Lying in the Sun

Oldfield's and Police

Rachael and Matthew Oldfield



Email response from Rachael Oldfield

23 April 2008

Table of Contents: Vol XVI Page 4225

From : Rachael Oldfield (<email address quoted>)
To : "Prior Stuart"
Cc : "Matthew Oldfield" (<email address quoted>)
Sent : Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008.
Subject : Re : Re-enactment questions

Dear Stuart,

Thank you for your e-mail and the attached response from the PJ.

We remain unconvinced that this reconstruction is necessary. Our most
significant question hasn't been answered, ie, how is it going to help find Madeleine/materially benefit the search for her?

Point 14 of the PJ's response says that they consider this re-enactment "highly important". Why is that? What are they really trying to get out of a reconstruction?

Either they believe our version of the events of May 3rd 2007, or they don't. If they do, why the need for a reconstruction? If they don't believe us, do they want a reconstruction so we can convince them otherwise?

If the purpose of a reconstruction is to convince the Prosecutor to lift Kate and Gerry's arguido status then we would consider taking part in it. If it is to properly focus the investigation on the person seen carrying a child away from the apartment, again, we would consider taking part because that would help to find Madeleine.

We just need to be properly convinced of the reasons for doing a re-enactment.

We know you are the middle man in all this but we are sorry for more questions !
Please give either of us a call if you would like to talk through the above. Also if you feel this e-mail should be forwarded to the PJ please could you let us know.

Many thanks,
Kind regards,
Yours sincerely,
Rachael and Matthew Oldfield.

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Email to Stuart Prior from Rachael Oldfield

30th April 2008

Table of Contents: Vol XVI Page 4245

From : Rachael Oldfield
Sent : 30th April 2008 11.03 am
To : Prior Stuart
Cc : Matthew Oldfield
Subject : Witnesses' Questions

Dear Stuart,

Thank you for the e-mail and your voice message yesterday evening. The tone of the reply from Portugal has changed and Matthew and I feel we need to take Legal Advice before making a commitment to return to Portugal.

In any event, it will now be impossible for us to make the 15th to 17th May.
We would be grateful if you could get other dates from the Portuguese when the reconstruction could take place.

We will speak to our Lawyer and come back to you in due course.

Please give me a call if you wish to discuss.

Kind regards,

Yours Sincerely,

Rachael and Matthew Oldfield


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Email to Stuart Prior from Rachael Oldfield

10 May 2008 10:14

Table of Contents: Vol XVI Page 4312

From: Rachael Oldfield
Sent: 10 May 2008 10:14
To: Stuart Prior
Subject: RE:NOT PROTECTIVELY MARKED:- RE: Re-enactment



Dear Stuart,

Further to our recent emails, Matthew and I have made the decision not to return to Portugal for the proposed re-enactment on 15th/16th May 2008.

We will respond to the formal notification when we receive it as well.

If you need anything further from us, please do not hesitate to give me a call.

Kind regards.


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