By Nigel Moore at the McCann Files
A young mum, on holiday in the resort, twice saw a pock-marked man acting suspiciously. The first time was around 8am on April 29 2007, the second time was on May 2 2007.
She said: "I was walking along the road with my daughter. I grabbed her hand and pulled her towards me because for some reason the man unnerved me.
"He was standing on the opposite side of the road to the apartment. I would describe him as very ugly, pitted skin with a large nose."
Verdict: It has not been possible to locate this witness statement in the PJ files which were issued to journalists. It may be contained in files that the McCanns' lawyers have gained access to, which are still under judicial secrecy, or possibly from information they have received direct from the public or through Método 3.
The second witness was a 12-year-old girl who lives in Praia da Luz [statement here]. She first saw the suspect on April 30 at 8.15am as she walked to a bus stop. She spotted him doing the same again at 12.25pm on May 2.
She said: "The man seemed to be looking at the balcony of the ground floor apartment. He was wearing a black jacket and leaning against the wall."
Verdict: This 'suspect' had already been found, named as MICHAEL ANTHONY GREEN and eliminated from the inquiry, with all details presented in the PJ files.
Below is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation Gerry McCann sent to Stuart Prior, Leicestershire Police, in support of Gail Cooper's sighting. It proves that the McCanns knew about the 12-year-old girl's sighting by 16 January 2008 and it has not, therefore, suddenly been found 'hidden' in the PJ files by the McCanns' new detectives.
The final witnesses, a holidaying couple from Cheshire, saw the suspect either on May 2 or May 3 at around 11.30am.
The woman said: "I paid particular attention to him because he appeared to be focused on watching the apartment block."
The Sun, 07 May 2009, stated: 'The McCanns believe Portuguese cops made no effort to find him.'
Verdict: This 'suspect' had already been found, named as BARRINGTON GODFREY NORTON and eliminated from the inquiry, with all details presented in the PJ files.
The e-fit produced by Derek Flack was published online by Sky News on 05 August 2008, so could hardly be described as being 'hidden' in the PJ files.