredo


Subject: Possible Sighting of Missing Girl in Mira flores


I am bringing the fact to your attention that today at 22.10 a phone call was received from this police station from Officer Paolo Calcado from the Miraflores PSP saying that today a girl had been sighted in a vehicle with registration plates XZ-47-06 in the Avenida das Tulipas in Miraflores at about 11.50, he thinks the girl could have been the missing English girl from the Algarve.

This information was immediately sent to Officer Vaz.

Am sending this to you in case it is relevant.

Signed.

528 License plate search for vehicle owned by Peter John Morris
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Full number plate search

Date 2007 - 05- 05

Lisbon Automobile Registry

Characteristics of vehicle

Number plate XZ-47-06

Year: 1992

Small passenger car

Make: Volkswagen

Model Polo 86C-P

Fuel: Petrol

Colour: Blue

Identified owner: P*** J*** M******

Vehicle registered on 15-11-2001

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Date: 2007-05-06

Service Information

To: The Police Coordinator

From: Joaquim Mendes, Inspector

Subject: PSP Information about a telephone call from England relating to a missing girl

I bring to your attention that at about 09.45 a telephone call was received by this police station from Officer Ferreira from the PSP tourist post in Lisbon relating to the disappearance of the English girl on 03-05-2007.

The PSP officer informed us that he had received a phone call from England from someone speaking English who said that they had information about the suspect of the child's abduction. The officer added that he had some difficulty in understanding part of the communication, perhaps because of the accent, but that he remembered some facts and a telephone number for subsequent contact and he would like to pass this information onto the investigating officers.

For this purpose, officer Ferreira was given the number of the Portimao DIC and it was suggested that this information should be sent to Lisbon by fax.

The fax was received at 10.15 together with this service information.

Signed.

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Lisbon Public Security Police

Date 06-05-2007

From: Lisbon Tourist Operations Unit


To: PJ Inspector Mendes


Subject: Phone call from England - possible information about the missing English girl from the Algarve


Dear Sirs,


In accordance with our previous telephone conversation, I am enclosing the information relating to the English woman who phoned this unit, claiming to be in possession of information that could lead to identifying the suspect in the abduction of the girl.

Mrs Ch*********

****
Norwich
UK

Signed

531  Service information regarding call received from Portugal re: disappearance
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Date: 2007-05-05

Service Information

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Carlos Cunha


Subject: Sighting of missing girl in the Lisbon Expo area


I inform you that today at 13.20 a phone call was received by this police station from the PSP communications unit from Chief Inspector Quaresma.

The officer said that he had received a phone call today via the 112 line, made on mobile number ****** from an individual who claimed his name was C***** C***** aged 17 and who said that yesterday when in the company of his friend R*** S**** aged 15 they saw a girl at the Lisbon Expo site who could be the missing English girl.

This information was immediately passed on to Inspector Vaz.

I am bringing you this information in case it is of relevance.

Signed

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External Activity Report

Date: 2007/05/08

Responsible Officers: Pedro Varanda, Renato Carvalho and Rui Goncalves


Description and result of activity

In the follow-up of the investigation on this date at about 17.00, the presence of a white coloured vehicle was noted, a Ford Escort van with the number plate S677 YWP, in a car park near Av Gentil Martins, quite close to the OC Garden, where the disappearance of Madeleine McCann took place on 3rd May.

At that time, it was noted that the image of what had occurred in previous days, was that an individual had been seen inside the vehicle, in the driver's seat, in such circumstances that would indicate that the individual was carrying out a kind of vigilance of the apartment where the McCann family was staying when the girl disappeared.

As a result, in response to the fact reported in one of the witness statements - by Derek Flack, who reported the presence of an individual at the site where the abovementioned vehicle was parked, on a date immediately before or coinciding with the occurrence currently being investigated, as well as the fact that the British authorities reported the presence of an individual of British origin, who was the owner of a vehicle with these characteristics - indicating that this should be investigated by the responsible authorities with the aim of finding out whether this was an act of vigilance by the individual in question.

In the follow-up to this event, the present inquiry began at 17.10 at a site in the immediate surroundings of Praia da Luz, called Cama da Vaca.

Within the sphere of establishing an act of vigilance by the individual, inquiries were made at the site in order to proceed to his identification, for which a residence was visited at the location mentioned in the previous paragraph, called Casa Prado da Primavera ' Lot 3 ' Cama da Vaca ' Vila da Luz.

At that time, it was established that the individual in question was Barrington Godfrey Norton, identified by residence card no.******.

As a consequence, when asked to clarify the places where he had been present, he made himself available in a voluntary manner to accompany the police officers identified above to the PJ office in Portimao for formal questioning.

Signed.
739  Cover letter to Dr. Amaral from Elisio Costa, PJ Porto, regarding information on possible leads (below)
740 to 741 Service information regarding van with Spanish license plates
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Service Information

Date: 2007 / 05 / 07

To. The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Ferreira

Subject: Girl Abducted from the Algarve

At about 20.30 a phone call was received at this station from someone who identified himself as I** O***** da S***** L***** a resident of S. Pedro Da Cova giving the following information:

Moments before when he was at the CESPA PAC in S. Pedro da Cova, he saw a Peugeot van there, with a Spanish number plate with a number that he did not note, which was transporting a man and a girl aged about three, with the same characteristics as the girl who had been abducted from the Algarve.

At 21.45 Officer Costa from the GNR informed us that the individual had contacted the post and said that the vehicle, whose number plate he did not note down was transporting 4 gentlemen who spoke Portuguese and paid 20 Euro for the petrol.

Officer Costa also informed us that I**** Had given the phone number of a friend.
From the different contacts received by Officer Costa it was obvious that the confusion generated by I** with relation to the time that he had seen the vehicle stop for petrol and the communication of the facts to the police, saying that everything had happened at about 18.00, when in reality he contacted the police station at about 20.30.

The confusion in the times caused delays in viewing the video tapes of the PAC and, as a result, the obtaining of the number plate of the suspected vehicle as well as a delay in carrying out the necessary inquiries.

The credibility of the information was doubted.

However, the GNR immediately divulged the details of the car.

At 0.50 we contacted Sergeant Osorio from Matosinhos DIC who told us that I** was now saying that it was a Peugeot car, model 407 and that the two occupants, sitting on the back seat with the girl in between them were gypsies. No clear element of the sighting was obtained.

At 2.30 we were contacted by Sergeant Osorio, who apart from the fact of referring to the multiple versions presented by I** during the course of the night, when the video recording was examined, no car with these characteristics was seen at the place indicated by the individual, in spite of the fact that the place was covered by the focus of the cameras.

If we had not already had doubts about the seriousness of the information given by I**, the elements now gathered enabled us to conclude that I** consciously tried to deviate attention and interfere with the work of all those who were arduously trying to clarify the case.

Signed

Inspector
742 to 743  Service information regarding possible sighting on Porto beach
744 License plate search re: possible sighting on Porto beach
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Service Information

Date: 2007 / 05 / 07

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Queiros

Subject: Information related to the girl recently abducted from the Algarve


Today at about 20.30 this station was contacted by telephone by a male individual who did not identify himself and informed us of the following: today at about 17.00 at the Miramar beach, near to Senhor da Pedra, Vila Nova da Gaia, where he was resting, he saw a girl very similar to various photos that had been shown in the press relating to a three year old girl who recently disappeared from the Algarve.

At that moment the girl was accompanied by a male individual, but as all his attention was focussed on the girl, he did not pay attention to details, he can only say that the individual was aged about 35/40, of a strong physical appearance, wearing a dark t-shirt and trousers. With regard to the girl, he can only remember that her hair was drawn back into two pony tails at the neck

They left in a Renault car, he cannot remember the model, number plate 75-74-LH. His attention was drawn by the fact that contrary to the law, there was no special child seat in the back of the car.

They left in the direction of the Francelos-Miramar main road.

When the SPO was consulted, it was found that this vehicle was registered in the name of F****** T****** A*****.


No information was found about the individual from the PJ databases.

Signed

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Date : 2007-05-07

Service Information

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Queiros

Subject: Information related to the girl recently abducted from the Algarve


Today at about 10.45 this station was contacted by B***** P*****, director of the company ****** in Trofa, who said that today at about 12.30, upon consulting the register of visitors to his internet blog ***** he saw that someone had been directed to his blog within the sequence of a search made on 'SAPO:PT' with the following subject 'I buy baby abducted from Algarve'.

Upon request he sent the police a fax with a description/print off from his blog, which is attached, and which mentions the user identification or the point of origin of this visit.

Signed



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Date 07-May 2007

Fax from Santo Tirso police to the PJ


Subject: Information about missing girl (Madeleine)

In relation to the missing English girl (Madeleine) I inform you that at about 19.40 I received an anonymous call from a woman, who judging by her voice was an elderly person, saying she had seen the girl.

 

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Service Information

Date 07-05-2007


To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation


From : Inspector Queiroz


Subject: Information related to the girl recently abducted from the Algarve


Today at about 16.40 a woman appeared at this station who formally identified herself as M***** da C******, a resident of Porto and said the following.


On 3rd May in lower Faro where she was on holiday, at about 11.00, in a garden next to the Caixa Geral de Depositos, she saw a girl who looked very similar to the photos shown on television relating to the English girl who recently disappeared from the Algarve.

At that moment the girl was accompanied by a male individual whom she describes as follows: white, aged about 40, about 1.80 in height, normal physical appearance, light brown hair in a normal cut, light grey eyes, small round face, with a small short nose, she cannot remember any details such as tattoos or earrings. He was wearing a good quality baby blue coloured shirt with long sleeves if she is not mistaken, with vertical yellow stripes, beige coloured trousers and dark brown shoes.
As regards the girl, she says she had round dark grey eyes, light brown hair, with a normal fringe on her forehead and she had 'large circles around her eyes', it was this detail that later when she heard about the supposed abduction made her associate the facts, she was wearing a reddish/pink t-shirt, smooth and with long sleeves unless she is mistaken, she was wearing white trousers, white shoes with red lines on the round front of the shoes. She was carrying a smooth white cloth in her left hand.

