Lying in the Sun

Would I Lie to You? - 2

A Hired Liar?

We have heard Mitchell try to explain away  'Gerry McCann Man' by attempting to dismiss Mr Martin Smith's account of who/what he saw. (BBC Interview 2008)

Now he attempts to explain away why the mother of the missing child, Kate McCann refused to answer when questioned by police.

I have not as yet come across anyone who has stated they would do likewise.  Across the board every parent I have spoken to has said that they would have done anything, answered any question put to them to help discover the whereabouts of their missing child.  No matter if they felt the questions to be incriminating, if they were innocent of any wrongdoing, they would not for a split second hinder a police investigation into the disappearance of their child.

The McCanns have been more than critical of the Portuguese Police Investigation.   Yet these very same people refused to assist police not only by refusing to answer when questioned, they refused also to take part in a reconciliation of the events of that night when requested by police to do so, and further they concealed the E.Fits produced of a man seen by a crucial witness in this case, Mr Martin Smith, who saw a guy he believes to be Gerry McCann carrying a child of Madeleine's description, on the night the child was made disappear. 

Their police witness statements they changed.  They and their holiday companions, their statements are a mass of lies and inconsistencies, and yet they wonder why the public are suspicious of them.

Seven years almost since this child vanished, and this couple remain lawyered to the hilt. Teams of lawyers of every description, in UK and Portugal, spokespersons at £70,000 per year, press agencies in Portugal!

And who pays for it all?    The Find Madeleine Fund?

The question is though, - Why do they need them seven years on?  

And back to questions, there are 48 which we know Kate McCann refused to answer when questioned by Portuguese Police, makes one wonder if she refused to answer when questioned by Andy Redwood, the Metropolitan Police Team, or should that be IF they questioned her as part of their investigation?

If they did - Would their questions differ greatly if at all from those asked by the Portuguese Police?

If so, why so?

Did they ask her questions which she felt could possibly be incriminating, and did her lawyer advise her not to answer?

Or was Kate McCann happy to co-operate with Andy Redwood's team, asked questions which suited her?

Again from Mitchell's interview with BBC Bill Turnbull (2008)


0:55 on video

(Interview 2008)

Bill Turnbull, BBC:

One thing that has emerged which I picked up when going through the  papers is the questioning of Kate McCann by detectives and it’s on the record there were 48 question  during her questioning which she refused to answer. Why so many?

Clarence Mitchell:

Why so many questions? Well you’ll have to ask the police…


No, why did she refuse to answer?


Because her lawyer advised her not to answer.  She had been made arguida and that gives you rights under Portuguese Law not to answer incriminating evidence, and nor should any inference be taken from that refusal to answer.  Her lawyer advised her not answer for fear basically, that the questions were going to be leading, and take her into areas that were possibly incriminating.


 I mean some of them seem fairly straightforward as to how she:

  • Raised the alarm
  • What she first saw
  • What state the room was,

All that sort of thing, surely it would have helped them (police) develop the inquiry?

Mitchell (irked now):

Her lawyer advised her not to answer the questions and in that situation Bill if you had your lawyer telling you not to answer I’m sure you probably wouldn’t do it!



On May 3 2007, around 22:00, when you entered the apartment, what did you see? What did you do? Where did you look? What did you touch?

2.  Did you search inside the bedroom wardrobe? (she replied that she wouldn’t answer)

3. (shown 2 photographs of her bedroom wardrobe) Can you describe its contents?

4.  Why had the curtain behind the sofa in front of the side window (whose photo was shown to her) been tampered with? Did somebody go behind that sofa?

5. How long did your search of the apartment take after you detected your daughter Madeleine’s disappearance?

6. Why did you say from the start that Madeleine had been abducted?

7. Assuming Madeleine had been abducted, why did you leave the twins home alone to go to the ‘Tapas’ and raise the alarm? Because the supposed abductor could still be in the apartment.

8. Why didn’t you ask the twins, at that moment, what had happened to their sister or why didn’t you ask them later on?

9. When you raised the alarm at the ‘Tapas’ what exactly did you say and what were your exact words?

10. What happened after you raised the alarm in the ‘Tapas’?

11. Why did you go and warn your friends instead of shouting from the verandah?

12. Who contacted the authorities?

13.  Who took place in the searches?

14.  Did anyone outside of the group learn of Madeleine’s disappearance in those following minutes?

15. Did any neighbour offer you help after the disappearance?

16. What does 'we let her down' mean?

17.  Did Jane tell you that night that she’d seen a man with a child?

18.  How were the authorities contacted and which police force was alerted?

19. During the searches, with the police already there, where did you search for Maddie, how and in what way?

20. Why did the twins not wake up during that search or when they were taken upstairs?

21. Who did you phone after the occurrence?

22. Did you call Sky News?

23. Did you know the danger of calling the media, because it could influence the abductor?

24. Did you ask for a priest?

25. By what means did you divulge Madeleine’s features, by photographs or by any other means?

26. Is it true that during the searches you remained seated on Maddie’s bed without moving?

27. What was your behaviour that night?

28. Did you manage to sleep?

29. Before travelling to Portugal did you make any comment about a foreboding or a bad feeling?

30. What was Madeleine’s behaviour like?

31. Did Maddie suffer from any illness or take any medication?

32. What was Madeleine’s relationship like with her brother and sister?

33. What was Madeleine’s relationship like with her brother and sister, friends and school mates?

34. As for your professional life, in how many and which hospitals have you worked?

35. What is your medical specialty?

36. Have you ever done shift work in any emergency services or other services?

37. Did you work every day?

38. At a certain point you stopped working, why?

39. Are the twins difficult to get to sleep? Are they restless and does that cause you uneasiness?

40.  Is it true that sometimes you despaired with your children’s behaviour and that left you feeling very uneasy?

41. Is it true that in England you even considered handing over Madeleine’s custody to a relative?

42. In England, did you medicate your children? What type of medication?

43.   In the case files you were SHOWN CANINE forensic testing films, where you can see them marking due to detection of the scent of human corpse and blood traces, also human, and only human, as well as all the comments of the technician in charge of them. After watching and after the marking of the scent of corpse in your bedroom beside the wardrobe and behind the sofa, pushed up against the sofa wall, did you say you couldn’t explain any more than you already had?

44.   When the sniffer dog also marked human blood behind the sofa, did you say you couldn’t explain any more than you already had?

45.  When the sniffer dog marked the scent of corpse coming from the vehicle you hired a month after the disappearance, did you say you couldn’t explain any more than you already had?

46.  When human blood was marked in the boot of the vehicle, did you say you couldn’t explain any more than you already had?

47.   When confronted with the results of Maddie’s DNA, whose analysis was carried out in a British laboratory, collected from behind the sofa and the boot of the vehicle, did you say you couldn’t explain any more than you already had?

48.   Did you have any responsibility or intervention in your daughter’s disappearance?


Q.  Are you aware that in not answering the questions you are jeopardising the investigation, which seeks to discover what happened to your daughter?

A.  'Yes, if that’s what the investigation thinks.'

Forty eight stones left unturned?
6th April 2014

Website Builder