This information belongs to the Ministério Público in Portimão, Portugal.
It was released to the public on 4 August 2008 in accordance with Portuguese Law

1323 to 1325 Witness statement of Fiona Elaine Payne 2007.05.16
1326 Consent for mouth swab from Fiona Payne

1327 Consent for mouth swab of David Anthony Payne
05-Processos, Volume V Pages 1323 to 1325


Witness Statement
Fiona Elaine Payne
Date: 2007.05.16
Time: 12H00
- That she confirms in the integrity of her previous declarations made in this investigation.
- Questioned, states that she became aware following various news bulletins - namely on SKY NEWS - that ROBERT MURAT was the main suspect in the abduction of MADELEINE MCCANN.
- That upon seeing the individual on television, she recognised him immediately as someone from the night of the disappearance of MADELEINE who had made his presence noted.
- That she never saw this individual before, and saw him for the first time, as stated, on the night of May 3rd, around 22H39, outside, and next to the door of the McCANN apartment in the company of GNR elements, who had arrived.
- That at this point, one and a half hours had passed since KATE McCANN had noted that her daughter had disappeared.
- Questioned, states that she does not remember the characteristics (type, colour, etc) of the clothes that ROBERT MURAT wore that night.
- That she found the presence of this individual at the site very strange, and never got to know what his role was (contrary to other people who were there, and who belonged to the police or the resort).
- That at a certain time, he said that he was there to help the police but his behaviour was not compatible with this role, in that he looked to be leading the process, stating that he was offering his help in all that was necessary.
- That she found his behaviour so excessively strange that she stayed as far away from him as she could.
- That she does not remember if he entered the McCANN's apartment on this night. She does not know if he spoke to GERRY, but is certain that he did not speak to KATE, in that after the disappearance of MADELEINE, the deponent stayed with [KATE] for most of the time in her [KATE's] apartment.
- That during this night, she saw him walking to and fro, the majority of the time accompanied by the police, and always with an air of authority, offering suggestions and trying to lead the situation.
- That she did not speak to him, and only observed his behaviour.
- She only came across him at around 23H30, next to the McCANN apartment, when he went there to offer his help in any way possible. She does not remember if anyone was with him at this time.
- That in the following days she saw him various times with numerous reporters who were in the locale.
- That she did not see him in any other place or situation.
- States that since the night of the disappearance, she found his behaviour strange, as he wanted to know everything what was happening and gave the idea that he knew everything. He tried insistently to lead the process, especially the actions of the police.
- At one point, he even seemed to try and lead the police movements with his presence and wanted to translate everything.
- That she had never seen him before this night.
- And nothing more was said.


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