She was walking as if in a hurry, in other words, she did not like she was just out for a walk.

She did not hear them speak.

The girl was not crying but looked tired.

They crossed the garden and went in the direction of the Faro marina, she did not see them further.

Signed

Inspector

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Service Information

Date: 2007 / 05 / 09

To: The Director of the Criminal Investigation

From: Davide Gomes, Inspector


Subject: Diligences carried out regarding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann


I inform you that today I was in charge of clarifying the service information where VN Gaia taxi driver Alberto Almeida have information about having transported an individual with a blonde girl to a determined location in VN Gaia and who presumably travelled in a train from the Algarve on 04-05-2007, the following was established:

The taxi driver in question was contacted by another taxi driver, an older man already retired who had been looking for him from the date of the service until the 09th when he managed to contact him, reminding him about a service trip that he made on 04-05-2007 at about 12.40 in which an individual carrying a blonde girl asked him to take them to Rua Andrade Castro no. 79, Santa Marinha, Vila Nova da Gaia.

The trip he made was approximately 1.5 km and would have taken about 5 minutes.

With regard to the girl he only remembers that she was blonde and always asleep, he does not remember if she resembles the missing girl or what clothes she was wearing.

With regard to the individual he cannot be exact about his age but he was about 1.70m tall, well built, with a full head of hair, although not long hair, of a good appearance, calm and well disposed. He did not speak much but spoke Portuguese with an accent and seemed to the taxi driver to be English, Irish or maybe French, he did not appear to be from the east.

The individual was carrying two similar bags and two bags with shoulder straps, one containing a wallet and the other a camera, but he is not sure.

He remembers that the individual entered the address mentioned previously as he helped him with his bags, number 79 being a three floor building, the individual entered by the door.

He says he only remembers this episode due to having been reminded by the other former taxi driver, whom he does not know how to contact but will try to do so.

He says that as well as the train that arrived from the Algarve another train arrives with a difference of a few minutes and that the clients he transported could have come from the other train and not from the Algarve.

The CP was contacted so that they inform us about the services from the Algarve to Lisbon.

The telephone numbers were obtained for Dr L*** A*** responsible for the CP in the Algarve (tel *****) and M***** C****** one of the CP directors in Lisbon (****** and *****).

When the driver of the train that left Lagos at about 06.11 on 04-05-2007 was contacted, he said that the only person to descend from the train was a boy, he did not see any girl with the characteristics of the missing child leave the train.

When the Alfa Pendular driver was contacted he said that no girl with the characteristics of Madeleine left the train, he just remembers a foreign man accompanying a girl of the same age as the missing girl, but that the girl in question was coloured. He said that he was worried after hearing the news and paid special attention to the passengers because of this, in addition to searching his memory in relation to that journey.
Consequently, in my opinion, the girl transported by the taxi driver had nothing to do with the situation we are investigating.
Signed
Inspector Gomes

809 Service information from Porto PJ re: Porto taxi driver and possible sighting 2007.05.04

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Service Information 

Date: 2007-05-09 

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation 

From: Inspector Peixoto 

Subject: Information about the possible transport of the missing girl, Madeleine 

 I have the honour to bring to your knowledge the fact that today 09-05-2007 a phone call was received by this police station from the Porto DIC, from Inspector Pinto, who said the following: 

That Inspector Texeira was contacted by a taxi driver called Alberto Almeida, saying that on Friday 04-05-2007 when he was at the Porto Campanha post, he was approached by a client, who had blond hair, with some grey bits and who spoke Portuguese with a British accent, who was carrying a blonde girl and who said he had just arrived from the Algarve and who asked to be taken to Rua Andre da Castro, in Santa Marinha, Vila Nova da Gaia, where he got out near to number 79. 

Having followed the news, this taxi driver said that it was probably the missing girl, Madeleine. 

For your information. 
Signed, Inspector

811 - Information regarding drivers of trains on 2007.05.04
812 - Cover letter from the Public Ministry of Portimao
813 - Internal administration note. Maria Duarte
814 - Request for information regarding telephone traffic for various locations
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813 That is purely an internal administration note. Maria Duarte seems to have been away between May and August (restarting in September - looks like maternity leave from the dates). She was (is) a MoPo employee who interacted with the Tribunals and the Police, managing documents, certified copies, mail, etc.
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Service Information 

Date: 09-05-2007  

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation 

From: Inspector Pontes  

Subject: Informal Conversation 

An informal and individual conversation was held with the following witnesses after having examined all involvement relevant to the current investigation, it was found that the following reports do not imply anything of significance: 

-          John Hill, MW Resort General Manager at the OC, born on 04/10/1976, resident in Espiche, who arrived in Portugal for the first time on 4th March, 2006. 

-          Nathan D***** S*****, Waterfront Manager (recreation company - boat trips, of which he is the manager) at the OC, resident in Luz, having arrived in Portugal on 15th March 2007, immediately entering into the functions described above. This is his first time in Portugal whether for leisure or work purposes.

 

-          Lauren D******   from West Sussex, Sailing instructor at the OC, arrived in Portugal on 21st March 2007 for the first time.

 

-          Sebastian G*******, from Derbyshire, Sports Instructor at  the OC, arrived in Portugal for the first time on 21st March 2007.

 

-          Alice S*******, from Cambridge, Sailing Instructor at the OC, arrived in Portugal for the first time on 21st March 2007.

 

-          Fraser N****, Water sports instructor at the OC, arrived in Portugal for the time on 21st April 2007.- Benjamin W******, from Gloucester, employee of the OC in Luz (residence unknown, apartment hired by the resort).

- Christopher U******, from Leeds, employee of the OC in Luz, (residence unknown, apartment hired by the resort). 

    

-  Stephen C****** from Bristol, employee of the OC in Luz, (residence unknown, apartment hired by the resort).

-  Robert C***, from Doncaster, Maintenance Driver, arrived in Portugal for the first time on 18th May 2007. 

Signed. 

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Service Information



Date: 27 June 2007

Subject: Information regarding two cybercafes in Praia da Luz

Officer: Nuno Nunes, Inspector

Today, at 14h45, I went to Praia da Luz with the intention of obtaining information about computer
users, as well as the traffic effected on 2 and 3 May 2007 in the two cybercafes mentioned below:

1 - Cafetaria Jasmin, in Rua Direita; Manager Bruno J.S.M.; the cafe had two PC terminals,
with an Internet link is via SAPO ADSL. It did not have a record of users, or of client traffic.

2 - Eureka Services, in Rua Direita; Manager Simon R.; the cafe had eight PC terminals,
with three access points for client portables, the Internet link is via Telepac ADSL. It did not
have a record of users, or of client traffic.

This is all that I bring to your attention

Signed

Inspector Nunes..

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Note

On this date I state for the process files that today I went to the temporary residence of the McCann couple, situated in Rua das Flores no. 27, Praia da Luz at about 16.30 and I personally notified Kate Marie Healy and Gerald Patrick McCann that they should present themselves in the Portimao DIC installations of the PJ at 14.00 on the 5th September of 2007, to make statements and that they should be accompanied by their Lawyer.

Portimao, 3 September 2007

Signed

Inspector Ricardo Paiva
2532 - File note dated 4 Sept 2007 changing the date of the questioning from 5 Sept to 06 September after contact from their attorney
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Note

On this date I state for the process files that after a contact made by Dr Carlos Pinto Abreu, lawyer for Kate Marie Healy and Gerald Patrick McCann and due to an impediment on his part, the date for the presentation of the McCann couple at the Portimao DIC installations of the PJ was altered to 14.00 on the 6th September 2007.

Portimao 4 September 2007

Signed

Inspector Ricardo Paiva

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Service Information


Date: 2007/09/03

For : Goncalo Amaral

From Ricardo Paiva, Inspector


Subject: Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

During the course of the ongoing investigation, various personal contacts were made by the undersigned with Kate and Gerald McCann, within my task of serving as communication element between the police and the McCann couple.

Within this context, the undersigned was present during various 'strange' behaviours by the couple, who gradually began to react in a very negative manner to the increased investigative activity carried out by this police force, especially during the use of the English sniffer dogs for detecting cadaver odour, when more evidence arose in the investigation for the hypothesis of the death of Madeleine McCann.


Several times, the McCann couple said that the attention of the police should be maintained focussing on the abduction hypothesis, which, in the couple's opinion, was the only scenario that occurred and that the police should not forget to continue to investigate the suspect Robert Murat.

Strangely, Kate also made several requests, three months after the disappearance of Madeleine, that the police should take blood, hair and nail tests of Madeleine's twin siblings, because, as she said, she remembered that on the day of Madeleine's disappearance, in spite of all the commotion and noise made by the authorities and other persons who were looking for Madeleine in apartment 5A of the OC, the twins never woke up, having been transported to another apartment, they remained asleep, due to which she now presumes that they were under the effect of some sedative drug that a presumed abductor had administered to the three children in order to be able to abduct Madeleine, a situation which Kate refers to being possible according to what she read in a criminal investigation manual given to her by the British authorities, that would have been the procedure of the abductor in the real case involving abduction, rape and murder of the girl.

Today, when the undersigned went to the McCann's temporary residence to notify them of the need to present themselves at the police station to make statements, being able to take their lawyer with them, Kate McCann immediately reacted in a negative manner, making comments such as 'what are my parents going to think?' and 'what is the press going to say when they find out?' and that 'the Portuguese police is under pressure from the government to finish the investigation quickly'.

With regard to Gerald McCann, he constantly insisted in giving the undersigned letters and emails that he was receiving, mostly from psychics and mediums, whom he had selected and which mainly contained information without much credibility about the possible whereabouts of Madeleine and her presumed abductor.

More recently, and even before Kate's interrogation, during a telephone call between Gerald McCann and the undersigned, he made a reference regarding the investigation, that he was certain that the police did not have any proof that could incriminate them with regard to the death of Madeleine McCann and he said that the police were wasting their time in directing the investigation around the parents.

I bring this to your knowledge.


