Crimewatch BBC 1 - 14.10.2013
Il faut avoir présent à l'esprit que, d'emblée, la position du premier ministre britannique qui en prit la décision et la mission de Operation Grange qui s'ensuivit furentt de trouver une petite fille qui avait de grandes chances d'être vivante, ayant disparu parce qu'on l'avait prise. Selon ses parents, telle était en effet l'explication, la seule plausible, de sa disparition. Ils ne savaient pas qui l'avait enlevée, ni comment, ni pourquoi, mais l'enlèvement était un fait indiscutable. Toutefois, faute d'élément probant, l'enlèvement devait être mis au rang des hypothèses, comme le déclara sans ambages lle procureur de la République portugaise dans son rapport final qui en envisageait d'autres car la nature du crime dont Madeleine MC avait été victime, s'il y avait eu crime, n'avait pu être déterminée.
En mai 2011, le premier ministre David Cameron demanda à SY d'étudier le dossier de la PJ dans la seule perspective de l'enlèvement. Aussi bien c'était la seule modalité de disparition dans laquelle Madeleine MC pouvait être vivante et qui exigeait le déploiement de moyens importants pour lui prêter secours. Autrement dit, il ne s'agissait pas pour l'équipe de Operation Grange de se substituer au Ministère public en reprenant l'affaire là où la PJ l'avait laissée, après l'échec de la demande de reconstitution, mais d'explorer une modalité de disparition particulière, le kidnapping. Pour ce faire il fallut passer en revue non seulement les PJFiles, mais les informations du LC, les documents de Control Risks Group et les dossiers constitués par les trois agences de détectives privés engagées par Madeleine's Fund. L'appel à témoins, objectif de ce Crimewatch, surgit après deux ans consacrés à l'examen des documents et six mois de travaux d'investigation menés par une équipe de plus de 35 spécialistes. (1)
Kirsty Young : Live for the next hour tonight.
...(appeals not related to Madeleine McCann)...
KY : There must be very few people who don’t know about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. She was just three-years-old when she went missing whilst she was on holiday with her family in Portugal. (3) That was way back in May 2007. She of course hasn’t been seen since. And whoever took her, well they have yet to be brought to justice. There was widespread criticism of the initial Portuguese investigation and even, at one point, accusations that her own parents were to blame. (4) Well along with Kate and Gerry McCann, in the studio tonight are the Scotland Yard detectives who are leading this new investigation. We’ve been working closely with them for several months to reconstruct their latest findings, and tonight we can reveal the major revelations that they’ve uncovered, and the true significance of those crucial e-fits you may have seen today if you’ve been watching the news. Now we ask you to cast your preconceptions aside, to examine this new information and to do what you can to help find Madeleine McCann.
Journ. : The initial Portuguese police inquiry lasted a year. Private investigators have followed up sightings around the world. And the media storm surrounding the story came up with numerous theories.
(snippets and clips)
But what actually happened to Madeleine McCann remains a mystery. In June this year, after reviewing the evidence, officers from the Metropolitan Police began a fresh investigation. Now, for the first time, the lead detective is ready to reveal what they have uncovered.
AR : I would say it was a, it was a revelation moment.
Gerald MC : When there is a special occasion, when you should be at your happiest and Madeleine’s not there, that’s when it really hits home.
KY : Gerry, what are your first memories of Madeleine as a baby?
(reconstruction begins with actors)
KMC : Yeah, she was. She was desperate to get in there. Yeah I mean, it was then end of April, we went out and it wasn’t that warm. She was straight in, swimming and I really.. yeah
GMC : … Madeleine loved it. She really wanted to get in that water.
Journ. : The McCanns got involved with activities provided by the complex. There were kids clubs for the children. Kate and Gerry signed up for tennis lessons. There was also time for them to be together, as a family.
KMC : And then generally it was probably about 6:30, and we’d all go back to our respective apartments and then it would be the bedtime routine.
Journ. : In the evenings the adults would dine in the resort’s Tapas restaurant, which was fifty metres from the McCanns apartment. Five days into the holiday, the group was settled into this routine. (5)
KMC : I think we’ll all woke up around 7:30 and went through to have breakfast. It was at that point that Madeleine said “Where were you when Sean and I cried last night?” And it’s one of those questions that kind of throws you. (6)
GMC : We just made a mental note of it. We said, you know, actually we go out tonight, we need to make sure that we are really checking, we wouldn’t like to think they might wake up, be crying and looking for us. (7)
GMC : She was sitting in there in her little dress and hat on, and I was paddling my feet.
