Yes I knew it, as soon as I spoke out about the behaviour of certain people about contacting witnesses, someone would bring up the circumstances about Brian Kennedy helping the McCann family and contacting witnesses. I don’t approve of contacting witnesses and am appalled at the behaviour of some people.
And it was none other than our foul-mouthed, persistent abusive, non-stop swearing pillowcase along with another so-called truthseeker.
I do hope they don’t ask this person to attend Court to give evidence for Bennett’s defence, because once they open their mouth they will also find themselves in contempt of court.
Well here are the tweets:
So I will answer its question, here on my blog and not on twitter using the Police files.
Joao Carlos, Inspector sent an email to the Coordinator of the Criminal Investigation on the 14th November 2007 in which he states the following:
On the 19th of October, we were contacted by the Commissary General, located in Madrid, by the Chief of the Kidnapping Unit, Alberto Carbas, who passed to us the information that the McCann family had contracted a Spanish company known as ‘METODO 3’, composed of Spanish private detectives. This business, or in other words, the costs of the activities of this business were being covered by a Scottish multi-millionaire whose name is BRIAN KENNEDY and whose objective was to locate the British minor.
With this information, we were asked if we were available and interested in meeting with a representative of this Spanish business, and also with the Commissary General and Chief of the Kidnapping Unit of the Police of our neighbouring country, whose operation is in Madrid.
The meeting had as its objective to receive on behalf of the private detectives, from that moment and for their own wishes, relevant information with the aim to ascertain the truth, and to state that they would not interfere in police work, and at most they would serve as a complement to some useful information. They firmly state that they are not working directly for the McCann family, but for Brian Kennedy and that their sole purpose is to locate the missing child, or to gather the inescapable truth of what happened.
They did not ask for any information regarding the investigation, nor was any offered to them, for obvious reasons as this is found incorporated in the Portuguese penal process.
On the 13th of the current year, in the presence of the signatory and inspectors Paulo Ferreira and Ricardo Paiva, a meeting was held, in this department, with Brian Kennedy, the director of the detective company, Francisco Marco and an advisor of this same company, Antonio Jimenez, ex-chief of the Kidnapping Unit of Catalan. From the beginning, Brian Kennedy was questioned, and ascertained that the meeting only had this scope–of transmitting that his objective in all of this was purely charitable in that he is interested [in helping to stop] the bad treatment of minors and in missing children. He affirmed that he only was interested in discovering the truth and nothing more even if the McCann family, the friends, or any other person is found to be involved in the disappearance.
The PJ had a full meeting with Brian Kennedy who was employing Metodo 3 and the PJ were fully aware of their objectives. They did NOT tell Brian Kennedy he could not help and the PJ were also given a book of information relating to the disappearance of Madeleine.
Paul Anthony Gordon in his statement states the following:
I want to add that since January this year I have received numerous phone calls, messages and visits from the press regarding the collector of donations, which in turn put me in contact with other people such as Brian Kennedy, Kate and Gerry McCann.
Note the wording, the press and their calls to Mr Gordon put him in contact with Brian Kennedy.
With regards to Martin Smith he states to a Police Officer:
He has been contacted by numerous tabloid press looking for stories. He has been contacted by Mr Brian Kennedy who is supporting the McCann family to take part in a photo fit exercise.
And he goes on to state:
He has given no stories or helped in any photo fits.
DC Burrows in an email to DI Graham Op Task states that Gail Cooper told her the following:
She mentioned a man called Brian Kennedy who was working for the McCanns. H e had sent an artist down to do a sketch of the man she saw at the villa.
As for the alleged meeting that was supposed to have taken place with Robert Murat and Brian Kennedy, I can’t locate anything in the files, if by chance someone can locate the relevant information, I would be most grateful.
So until then I can’t comment on that particular meeting.
So RothleyPillow and J4MBM my dears, I don’t think asking people to do a photo-fit of a person that they allegedly saw hanging around Praia da Luz can be construed as interfering with witnesses.
Whereas, one person demanding to know what someone did with Photos etc and then another person accusing someone of being part of a conspiracy where they signed in another child as Madeleine and pressuring them for answers can be construed as intimidating witnesses.
If you read Martin Smith’s statement, he never mentions about being harassed by Brian Kennedy and neither did Brian Kennedy plaster all over twitter and the internet, the personal communications he had with these witnesses with regards to them doing a photo-fit.
Of course it rather does blow your argument to bits as it is obvious that the PJ knew exactly what Brian Kennedys intentions were and how he wanted to help find a missing child especially as Paulo Ferreira and Ricardo Paiva of the PJ were present at that meeting. And I am sure Brian Kennedy has enough intelligence to realise exactly what he could and could not approach witnesses about. If you notice all his contacts with the witnesses had the same modus operandi – to obtain photo-fits of possible suspects.
And people wonder why Brian Kennedy et al are taking someone to court… Understandable