Inspector

Ricardo Paiva

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Date: 2007/09/13

SERVICE INFORMATION

RE: Laptop used by Gerald McCann

It has come to my knowledge the existence of a laptop, rented by GERALD MCCANN, after the date of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann on May 3, 2007.

From the diligence conducted by this police, we were able to determine the name of the individual who facilitated the rental to Gerry McCann as N*** J*** S**** F***** who is an IT specialist by profession. He is a resident of Portimao.

He confirmed having rented the laptop to GERALD MCCANN after the 3rd of May with that computer being returned about one month later.

The owner of this laptop has voluntarily delivered the same to this police so that we may examine it as we wish.

It is a SONY VAIO laptop with serial number *******.

This is all there is to relate to your Excellency.

Signed, the inspector

(Ricardo Paiva)

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Service Information

Date: 2007-09-24

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Jorge Reis, Chief Inspector

Subject: Information relating to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann


I hereby inform you that an individual identified as F**** J*****, who resides behind the Parque do Campismo in Luz, and who can be contacted on no.****** stated that during a weekend in July of this year he twice saw the father of the missing girl Madeleine McCann, heading towards a house called Vila D'Arte in the Melody Urbanisation, behind the camping site. He says that he does not know whether this situation is connected to the disappearance of the girl.
Signed.
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Service Information

2007/05/07

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: J. C. Franco, Inspector


Subject: Verification of Rubbish Containers


I hereby bring to your notice, that on this date, I the undersigned, together with Inspector Luis Piedade as well as three employees from the Lagos Municipal Chamber, responsible for rubbish collection from Praia da Luz, went to P da L and carried out a detailed check of all the rubbish containers in the area, including the underground containers, as well as in surrounding areas, a total of 188 containers were checked, nothing was found of interest to the NUIPC 201.07 OGALGS investigation.

Signed

Inspector J.C. Franco
3434 to 3436 Service information re: McCann contract with Metodo 3 & Kennedy backing 2007.11.14.
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Service Information 2007.11.14

To: Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation
From: Joao Carlos, Inspector

Concerning the investigation of the disappearance of the British minor, Madeleine McCann, I present you Sir with the following:

On the 19th of October, we were contacted by the Commissary General, located in Madrid, by the Chief of the Kidnapping Unit, Alberto Carbas, who passed to us the information that the McCann family had contracted a Spanish company known as 'METODO 3', composed of Spanish private detectives. This business, or in other words, the costs of the activities of this business were being covered by a Scottish multi-millionaire whose name is BRIAN KENNEDY and whose objective was to locate the British minor.

With this information, we were asked if we were available and interested in meeting with a representative of this Spanish business, and also with the Commissary General and Chief of the Kidnapping Unit of the Police of our neighbouring country, whose operation is in Madrid.

The meeting had as its objective to receive on behalf of the private detectives, from that moment and for their own wishes, relevant information with the aim to ascertain the truth, and to state that they would not interfere in police work, and at most they would serve as a complement to some useful information. They firmly state that they are not working directly for the McCann family, but for Brian Kennedy and that their sole purpose is to locate the missing child, or to gather the inescapable truth of what happened.
They did not ask for any information regarding the investigation, nor was any offered to them, for obvious reasons as this is found incorporated in the Portuguese penal process.

On the 13th of the current year, in the presence of the signatory and inspectors Paulo Ferreira and Ricardo Paiva, a meeting was held, in this department, with Brian Kennedy, the director of the detective company, Francisco Marco and an advisor of this same company, Antonio Jimenez, ex-chief of the Kidnapping Unit of Catalan. From the beginning, Brian Kennedy was questioned, and ascertained that the meeting only had this scope--of transmitting that his objective in all of this was purely charitable in that he is interested [in helping to stop] the bad treatment of minors and in missing children. He affirmed that he only was interested in discovering the truth and nothing more even if the McCann family, the friends, or any other person is found to be involved in the disappearance.

During the course of this meeting, the director of METODO 3 gave us a small book (attached), with information relative to the disappearance of the minor. This information, as we were told, was received via telephone and that they had already opened a line in Spain, specifically to receive and deal with information.

In this book, written in Spanish, we can analyse three pieces of information:

1. In the first case, we observed that there was report of facts which occurred in August/September of 2006, and which appears to us somewhat extemporaneous, as it cannot now be related to the material under investigation.
2. In the second point, we should remember that the computers of Sergey Malinka were searched and that nothing of suspicion was found there or related to paedophilia.
3. In that which concerns the third point, we are currently carrying out diligences with the intent to confirm or disprove the related information.

With nothing more to report.
Joao Carlos, Inspector
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Service Information

Date: 2008101123

To the Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation, Paolo Rebelo

From: Inspector Ricardo Paiva

Subject: Sighting of presumed suspect

Regarding the attached service information today telephone contact was made with Mary Stonely about the sighting of an individual similar to the photo fit recently released to the press by the McCann family, the result of the telephone conversation being that the individual who was seen is not the person in question as he is an individual who frequents the area of Altura and is known there and is physically different, having been described as fatter than the person in the photo fit.

I bring this to your knowledge.

Signed

Inspector Paiva   

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Date: 2008-01-21

Service Information

To: The Coordinator, Paolo Rebelo

From: Inspector Patricia Duarte


Subject: Information about Madeleine McCann


I bring to your knowledge that today at about 19.30, Paula Baltazar, receptionist at the Euro Hotel in Altura, contacted this police station to say that two British citizens staying at the hotel and who did not speak Portuguese, had asked her to contact the Portuguese police to say that last Thursday (17th January 2008) in Altura, they had seen an individual similar to the one re-produced on the photo fit as being the individual who was seen carrying Madeleine McCann on the night of her disappearance, this photo fit was recently divulged by the British press.

The receptionist said she knows no more details and said that the guests in question were not at the hotel at this moment, but that they were willing to talk and provide more details to the inspector in charge of the case.

The guests are:

Mary Stonely, bearer of passport no.******, staying in room 211 of the hotel and due to leave on the 26th January 2008;
Pauline Douglas, bearer of passport no.***** staying in room 204 of the hotel and only due to leave during the month of March 2008.


I bring this to your attention.


Signed

Inspector Duarte

4133 - Letter re: return of keys to S. Batista

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PJ 4th Brigade
From Inspector Joao Carlos

On 19th February 2008, I record in the process files that upon the request of the Ocean Club resort, made by the maintenance director
Silvia Baptista, on the 11th of this month, we proceeded to return the key to the apartment G5A where the facts occurred. This apartment, although under the administration of the resort, is private and its owners have requested its use.

This apartment was made available by this police force, after instruction by the magistrate Dr Magalhaes Menezes, once the examinations and forensics to be carried out were completed, it no longer being necessary to occupy the space.

And therefore, it was tacitly agreed that in case it would be necessary to use the apartment for future inquiries, whether forensic or technical, it would immediately be made available.

19th February 2008

Signed

Inspector Joao Carlos

 4163 to 4165 - Letter re: Mari Luz Cortes abduction 2008.04.03 service info
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Policia Judiciaria


NUIPC – 201/07.0 GALGS
4th Brigade
Inspector Joao Carlos


To The Superior Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation


As is known, on 13th January 2008, at the end of the afternoon, a five year old girl of gypsy ethnic origin, identified as Mari Luz Cortés, disappeared. The disappearance took place in a neighbourhood of the city of Huelva, having occurred when the girl left her home to buy something at a kiosk located about 150/200 metres from her residence.

In spite of the unusual occurrence, the disappearance took place in a public road, which since then has brought comparisons with the disappearance being investigated in this process.

After almost two months, on 7th March, and after exhaustive searches and media attention, the body of the girl was located near to a refinery, specifically in the River Tinto, which runs through the Andalusian city of Huelva.

From the autopsy examination it was established that death had resulted from manual asphyxiation and not from drowning, as had been thought previously. Elements of proof or at least indicative elements were collected from the autopsy about a suspect who was already known to the Spanish authorities as being linked to paedophile acts and sexual abuse of children.

The suspect lived barely 50/60 metres from the girl’s home, the entrance to the individual’s home on the ground floor being on the route the girl took.

After being located and confronted by Spanish police officers the individual confessed to the homicide, claiming that it was an accidental death, which, according to the Spanish authorities, corresponds to the truth.

In fact the individual approached the girl when she passed the entrance to the building and dragged her into his house. When the girl reacted, shouting and gesticulating, protesting and trying to get out of this situation, the suspect covered her mouth and nostrils with his hand, causing a situation of respiratory difficulty which culminated in her death, also because of her fragility at five years of age. The suspect’s objective was not to kill the girl, but rather that of sexual abuse or paedophile acts.

From the experience collected and the socio-economic situation of the neighbourhood, everything indicated that the perpetrator would have to be a resident or frequent visitor, given that the entrance of strangers is immediately noticed by the inhabitants, therefore limiting the search for suspects, which once again, differs from the case being investigated in this process.

However, those responsible for the investigation in Spain were requested to question the suspect in order to determine whether he knew of any of the elements related to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. They were immediately convinced that the suspect did not know anything, he had never been to Portugal. He did not have any means of transport, he had been located in a train station near Madrid, he did not have a mobile phone in order to make any contact. He lives in a state of virtual destitution, which, in addition to his mental problems, does not make it possible to link him to the disappearance of the British girl.

This individual acts in a basic and rudimentary manner, the hypothesis of watching or controlling his actions in a premeditated way being ruled out. His actions are based on instinct and moment of opportunity.

Therefore, by analysis of the descriptions, it is our opinion that there is no relation between these two events, whose only common denominators are the relative geographical proximity, the fact that they are both female children and their approximate age group.