KMC : And it was sunny and that’s why we’ve got the um, the photograph. The last photograph.
Journ. : (reading) G... swallowed bravely as he walked toward the floor, but the lions saw him coming and they soon began to roar.
KMC : Again, it’s quite a nice memory really. Madeleine was sitting on my knee. Sean and Amelie were alongside. We’d had a story, and Madeleine asked if she could put my engagement ring on, which she did quite a bit. So, she had that on. Yeah, it was just a, a really nice moment really. And then Gerry got back pretty prompt at seven.
GMC : They were sitting all on the couch together. And all had their jammys on. They had their milk.
KMC : We sat on Madeleine’s bed and we had a story. (9) And then, Gerry came through and we kind of put the twins into their travel cots they were sleeping in and said goodnight.
GMC : We’d a ground floor apartment and the window had a shutter on it outside that was right down. And, eh, the window was closed and we had curtains right across. So it was nice and dark in the room.
KMC : And then as always I just closed the door, not right over but just so it was open a little bit so that the light from the living room would get through. And I have to say it was quiet within seconds I think they were all just so tired, fell asleep.
Journ.. : The McCanns left their apartment at 8:30 . They were joined at the Tapas restaurant by their friends Matt and Rachael Oldfield, and Jane Tanner and her partner Russell O’Brien. At about 9 o’clock, Matt left to make sure his children were alright. Shortly after he’d gone the remaining 3 people arrived. (10)
GMC : A few minutes after 9 I said to Kate – that’s half an hour, I'm gonna go up – and as I walked in I noticed that their bedroom door was open slightly wider than I had left it. So naturally, I went into the room and I stood, I could see the twins clearly in their cot, and Madeleine was lying there, sound asleep.
Journ. : As Matt left the table, Jane’s partner Russell also went to check his children. (12)
GMC : Matt, em.. checked and when he came back, said are they all-right, and he said it’s all quiet.
Journ. : Russell stayed behind as his daughter had become unwell. Jane went to relieve him once she had finished her meal.
KMC : So at ten o’clock, em.. I got up to do the next check. I’d finished eating then so I headed back to the apartment the usual route. And I just stopped and listened in the living area for a bit and it was all quiet but it just caught my eye that the children’s door was quite far open. And at that point I thought it must have been when Matt checked and he’s left it open. And as I was just drawing it over, it was like it had been caught by a draft and it just kind of slammed shut. It was only at that point really that as I kind of opened it a bit, I kind of looked into the room. And I was, I guess I was looking at Madeleine’s bed and I couldn’t, couldn’t make her out. And then I realized actually she’s not in that bed. Aw, I wonder if she’s woken up and gone through to our bed. She wasn’t in our bed. And that was, that was the first time I guess, you know, a panic kicked in. And it was literally at that point the curtains that I said were closed just kinda whoosh... And then I could see that the window had been pushed right open. The shutters were up. So, em.. alright, err, so, so I kind of knew straight away that, that Madeleine had been taken.(13)
Journ. : Within hours of Madeleine going missing the world’s media had descended on the resort. Searches of the local area were carried out. While reporters camped outside the apartment. A day after she disappeared, Gerry gave a statement to the press.
GMC : Words can not describe the anguish and despair that we are feeling.
Journ. : Later Kate made an emotional speech after visiting the local church.
KMC : Please continue to pray for Madeleine. She’s lovely.
GMC : For the Crimewatch viewers at home I think this would be a good time now to review all the information.
KMC : These are virtually identical to the pyjamas that Madeleine was wearing when she was taken.
Journ. : By now, Madeleine’s abduction was a major news story all over the world. But not all the publicity was welcome.
KY : The day that you yourselves were named as being suspects. Tell me about that day.
KMC : I think Gerry was scared because he knew that we were in a system that we didn’t know. And I think I just lost it actually. I was, I was upset. I was angry and I was.. I just thought, you know, this is just crazy, you know, it’s unjust, we’re never going to find Madeleine. (15)
Journ. : In July 2008, more than a year after she disappeared, the Portuguese investigation was closed and all suspects, including Kate and Gerry, were formally cleared. The McCanns continued to campaign for police to reopen the case of their missing daughter. (16)
KY : Do you always feel conscious that there’s a, there’s a Madeleine-shaped hole there?
