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The group consisted of four couples, plus the mother of one of the women in the group. Nine adults in total.
David and Fiona Payne did no checking of anyone’s children, including their own, as they had a baby monitor and relied on this.
Dianne Webster (Fiona Payne’s mother) did no checking at any time.
Rachael and Matthew Oldfield did not check on anyone else’s children.
Jane Tanner and Russell O’Brien did not check on anyone else’s children
Kate and Gerald McCann never checked on anyone else’s children.
So this impression the McCanns have given of the adults in their group all running back and forth checking each others' children is most certainly not the truth.
But after Madeleine had told them on the Thursday morning (she was reported missing on Thursday night) that she and her brother had been crying on the previous night – the McCanns decided they would check their children more regularly. , , 
If every 30 minutes was more regular than previous nights, then the McCann children were not being checked every 30 minutes throughout that week. Hourly is more credible.
On the night Madeleine was reported as missing, Gerry McCann claims to have checked around 9pm. Kate McCann claimed her check took place around 10pm.
And Oldfield was very quick to distance himself from the position of having been the last person to see Madeleine alive. 
Carlos Anjos from the Association of Police Investigators stated
“They said that every half an hour they would go and look in on the children and all of them, we found in EVERYBODY'S statement, some questions that suggest that actually they DIDN'T go and see the children.” 
MO: “It WASN'T usual routine err for us to check on each other’s children” I’d
NOT done it before”
4078 "Was there an actual discussion between the group of you as to the sort of fifteen minute checks or ten minute checks or whatever or was it something that you as a couple had decided on and then the circumstances during the week
meant that everyone had sort of taken it in turns to check?"
Reply "No, we pretty much checked our, well certainly we checked our own and it was only the last night that we offered to check for Gerry and Kate. (...)
4078 Upuntil the Wednesday night, from what you have already said then, you didn't go into Gerry and Kate's apartment, well, sorry, you didn't check on Gerry
and Kate's children?"
Asking re Oldfield listening at the shuttered window:
4078 "Was that the first time that you had taken it UPON YOURSELF to check on somebody else's child?"
Reply "Yeah,I'd NOT done it before” 
'During this check, she thinks that Gerry did not check on the children of any other couple, because it was usual just to check on their own children.
Further stating: 'She never checked on any other child, other than her own.' 
3 - Rachael Oldfield (Mampilly)
DC 1578 of Leicestershire Police asked:4 Dianne Webster
“So what sort of arrangements did you come to as a group in respect of checking on the children”?
RO: “That we would Just check our own children, basically, erm”.
Confirmation that there was NO checking system agreed or put in place to check on each other’s children, nor even to listen at shuttered windows.
RO: "We hadn't done that before you know, that hadn't been part of the routine, sort of listening, even listening at other people's windows" 
5 Fiona PayneShe clarifies that the practice was for each couple to check THEIR OWN children, it NOT being usual for anyone to check the children of other couples. Dianne Webster also confirms that she did not leave the dinner table on any evening during the holiday to check on anyone’s children. 
During dinner, as they were in a possession of a "baby monitor", they did not go to the apartment to check on their children. 6 David Payne
In answer to our question the interviewee states that during ALL the meals, he NEVER went to his apartment or to ANY of the group's apartments, because he has an, "intercom," and the signal carries from the apartment to the restaurant. 7 Gerald McCann
Police witness statement
On Wednesday night, 2 May 2007, apart from the deponent and his wife, he thinks that DAVID PAYNE also went to his apartment to check that his children were well, not having reported to him any abnormal situation with the children. (But see above. David Payne )
Back to GMC’s statement‘During all the meals he never went to his apartment or to any of the group's apartments, because he has an, "intercom," and the signal carries from the apartment to the restaurant.’
Therefore we can say that Dr Payne did not check on the McCann children on the night of Wednesday 2nd May 2007, or any other night.)
So Gerry and Kate McCann had already by the night of Wednesday 2nd May changed routine They now did not use the front door in the evenings but left the patio door unlocked so that the group of colleagues could enter their apartment and check on their children.On this day, the deponent (Gerry McCann) and KATE had already left the back door (patio) closed, but not locked, to allow entrance by their group of colleagues to check on the children.’ 
8 Jane Tanner
Stated that normally every 15 minutes a member from each apartment would go and check the bedrooms of the respective children to see if everything was all right.At no time does she mention that on any of her visits, or that of her partner Russell O’Brien did either one of them listen at the shuttered windows or doors of any of the apartments occupied by members of the group. 
Rogatory interview Leicester police
The officer is questioning Jane Tanner re the night of Wednesday 2nd May 2007.
Tanner: – I’m trying to think if by that point we were checking on each other’s…”
4078 “That was part of my next question.”
Reply - “Oh right. Err I mean I didn’t personally, I think, I mean I’ll tell you when I went back I just tended to check on bars and I listened at Matt and Rachael’s, you know at some point we listened at Matt and Rachael’s window and down there but err no I can’t remember, but by that stage I think we were listening but we didn’t, I don’t know whether people actually went in to, to be honest nobody, if we hadn’t gone nobody could have gone in to ours because they’d need the key so when people did check ours they did, they did just listen, so.” 