Portimao 3rd April 2008


Signed

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SERVICE INFORMATION

To: Paulo Rebelo

From: Ricardo Paiva, Inspector

Date: 2008/04/24

Re: Various Activities Regarding the Investigation NUIPC 201/07.0GALGS

Regarding the content of the attached email from British Authorities, with particular focus with respect to the statement by Michael Terrence Wright, in the international letter of request which is being implemented by the Leicestershire Police, on the 6th of May, 2007, in Praia da Luz, a pizza kitchen worker, of British nationality and originally from Liverpool, commented to that witness that her father, George, had seen a man carrying a child, in the early hours of May 4th of 2007. He does not know if George contacted the authorities about this. This testimony was recorded by Inspector Joao Carlos and myself as follows:

--Yesterday, after heading toward Praia da Luz late, we located the pizzeria shop (PIZZA REAL) mentioned by that witness. It is situated in a kiosk on Rua da Praia. Even though it was closed at the time, we obtained the telephone number ********* of said pizzeria which is open from 18H00. This same night, we contacted the manager, C*******, using that telephone number and she immediately identified the employee as Amy. She told us that Amy was no longer in Portugal and that she had returned to the U.K. She was requested to contact Amy and ask her to contact this police force.

--Today, at 11.37, the signatory received a telephone call from *******, from a woman who identified herself as J***, mother of Amy, and who told me that as soon as possible, George, her husband, and Amy's father, would contact us. Around 17H16, we were contacted by George, Amy's father, from telephone no. *********. Regarding the facts in question, he states that he had already contacted the OH in May of 2007 and at this time relayed to the police that at around 06H00 in the morning on the 4th May, 2007, he saw a couple passing the Marina de Lagos. The man was carrying the child. It was ascertained at that time that the aforementioned situation would not be of interest to the investigation.
Signed,
Ricardo Paiva
4205 - Diligences carried out Petrol station gulp
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Public Security Police


Report

Date: 2008-02-04 / 03.05h

Officer: Marques Vilar

Date of occurrence: 2008-02-02 / 12.45h
Classification: Disappearance of Maddie

Communication of occurrence
Were PSP officers present? No
Did PSP officers go to the site and detect clear signs of the occurrence? Yes
Means of communication: Telephone
Communicated by: witness
Date/time: 2008-02-04 / 02.37

Place of Occurrence:
Type: Petrol station
Name: GALP
District: Lisbon, Amadora
Site: Alfragida, EN117

Witness of Occurrence:
Name: Ana Luisa do Carmo Antas Correia Da Cunha
ID: Driving licence

Additional Information:

At the time mentioned I went to the site as communicated by the witness who mentioned that an individual had bought petrol there, who had identical characteristics to those of the suspect who appeared in Correio da Manha newspaper as having abducted Maddie from the Algarve.


- When I arrived at the scene and contacted the witness, she told me what had happened and said she had images of the event.
- She said the suspect was travelling in a vehicle with number plate 27-90-VL, a yellow Opel, having


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Public Security Police

Notification

For the effects contained in article 55 of the Penal Process code, I proceeded to notify Ana Luisa Cunha (…) responsible for the GALP Gest petrol station situated on national motorway 117, in the Amadora-Lisbon direction that she should keep the images captured by the security camera system, referring to the disappearance of Maddie, from those installations, in case they could be of interest to the investigation by means of the competent authorities.

Alfragide, 2nd February 2008

Signed

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Complete number plate search

Lisbon Automobile Register


Characteristics of vehicle
Number plate 27 90 VL Year 2003 Category: light

Make: Opel Model: Combo C Van

Fuel: Petrol

Colour: White

Identification of owners:
Valeri Cozlov
Amadora

Owner register 808 Date 28 – 03-2007

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Email


From Inspector Joao Carlos Silva Pereira

Sent: Thursday 13th March 2008, 15.49

To: joaoesteves@galpenergia.com


Subject: CCTV Images

Policia Judiciaria – Portimao DIC, 4th Brigade – Inspector Joao Carlos


Good afternoon.

As it is necessary for the investigation NUIPC – 201/070 GALGS and according to our telephone conversation, this email is to request that the images recorded by the CCTV system at the GALP petrol station on the EN117 in the downwards direction be delivered to this police force. The images in question are from the day 02-02-2008 at 09.15. We managed to find out that the images were preserved by the supervisor Ana Cunha.

For further information you can contact me by telephone.

With compliments

Inspector

Joao Carlos

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Sketch of Galp station

4210 - Analysis of CCTV images 2008.04.28
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Policia Judiciaria

NUIPC: 201/07.0GALGS


Report About the Visualisation and Analysis of Audiovisual Material


On this date, I state for the process files that video images from security cameras at the Alfragide Galp petrol station, stores on 1 CD and referring to the day 02 February 2008 at about 09.15 were visualised and analysed.

Nothing of interest to the investigation resulted from the visualisation and analysis of these video images.

Portimao 28th April 2008
Signed

Inspector Ricardo Paiva

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Policia Judiciaria


4th Brigade
Inspector Joao Carlos


To the Superior Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

The document in annex refers to a supposed sighting of the individual alluded to in a photo fit, coming from the British authorities and publicised by the press advisor to the McCann family, as being the supposed abductor of Madeleine McCann.

According to the report elaborated and delivered to the PJ by the PSP, on the 2nd February 2008, at about 09.15, an employee of the Galp petrol station situated on the EN 117, Alfragide, saw an individual with similar physical characteristics to the photo fit mentioned above, who filled up his petrol tank and paid, nothing else strange having been indicated.

Since then the preservation of the images was requested, which after being requested and delivered to this police force, were the subject of analysis, nothing of any relevance for the process files or for the investigation having resulted.

I attach the CD.

With nothing further to report.
Portimao 28th April 2008


Signed

Inspector Joao Carlos.

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service Information

Date: 2008-06-05

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation, Paolo Rebelo

From: Inspector Paolo Ferreira

Within the scope of the process referred to above, namely with regard information concerning an unknown individual who had a suspicious attitude during the days before the disappearance of Madeleine McCann next to a telephone booth installed near to the Golfinho restaurant, rua Calhete no. 14 A in Praia da Luz, with the aim of trying to identify this person a list of calls made from that booth was requested, which has already been included in the files.

Upon analysing this list compared with information already received from witnesses it was found that the person in question could only be the person who made calls to the number 214*****.

Subsequent inquiries found that this telephone number is installed in Rua de Sao Reno, lot 3 - 6 drt, Monte Estoril and is used by Sr P*** R****** M**** d L*******, a retired TAP employee who lives at that address with his wife. During an informal conversation with this man it was established that he has relatives in the Algarve, namely a brother in P da L. Sometimes the brother's employee goes to the telephone booth to pay and give him some indications as was the case in May.

No relation was found between the numbers from the list of calls made from the booth and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Signed

Paolo Ferreira

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Service Information

Date: 2008-06-17


To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation, Paulo Rebelo

From: Inspector Ricardo Paiva


Subject: Communication to join to the process files

Within the scope of the investigation referred to above into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, this police station received information from the British authorities, telling of an alleged sighting of the girl in the company of three women at about 13.00 on 16th May 2008 at the Lugar de Enquenter restaurant, situated in the Avenida de Mayo in Porlamar, Margarita Island, Venezuela.

The alleged sighting was reported to the British authorities by a sailor named Trevor Francis, captain of a sailing yacht who was staying at the Marina Hilton and had lunch at the restaurant that day.

The Liaison Officer of this police force in Venezuela was requested by fax to gather all the pertinent information about this subject as well as the diligences considered appropriate, in the sense of preserving elements (security camera images, contacts with eventual witnesses, etc) in order to check the reliability of this information.

I bring this to your knowledge.

Signed

523 - Statement re sighting in Leicester

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Handwritten note.  

 

From: Jayne Allen

 

Date: 09 May 2007

 

She saw a girl similar to Madeleine, accompanied by a 10 year old boy and a woman aged about 60 close to Leicester.

 

Later she said that she saw Kate McCann on TV hugging a woman similar to this one outside the church in Portugal.  

 

 

See also:  Apensos V, Vol 3, Page 524

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Policia Judiciaria
Porto Division

Date: 2007-05-09


Service Information


To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Peixoto


Subject: Information about eventual transport of missing girl Madeleine


I inform you that today 09-05-2007 at about 20.10 this police station received telephone information from the P?oa de Varzim GNR Post, from Soldier Costa who said the following:

That today he was contacted by an English couple, who were on holiday in Portugal, travelling in their camper van, saying that yesterday 08-05-2007 at about 10.30 when they were at the Estarreja Intermarche car park, their attention was drawn by three gypsies - two men and a woman - who were being transported in a cart pulled by a horse and who were accompanied by a young blond girl and from her features appeared to them that she could be the missing girl Madeleine.

The English woman identified herself with her driving licence as being Vivien Biddle from Shefford and said that from tomorrow onwards they would continue travelling in the direction of Spain and provided her telephone number.

I bring this to your attention.

Signed

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Date: 2007-05-10


Service Information

To: The Station Commander, Ana Paula Rito

From: Luis Neves, Inspector

Subject: John Hogan



Together with the respective external diligence with regard to the inquiries made at the residence of John Michael Paul Hogan, an individual who was the subject of comments made to this police force telling of his disappearance during the period coinciding with the events being investigated.

The inquiries carried out enables us to establish that the individual was living in the Algarve, this information having been obtained from his wife, Emma Hogan without anything concrete being found out of interest to the material in the process files.

I inform you that on this date John Hogan presented himself at this police station and confirmed that he knew about the inquiries that had been made from his wife and confirmed that he could be contacted on mobile no.********* and that he currently lives in Loule although he does not remember the postal address.

I suggest this is sent to Portimao DIC for joining to the case files.


Signed

Inspector

Luis Neves.
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496 - Confirmation of fax
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External Inquiry Report

Date: 2007-05-09

Location: Sao Bras de Alportel

Requesting Officer: Chief Inspector Salvador

Executing Officers: Chief Inspecor Salvador, Inspectors, Neves, Pereira and Jacinto.


Description and Result of Inquiry:

On 2007-05-09 we went to the residence of John Hogan at **** Sao Bras de Alportel.

At the site was Emma Hogan, mobile***** who was at the residence with the couple's daughter aged 4, who does not correspond in appearance to the girl mentioned in the files.

Emma Hogan clarified that her husband had left the marital home about 10 days ago, due to marital problems related to his infidelity.

She clarified that she is in contact with her husband and that on the previous day, which was their daughter's birthday, he had passed by the residence.