GMC : When it’s a special occasion, when you should be at your happiest, and Madeleine’s not there, that’s when it really hits home. Obviously Madeleine’s birthday goes without saying. But it’s when you’re really getting …
KMC : Yeah, when you have big family occasions really. That’s basically it, family occasion and you haven’t got your complete family.
Journ. : In 2011, the McCanns made a direct appeal to prime minister David Cameron for help in the search for Madeleine. In an unprecedented move, a team from the Metropolitan Police was given the go-ahead to review the mass of evidence that had come from Praia da Luz. Would the UK’s top detectives be able to crack a case that had baffled the world?
Please come in. DCI Andy Redwood is leading the investigation.
AR : Primarily what we sought to do from the beginning is trying to draw everything back to, to zero if you like, try and sort of take everything back to the beginning and then reanalyse and reassess everything, excepting nothing. (17)
Journ. : The work of detectives in re-examining thousands of documents paid off when they were finally given the green light to launch a full-blown inquiry.
Journ. : What follows is the result of this painstaking new investigation by Scotland Yard’s elite detectives. The truest account yet of what really happened that night.
(to AR) : Tell me now about the crime scene itself.
AR : Yes, I mean the family with their three children were in apartment G5A. This was on the edge of a sort of contained area which was known as the Ocean Club, within which there was a Tapas bar and swimming pools and tennis courts. But the actual apartment where they were staying was outside that perimeter area and it was, effectively, from front and back, accessible to the public. The front door was accessed by a car park and then the rear entrance was aside a set of steps that lead up and into a rear balcony area that go into and through patio doors. Madeleine and her siblings, Sean and Amalie, were staying in the front bedroom which looked out onto the front car park. Errm, Madeleine was in a bed and the two children were in travel cots between Madeleine’s bed and the (another) bed that was nearest to the window. (18) The careful and critical analysis of the time line has been absolutely key. Primarily, we’re focussed on the area between 8:30 and 10. We know that at 8:30, that was the time that Mr and Mrs McCann went down to the Tapas area for their dinner and we know that around 10 pm, that was when Mrs McCann found that Madeleine was missing. (19)
Journ. : The British father had collected his two-year-old daughter from the crèche. He had been walking near the McCanns apartment: This is the actual photograph taken by Metropolitan Police officers of the man dressed in the kind of clothes he wore on holiday. This image was compared to the artist’s impression.
AR : It is uncannily similar, and we know that the pyjamas that their child was wearing that it is again is uncannily striking, the similarity. (22)
Journ. : So, what you’re saying is, that the timing that everyone was working on for years in this case was wrong.
Journ. : This was an enormous discovery for the team, an innocent explanation for the suspect who’d been at the centre of the case for six years. Their attention quickly turned to another sighting which could now be the key to the entire mystery.
It was here at 10 p.m. that an Irish family witnessed another man carrying a child. They saw him come down the hill from the direction of the Ocean Club heading that way towards the beach. Could this have been Madeleine and her abductor?
AR : He was a white man with brown hair. And the child that he had in his arms was described as being about three to four years and with blonde hair possibly wearing pyjamas, a description very close to that of Madeleine McCann.
Journ. : Two of the witnesses helped create e-fits of the man they saw. Today for the first time we can reveal the true significance of these images. (23)
AR : This could be the man that took Madeleine, but very importantly there could be an innocent explanation. The e-fits are clear and I’d ask the public to look very carefully at them. If they know who this person is, please come forward.
Journ. : As part of their exhaustive investigation, the detectives are particularly interested in a number of blond-haired men who were seen near the McCanns apartment. Do they hold the answer to her disappearance?
Journ. : One witness saw a fair-haired man near the McCanns apartment twice. On the first occasion, she saw him standing on the path that runs behind the block. The second time, near the entrance to the Tapas restaurant looking towards apartment G5A. On the day Madeleine disappeared, two men were seen on the balcony of a nearby empty apartment, believed to be 5C, two doors down from the McCanns. A man was also seen in the same area two hours later. At 6 pm, a man was seen in the stairwell in the McCanns apartment block. (c'est le même acteur que pour le "fair-haired man"). And an hour after Madeleine was reported missing, two men were seen speaking with raised voices. When they saw the witness, they walked away talking in hushed tones. (24)
Journ . : How important are these sightings, do you think?
