Monday, November 15, 2010


Reportedly, Jane Tanner saw a man carrying a child and walking straight towards Robert Murat's villa. ( Madeleine McCann, the Symington Family, Robert Murat) Photo from: / :: View topic - Michaela Walczuch.

On 3 May 2007, a little girl called Madeleine McCann disappeared from her apartment at the Ocean Club complex, in the resort of Praia da Luz, in Portugal.

The Madeleine story has links to top people. (McCANN LINKS)

And, some would say that there has been a cover up.

On 14 May 2007, police searches began at Casa Liliana, a villa owned by Jennifer Murat, near the apartment where Madeleine disappeared.[38]

Jennifer Murat's son Robert Murat was questioned at the main police station.

Robert Murat has dual British-Portuguese nationality.

Robert Murat and Angus Symington, son of the owner of the Ocean Club Complex. ("estate agent Angus Symington, 37, has almost identical hair, complexion, facial features, height and build and wears similar glasses." - Madeleine: Robert Murat has a double -

At thesargeants, 25 October 2008, Blackwatch asked "Is Ocean Club Owner David Symington related to Robert Murat?"

Author Blackwatch made the following points:

1. It has been suggested that Robert Murat could be related to David Symington.

2. The Symington family appear to have links to some of the most senior figures in the British Establishment.

On 7 November 2010, in the Sunday Express, former Chief Inspector Goncalo Amaral, the man in charge of the Madeleine McCann investigation, claimed that the crucial CCTV footage at the Estrela da Luz was wiped in the days after Madeleine's disappearance.

Amaral wrote that the camera is likely to have shown the man that witnesses claim was carrying a child in his arms on the night of Madeleine's disappearance.

Who was the man?

Two sisters, Annie Wiltshire and Jayne Jensen, told police they saw Robert Murat outside Madeleine McCann's apartment about 10.30 on the night she vanished. (SISTERS TELL POLICE: WE SAW MURAT NEAR THE APARTMENT)

This means eight witnesses reportedly saw Murat near the apartment that night and 'blows to bits' Murat's alibi that he was at his mother's house the entire night Madeleiene went missing. (Madeleine McCann, Murat, Michaela and MI5)

According to a report in The Daily Mail, 17 May 2007, a "secret chamber" was found in Robert Murat's home. The hidden vault - 27 ft long by four and a-half feet high - is beneath the living room floor of Murat's villa.

Des Taylor, the British architect who built Casa Liliana in 1993, told the police of its existence. (Madeleine: Police swoop on Russian computer expert's flat the ...)

Murat's girlfriend Michaela Walczuch was named by the Mirror as the woman spotted bundling a child into a car two days after Maddy vanished. (Witness 'saw Murat's girlfriend with Madeleine')

"According to sources quoted in the newspaper 24 Horas, DNA samples found in Robert Murat's house were Madeleine's." (Madeleine's DNA was found in Murat's house, police claim the ...)

"Detectives say they can prove Madeleine McCann was at the home of official suspect Robert Murat. They claim traces of hair and body fluids found during one of three searches at his villa came from the missing four-year-old." (MADDIE DNA FOUND IN MURAT HOUSE)

Jane Tanner, a friend of the McCanns, insists that she did see Madeleine being kidnapped. ('I DID see Madeleine being abducted,' insists Tapas Nine friend

Irish 'tourist' Martin Smith claimed that, on the night Madeleine disappeared, he saw a man carrying a child.

On 26 May 2007, Martin Smith stated to the police "that it is not possible for him to recognise the individual in person or by photograph." (P.J. POLICE FILE TRANSLATIONS:MARTIN SMITH & FAMILY STATEMENTS)

However, Martin Smith said the man was not Robert Murat. (Missing Madeleine McCann: Irish Witness 'Clears' Murat.)

In September 2007, Martin Smith said the man seen carrying the child bore some resemblance to Gerry McCann. (statement made in September 2007)

The BBC reported that at the time of this reported sighting, shortly before 2200, Gerry McCann was sitting in the Ocean Club's tapas bar with other members of his party. (BBC NEWS UK Police files give McCanns 'hope')

According to the Belfast Telegraph, 7 May 2009, Smith told police "The man didn’t look like a tourist. I can’t explain why — it was probably from his clothes.' (Madeleine McCann's disappearance.)

Who is the mystery man at the back?

On 7 November 2010, The Sargeants Inn reported on Amaral, Wiped CCTV Footage, Oceanico and Cheshire and Irish Links.

Among the points made by The Sargeants Inn:

1. Madeleine witness Martin Smith and his family were staying at the Estrela da Luz complex on the night of May 3rd 2007 and gave their account of a man seen carrying a child some weeks later.

There are said to be tunnels running beneath the resort complex.

