1 to 3-Witness Statement of Ph
Age if less than 18 years:
This deposition (comprising _ pages and signed by me) is true
and according to my understanding. I am aware that, if proven to
the contrary, I will be subject to prosecution if I have
voluntarily testified to something with
knowledge of it being false or not corresponding to the truth.
Date: May 15, 2008
I am the above mentioned person living at the address previously
supplied to police.
I am a GP at the Center for Health at Syston and my
qualifications are as follows: MB, CHB, MRCGP.
I have practised my profession at this location for 22 years.
I was visited by police officers from Leicestershire who are
conducting an investigation by order of the Portuguese
authorities regarding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in
When the McCann family lived in Queniborough, Leicestershire
they were included in my consultancy; Kate, Gerry, Madeleine,
Sean and Amelie were all my clients.
Kate's first consultation was on 20 October 2000, and Gerry on
19 December 2000, Madeleine was included since birth.
There was a period in which the family did not use our services,
which coincided with the change of residence to the Netherlands
where he spent a season, but upon their return resumed their
affiliation with us.
When the twins Sean and Amelie were born, both were registered
in my clinic.
It could be said that I know Kate well, the couple faced some
problems of conception and I recall that Kate was particularly
desperate for a family. After treatment for infertility and when
pregnant with Madeleine she could not be more happy because she
wanted that child so much.
I met Kate and Gerry once at a social event at the home of
Professor Gershlick who is a colleague of Gerry. I remember
sitting close to Kate during the dinner. We spoke about the
difficulties of medicine in general and of the problems within
the National Health Service. I got on well with both of them.
I never had any doubts about the state of mental health of Kate
and Gerry and I never prescribed them sedatives or any
medication that could alter the psychological state of Kate or
Also, I never had doubts regarding the physical or psychological
well-being of the children. Madeleine was seen by the duty
doctor when born and by our nurses during the routine
vaccinations. If there had been cause for concern in any of the
children, it would have been brought to my attention, and this
did not happen.
The last time I saw Kate as a patient was on March 10, 2006.
Knowing how much the couple wanted a family, I do not believe
that they would have had any kind of involvement in the
disappearance of Madeleine.
This testimony was made by me and it is true according to my