AR : Madeleine McCann’s disappearance does, on one reading of the evidence, have the hallmarks of a pre-planned abduction. That would undoubtedly have involved reconnaissance, and so we’re really keen to understand who these people were. They may all be separate. So it’s really important this evening to say to the public that if you recognize yourself then please have the courage to come forward, because it’s really important for us to eliminate any sightings that are innocent and nothing to do with Madeleine’s disappearance.
Journ. : As well as that line of inquiry, and the sighting by the Irish family of a man carrying a child, the police are also looking at a third important strand of their investigation.
AR : We have noticed that there was, between January and the time Madeleine went missing, a four-fold increase in the number of burglaries that were taking place in the vicinity.
Journ. : In the three weeks prior to her disappearance, two incidents took place in the very block when Madeleine slept. In both, windows were used to gain access.
AR : Possibly, there is a scenario where Madeleine could have possibly disturbed somebody trying to commit a burglary. (25)
Journ. : To date, nobody has been caught for these crimes.
(reconstruction clip and Madeleine clip)
KY : You’ve said in the past that there can be nobody who knows your story who can look back on that night as much as you yourself have looked back on it and said What could we have done? What should we have done? How you deal with those feelings now?
GMC : Maybe I’ll say it first because I think I realised really early on that we could, guilt, ifs, buts, maybes, could just eat away at you and it doesn’t change what’s happened. Ermm, it’s always been a mantra for me is to look forward, and always look forward to what can still be done.
KMC : I think it took me longer to get to that point, you know, I didn’t persecute myself further, our decision to eat at the Tapas restaurant for weeks, months, years, I’d say.
KY : For years, did you?
KMC : Yeah, you know (slightly embarrassed) I'd, you know, why did we think that was OK? You know, obviously with erm, with hindsight, but then, as Gerry said, it doesn’t help. It doesn’t help us. It doesn’t help Madeleine.. to somehow put... and ultimately, it’s not us that’s committed this crime. It’s a person who’s gone into an apartment and taken a little girl away from her family.
KY : That’s what they’ve done. They’ve taken a little girl away from her family. Let’s speak now live to DCI Andy Redwood who, as you’ve seen, is leading this big investigation, has taken the time to join us here tonight. In front of you and your team has been a massive task. You genuinely feel that you are making significant advances here, do you?
AR : Yes we do. We are making good progress. There is still much to do, but our revision of the time line and a re-emphasis on events beyond 9:15 means that we are bringing new information this evening to the public.
KY : OK tell me about that then. Let’s focus on 10 p.m. Let’s focus on this sighting and you tell me what’s important, and what people watching need to concentrate on tonight.
AR : Well at 10 pm, we can see a man walking down towards the sea. A white man in his thirties, with brown hair, and in his arms is a child three to four years of age, blonde hair, wearing pyjamas, very close description to that of Madeleine McCann.
(e-fits of Smithman)
Two e-fits that have never been in the public domain of this one individual. Really important for us to understand who he is.
KY : Andy, another aspect that seems, to me, very important, are all these different sightings of what might be the same fair-haired man, might be a different fair-haired man. Give us a bit more detail on those.
AR : Well, there is a number of other incidents on either, on both the day that Madeleine went missing and in days leading up to her disappearance where one man or two were seen lurking around the apartments. Now there may be a completely innocent explanation for that but we really need the public to help us to identify these men are.
(e-fits A & B of one or two fair-haired)
|De haut en bas et de gauche à droite A, B, C, D|
KY : OK, you said to (the journalist) that was there was this spike, this four-fold increase in burglaries around about the time that Madeleine was taken. And also there was a rash of, we are calling them charity collections. Who knows if that’s what they were. You think both of these things also might be something that has an important aspect in terms of the investigation.
AR : Yes. On the afternoon that Madeleine disappeared, between 3:30 and 5:30 there were four charity collector events, where two men went to residential apartments in streets very close to her apartment. And certainly on one of those events at 4 pm – there’s an e-fit that the public can look at of a man with black hair …
(e-fit of C, a black haired)
KY : Right.
AR : ... and we really need to understand more about it and and identify who this person is.
KY : And just it was about a week before, there was another significant event, again let’s call a charity collection sighting. Tell me about this.
