Sunday, 29 November 2009

Stuart Prior Leicestershire Constabulary: Least We Forget

Nothing new but just a little reminder of the relationship between Leicester Police and then, and to remain so for another six months, arguidos Kate and Gerry McCann.

The correspondence relates to Gail Cooper's fifteen minutes of fame but that's not the crux of this post as you will note. (Emphasis mine.)

Emails from Stuart Prior Leics police to Ricardo Paiva* PJ (see below)


Date: 16th January 2008

From: Stuart Prior

To: Ricardo Paiva

Subject: Forward sketch

Annexes: BK – MM presentat (sic) Jan 08, Gail Cooper (2) doc, Paul Gordon (3) doc, Trudy dawkin (2) doc, tanner description 2 doc, Summary of second statement Tanner doc.


Please get back to me as soon as possible with your instructions.

The power point attached was completed by the McCanns but the statements were all taken by UK police.

The Jane Tanner description was taken from the press and also from the summary of her statement.

Does Paolo want the sketches showing to Paul Gordon or do we want to get a new sketch prepared by Paul. There is some urgency around this as we need to decide prior to the Gail Cooper artist impression appearing in the UK press.

Unfortunately I didn't save the article (board post?) that said Leics. plod knew that this sighting was a crock.
It would be nice if anybody out there knows what I'm talking about and could furnish a link particularly after noting the highlight above. I do have the feeling however that I read it on the 3As.

Does he want Gail re-interviewing re the new information.

Do you want the husband and son (although this may be difficult due to the son’s medical condition) of Gail Cooper interviewing.

Do you want the other witness, the friend of Alfred Schuurman’s tracking down if they are in the UK.

How are you going to deal with possible press issues.

What are you planning around Mr Kennedy or the private investigation firm.

We do not have Afred Schuurman or Gail’s husband or son in our system.

Gail Porter’s statement was sent to Portugal on 23rd May and Paul Gordon’s was sent to Portugal prior to 14th May.

I will need to get back to the McCanns as he asked to be updated, how would Paolo want this conducting and what information am to provide them They are very excited about this potential lead.

Give me a call back.




Date: 18th January 2008

From: Stuart Prior

To: Ricardo Paiva

Subject: BC4 Memo, Gail Cooper doc. Gail Cooper statement, Iris Morgan doc, report Morgan doc, Rex Morgan doc.


All the docs attached in this and the next two emails as discussed earlier today.

We are still working on one or two aspects and I will get back to you over this and for any further direction from yourselves over facial recognition.

As we have discussed I have given Gerry a brief update just saying that the other descriptions are different to the artists impressions completed by Gail and identified by Jane. That the witnesses appeared genuine which indicates a number of charity collectors in the area prior to Madeleine being taken. I informed him everything has been forwarded to yourselves.

We have not spoken with Jane at all and will not share our e fits with anybody except yourselves unless you request this from us. It appears there were at least three charity collectors if not more in the area in the weeks prior to Madeleine being taken.

I am told that the artist impression by Gail Cooper is likely to hit the media over the weekend and I will update you on the effects of this next week, although we are not involved in this in any way at all.

Hope all is well.

Spk soon.


Ricardo Paiva.*
Days before the McCann couple was called for interrogation for the second time and made arguidos, Gerry McCann called the PJ inspector, Ricardo Paiva, who was responsible for the couple’s communication with the police, by phone, underlining their innocence. “I am certain that the police has no evidence against us”, Gerry said to inspector Ricardo Paiva, one can read in the Maddie case process, which was released yesterday. Interesting article in it's own right.

ETA: It is the likes of this below that establishes the playing field and what rules (none) that I abide by when dealing with the McCanns. But Murat is not unique here, there have others aplenty who's lives and innocence never came into the equation, nobody mattered, only them.

But it is Murat that was most vulnerable, it was he the McCanns would have watched with delight had he gone up the river for twenty in payment for their own dark crimes.

By the bye, Murat doesn't give me the same feel good factor that he did at once upon a time.

According to the inspector, the McCann couple said several times that the PJ should be focused only on the abduction theory.

And more: “That the police should not forget to continue investigating the suspect Robert Murat.”

And for the record, the subject matter in the emails.

(From PJ files) Questioned, (Tanner) she stated probably being able to identify the person that she saw if she saw him in profile and at the place where she saw him.

80% You're a star Jane.