Let us re-cap briefly and try to precis the above.
Gerry McCann states that David Payne checked on the McCann children on the evening of Wednesday 2nd May 2007, and of how Payne reported back to him (McCann) that all was well - when this absolutely did not happen. (See above)
As David Payne and his wife Fiona have stated, they had a baby monitor, they never left the dinner table on any night to check on anyone’s children.
Russell O’Brien, the partner of Jane Tanner made the most intriguing statements of the group. They are also the most confused. He appears confused as to whether he checked or did not check, listened or did not listen at doors.
Russell O'Brien's rogatory interview took place on 8 April 2008 and had to be repeated on 10 April 2008 when the Detective and O’Brien went through a statement which had been prepared from the audio track of the tape, because the video track had malfunctioned on 8th
This entry at the beginning of the second interview may be of importance -
I have been given the opportunity to refresh my memory from the statement made by Jane TANNER (my wife) and I have been allowed to see these documents, this was done in the presence of DC 1578 GIERC.
These are extracts from the transcript of the long Rogatory interview [my emphases]
“On Sunday I recall I checked Kate and Gerry’s apartment as well as Rachael and Matt’s.
“I had taken Matt’s keys and I believe that their door was deadlocked the same as ours and that I would have needed to turn the key two times.
“I recall that Kate and Gerry’s apartment was accessed by the patios door which was left closed and unlocked. I recall that their front door was accessed from the car-park,access was easily gained to the apartment from the poolside.
“And then on Sunday ‘I recall I checked Kate and Gerry’s apartment as well as Rachael and Matt’s and my recollection is that I needed Matt’s key to check on their room and I had it, but I didn’t need Kate and Gerry’s key because THEY went through the patio door’, erm, WE went through the patio door to cross in and look into the children’s bedroom.”
"I definitely did NOT go in through Gerry’s and Kate’s main, you know, double locked door or anything, I’m SURE I went through the patio, so I think they were doing things differently from Matt and Rachael, at least from the ground floor perspective, right from the word go”. 
ROB souligne manifestement que JT et lui ferment à double tour, non pas contre un éventuel ravisseur, mais pour empêcher toute tentative de sortie.
Il est étrange que, précisément le soir de la disparition, MO ait écouté à toutes les fenêtres puis soit entré chez les MC, ce que personne n'avait fait pour personne jusque-là selon les TP8, sauf ROB qui essaie de suggérer le contraire et ne convainc personne.
Rien de précis n'a été indiqué par les MC. Le soir du 3, selon Fiona, KMC demande à la ronde s'ils ont bien fait de laisser la porte du patio ouverte, ce qui implique une initiative inédite.
Is this simply a case of O’Brien getting hopelessly confused, or of something else ?They [he and his wife Kate McCann] left the house through the main door (front door) that he was sure he locked, and the back door (patio) was also closed and locked . . . .On that day, only the deponent and his wife entered the apartment. 
These statements were given after the infamous Rothley meeting of the Tapas Group and their advisors.
As he had also been given access to Jane Tanner’s statements it is surely of interest that his interview did not match more closely.
The decision by Clarence Mitchell to give to the press - after the Rothley meeting - a version of events which details increasing the vigilance or frequency of the checks seems spectacularly to have backfired on the McCanns.
It not only draws attention to the paucity of any checks made during the week, but also draws attention to the contents of the statements in which it is clear that even if the McCanns had visited the apartment, their intention was not to look at the children at all.
It seems that only an alleged change in the somewhat esoteric detail of the exact angle of the bedroom door caused them, individually, to do so.
It is important to remember that what is apparently to be referred to as “spin” like this was being given regularly to the press long before either he or the McCanns knew that the original statements would one day be released for scrutiny by the entire world.
What precisely we are expected to believe is somewhat unclear.
Chapter 8: Egregious examples
It is however unclear what word should be used to describe these most egregious examples of “economy with the truth”.
Claim - The McCanns told many family members that the shutters had been forced or broken
Fact - The shutters had not been forced or broken
5 Being made suspects
Claim - Kate told her friends by telephone that she had been made a suspect
Later claim - Kate complained that this was press intrusion, when the only possible source was Kate herself
Le registre était signé dans l'espace Tapas où avait lieu le goûter des enfants.
They trademark the sign “Løok”, in the phrase “Løok for me”
The eye defect is blown upon a giant screen at the FA cup Final,
The eye defect is clearly visible on all photos released as part of the campaign
The eye defect is clearly visible on the front cover picture of the book
Gerry McCann states that using the defect in this way was a “good marketing ploy”
Later - Kate denies “putting emphasis on it”
Fact - The McCanns were already using private detectives from Control Risks the previous week.
Ils avaient été prévenus le matin par téléphone sans indication d'heure, le ministère public devant autoriser.
16 The colour of the pyjamas
Claim - Le haut du pyjama était à manches courtes
Fact - Le pyjama de l'enfant portée par Smithman était à manches longues
Chapter 9: On the reliability of Cadaver Dogs