One of the Tapas 9 ripped off the cover of Madeleine’s ‘Activity Sticker Book’ to write down a ‘timeline’ of the evening’s events, followed by a second, slightly different timeline. It is understood that these were written down by Dr Russell O’Brien. Here is what they said:
Ripped out sticker book cover: Timeline 1
Matt returns 9.00-9.05 - listened at all - all shutters down
Jerry 9.10-9.15 in the room + all well ? did he check
9.20/5 - Ella Jane checked 5D sees stranger & child
9.30 - Russ. Ella Matt check all 3
9.35 - Matt check see twins
9.50 - Russ returns
9.55 - Kate realised Madeleine
10pm - Alarm raised
Ripped out sticker book cover: Timeline 2
8.45pm. all assembled at poolside for food
9.00pm. Matt Oldfield listens at all 3 windows 5A, B, D ALL shutters down
9:15pm Gerry McCann looks at room A ? Door open to bedroom
9:20pm Jane Tanner checks 5D - [sees stranger walking carrying a child]
9.30 Russell O'Brien in 5D. Poorly daughter
10:00pm. Alarm raised after Kate
It will be seen that both timelines are clear in saying that ‘all were assembled’ at 8.45pm, followed by Dr Matthew Oldfield going to do his check at 9.00/9.05pm and Dr Gerald McCann doing so at 9.10/9.15pm.
There is an obvious question about why Dr Gerald McCann felt it necessary to check on his children almost immediately Dr Matthew Oldfield had returned saying that he had checked and that everything was fine.
That has never been explained by any of the Tapas 9
Research by Tony Bennett.