With regard to the fact that he had never again contacted the estate agency Cashouses, she clarifies that he had commented to her that he did not see any viability in that activity and for that reason had stopped turning up at work, and is unemployed at the moment.

She stated that her husband would not have anything to do with the events being investigated, that she does not know him to be disturbed or to have any abnormal behaviour which would justify his involvement.


She stated that the last time the couple was in Sotavento was for a period a few years ago, in 2000, in Burgau, when they first moved to Portugal.

She said the number plate of the English car that her husband drives is GPO4YPG.

Signed
497 - Service information re Hogan sighting
5 to 3 Apensos Vol III Page 497
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Date: 2007-05-09

Service Information

To: The Station Commander, Inspector Rito

From: Chief Inspector Guedes de Carvalho


Subject: Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

I inform you that on this date at about 19.30 a phone call was received by the Tavira PSP which informed that P Rodrigues, an estate agent in that city with telephone number ***** said that a British citizen, John Hogan, aged about 40 and resident in Bras de Alportel, had worked in his company for a period of fifteen days.

The English citizen in question had first commented that he had a daughter aged three and had later said that his daughter was aged seven, but never showed her to him.

He also said that the English citizen had stopped working at his company precisely on the day that Madeleine McCann disappeared, on 2007-05-03, without giving any explanation for the fact, and that he has not seen him since this date.

He said that this citizen transported himself in a large jeep, either a BMW or Mercedes, he cannot be exact, the jeep was grey.

This is immediately sent by fax to Portimao  DIC.

Signed

Chief Inspector

Guedes de Carvalho
543  also Service information re sighting in Tui

With thanks to Ines

Apensos V, Vol III Page 543
apenso5_vol_3_p543

Policia Judiciária

 

 

Date: 2007-05-12

 

 

Service Information

 

 

 

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

 

From: Inspector Queiroz

 

 

Subject: Information about the disappearance of Madeleine

 

 

A phone call was received today by this police station from Inspector Cordeiro of Tui SEF, who informed us that a Spanish citizen, Ana Maria Martinez, resident of Tui and with contact number **** saying that she had seen the missing Madeleine in the company of an unkempt looking individual on the 9th May at about 18.30 on the Tui promenade.

 

Signed

 

Inspector Queiroz

546 to 547  also PJ Service information re sighting in cooperative supermarket in Vieira do Minho

With thanks to Ines

Apensos V, Vol III Pages 546 to 547
apenso5_vol_3_p546
apenso5_vol_3_p547

 

 

Policia Judiciária

 

Date: 2007-05-11

 

Service Information

 

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

 

From: Inspector António Macedo

 

Subject: Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

 

On 9th May, at the end of the afternoon, this police station was contacted by the Vieira do Minho GNR post saying that a middle aged couple had gone to the Farmer’s Cooperative supermarket in Vieira do Minho where, amongst other articles, they had bought a child’s toothbrush.

 

It was said that the couple spoke English and were staying at the Cabreira camping site, Entre Rios, Vieira do Minho and were not accompanied by any child.

 

It was decided, upon superior order by the undersigned officer, to go the camping site in question, with the aim of obtaining elements to confirm whether the couple was accompanied by any child with the characteristics of the missing girl, Madeleine McCann.

 

From the inquiries made it was established that the couple was from the island of Jersey in England, the man Graeme Le Vesconte, holding passport number *** and Chief of the Jersey Municipal Fire Service.

 

The couple, who were having dinner outside their caravan at 20.00, were contacted, having confirmed that they were travelling through Portugal on holiday, having hired the caravan for this purpose, they had been in Vieira do Minho for almost 4 days and planned to return to their native country at the end of the month, after travelling through Spain and France.

 

They were explained the reason for this conversation and authorized me to enter the caravan, which showed no signs of anyone else being in there, nor was there any object that could be related to children.

The inquiry was terminated and the local GNR was informed of the result,

 

Signed

 

Inspector Macedo

574 to 576 - Service information re Open Corsa
Apenso V, Vol III Pages 574 to 575
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apenso5_vol_3_Page575
 
apenso5_vol_3_Page576
 

(Page 576 is a copy of 574)

Policia Judiciaria

Date: 2007-05-16

Service Information

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Joao Costa

Subject: Inquiries carried out upon the request of Portimao DIC

I bring to your attention that today at about 00.10 a phone call was received by this station from Portimao DIC, from Chief Inspector Tavares de Almeida, requesting this police station to go to two addresses, with the aim of locating a vehicle of make 'Opel', model 'Corsa', with number plate 18-63-AF, which could be related to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, in accordance with information received from PSP Calvario, attached in annex.


Portimao DIC indicated two addresses, one on Rua Joao de Deus, lot 112, Sao Domingos de Rana and another on Rua da Paz, lot 17, ground floor, Dt Mato Cheirinhos - Sao Domingos de Rana, as being one of the possible addresses of the owner of the vehicle in question. Immediate departure was made to Sao Domingos da Rana, where it was established that there are two roads called Joao de Deus, one in the Caparide zone and the other in the Conde Monte Real district. Only one Rua da Paz was found in the area, situated in Mato_Cheirinhos. In response to the indications provided, officers went to Rua Joao de Deus in Caparide which was seen to be a residential area, however no address was found
with lot no. 122. Next, officers went to Rua Joao de Deus in Conde Monte Real, where the existence of a lot no. 122 was confirmed, consisting of a - floor building, without a garage inside. All the streets in the area were searched innumerable times, especially those in the immediate vicinity of the building, however it was not possible to locate the Opel Corsa. Next, officers went to rua da Paz in Mato_Cheirinhos having confirmed that lot no. 17 effectively exists, this being a 3 floor building which did not have access to an inside garage. All the streets in the area were searched, but the Opel Corsa was not located.

Chief Inspector Tavares de Almeida was contacted by telephone to inform him of the situation, who said that given the results there was nothing more to be done and inquiries were closed.

A copy of this information was sent to Portimao DIC by fax and provided to Chief Inspector Tavares de Almeida.

A copy of the report complied by PSP Calvario about these facts is attached, which was sent to this station, after giving information about the facts in question to Portimao DIC by telephone.

These are the facts that I inform you of.

Signed.

851 to 852 - Service information re suspicious vehicle
TRANSLATION BY INES

Apensos V, Vol IV Pages 851-852

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Policia Judiciaria

 

 

Service Information

 

 

Date: 2007-05-14

 

 

To: Chief Inspector António Martins

 

From: Inspector Henrique Magueija

 

 

Subject: Information relating to the suspicion of a couple in the abduction of Madeleine McCann

 

 

 

I inform you that today at about 15.45, I received a phone call from my colleague, Inspector Raquel Areias, who told me the following:

 

At approximately 14.00 today at the Galp service station in Monforte-Ermesinde, a couple who are friends of the Inspector, were approached by a couple with a British accent, aged about 55-60 and travelling in a dark grey Volkswagen Golf with number plate 72-DD-01 who wanted to know how to join the A3 motorway to Spain.

 

Whilst the Inspector’s friend explained the best way of joining the A3, her boyfriend noticed that on the back seat, there was a blonde girl, perfectly conscious and making drawings, wearing a pink camisole, aged about 3 or 4, whom appeared to him to be Madeleine McCann.

 

When the couple realised that the girl was being observed, they left immediately.

 

The man is described as being of strong build, with grey hair brushed backwards and the woman was blonde with a curly, very voluminous hair style.

 

When the SPO was checked, as shown by the print out attached, this corresponded to a Yamaha motorbike.

 

That is all I have to inform you.

 

Signed

 

Inspector Magueija 

853 - Missing page

929 to 931 - Report from the Spanish authorities re sighting in Huelva

TRANSLATED BY INES

Apensos V, Vol V Pages 929 to 931
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 apenso5_vol_5_p930
 
 apenso5_vol_5_p931
 


(From Spanish)

Guardia Civil


FAX

From: Guardia Civil Huelva

To: Faro Policia Judiciaria


Subject: Document

Date: 18th May 2007

Nº pages including cover page: 3


Text:

A document is attached that was sent on this same date from this unit to the Guardia Civil in Huelva, relating to the obtaining of facts that could be of interest to the investigation into the abduction of a child from the Portuguese Algarve.

Signed.


Page 930

General Directorate of the Guardia Civil

Informative Note


Origin: PJ Organic Unit Guardia Civil Huelva
Destination: Guardia Civil Command Huelva
Date: 18th May 2007
Subject: Abduction of English Girl in Portugal



Yesterday afternoon, 17th May 2007 it made known to the Cartaya Guardia Civil (Huelva) that a security guard at an underground car park in Plaza Redondo in Huelva claimed to have seen on 15th May at about 11.00 a silver coloured Ford Focus, number plate 8518 XL in the car park, inside the car were two women and a man aged about 50, apparently English, accompanied by a young girl.

Inside the car park the man accompanied the girl to the WC, upon laving the girl forgot her hat in the bathroom, which was picked up by the guard for sake keeping.


This guard, upon finishing his shift, told his companion what he had seen, the latter making a comment about whether this could be the English girl recently abducted from the Portuguese Algarve, no more attention was paid to this and the guard who had finished his shift went home.

Once he was home he saw a news programme on the television which showed a picture of the abducted girl and he thought it could be the same girl he had seen in the car park, although he had some doubts.

Yesterday, he talked to his companion again and when he was about to go home, he saw the same vehicle again when it parked on the public road near to the car park. The driver of the car entered the car park and asked for the WC. The guard, by means of gestures, asked him if he was looking for the girl’s hat, the man agreed affirmatively, he was handed the hat and left. Whilst this was happening the second guard noted down the car's number plate.

Again, on the 17th the first guard saw images of the abducted girl and believes he is sure that she is the same girl who was travelling in the vehicle, which prompted him to make the facts known to the security forces.

The vehicle belongs to the BANIF bank agency based in Avda Colombano Bordalo.

This police station has made the following inquiries:

Page 931

- The versions given by the guards have been checked, statements taken.

- All patrols in the area have been alerted and told to locate the vehicle and its occupants.

- Inquiries have been made in all hotels and guest houses in the area.