2. Martin Smith and his son Peter are from Drogheda in the Republic of Ireland, 30 miles north of Dublin.

Martin Smith visits Portugal at least three times every year, staying at an apartment he owns within the Estrela da Luz complex.

3. Peter, who was due to return to Ireland on Friday 4th May ahead of his father, says he only heard of the child's disappearance at the airport on the Friday morning.

He says he was told by an acquaintance of the family - the son of the builder of Estrela da Luz who was also leaving that day.

4. On the night of Madeleine's disappearance the Smith family had been drinking at Kelly's Bar.

In his first Police interview on May 26th 2007 Martin Smith mentions that he knows Robert Murat from previous visits.

5. Irishman Gerry Fagan, who co-owns the Estrela da Luz with his English business partner Simon Burgess (as part of the Oceanico Golf Holiday franchise), is also from Drogheda.

Drogheda is linked to the narcotics trade.

For example, in 2009, detectives seized cocaine with an estimated street value of €3.5 million in the town.

6. According to the Irish Press, Gerry Fagan's business partner, Simon Burgess is based in Northwich in Cheshire, the same county that McCann sponsor, Brian Kennedy is from (leading Hollie Greig sabre-rattlers, Robert Green and retired construction and waste disposal expert Paul Malpas are also from this area, Malpas only returning to his native Ireland in the last few years).

7. It is believed that Fagan and Burgess were introduced by an English Solicitor working out of nearby Almancil called Ronald Swyer (there was an alleged sighting of a child fitting Madeleine's description at the 'Dunas Douradas' complex in Almancil).

8. Documents obtained by the Irish Independent show that Mr Burgess has been disqualified from being a director in Britain from February 2003 until February 2008.

9. In 2009, Oceanico founder Gerry Fagan was vehemently denied rumours that the company was filing for bankruptcy.

Oceanico regularly run Golfing Events with the Associação Portuguesa de Seniores de Golfe, curated by Teresa Symington, whose husband Bob Symington is a member of the famous Symington Port and Wine dynasty and (I think) the brother of Oceab Club owner David Symington. Bob would also be Uncle to David's son, Angus Symington - the celebrated Robert Murat lookalike.

10. Bob Symington appears to have attended Oratory School in England between the years of 1944-49. Like John Henry Murat's Bradfield boarding school, this Roman Catholic Prep School is based in Reading, in Berkshire. Paul Symington - now Joint Managing Director of the Symington Estates and the eldest son of Michael Douglas Symington - was also schooled at the Oratory School prior to studying French at the Université de Neuchâtel in Switzerland.

Bob's long-time friend, Andrew Bull (who died in 2009), like Bob's nephew Johnny Symington, served with the British Embassy and the British Council in Portugal. The pair had met whilst boys at the Oporto British School.

Bull, also born in Oporto, was the son of a Director of Mackenzie & Co in the port wine trade. He began his teaching career at Tulse Hill, in South London (Murat father also lived in Tulse Hill for a time). He left to become Head of the History Department at a large Forces Comprehensive School in Germany. Bull recently retired as the chairman of the British Community Council of Lisbon.

The owners of the Estrela da Luz apartments now own the Vilamoura Golf Course that Daily Telegraph journalist, Martin Symington speaks so fondly of in his Algarve Reports. Oceanico often organise events at the nearby Palmares Golf Club - where Murat and girlfriend Michaela Walczuch met with business associates Jorge da Silva and his son on the day Madeleine went missing.

They also own the Millennium, Pinhal, O Connor Jnr and (Nick) Faldo course in Silves, the Victoria in Vilamoura and the Amendoeira Academy.

Oceanico is financially supported by the Anglo Irish Bank but Fagan and Burgess are also backed by a consortium of Irish-Americans in New York.

Terry Devey - the Dublin-based construction tycoon is also an investor.

In 2008 Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni took the international football team to stay at the Estrela da Luz apartments.

Another Portuguese golfing sponsor and construction millionaire, John Geraghty loaned the McCanns the use of his Praia da Luz apartment in the months immediately after Madeleine's disappearance, allowing the Leicester couple leave their infamous Renault Scenic in the garage. Geraghty is also allegd to have requested the keys to the church in Praia da Luz on behalf of the McCanns. Geraghty's father arrived in England from County Galway in Southern Ireland.

Sergey Malinka's partners at Island Expeditions, Stephen Hare and Grant Faulkner were directors of the 'Irish Legend Bar' and the Le Prieve nightclubs in Praia da Luz respectively.
Prior to his appointment to the McCann case, Goncalo Amaral was Head of the Portimao Drugs Squad.


Anonymous said...

I think it would be responsible journalism to point out that Drogheda is no more associated with the drugs trade than say Leeds or Manchester:

It is going to attract problems largely because it is a port town and because of its proximity to Dublin.

