Robert Murat is taking legal action against
four of the McCanns' friends
BRITON Robert Murat, wrongly labelled a suspect in the Madeleine
investigation, is taking legal action against four of the McCanns’
friends, it was revealed yesterday.
The estate agent has lodged a “criminal complaint” against Jane
Tanner, 39, who claimed she saw a man carrying a child near the McCanns’
holiday apartment on the night Madeleine vanished.
A second complaint has been made against Ms Tanner’s partner, Dr
Russell O’Brien, and Fiona Payne and Rachael Oldfield, also members of
the so-called Tapas Seven.
It is understood that the complaints centre on allegations that
the four gave evidence to Portuguese police which led to them making Mr
Murat, 35, a suspect in the investigation.
The expat, who lived in Praia da Luz at the time, was found to
have no involvement in Madeleine’s disappearance.
Details of the allegations, lodged at a court in Lagos in the
Algarve, are unclear because under Portuguese law the parties involved
cannot discuss them.