- The facts have been communicated to the Faro PJ and GNR.

- All inquiries carried out to date have yielded negative results, however they continue to be pursued.

I bring this to your knowledge.

940  - Service information re sighting in France to airport

Apensos V, Volume V Page 940

Thanks to Ines
apenso5_vol_5_p940

Guarda Nacional Republicana

 

SERVICE INFORMATION

 

 

On 3rd June 2007, I Helder Manuel Dias Custodio, Soldier nº 432/1990935 from this GNR station, heard of the following facts:

 

On the date in question at about 13.40 we received a phone call from José Pechurro, a Swiss resident but who is temporarily living in Portugal and who informed us that he has some information that could be useful as regards the whereabouts of the girl who disappeared from Praia da Luz, Lagos.

 

According to José who is a retired taxi driver, he learned from a colleague of his who still works as a taxi driver, that a girl was transported by him on 15th May 2007 from a hotel in France to Geneva airport in Switzerland , whom according to his colleague was almost certainly the missing girl.

 

He said that he had all the information regarding his colleague and that he could provide this so that he could be contacted and the veracity of the information could be confirmed.

 

 

Lagos 3rd June 2007

 

 

Signed

 

 

Helder Manual Dias Custodio

941 - Service information re sighting in France to airport
Apensos V, Volume V Page  941
Thanks to Ines
apenso5_vol_5_p941

Information 

 

In Geneva

 

 

On 15-5-2007 taxi GE 397, driven by Portuguese descendant Carlos Sabina transported an English woman (at least she spoke English) in the morning with a young girl apparently identical to Madeleine McCann. The taxi was called to a hotel (Formula 1) in Fernley, two kilometres from Geneva.

 

The taxi transported the two persons to Geneva airport. The apparently English woman having said that they were travelling to the States on an International Airlines flight.

 

The taxi driver noted that the woman became slightly disturbed when the taxi passed the border between Fernley and Geneva and saw the police.

 

This information was transmitted by a colleague of Carlos Sabina named José who today transported a friend of mine and who is in Geneva and if necessary can reiterate this information.

 

Signed

 

Sandra Matinho

993 - Service information re sighting in Olhao, Portugal

994 - Fax confirmation

Apensos V, Volume V Page 993 to 994

Thanks to Ines
apenso5_vol_5_p993
apenso5_vol_5_p994

Date: 2007-05-17

 

 

SERVICE INFORMATION

 

 

To: The Police Coordinator

 

 

From: Inspector P. Coelho

 

 

Subject: Information relating to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann

 

 

I inform you that today, at about 20.45, a phone call was received from Sónia Tomás, resident in Tavira, who told us that today she saw a girl who was physically very similar to Madeleine McCann, in Olhao.

 

According to Sónia Tomás, this girl was seen at about 18.30 close to the Olhao Primary School on the 125 motorway, holding hands with a female who appeared to be from Eastern Europe, with a very strong complexion, very light skinned, with a blond pony tail and who was wearing a lilac shirt.

 

 

Signed

 

Inspector Coelho

1027 - Email re sighting in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Apensos V, Volume V Page 1027 and 1133
Thanks to Ines
apenso5_vol_5_p1027
apenso5_vol_5_p1133

And Apensos V, Volume V Page 1133

  

Email

 

From DIC Portimao

Sent: 21st May 2007

To: Ana Filipa Conduto Luz

 

Subject: FW: Madeleine McCann

 

Importance: High

 

 

Original message:

From aebj@globo.com

Sent: 19th May 2007

Subject: Madeleine McCann

Importance: High

 

I am writing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 

I want to inform you that I and some other persons saw a girl who appears to be Madeleine McCann.

She was accompanied by a couple of foreigners (with an English appearance) and this couple had two more children (with different appearances to that of the couple).

 

Seen in Rio de Janeiro, flamengo district.

 

Signed 

Joana Sofía

1069 also Service information PJ re sighting in Luxembourg

With thanks to Ines

Apensos V, Vol V Page 1069
apenso5_vol_5_p1069

Policia Judiciaria

 

 

Date: 2007-05-19

 

 

 

Service Information

 

 

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

 

From: Inspector Elias Pires

 

 

Subject: Madeleine McCann

 

 

I inform you that today, at about 13.00, this police station received a phone call from a Portuguese immigrant in Luxembourg, called Fátima, contact number ****, who told us of the following:

 

- she was in a supermarket in Merfch when she saw a couple, aged about 30, with a girl who appeared to her to be Madeleine McCann.

 

- the man, upon noticing that the girl was being looked at, picked her up and left the supermarket followed by the woman, who even left her purchases behind (hand-written note explaining that the purchases were clothes for the girl).

 

- they got into a red car, with a Dutch number plate and left. The witness did not manage to see the number of the licence plate.

 

- She informed the local police of these facts and they went after the vehicle the couple was travelling in.

 

That is all I have to inform you.

 

Signed

 

Inspector Pires

1070 also Service information PJ re sighting in Sotogrande, Malaga

With thanks to Ines

Apensos V, Vol V Page 1070
apenso5_vol_5_p1070

Policia Judiciaria

 

 

Date: 2007-05-19

 

 

 

Service Information

 

 

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

 

From: Inspector Carlos Lucas

 

 

Subject: Telephone Communication

 

 

I inform you that today, at about 14.30, a phone call was received by this police station, from a British individual, who said he was on holiday in the South of Spain and that he saw Madeleine McCann in Sotogrande, about 100 km from Malaga.

 

The individual gave his name as Roland and left the mobile number *** for any future contact.

 

 

 

That is all I have to inform you.

 

Signed

 

 

Inspector Lucas

1085 - Service information re sighting in Pediatric office

Apensos V, Volume V Page 1085

Thanks to Ines
apenso5_vol_5_p1085

  

Policia Judiciaria

 

Date: 2007-05-21

 

SERVICE INFORMATION

 

 

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

 

From: Inspector Nuno Nunes

 

 

Subject: Information received regarding NUIPC 201/07.0 GALGS

 

I inform you that we received a telephone call today from number ****(Brazilian number) from a female calling herself Rebecca.

 

She says that yesterday she went with her son for an appointment with a paediatrician at a specialised paediatric clinic in Vitória, Espirito Santo State (Brazil). There was a couple there, who had booked an appointment and who were the first to be attended. The couple was accompanied by a white skinned girl with blond hair and light coloured eyes, wearing a straw bonnet that did not appear to be new, who played with her son and said something which the witness did not understand but which was not in Portuguese or Italian.

 

 

In the evening when she returned home she saw a report on Brazilian television and was amazed because the girl was identical to the missing girl.

 

Being convinced that this was the same girl she contacted the clinic where they told her that the girl was called G**** P****** and that the girl’s parents were Italian. However, as she has some rudiments of this language it did not seem to her that the couple was speaking Italian but rather some unknown language. She was given the contact number that the couple had left at the clinic (******) but was answered in Portuguese.

 

She is convinced that the girl is the same and finds it suspicious that all the information gathered about the couple is contradictory.

 

Signed

1123 to 1125 - Service information re Ukrainian couple ruled out
5 - 5 APENSOS V, Volume V Pages 1123 to 1125
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Service Information

Date 2007/05/25

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector F. Antonio

Subject: Communication of facts about the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

We inform you that today this police station received a phone call followed by the sending of this handwritten document by fax at about 11.15 by a person who identified herself

Handwritten:

- Same situation
- Two different number plates
- One (JG) already discounted => NEG
- The other (CG) Toyota Maize => NEG
28th May

Typed text continues:

as MK with residence at Rua R. A. D, Leca do Balio.

At this address at about 13.00 KZ, a Ukrainian citizen with temporary residence permit no. +++, mobile n+++ the wife of the aforementioned accompanied by her baby son DK was contacted by myself and my colleague Milton Trigo. She identified her husband as being the owner of vehicle with NIF no. 234700025, her husband, together with a colleague from work, on Monday 21-05-2007 at about 15.00 left for the Ukraine for some time, also taking with them her daughter aged 4, IK, who like her son was born in Portugal where they have lived for the past 6 years. Her husband and daughter are staying at the following address *******, Ukriane, telephone number *****.

Personal identification documents for the husband and daughter wee not presented as they had them with them but other proof of their names was presented. Recent photos were shown, of April this year and from before with their daughter in Leca where they live. Physical similarities were noted with the missing girl Madeleine McCann, although (the Ukrainian girl) was bigger and with a rounder face.

Having previously spoken to the neighbours it was established that the girl had left with the father and a colleague on Monday for the Ukraine. It was observed that having taking this girl on such a long journey was justified that she did not stay with the small boy (which would have been) a burden for the mother.

The description of the facts denounced was explained in this way. There was no doubt that the girl was the daughter of both, known by the neighbours and having lived at the address for a long time.

By the woman's admission, without mentioning the case of Madeleine McCann further, as she was now being heard by the police and regarding any doubts concerning the motive, she says that she had already observed - as had her husband - that her daughter could be confused with Madeleine because of the physical similarities and age.

For your information.

Signed

The Inspector

Following page has car registration details 1125
1134 - Service information re sighting in Lagos
Apensos V, Vol 5 Page 1134
apenso5_vol_5_p1134

Policia Judiciaria

Service Information

Date: 2007-05-22

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Jose Mesquita


Subject: Information about missing girl

I inform you that today at about 12.30 Sra Maria da Conceicao da Silva Dias, resident in Lagos, mobile no.***** appeared at this police station, informing us that on the day 03-05-2007, at about 18.30 or 19.30 she saw a girl with Madeleine's characteristics pass - carried by an individual, height about 1.70m, with brown hair, she could see that the individual had quite physically well developed arms - near to R.Vasco da Gama, Lagos.

This situation aroused the curiosity of the witness, by the fact that the child appeared very reluctant to be carried by the individual and that he was carrying the girl with her face covered.

But she says that the girl had golden brown hair, coinciding with the photos of Madeleine that had been distributed.

The motive for this information and the fact that the times provided for the disappearance do not appear to coincide with the sighting by the witness.