(e-fit of D, a black-haired)
AR : Yes, and this was actually the week before Madeleine disappeared in the apartment where she was staying. A man and the e-fit is in front to the public now, again with black hair went up the rear steps and approached a gentleman on the balcony. And again there are certain elements of both that event and the event on the 4 pm on the day that we’ve shown prior to this that have resonance between each other, really important for us to identify these individuals are. (26)
KY : That’s for sure. DCI Andy Redwood, thanks very much for taking the time for talking to us. So let’s then join Madeleine’s parents. Lets talk to Kate and Gerry McCann. You saw there for us they were reliving that entire traumatic day and em...
(Interview live) Tous les entretiens précédents étaient enregistrés.
Nice to see you again and I’m sure that can’t have been easy. Eh, Gerry if I can come to you first, you said the first time you made a public statement that Words cannot describe the anguish and despair that we are feeling. I wonder tonight having come all the way that you have and having fought as hard as you have for this investigation, hearing the new information what are you feeling tonight?
GMC : I think we’re feeling hopeful and optimistic. Em, all along we’ve said that a review needed done, and I think the Metropolitan Police have done a great job in piecing things together, bringing all the information, and really identifying new pieces of information that really are taking us further forward.
KY : Kate, I was entirely conscious as I was speaking to you and Gerry, when we were, when I was interviewing you, that of course I was asking you about the most traumatic and awful day of your life. Of course there is a reason for doing that. People watching tonight might say, you know what, Kate, it is six years on. What do you think is gonna come out of this? You, you, you, you’re putting yourself through all this heartache. What on earth can happen next? What would you say to them?
KMC : Well, it doesn’t matter how much heartache we put ourselves through, so long as, you know, we get the result that we need. You know, as Gerry said, the Met have made huge progress and that has given us great hope that we can find Madeleine, that we can find out what’s happened to her. (27)
GMC : As well as all the other cases said over the last few years of children who’ve been found after being taken for a long time. You know these cases can get solved, and I think that’s what the public need to think about tonight, the new information, and really rack their brains and come forward.
KY : I was very conscious when I spoke to you actually you said something to me that you didn’t say during the interview that you said later on when we were chatting off-camera. And you said, Kirsty, you know, the younger that a child is abducted, the greater chance statistically there is that child will be found alive. Now, obviously you have to become experts in this but I very much got that feeling that for both you there is hope there still. (28)
GMC : I think that absolutely we don’t know what’s happened to Madeleine. Ermm, we don’t know who’s taken her. Probably our best chance of finding her is identifying that person, and that’s why the e-fits and the sketches and the new information tonight are so important to us, because that’s probably the best chance we’ve got of finding Madeleine.
KY : can I just ask you briefly Kate, for anybody watching tonight, who thinks, I know something, I don’t know I don’t know if it is worth phoning in. What would you say to them personally tonight if they’re watching.
GMC : Please, please have the courage and confidence to come forward now and share that information with us and you could unlock this whole case. So please, the general public has being fantastic but please stay with us and come forward.
KY : We wish you and we wish this twins all the very best. Thank you very much for taking the time to talk to us. Thank you.
MCs : Thank you.
KY : Right, there you have it. Now it’s your turn. If you recognise the man that we have shown you tonight in these e-fits, here he is again. Or if you have any single scrap of information. Could be about the sightings of the fair-haired men. It could be about burglaries in the area. I would urge you please to do the right thing and call our studio now. You know the number. It’s 0500 600 600. You can also call the incident room if you prefer. Let me give you the number for that. That’s 0800 09610 double 1.
(1) Le cadre de la recherche de Madeleine ayant été défini, on comprend que AR parle d'enlèvement. Le fait que le journaliste et la présentatrice de l'émission reprennent ce concept est moins compréhensible, à moins que SY et la BBC n'aient partie liée.
(2) La base du fonds de commerce de CW est l'image. Il n'est dès lors pas étonnant qu'un tel crédit soit accordé à des images produites à partir d'informations nécessairement vagues, faute de trait caractéristique (ici "signe particulier néant"). Paradoxalement, toutefois, CW ne se soucie pas de filmer la reconstruction, par des acteurs, des événements du 3 mai 2007 dans le décor réel du drame, ni de pourvoir les acteurs des attributs associés aux protagonistes réels (on voit par exemple les MC arriver avec une poussette alors que précisément ils n'en avaient pas).
(3) On ne peut guère dit "just", Madeleine, disparue le 3 mai, allait avoir 4 ans le 12.
(4) Les autorités judiciaires portugaises n'ont pas formulé d'accusation contre les MC pour la bonne raison que le crime n'a pu être défini. Certes il y a eu des soupçons et c'est même pour cette raison que les MC ont reçu le statut de témoins assistés (arguidos), mais aucune charge n'a été établie.
