Anorak | Madeleine McCann: Raymond Hewlett Tells All

Madeleine McCann: Raymond Hewlett Tells All

by | 14th, June 2009

hewlett MADELEINE McCann Watch : Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Madeleine McCann in the news Raymond Hewlett speaks out.

In the Mirror , Simon Wright brings us:


Well, not exactly. Maddie spotter Raymond Hewlett , for it is he, has spoken frankly with Bild and briefly with the Sun .

Wright delivers the chat in bullet points:

Yes I’m a convicted paedophile

Yes I lived near Praia Da Luz

Yes I look like police drawing

Which means..?

Broken, frail, with only weeks to live, Raymond Hewlett is the man the McCanns fear could take the secrets of their daughter’s disappearance to the grave.

Fear. Could. Such are the facts. They have no proof. No evidence.

Says he:

“It’s obvious why they’re interested in me,” croaks Hewlett, 64. “But they can all think what they like. I didn’t kill the McCann girl. It’s the truth and it’s never going to change.”

So that’s that, then, no death bed confession . Can his morphine dose be upped?

The man jailed three times for sex attacks on girls today speaks out for the first time in a bid to clear his name amid the mountain of circumstantial evidence against him.

No, not for the first time.

Hewlett, who has been in hiding ever since he was named in connection with the case…

No, he’s not been in hiding since his name was given to the press. He’s been in hospital. The newspapers found him, as did doctors and the police . Such are the facts:

What’s more he is REFUSING to give an alibi for the night Madeleine, three, vanished.

Does he need one? the Mirro has called him “‘ Maddie’ pervert “, a link apparently established by Team McCann, a man who says Hewlett brought up Our Maddie in conversation , a chat that to the media’s mind get this -made him obsessed and lots of media opinion.

The word of tourists Cindy and Alan who had previously located Osama bin Laden’s lair caused the Mail to label Hewlett“ Maddie’s Paedo ”?

“I have an alibi but why should I share it?” he says, struggling for air with each syllable.

“There is a person who can say where I was that day, but why should I bring them into this? I’ve done nothing wrong. Why should I have to prove it? “My life’s been made a misery for something I know nothing about and a crime I’ve not committed.

“I’d take a lie-detector test. I’ll take any test you like. The only time I’ve seen Madeleine McCann is on missing posters. And I saw her on TV in a bar once. But I’ve never seen her in real life. Yes I’ve been to Praia da Luz, but not since 2002.”

If you were Raymond Hewlett’s alibi would you want him to make your name public?

But those claims contradict what former Scots Guard Mr Verran, 46, says Hewlett told him – that he was in and around Praia da Luz at the time Madeleine disappeared in May 2007.

Can it be proven?

The McCanns’ private detectives first became aware of father-of-six Hewlett in February this year when his name was given to them during local door-to-door inquiries.


Portuguese detectives told UK officers they were unaware of his existence until the McCann team uncovered his name.

Did they?

But bizarrely, Hewlett tells the Sunday Mirror he was visited twice by Portuguese police over the Maddie case and gave detectives a DNA swab and fingerprints, although he was never arrested or quizzed.

So no need for him to be swabbed again , then. So they didn’t think he was a suspect. Perhaps there was no proof. Perhaps you cannot arrest someone and charge them for a crime for which there is no evidence?

The McCanns’ investigators are unsure whether to believe him or the detectives in Portugal.

Not the key word

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