Politcs and religion are likely to be the staple diets of this town rather than grade a drugs - as is the case with many irish towns.

You've mentioned Drogheda before on this blog haven't you?

Are we to expect some more anti-semitic statements next?

Anonymous said...

Here's an old report from 24 Horas - Portuguese newspaper. It says the leading line of enquiry was that Murat helped the McCanns dispose of the body:

"New team led by Paulo Rebelo tries to discover

Murat may have hidden Maddie's body

Robert Murat, a friend of the McCann couple, is the main suspect of having made the body of Madeleine disappear, on May 3. This is the belief of the Portuguese investigators that are connected to the case. But evidence that confirms this theory has not been obtained yet, as 24Horas has discovered with sources close to the investigation. Therefore, the new team led by Paulo Rebelo, a top officer at Judiciaria, is verifying in detail all the steps that were made both on the day that Maddie disappeared, and on those that followed after the authorities were alerted.

But, until yesterday, there was no concrete lead as to the girl's whereabouts. Live or dead. Therefore, Murat's house will reportedly be visited again by authorities this week.

"There is a time frame between 6 and 10 p.m. that is filled with contradictions that must be clarified. This implies that the McCanns and the friends that were having dinner with them are heard again. But that task must be performed by British authorities, given the fact that the addresses they provided for the case files are those of Leicestercity. In Great Britain we have no authority, unless our collaboration is officially requested, which has not happened yet", a judicial source explained to 24Horas.

The main theory of the PJ investigators who were connected to the investigation since the beginning is that in the McCanns' house there were all the children of the couples who participated in the dinner that was held at the Tapas - as 24Horas had advanced in its edition of October 9. Which might explain the fact that they took turns at checking whether the children were fine. PJ only has the confirmation - obtained from residents at the resort - that the only apartment that was indeed visited by the dinner participants was that of the McCanns.

The Judiciaria believes that, while they were having dinner, little Maddie left the apartment looking for her parents and, while still sleepy, fell off the flight of stairs that exist at the apartment's exit, dying accidentally and ending up being discovered by Gerry McCann, who then asked for Murat's help.

The fact that she may have been under the effect of sedatives - according to a source at the National Institute of Forensic Medicine, the twins were asleep with sedatives - led the couple to get rid of the body, for professional reasons. For that, they contacted Robert Murat, who advised them to return to the restaurant. During that period, the friend carried the body and took it to his house, which is approximately 200 meters away from the apartment where the McCanns were staying. What happened next is a mystery. The only clue that exists are the alleged fluids that belong to Maddie and which were discovered in the Renault Scenic van that they rented 25 days after the child's disappearance.

Who got rid of Maddie?

"The body was probably kept at Murat's house, and later, the couple or someone who had access to the vehicle got rid of it. But we are talking about conjecture. Nothing is proved. Therefore, the work of evidence revision that is being performed now, is extremely important. New people can also bring in new visions on the case. We are in a phase of internal analysis of everything that was done, but aware that everything possible was done at the time", says an officer from the PJ's Homicide Division who requested anonimity due to the order that was sent out by the Public Ministery of "absolute silence on the Maddie case"."

Anonymous said...

Another point of interest with regard to Martin Symington/Daily Telegraph connection, is that Joana Morais, the main champion of Goncalo Amaral,wrote some news articles for the Daily Telegraph about the investigation.

Anon said...

Dear Anonymous,

I don't think the McCann parents disposed of any body.

I tend to discount the 24 Horas story.

It looks like some powerful well connected people are involved.

- Aangirfan.

Anon said...


"Then there is the story of self-styled Drogheda drug baron Tony 'Skitter' Finglas and his sleazy Thai exploits. And then there is Tommy Coyle, a leading underworld 'fence' based in Drogheda who was known throughout the British and Irish underworld (Coyle had links to a former RUC detective who had turned to crime and built up a career as an international drug trafficker)."

su said...

those children were never left alone.
none of them.
now why would a group of nine 'succesful' adults face charges of neglect for something they did not do?
to me that is the question.
they keep throwing the fact that they left the children alone - bullshit.

Newspaceman said...

"At thesargeants, 25 October 2008, Blackwatch asked "Is Ocean Club Owner David Symington related to Robert Murat?"

Author Blackwatch made the following points:

1. It has been suggested that Robert Murat could be related to David Symington.

2. The Symington family appear to have links to some of the most senior figures in the British Establishment"

It could be suggested what blackwatch has alterior motives.

It may be that blackwatch has links to the british establishment (which I understand is no secret).


Newspaceman said...

"" - Re Blackwatch.

Note the cremation date of Colin Sahlke and Wills' wedding.


Anonymous said...

Wup wup drogheda its full of drug dealers don't mind him politics an religon yeah 40 years ago maybe

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