(5) 50m à vol d'oiseau entre la véranda du 5A et l'esplanade couverte du restaurant Tapas. En fait, pour aller de cette esplanade à l'appartement 5A, il fallait contourner la piscine, entrer dans le bâtiment de réception, en sortir sur la rue Francisco Gentil Martins, remonter cette rue jusqu'au T avec la rue Agostinho da Silva, prendre à gauche, obliquer encore à gauche dans le parking de l'immeuble G5, traverser le parking, descendre un plan incliné jusqu'à un corridor longeant la façade de l'immeuble, prendre à gauche et le suivre jusqu'au bout, soit un peu moins de 100m.
(6) C'est la première fois que Kate MC indique "la nuit dernière", donc mercredi. Quand Kate a rapporté cet épisode pour la première fois, au cours du dîner du 3 mai, Madeleine n'avait pas dit quand elle avait pleuré. Plus tard, les MC s'étaient demandé si c'était au moment du bain. Rachael qui avait passé la soirée du mercredi de l'autre côté de la cloison, assez mince pour laisser passer les bruits, n'avait pas entendu pleurer dans la chambre des petits MC. Cet épisode n'a donc aucun témoin. On peut simplement remarquer que Madeleine, libre de sortir de son lit comme elle l'entendait et qui était allée dans la chambre de ses parents, la nuit du lundi, se plaindre des pleurs de sa soeur, avait dû faire la même chose plutôt qu'attendre en vain dans son lit. Elle avait donc nécessairement découvert qu'elle était toute seule dans l'appartement et c'était en fait le sens de sa remarque.
(7) Il n'est plus question du projet caressé ce jour-là de rompre avec la routine et d'aller dîner au Millenium, comme déclaré dans "One Year On".
Selon Fiona WP, c'est pourtant à cause de l'épisode des larmes que Kate MC avait laissé, ce soir-là, la porte-fenêtre entrouverte. Elle n'était pas sûre d'avoir bien fait, mais l'idée était que Madeleine, si elle se réveillait à nouveau, puisse aller à la recherche de ses parents (elle ignorait où ils étaient).
(8) D'habitude, après leur goûter sur l'esplanade du Tapas, vers 17h30, les enfants s'ébattaient sous la surveillance de leurs parents sur l'aire de jeux proche des courts de tennis. Mais le 3 mai, seuls les petits MC étaient là au goûter, les autres enfants et leurs parents avaient profité du premier jour de vrai beau temps pour goûter à la plage, au restaurant Paraiso. Les petits MC, sans compagnons, étaient donc rentrés chez eux beaucoup plus tôt que d'habitude. Dans une autre narration, Gerald dit qu'il a baigné les enfants avant de partir jouer au tennis.
(9) Le lit, sur la photo prise par la police scientifique, n'a pas l'allure d'un lit sur lequel on s'est assis.
(10) Matthew n'avait à cette époque qu'un enfant. Mais il n'écouta pas seulement à sa fenêtre, il écouta, fait exceptionnel, aux persiennes des MC et à celles des TB. Il revint en disant que tout était tranquille, ce qui n'empêcha pas Gerald MC de se lever pour aller faire sa ronde.
(11) Il y a ici une omission évidente, probablement due à un détail dérangeant qui fit fortement douter du témoignage de Jane. Jane est passée principalement et invisiblement à un mètre de Gerald MC en train de bavarder avec un partenaire de tennis, Jeremy W devant la grille ouvrant sur son patio. Jane non seulement a vu les deux hommes qu'elle a dépassés, mais elle a vu Tannerman, alors que les deux hommes non seulement n'ont pas vu Jane, mais n'ont pas vu Tannerman non plus.
(12) Curieusement la narration de Kate MC ne mentionne pas Russell et dans sa déposition celui-ci ne mentionne pas Kate, il est parti faire une ronde avec Matthew. Selon Matthew, Russell et lui se sont levés et ont proposé à Kate d'inclure les petits MC dans leur ronde.
(13) Dans cette version de la découverte, contrairement à d'autres où l'absence de Madeleine est découverte à l'occasion de l'envol des rideaux, révélant l'ouverture de la fenêtre et du volet, Kate commence par réaliser que Madeleine n'est plus là, va voir dans sa propre chambre où elle n'est pas non plus et revient dans la chambre des enfants où les rideaux, poussés par le vent, s'écartent, révélant que la fenêtre et le volets béants, donc l'enlèvement.
