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2007: July key Events - Days (59-89) *

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Gerry travels alone to London and Washington. Three of Tapas group have confrontation with Robert Murat in police interview. Kate returns briefly to UK, for the first time since Madeleine's disappearance.

All the key events from July, with video and pictures
July 2007 (Days 59-89)
August 2007 (Days 90-120)
September 2007 (Days 121-150)
October 2007 (Days 151-181)
November 2007 (Days 182-211)
December 2007 (Days 212-242)
January 2008 (Days 243-273)
February 2008 (Days 274-302)
March 2008 (Days 303-333)
April 2008 (Days 334-363)
May 2008 (Days 364-394)
June 2008 (Days 395-424)
July 2008 (Days 425-455)
August 2008 (Days 456-486)
September 2008 (Days 487-516) 
October 2008 (Days 517-547)
November 2008 (Days 548-Date)
Date
Day
Event
Sunday 01 July 2007
59
Kate and Gerry do some packing and sorting for their imminent move.
 
At night Gerry picks up some family from the airport and their Campaign Manager also flies in to finalise a few more events for the coming weeks.
 
Monday 02 July 2007
60
Kate, Gerry and the twins complete their move to new accommodation.
 
Tuesday 03 July 2007
61
Kate and Gerry do a single interview for the Portugese media, to mark 2 months since Madeleine's disappearance, with a British journalist sitting in.
 
They have a brief, private meeting with the RFU (Rugby Football Union) management team at night to thank them for their support in keeping Madeleine's disappearnce high profile.
 
One month after Kate and Gerry renewed the lease on their Renault Scenic hire care, the mileage is clocked at 5,864 kms, which is 2,750 kms (1,708.77 miles) more than when they originally picked it up 5 weeks ago.
 
Wednesday 04 July 2007
62
The England rugby squad, in Portugal training for the forthcoming World Cup, wear Madeleine t-shirts during their open training session in the Algarve.
 
Thursday 05 July 2007
63
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Friday 06 July 2007
64
A 39 year-old Dutch citizen from Eindhoven is arrested for attempted fraud. The man had demanded 2 million euros to reveal who had Madeleine and where she was. After arrest he admitted he had no information and was driven by boredom and trying to extort the money.
 
Saturday 07 July 2007
65
Described by Gerry as 'Quiet family day'.
Sunday 08 July 2007
66
New search is carried out at the home of Robert Murat's mother.
Monday 09 July 2007
67
Kate and Gerry both manage early morning runs.
Tuesday 10 July 2007
68
Formal suspect Robert Murat returns to the police station in Portimao for further questioning.
 
British PM Gordon Brown and Portugese PM Jose Socrates both make public pledges to continue to do everything they can to help to find Madeleine.
 
Wednesday 11 July 2007
69
Bad start to the day for the McCann's when a reputable press agency rings to say that a body had been found. Like many stories surrounding the case, it turns out to be a false rumour.
 
Three of the Tapas group (Russell O'Brien, Rachel Oldfield and Fiona Payne) are re-interviewed by police to clarify points in their initial statements. Robert Murat is then brought into the questioning by police to 'confront' the 3 members of the Tapas group. The police apparently allow them to argue over the inconsistencies in their statements. The police later say that this was a valuable exercise.

Oldfield, Payne and O'Brien arrive at Portimao

Robert Murat arrives at Portimao

Thursday 12 July 2007
70
London
 
Gerry flies to London to meet with the British police.
 
At night he attends the National Police Federation Annual Bravery awards and receives a standing ovation.
 
Friday 13 July 2007
71
Still in London, Gerry spends a large part of the day at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre to learn more about their role.
 
Saturday 14 July 2007
72
Yorkshire
 
Gerry, Kate and the twins attend a family baptism in Yorkshire, where they have stood as Godparents.
 
It is the first time Kate has returned to the UK since Madeleine's disappearance.
 
Sunday 15 July 2007
73
Gerry, Kate and the twins return to Praia da Luz on an early morning flight. Gerry's mum and sister return with them.

Kate 15/07/07

Kate and Gerry 15/07/07

Monday 16 July 2007
74
JK Rowling follows up her offer of a large reward, for the return of Madeleine, by asking all retailers of her new book, due to be released on 21 July, to accompany the release with a new poster of Madeleine.
 
At night, Kate and Gerry attend mass.

Gerry and Kate 16/07/07

Tuesday 17 July 2007
75
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Wednesday 18 July 2007
76
Kate and Gerry have a long meeting with the Portugese police.
Thursday 19 July 2007
77
Gerry remarks that the twins are enjoying spending time with their granny, who they have not seen for 2 months.
 
Friday 20 July 2007
78
Kate and Gerry manage an early morning run and reach the top of the cliffs, overlooking Praia da Luz, in 16 minutes.
 
They spend a few hours discussing long term strategies with their Campaign Manager.
 
In the afternoon Gerry visits a nearby beach with the twins, while Kate stays at their villa and replies to e-mails.
 
Saturday 21 July 2007
79
Kate and Gerry visit the Algarve Zoo Marine with the twins.
Sunday 22 July 2007
80
Gerry/USA
 
Gerry spends the whole day travelling from the Algarve to Washington, USA with their Campaign Manager. They take a Virgin plane with the tickets donated by Richard Branson.
 
Gerry is upset by a headline in a British newspaper suggesting that they face prosecution for leaving their children unattended.
 
Monday 23 July 2007
81
Gerry, and their Campaign Manager, spend most of the day at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). They meet US Attorney General Gonzales at the Justice Department.
 
Gerry finishes the day off with an interview for America's Most Wanted programme, which boasts 12 million viewers.
 
 
 
 
Tuesday 24 July 2007
82
Gerry starts interviews at 6.15am for the five major US TV networks.
 
Late morning Gerry, and Campaign Manager, visit the White House where they meet with the First Lady's deputy chief of staff Sarah Armstrong.
 
After lunch they move on to Capitol Hill for meetings with politicians.
 
In the evening Gerry manages to meet up with a friend from Glasgow, who is also a cardiologist, and working in the Washington area for a 'bite to eat'.

Gerry in Washington

Wednesday 25 July 2007
83
Gerry manages an early morning run around Washington.
 
After a round of meetings during the day and a visit to the British Embassy, Gerry takes an evening flight from Washington as he heads back to Portugal.
 
Thursday 26 July 2007
84
Gerry spends most of the day travelling and gets back to Praia da Luz late afternoon.
 
Friday 27 July 2007
85
Gerry spends most of the day dealing with e-mails and making calls planning future events.
 
Saturday 28 July 2007
86
Kate and Gerry take the twins down to the beach early morning, on a blisteringly hot day.
 
Sunday 29 July 2007
87
Kate and Gerry drop Trisha and Sandy off at the airport for an emotional farewell. They have given the McCanns support throughout their time in Praia da Luz.
 
Monday 30 July 2007
88
Kate and Gerry have 'a routine meeting' with Portugese police.
Tuesday 31 July 2007
89
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