Monday, 27 February 2012

The questions put to Kate McCann...

Below are the questions put to Kate McCann during her interrogation by the Portuguese police in September 2007.  She refused to answer all questions but the last.  Many people excuse Kate's silence on the advice of her lawyer, however Mr McCann did answer questions put to him. 
  1. On 3 May 2007 at around 2200, when you entered the apartment what did you see and do, where did you look, and what did you touch?
  2. Did you look inside the wardrobe in the bedroom? She said she wouldn't answer.
  3. (Shown two photographs of the wardrobe) Can you describe its contents?
  4. Why had the curtain behind the sofa in front of the side window (a photograph of which was shown to her), been disturbed? Had someone passed behind this sofa?
  5. How much time did you spend searching in the apartment after realising that your daughter Madeleine had disappeared?
  6. Why did you say from the start that Madeleine had been abducted?
  7. Assuming that Madeleine had been abducted, why did you leave the twins alone at home to go to the Tapas to raise the alarm, not least because the supposed abductor could still be in the apartment?
  8. Why did you not ask the twins at that moment what had happened to their sister, or why did you not ask them later?
  9. When you raised the alarm in the Tapas what specific words were used?
  10. What happened after raising the alarm at the Tapas?
  11. Did you have a mobile phone with you at that moment?
  12. Why did you go to warn your friends instead of shouting from the balcony?
  13. Who contacted the authorities?
  14. Who took part in the searches?
  15. Did someone outside the group learn, in the moments that followed, of Madeleine's disappearance?
  16. Did any neighbour offer you help after the alarm was raised about the disappearance?
  17. What did the expression "we let her down" mean?
  18. Did Jane tell you that she had seen a man carrying a child that night?
  19. How were the authorities contacted and which police force was alerted?
  20. During the searches after police arrived, in which places were Madeleine searched for, and in what way?
  21. Why did the twins not wake up during the search or when they went upstairs?
  22. Whom did you telephone after the discovery?
  23. Did you call Sky News?
  24. Did you know of any danger of calling the media alerting them of the abduction, since this could influence the abductor?
  25. Did you request the presence of a priest?
  26. In what way was the face of Madeleine, in photographs or by other means, released?
  27. Is it true that during the search you remained seated on Madeleine's bed in your room without moving?
  28. What was your behaviour like during that night?
  29. Did you manage to sleep?
  30. Before the trip to Portugal did you make a comment about a bad feeling or premonition about it?
  31. What was Madeleine's behaviour like?
  32. Did Madeleine suffer from any infirmity or take medication?
  33. What was Madeleine's relationship like with her brother and sister, friends and fellow pupils?
  34. Regarding your professional life, in how many hospitals and in which ones did you work?
  35. What was your speciality as a doctor?
  36. Do you work shifts in emergency wards or other departments?
  37. Do you work in the daytime?
  38. Why did you stop working at a certain point?
  39. Is it true or not that the twins have difficulty falling asleep, that they are restless and that this upsets you?
  40. Is it true or not that at certain times you felt desperate at your children's attitude and that this upsets you a lot?
  41. Is it true or not that in England you went so far as thinking about handing over Madeleine to a relative to look after?
  42. At home (in England) did you give medication to your children and what kind of medication?
  43. (Various films had been shown to her of the inspection by forensic dogs, where one can see their signalling indications of the scent of a human corpse and traces of human blood as well as the comments by the expert overseeing the exercise.) Having seen the film and after the scent of a corpse was signalled in her bedroom near the wardrobe, and behind the sofa by the window in the sitting room, Kate McCann said she could not explain anything more than she already had.
  44. She was asked about the sniffer dog that signalled human blood behind the above-mentioned sofa. She said she could not explain anything more than she already had.
  45. She was asked about the scent of corpse which was signalled in the vehicle she hired about a month after the disappearance, with number plate 59-DA-27. She said she could not explain anything more than she already had.
  46. When the presence of human blood was signalled in the boot of the same vehicle Kate McCann said she could not explain anything more than she already had.
  47. Confronted with the result of the sample of Madeleine's DNA, whose analysis was carried out by a British laboratory, found behind the sofa and in the boot of the vehicle, as previously described, Kate McCann said she could not explain anything more than she already had.
  48. Did you have any responsibility or involvement in the disappearance of your daughter Madeleine?
  49. Are you aware that the fact of your not answering the questions put to you jeopardise the investigation that was aimed at finding out what happened to your daughter, she answered: "Yes, if the investigation thinks that."
  50. Do you have anything to add? She said: "No."
  51. Her lawyer was asked to comment. He said he had nothing to state or request.

Please note... you do not need to have been physically in Portimao police station with Kate McCann to have knowledge of the above questions. You do not need to have been a tiny fly on the wall to know that she did not answer any of them.  This information is well known and has been freely available online for many years - it is still available to view on many news websites, click here to view on BBC News.

If you didn't know this, why not?  Maybe reading the translated official police investigation files would be a good start... McCann PJ Files.


  1. If kate mccann had answered these questions (like any other mother of an abducted child would)things would have taken a different turn
    and Madeleine would have had the justice she deserves,this makes me wonder if it was premeditated.

  2. Why does it make you wonder that? I see it as the response of a woman who had seen through the people interrogating her and realised she would have her words twisted if she answered any more of their questions. She had a right to remain silent and probably was advised to do so. This happens in most countries I believe?

    ASs it turns out she was being investigated by a man who the day after Madeleine's disappearance was in court and charged with perjury and given an 18 month suspended sentence which he has this past week appealed and lost. That also tells us a story doesn't it?

    1. Makes you wonder why Gerry McCann fully co-operated with the police and answered the questions put to him. They did have the same lawyer after all.

    2. Same lawyer different interrogator I daresay? that may account for it.

  3. asking questions is not interigation. do you expect the questions to be in favour of the suspect? a bit like the corrupt british media.


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