Lying in the Sun

Does Crecheman Exist -3

Does Crecheman Exist - 3

The following two articles relate to Tannerman (now known as crecheman) note Gerry McCann does not speak in a positive way regarding the child supposedly seen by Jane Tanner he says the man was 'probably' carrying a child!  I have highlighted in'blue' some points of interest.

To be noted, Gerry McCann states that as far as he is aware no one had come forward at this time to identify themselves as Tannerman.

BBC Crimewatch appeal televised 05 June 2007

Gerry McCann: "For the Crimewatch viewers at home I think this would be a good time now to review all the information."


Kate McCann: "These are virtually identical to the pyjamas that Madeleine was wearing when she was taken. As you can see it's a pink top, errm... with gathered short sleeves and it has a picture of Eeyore on the front. Errr, the bottoms are white with a... a floral design and have an Eeyore, errm... on the bottom of the right leg."


Gerry McCann: 

"Around, errr... the time that Madeleine, errr... was found to be missing, shortly before that, there was a suspect, errr...
seen walking away from the apartment, errr... with, errm...PROBABLY carrying a child.


"He is approximately 35 years of age, round about 5ft 8, 5ft 9. He had dark hair parted, errr... to one side, he was wearing, errr... dark jacket, errr... slightly longer than a suit jacket, light coloured trousers, which may have been beige or mustard coloured, and dark shoes. Errr... You know it could have been someone innocent, we would certainly be keen that that person comes forward to be eliminated but, you know, we are certainly suspicious of the timing.


"We certainly know that it... it could only take one... one phone call. Errm, someone has a key bit of information and it may be someone close to whoever has Madeleine. It might be the person themselves. They can phone, tell the police where Madeleine is."


Kate McCann: "The majority of people, you know, are really good people and, I think that's been demonstrated by all... all the fantastic support we've had, it's been amazing. Errm, there are a few bad people in the world but also there are a few sad people and I guess I'm hoping that it's someone sad who's just wanted our daughter."


Gerry McCann: "It... it's not too late to hand her over."


Fiona Bruce: (to camera) "It certainly isn't. We so much want to find her, don't we? British police also want anyone who was on holiday at the Ocean Club Resort, Praia da Luz, or the surrounding areas, between the 19th April and the 3rd of May to have a look at their holiday photos and if any members of the public are in the background the police are keen to see them. They have sophisticated equipment which can spot if the same person appears in different photos.


"You can upload your photos to and if you have any information that will help the McCanns' appeal please call this dedicated British police number on 0800 0961233 or 0207 1580197, if you're calling from abroad. And police would like to stress this appeal is aimed at anyone who hasn't already contacted them. And if you've seen Madeleine you should inform local police immediately, please don't wait until you get home.

Madeleine: Exhausted McCanns in Crimewatch TV appeal 
Daily Mail


Last updated at 00:32 05 June 2007


Holding up a small pair of pink and flowery pyjamas, Kate McCann described exactly what her eldest daughter was wearing when she was snatched on May 3.


The poignant description was given as part of BBC1's Crimewatch appeal to help the couple find their little girl.


Looking exhausted, she spoke in detail about the light pink top with capped sleeves and a picture of the cartoon character Eeyore curled up - the words "Sleepy Eeyore" written underneath.


Next she produced white cotton pyjama bottoms, covered with small flowers and another Eeyore motif on the right leg.

The light pink top had a picture of the cartoon character Eeyore on it

The light pink top had a picture of the cartoon character Eeyore on it

But, of course, the pyjamas she was holding so carefully in her lap were not Madeleine's, but those of Madeleine's younger sister, two-year-old Amelie.


Gerry McCann then spoke in detail about the suspect seen carrying what was THOUGHT to be a child on the night Madeleine disappeared.


He said the man was approximately 35 years old, around 5ft 8ins or 5ft 9ins, dark hair parted at the side and slightly longer at the back, a dark jacket slightly longer than a suit, beige trousers and dark shoes.


Asked if he thought the suspect was the man who kidnapped his daughter, he said: "Potentially this could have been someone who could have been picking up a child from a creche or coming back from dinner.

The pyjamas belonged to Madeleine's younger sister, two-year-old Amelie

The pyjamas belonged to Madeleine's younger sister, two-year-old Amelie

"But we are certainly suspicious of the timing and that person needs to be eliminated from the investigation.


"The description has been out for 10 days and as far as we know, no one of that description has come forward so that definitely gives it more weight."


Mr McCann urged anyone who had seen such a person in the area around Praia da Luz in the weeks leading up to Madeleine's abduction to come forward.


"They might be able to give a much better facial description than the police have at the minute," he said.


He also urged people to hand in any pictures with strangers in the background, as they might provide a vital clue to finding their daughter.


He said more than 1,000 pictures had already been handed in and were being closely scrutinised. Mrs McCann said the Crimewatch appeal was being made to try and assimilate all the information gathered over the last four weeks.


"Anyone who was in the area around that time, even a few weeks before who hasn't come forward, please do," she said. "Anyone who has photographs, please upload them onto the website.


"If by any chance somebody knows where Madeleine is, we would obviously urge them to come forward."


Mr McCann added: "We certainly know that it could only take one phone call.


"They could tell the police where Madeleine is and that information will be acted upon." Mrs McCann said 60 per cent of the people who visit the Algarve area are British, followed by Germans and the Dutch.


"It is important for us to make people in these countries aware really as many will travel to this area."


She said she thought the sighting of the suspect was significant:

"I think given the situation occurred around the same time that Madeleine was discovered to be missing. I think it has to be considered to be significant or potentially significant."


Near the couple as they spoke was a large pile of post - letters, cards, posters and presents.


Many were from well-wishers, some were from psychics claiming to know where Madeleine is, but all were being treated as potential evidence.


Mr McCann said the last appeal directly to the British public was made two weeks ago, before Portuguese police released the description of the suspect.


"We want to make sure that every single possible bit of information is brought to the police's attention.


"It may be the kind of information which will help us solve this."


Smiling wanly, Mrs McCann looked down at the pyjamas in her lap and added:


"These are virtually identical, but these are little bit smaller because they are Amelie's."
28th December 2013
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