I bring this to your knowledge.

Signed.

1158 - Service information re sighting in Faro

TRANSLATED BY INES

Apensos V, Vol 5 Page 1158
apenso5_vol_5_p1158


Policia Judiciaria

Date: 2007-05-23

Service Information


To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Valadas

Subject: Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

I inform you that Sr Jose Guerreiro Rosa came to this police station to inform us that yesterday at about 18.00, in Rua Infante Dom Henrique in Faro, he saw a girl similar to Madeleine McCann in a window of a hotel whose name he does not know, but he does know that it was next to a chemists in that street.

But this witness informs that immediately afterwards he saw an adult man take hold of the girl and pull her away from the window.

Signed

Inspector Valadas

1285 & PJ Service information re sighting in Maputo, Mocambique

Translation by Ines

Apensos V, Vol VI Page 1285
apenso5_vol_6_p1285

Policia Judiciaria

 

 

Service Information

 

Date: 2007-05-26

 

To: The Coordinator of the Criminl Investigation

 

From: Inspector Fernandes

 

Subject: Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

 

 

I inform you that today at about 13.30 a telephone call was received from Maputo – Mozambique from a male individual who expressed himself in English, who said that he had seen the girl missing from Portugal today, in the company of a Caucasian individual, who was tall and had some upper teeth missing. The girl was accompanied by a black woman and two children of the same origin. But he said that the girl spoke English and that the group was travelling in a Suzuki Vitara with number plate MMF-1326.

 

That is all I have to inform you.

 

 

Signed

 

Inspector Fernandes

1470 - service information re sighting in London

TRANSLATED BY INES

Apensos V, Vol VII Page 1470
apenso5_vol_7_p1470

Policia Judiciaria


Date: 2007-07-20


Service Information


To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Nuno Nunes


Subject: Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

I bring to your knowledge that on this date, at about 19.00, this police station received a phone call from Diane Clark, from England, to inform us:

- That she is certain that she saw Madeleine McCann, on the days between 31st May and 14th July of this year, in London.
- The girl was at the address Green Lanes Parade, Harringale (sic), London N4.
- That she made a statement to Leicester Police.
- That she does not have any other elements to add.

I bring this to your knowledge.

Signed

Inspector Nuno Nunes
1598 - Service information re sighting in Torremelinos
1677
- Service information re sighting in Hotel Cervantes, Torremelinos
Apensos V, Vol VII Page 1598
 apenso5_vol_7_p1598
 
 apenso5_vol_7_p1677
 


(Repeated on page 1677)

Date: 2007-06-02


Service Information


To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation, Dr Amaral

From: Chief Inspector Tavares de Almeida


Subject: Information


Benny Marshall, mobile nº******

English citizen, born in Scotland is on holiday in Torremolinos until 06 June 2007, he is staying at the Cervantes Hotel.

The citizen informed us that he noticed that a couple was staying at the hotel who had a girl with them who was similar in appearance to Madeleine.


The girl always seemed willing but when the informant asked her to show him her eyes she replied “I can’t allow that”.

Given this situation, on one of the days the couple was in the bar the informant took the liberty of taking the glasses they had been drinking from.
Signed

1723  also Service information re sighting on Calle Alexander Sacher

With thanks to Ines

Apensos V, Vol VIII Page 1723
apenso5_vol_8_p1723

Date 2007-01-30 (Corrected by hand to 08 Jun)

 

 

Service Information

 

 

 

To: The Coordinator

 

From: Inspector Jorge Vaz

 

 

Subject: Communication regarding Madeleine McCann

 

 

 

I inform you that today a phone call was received by this police station made by a male individual speaking Spanish, who identified himself as Rodrigo.

 

His call informed us that in Calle Alexandre Sacker, at a few metres distance from a police post, he saw an individual aged over 45, between 1.80 and 1.90 in height, fair skinned and blond, who today at about 19.00, was accompanied by a girl who was in every way identical to the photo. The girl was held firmly by the hand and was tearful.

 

He gave his Spanish mobile as contact number ****.

 

That is all I have to inform you.

 

Signed

 

Inspector Vaz

1725 also Service information re sighting in Toulouse e Bourdeaux
With thanks to Ines
Apensos V, Vol VIII Page 1725
apenso5_vol_8_p1725

Policia Judiciaria

 

 

Date: 2007-06-09

 

 

Service Information

 

 

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

 

From: Inspector Carla Grancho

 

 

 

Subject: Information about the location of the whereabouts of Madeleine McCann

 

 

 

I inform you that today, at about 22.20 when I was on duty at the police station, I received a phone call from Nº*****, having spoken with an individual who spoke French and who identified himself as Mr Beautayen (the name is possibly not correct) insisting that he had seen the girl Madeleine McCann and that she was as a farm situated in Bonne Santé, in the south west of France, between Toulouse and Bordeaux.

 

He added that the girl was with other children of both sexes, aged between 4 and six years old. He also added that he has knowledge that the individuals who are holding the girl are preparing to take her to South America or Venezuela.

 

The individual also insisted in sending the exact location of the farm tomorrow to the police station, by fax to the numbers he was provided with.

 

Given the nature of the information, this was immediately passed orally to Portimao DIC colleagues.

 

Signed

 

Inspector Grancho

1948 & Service information re sighting in Argentina
Translation by Ines
05-09 Apensos V, Vol IX Page 1948
apenso5_vol_9_p1948
 

Policia Judiciaria

 

 

Service Information

 

 

Date: 2007-06-19

 

 

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

 

From: Inspector Jorge Vaz

 

 

Subject: Information About Madeleine McCann

 

 

 

I inform you that today a telephone call was received from an individual who did not identify himself and whose number was impossible to trace.

 

The individual in question claims to have seen a girl identical to Madeleine McCann whom he took photos of. He says that this took place in Argentina. However, she was photographed from a distance.

 

He says that he has the negative and can provide it if requested.

 

The photo can be seen by accessing an email address created by him (roloescot@yahoo.com.ar) which can be accessed using the password “654321”. We consulted two messages sent to Scotland Yard in the outbox and checked the enclosed image.

 

Any contact can be made via the email account.

 

That is all I have to inform.

 

Signed

 

Inspector Vaz

1949 & PJ Service information re sighting in Edmonton, Canada
Translation by Ines
Apensos V, Vol IX Page 1949
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Policia Judiciaria

 

 

Service Information

 

 

Date: 2007-06-19

 

 

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

 

From: Inspector Pedro Nunes

 

 

Subject: Possible Information about Madeleine McCann

 

 

 

I inform you that today at about 01.00 a telephone call was received from Canada in which Lucinda Ponte communicates information related to the whereabouts of Madeleine McCann.

 

According to Lucinda Pontes, who speaks in Portuguese, about an hour earlier in Edmonton in Canada, in the “Seven foods” supermarket, she saw a girl with several similarities to Madeleine McCann.

 

 

A few moments later, she saw this girl enter a Chrysler with number plate DPA-799 which was driven by an individual of Indian appearance.

 

Lucinda Ponte provided her contact details for any further information.

 

 

Signed

 

 

Inspector Nunes

1969 &  PJ Service information re sighting in Singapore
Translation by Ines
Apensos V, Vol IX Page 1969
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Policia Judiciaria

 

 

Service Information

 

 

Date: 2007-06-21

 

 

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

 

From: Inspector Nuno Nunes

 

 

Subject: Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

 

 

I inform you that today at about 18.00 we received a phone call from a female individual who did not want to identify herself, who said she was Brazilian and calling from Singapore.

 

She said that yesterday, a Caucasian couple lunched in the Janki Sushi restaurant in Singapore and that at 13.10 they paid with Visa card n**** the sum of 42.71 dollars.

 

This couple was accompanied by a girl aged four with short hair and wearing a hat who in all appearance was similar to Madeleine McCann.

 

She does not know where the couple or the girl were heading.

 

I bring this to your attention.

 

 

Signed

 

Inspector Nunes

2757 to 2758 - Service information re sighting in Castelo Branco

Translation by Ines

Apensos V, Vol XIII Pages 2757 - 2758
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Date: 2007-08-21

Service Information

To: The Police Station Coordinator

From: Inspector Patricia Duarte


Subject: Information about the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

I bring to your knowledge that today, at about 20.00 this police station was contacted by Antonio Jose Ferreira Ramos, by phone number *****, owner of the 'Auto Ramos' Office in Castelo Branco, who informed us that this afternoon, he was contacted in his office by a couple who were accompanied by a female child whom he suspects was Madeleine McCann.

That the couple in question were transported in a light vehicle, make Nissan, model Almera, grey metallic colour, he does not remember the number plate, the couple asked him to check the car's oil level.

The couple spoke to the girl in Portuguese and he had the impression that they also did so in English.

He never heard the girl reply to them.

The girl was quite similar to Madeleine, about 80 cm in height, with blond hair which was slightly longer than the hair shown in the photos distributed of Madeleine.

He did not manage to see the girl's eyes.
With regard to the adults, he describes them as both being aged about 50 and that the female was brown skinned and the man was wearing glasses.

He does not know their identity but thinks the female's surname was Gomes and that she is a primary school teacher, but does not know where she works.

He knows the female by sight.

He thinks that both individuals live in a village located at 20 km from Castelo Branco, a village called Malpica do Tejo.

He cannot add any more detail.


His telephone number is ******.

This information is provided for superior consideration.

That is all I have to bring to your knowledge.


Signed.
2767 to 2768 - Service information re sighting in caf - in Albufeira
Apensos V, Vol XIII Pages 2767-2868
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Date: 2007-08-25

Service information
To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation
From: Inspector Jorge Vaz

I inform you that on this date a phone call was received from Albufeira GNR, made by officer Braganca, who said that an individual named Valdemar Antonio Mendes, resident in Armacao de Pera and contactable on ******* claims to have seen today at about 20.00 in Cafe Pinheiro in Albufeira, a white bearded individual pulling a young girl by her hair, whom he identified as being Madeleine McCann and forcing her to enter the cafe to drink a glass of water, afterwards returning to the car in which there was a woman with two small children.

