"Russell James O’Brien & The lost DVD Interview
Russell James O’Brien was questioned on the 8th of April from 9.55 a.m. until 8.18 p.m., divided into 5 distinct time periods (9.55 – 11.30 a.m., 12.01 – 12.50 a.m., 2.06 – 3.55 p.m., 5.15 – 6.56 p.m., and 7.37 – 8.18 p.m.).
Officially, all the video images of this day were rendered useless because the video camera didn’t work… which means that Enderby police wants us to believe that, even during pauses, they never verified if the interrogation was being recorded correctly.
This was the official version, the one that was offered to the Portuguese authorities.
Nevertheless, the truth of facts is different, and Russell O’Brien was questioned again on the 10th of April; this time the camera worked.Surname: O-BRIEN "
Comment : If Paulo Rebelo is correct and all children were together, Matt babysat for Sunday evening.
Comment: Confirmed in first statements the booking for the PDL holiday was 'half board' Once again Mark warner Ocean Club, ONLY, has an agreement for guests to breakfast and evening meal at the Millenium.
Comment: Dianne Webster said that each parent checked on their own children. The only evening this 'checking ' changed was May 3rd.
COMMENT: Russell O'Brian has already stated Matt was ill Sunday evening and did not attend dinner at the tapas. Why then did O'Brian take Matts keys and check when accoding to O' Brian Matt was sick in his apartment.????????????
Comment: O'Brian does not mention the noisy shutter that would have to be rolled back to gain entrance to this unlocked patio door.
Comment : This is true but with the Millenium not with the Tapas which is why they had breakfast each morning at the Millenium.
Jez Wilkins seems to think a 'Special Agreement' had been made for the group to eat at the tapas. An agreement that Paul Anthony Gordon could not come to with Ocean Club as he mentions in his statement. Therefore what was so special about this group ?
Comment: This could have been the agreement between Ocean Club and the tapas as half board had already been included when booking the trip. Though why the good doctors were having special favours is hard to understand.
Comment: People when on holiday relax and yes get drunk even.
Comment: Dianne Webster said she cared for the children in the afternoon after they all ate at Dave's , she took care of the children so the others could go and have fun.
Comment: Now fitting in with Dianne ´s original statement.
Comment: O'Brian, another baby sitter perhaps?
Comment: Rachael was ill and did not attend dinner, another baby sitter perhaps?
Comment: 8.30 This is when Jez saw Jane Tanner in a purple outfit.
Comment: Kate waits until Jane is in her own apartment before raising the alarm.
Comment: It seems they are doing their best to prove Jez did not see Jane Tanner earlier in the evening wearing a purple outfit.
Comment: gerry on the phone to a family member telling of a broken jemmied shutter.
Comment : What about the last picture claimed to be from the very same afternoon.?
Comments- I am troubled by MURAT’S denial of being there on the night of Madeleine’s disappearance and assisting in the translations. This has troubled me he would have an alibi had he have been honest about being there. The statement given in Portugal are true and accurate, other people put MURAT there on the night one of those being Sylvia head of house keeping. I would like to point out that I do not wish to change the statement given to the PJ but have reservations that the time may have been inaccurate and it may have been the following morning when I saw him.
Comment: I am troubled by O'Brian going to such extraordinary lengths to explain how he came to have the telephone number of Robert Murat on his mobile phone. I notice he does not mention this in this statement. Maybe he had forgotten such a piece of vital information.
Comment: And Maddie, what about her life? She has no life at all.
Comment: They should have all been made arguidos from the outset. One good lawyer could drive a tractor through this statement.