Curieusement, dans la reconstruction Crimewatch, la porte ouvre dans le sens opposé à celle de PDL et par conséquent rend plausible que KMC ait du mal à distinguer sa fille, car la porte fait obstacle à la faible lueur d'une lampe allumée dans le salon, près de la porte-fenêtre. La porte de PDL, au contraire, en s'ouvrant, laissait la lueur pénéter, éclairant le lit de MMC.
(14) Jane décrivit un homme sans visage. Un portrait-robot de la silhouette de cette homme fut réalisé cinq mois plus tard. Le tissu des jambes du pyjama, longues au lieu de courtes, correspondait cependant à celui pyjama-modèle exhibé par les MC.
(17) On ne comprend pas cette affirmation, si on ignore que la tâche confiée à Operation Grange fut de trouver MMC qui "avait de bonnes chances d'être vivante" selon ses parents et AR. Dans un tel contexte, partir de la case zéro était tout relatif. OG en effet ne reprit pas l'affaire là où la PJ l'avait laissée, sur l'échec de la reconstitution. La reconstitution requise par le Ministère public aurait eu peu à voir avec la reconstruction Crimewatch.
(18) La description de AR est ambiguë. L'immeuble G5 n'appartenait pas à l'OC et se situait hors du complexe "Tapas", fermé de hauts murs, uniquement accessible par un petit bâtiment de réception et isolé par allée publique. Une grille (sans serrure) fermait le patio (du côté sud). La porte-fenêtre donnant sur la véranda (sud) ne s'ouvrait que de l'intérieur. La chambre des enfants donnait sur la façace (nord) de l'immeuble.
(19) Ils "savent" ce que les MC ont dit. Les serveurs du restaurant n'ont pas donné les mêmes indications horaires.
(20) La distance est difficilement un élément probant : Tannerman était plus proche de la chambre des petits TB et même de la petite MO.
(21) "they"... On a l'impression que c'est un couple qui est venu à la crèche, peut-être pour chercher deux enfants. Le père peut être parti en avant...
(22) Il ne faut pas se leurrer. Le pyjama exhibé par AR ne ressemble pas à celui qu'avaient exhibé les MC en juin 2007. L'un et l'autre sont des pyjamas, on ne peut rien dire de plus. Mais sur la photo on voit aussi une couverture... Or Tannerman portait un enfant sans couverture. Cette identification de Tannerman en Crecheman n'est donc pas convaincante. Les MC du reste ont continué à afficher Tannerman comme le présumé ravisseur. AR tenta-t-il d'être politiquement correct et de fournir à Jane TB une porte de sortie honorable, tout en braquant les projecteurs sur l'autre possible ravisseur, Smithman ?
(23) On appris quelques semaines plus tard que ces portraits-robots avaient été exécutés fin 2008 à l'instigation de la seconde équipe d'enquêteurs privés et étaient restés 5 ans dans un tiroir.. Pourquoi ? Madeleine's Fund, qui finança l'enquête et se fit gruger par le chef, l'escroc Halligen, n'offrit aucune explication si ce n'est que les fonds manquaient pour suivre la piste de Tannerman (portant un enfant dont Jane n'avait vu que les mollets) et celle de Smithman (portant une petite fille très semblable à Madeleine).
(24) Tout ce que l'on peut remarquer est que ces hommes se trouvaient près de l'immeuble G5 pendant la journée, autrement dit lorsque les MC n'y étaient pas. Que pouvaient-ils surveiller ? Pratiquement aucun expert n'a suggéré que MMC avait été la victime d'un enlèvement programmé, principalement en raison de son âge, trop petite pour la pédophilie, trop grande pour l'adoption.
(25) AR semble ne pas prendre en compte le fait que la police scientifique n'a découvert aucun signe d'effraction sur la fenêtre. Une intrusion par la porte-fenêtre était possible, puisque celle-ci était ouverte.
(26) La PJ a identifié ces hommes...
(27) Peut-on parler de "grand progrès", alors qu'en fait AR n'a guère fait plus qu'éliminer Tannerman auquel la PJ n'accordait aucun crédit ?
(28) On ne sait d'où vient cet axiome. La résilience des bébés, s'ils sont bien traités, est bien supérieure à celle d'un enfant de deux ans et plus.