He identified the car as being white, saloon type and with Spanish number plate 6368 FSX.

This individual described the man as having white hair and beard, aged about 60.

Soldier Martinho went to the site and the owners remembered the man and the girl but could not identify her as being Madeleine McCann and did not see the events described by the witness.

According to what we were informed the witness appeared to be under the effect of alcoholic drinks.

That is all I have to inform you.

2794 - Service information re sighting in Spain
Apensos V, Vol XIII Page 2794
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Date: 2007-09-15


Service Information

To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Albergaria

Subject: Information relating to Madeleine McCann

I bring to your knowledge that today at about 17.40 this police station was contacted by Agent Eusebio from Valongo PSP saying there was an individual at the station who said he had information relating to Madeleine McCann's whereabouts.

Therefore, accompanied by Inspector Guimaraes, I went to the site and found out the following:

The individual in question was called Manuel Henrique da Silva Moreira de Sousa, from Campo, Valongo and is a construction worker. At the moment and since June 2007 he works in Spain, in Corella and can be contacted on ******.

He said that on the past 05-09-2007 when passing along the street he saw, by means of the access door to a house ('chalet' type?) a girl who was sitting on the entrance steps and who appeared to him to have a cord attached around her middle, the other end of the cord being loose.

It seemed to him that this girl resembled Madeleine in all aspects, he knows the latter's features well from photographs circulated in the press and television.

He does not know the name of the street where the house was situated, just remembering that it was no. 16.

He adds that 15 minutes later, he passed in front of the house again, although this time he did not see the girl, just hearing voices


Following page 2795 is missing from the DVD.
2801 - Service Information cover letter
2802 to 2803 - Service information re sighting in Workington, Northern England
Apensos V, Vol XIII Pages 2801-2803
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Policia Judiciaria
Date: 2007-09-06

Service Information


To: Chief Inspector Tavares de Almeida

From: Inspector Costa


Subject: Information about supposed sighting of Madeleine Beth McCann


I attach Service Information referring to the supposed whereabouts of Madeleine Beth McCann for your consideration.


Signed


Pages 2802-2803

Policia Judiciaria


Date: 2007-09-06

Service Information


To: The Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation

From: Inspector Costa


Subject: Information about supposed sighting of Madeleine McCann



I inform you that today at about 13.15 I received a phone call from Mr Nicholas McEwen (resident in Workington, tel no. *****) informing me about a supposed sighting of Madeleine McCann. As the undersigned officer does not speak fluent English, the collaboration of Carla Romana Esteves, a translator was requested in order to register the call made in English.

The witness stated that he thinks he saw Madeleine McCann today at about 10.30, walking down Newlands Green street in Workington, in the north of England. Mr McEwen was walking up the same street when he passed the girl on the opposite pavement at a distance of 5 metres. The girl was accompanied by an individual known to the witness as Dane Bragt, who was "leading" the girl down the street. The girl appeared to be wearing make-up and was wearing a shirt and blue trousers. Her hair was arranged in two bunches. The witness heard the girl complaining, in English, to the individual named Dane Bragt.

The witness describes the individual as being about 1.7m in height, aged about 30, slim build, with a short beard and short brown hair. The individual lives about 2 km from the site in the Westfield Drive area, the witness does not know the exact address. However, the witness knows that the individual often frequents the house of Joanne O'Neill, situated at No.** Newlands Gardens, Workington. He says that Joanne O'Neill has lived there for almost 10 years and has a daughter with medium length hair (to her shoulders) dark brown in colour, therefore the witness is certain that the girl he saw is not Joanne O'Neill's daughter.

When questioned about the reasons he thinks the girl was Madeleine McCann, the witness says it is because the girl was really similar to Madeleine McCann and because she was in the company of this individual who had nothing to do with Joanne O'Neill's daughter as well as the fact that he has not seen Mrs O'Neill's daughter for some time.

Signed

Inspector Costa and Carla Esteves
2 to 10 - Service information re: Blue Renault seen at petrol kiosk with pics 2007.05.04

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Outros Apensos VIII, Vol I Pages 2 to 10
Policia Judiciaria

Date: 2007-05-05

Service Information

To: Dr G. Amaral

From: Inspector Silva


Subject: Gathering of Information


Following a communication made to this police force saying that yesterday (04 May 2007), in the morning, a dark blue Renault vehicle, with number plate AQ-23-81 entered the Repsol service station, situated in Vale Pariaso - Albufeira where petrol was tanked by a Caucasian individual of medium height, aged apparently between 50-60.

This individual was closely accompanied by a small female child, white skinned, blond, apparently aged 3 or 4.

After having tanked petrol this individual entered the shop where he paid for the petrol, left, heading towards his vehicle. The girl always followed him closely but the adult did not seem to attach much importance to her, which seemed strange to the service station employees.

The vehicle left the premises and headed in the direction of the Albufeira roundabout.

One of the employees communicated this situation to the PJ as she had heard about the disappearance on the news.

Upon going to the Repsol service station mentioned above, it was possible to obtain a CD ROM containing recordings of the images described above, which were immediately subjected to visualisation.

Equally various searches were made, with the aim of clarification and identification of the individuals, the following being established:

The vehicle was a Renault, model 9, dark blue, with four doors, with the number plate AQ-23-81.

The vehicle is not subject to a request for apprehension. It does not have valid insurance. The last obligatory inspection carried out on the vehicle was 17th August 2006 in Guia - Albufeira.

The vehicle is registered in the name of J*** R**** Q***, resident in Almada.

It was found out that this individual has already died. There are no registers of telephones installed in his home. The PJ could not find out anything about his name, nor about any relatives. He was never involved in any investigation, neither was his vehicle. Upon checking Schengen, Persons Wanted and prisoners records, nothing was found.

After editing and printing the images from the Repsol station CD ROM and examining them, it was seen that the girl shown presents differences in relation to the missing girl, which led us to conclude that it is not the same person. The main difference lies in the fact that the child had long hair, decidedly longer than the missing girl's and that there would not have been the opportunity for her hair to have grown to such a length given that the rate of growth is estimated at 1cm/month (proven data).

We attach the outputs of the searches carried out, as well as various photographs.

Signed.
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18 - Analysis of CCTV images from Restaurant Eurest on A22 for 3, 4, 5th of May 2007
Outros Apensos VIII, Vol I Page 18
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Policia Judiciaria


Report on Visualisation and Analysis of Audiovisual Material


On this date I state for the process files that video images were visualised and analysed from security cameras at the Eurest Restaurant at the Olhao Cepsa Service Station on the A22 motorway (direction Lagos - V.R.ST Antonio) these were stored as electronic files on 4 CDs referring to the days 03,04 and 05 May 2007.

From the visualisation and analysis carried out on the video images, nothing of interest to the investigation was found.

Portimao, 06 May 2007

Signed

Inspector Paiva

19 - Analysis of CCTV images from CESPA Service Station 3, 4, 5th of May 2007
Outros Apensos VIII, Vol I Page 19
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Policia Judiciaria


Report on Visualisation and Analysis of Audiovisual Material


On this date I state for the process files that video images were visualised and analysed from security cameras at the Olhao Cepsa Service Station on the A22 motorway (direction Lagos - V.R.ST Antonio) these were stored as electronic files on 2 CDs referring to the days 03, 04 and 05 May 2007.

From the visualisation and analysis carried out on the video images, nothing of interest to the investigation was found.

Portimao, 06 May 2007

Signed

Inspector Paiva

278 - Analysis of CCTV images from Two Spanish Petrol Stations 2007.07.17
Outros Apensos VIII, Vol I Page 278
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Policia Judiciaria


Report on Visualisation and Analysis of Audiovisual Material

On this date I state for the process files that images were visualised and analysed from the security cameras of the Renfe service station, in Sahagun and the Leon Service station, both in Spain, stored in electronic files on 2 CDs, referring to the 17th July 2007 according to the letter from the Spanish authorities which is attached.

Nothing of interest to the investigation was found upon visualising and analysing the video images.
Portimao, 13th August 2007
Signed
Inspector Paiva

279 - Message from the Spanish Ministry of the Interior
Outros Apensos VII, Vol I Page 279
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(Translated from Spanish)


Madrid 9th August 2007

Postal Message

To: Interpol Lisbon

From: OCN-Interpol Spain

Your reference: Disappearance of Madeleine Beth McCann


Text:

We inform you that a person who was travelling in our country by train from Leon who thinks he saw the girl in the company of a tall, blond and very lively girl who told him she was Brazilian. The girl was carrying a dog and both got off in Sahagun de Campos and walked towards the Puerta de Sahagun hotel where the receptionists told us that they did not see the missing girl.

We enclose on CD the recordings from the security cameras of the Renfe station in Sahagun and from the Leon station in case any information can be obtained for the investigation.


Signed

OCN Interpol Chief

541 Letter re analysis of photographic images taken by the Foster family in PDL
542 Incident history record
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08-03-Outros Apensos 8 VOl 03 Page 541 542
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Report on Visualisation and Analysis of Photographs

On this date, I can inform that photographs from a CD provided by Leicestershire police were visualised and analysed, these referred to photographs taken by the F***** family during their holidays at the OC between the 28th April and 5th May 2007.

Upon analysing these photos, the result was that there was at least one photograph where some of the elements making up the group of friends of the McCann couple were visualised, nothing relevant being found for the investigation.

Portimao, 23rd May 2007.


Inspector

Ricardo Paiva

 

 


Page 542

Incident History Records

8th May 2007


Email received from Leicestershire police

 

Would you kindly permit an officer to visit Mrs F*****?. She has recently been on holiday to the MW complex and is in possession of video footage taken by her husband. It is understood that the footage is currently contained on their home computer. The allocated officer will need to review the footage and all footage of the complex should be downloaded onto a suitable storage disc. Mr F**** has indicated that it probably only consists of a thirty second pan of the playground area/pool area/Tapas bar. Mr and Mrs F are not technically competent to download the data. Please statement accordingly re exhibit continuity.

I have spoken to Mr F this morning and he has been advised that local officers will make contact with his wife.

If possible please send a copy to me for initial viewing in the Incident Room

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