McCanns’ European Campaign – Rome

McCanns’ European Campaign – Rome The McCanns widely publicised European campaign starts in Rome, where they are granted an audience with the Pope and later hold a press conference in the British Embassy to the Vatican. Picture taken 29 May 2007 shows Sir Philip Green’s private jet put at Gerry and Kate McCann’s disposal after hearing about […]

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The McCanns’ First Interviews 25 May 2007

The McCanns’ First Interviews 25 May 2007 The McCanns give their first interviews, since Madeleine’s reported disappearance, in a series of scheduled 10 minute slots, for the BBC, Sky News and ITV.   They also speak to local Portuguese TV/radio and, what Gerry describes in his blog as, the ‘Press Association’ (although this appears have […]

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Gerry’s 1st Trip Home / The ‘Last Photograph’

Gerry’s 1st Trip Home / The ‘Last Photograph’ This page looks at Gerry McCanns flying-trip home to Rothley on 21 May 2007 and the release, on 24 May 2007, of the alleged ‘last photograph’ of Madeleine.   Alone, the father of Madeleine McCann began the saddest journey of his life, 20 May 2007   Alone, the father of Madeleine McCann […]

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Control Risks Group

Control Risks Group This page still being developed   Private security team hired by Kate and Gerry McCann for secret investigation, 24 September 2007   Private security team hired by Kate and Gerry McCann for secret investigation The Times David Brown in Praia da Luz and Patrick Foster September 24, 2007 A private security firm […]

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The McCanns’ PDL Media Statements

The McCanns’ PDL Media Statements A collection of the media statements given by the McCanns, or on behalf of the McCanns, during their time in Praia da Luz Date The McCanns’ media statements in Praia da Luz 04 May 2007 The McCann’s first media statement, read by Gerry McCann BBC News video   10.00pm, Friday 04 May 2007 […]

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Philomena McCann

Philomena McCann Philomena McCann: “They tried to get Kate to confess” In the days following Madeleine’s reported diappearance, Gerry’s sister, Philomena, acted as an unoffical ‘McCann family’ spokesperson to the UK media.   She later became a familiar sight when the McCanns were constituted as arguidos, famously, and incorrectly stating that Kate had been offered […]

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Pat Perkins / The e-mail Campaigns

Pat Perkins / The e-mail Campaigns A look at Pat Perkins, a friend of Kate’s mother, who was responsible for instigating the first chain e-mail that asked for help to find Madeleine. The e-mail, which clearly stated that Madeleine had been abducted, was first sent out on Monday 07 May 2007. Also, reproduced below is the ‘e-poster’ […]

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Charlotte Pennington

Charlotte Pennington A closer look at Ocean Club nanny Charlotte Pennington, who claims to be a key witness to many of the events surrounding Madeleine’s disappearance.   Note that the articles on this page were written prior to the release of the PJ files and based on newspaper reports and Ms Pennington’s appearance on The […]

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Nannies/Childcare & Najoua Chekaya

Nannies/Childcare & Najoua Chekaya The Mark Warner Ocean Club nannies are believed to be key witnesses to the events of May 3rd.   Also on this page a look at what childcare facilities were, and were not, available to the McCanns and their friends. Charlotte Pennington See also: Catriona Baker   Nanny No.2: Charlotte Pennington […]

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Lagos Marina – The ‘Sighting’ & The ‘Vision’

Lagos Marina – The ‘Sighting’ & The ‘Vision’ 1) George Brooks, an ex-pat from Liverpool, claims to have seen a suspicious couple carrying a child, near Lagos marina, 7/8 hours after Madeleine had been reported missing. For reasons unknown, in all early media reports he is referred to as ‘George Burke’. Despite the claims of […]

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