The McCanns' alibi for the night Madeleine disappeared hangs
on the accounts of seven friends with whom they dined at the
tapas bar 40 yards from their apartment.
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All have been questioned at length, all have protested the
McCanns' innocence, and one believes she saw the real
kidnapper leaving the apartment with a child wrapped in a
Jane Tanner, 36:
The mother-of-two believes she saw Madeleine's kidnapper
carrying her away from the apartment wrapped in a blanket at
9.15pm. She thought nothing of it until the alarm was raised
an hour later.
She said the man was 5ft 10in tall and aged about 35. Her
description of the child's clothing matched Madeleine's
pyjamas. Miss Tanner has never publicly discussed what she
Dr Russell O'Brien, 36:
Last month Dr O'Brien was to defend himself against
"completely untrue and extremely hurtful" reports in
Portuguese newspapers that he was to be named as a suspect.
He left the dining table for 25 minutes to look after his
young daughter, who was ill.
Dr O'Brien, who works in the
School at the
campus, lived near the McCanns in Leicester before moving to
with Miss Tanner.
Rachael Oldfield, 36:
Recruitment consultant and mother of a 22-month-old
daughter. She spoke for the first time last month to dismiss
"hurtful and ludicrous" reports in the Portuguese press
which suggested police had intercepted phone calls and
emails between the McCanns and their friends which
contradicted earlier statements they had given.
She said: "They are throwing mud at us and we are not able
to defend ourselves."
Dr Matthew Oldfield, 37:
Worked with Gerry McCann at a Leicester hospital before
moving to London
with his wife Rachael. He works in the endocrinology
department of Kingston Hospital,
Together with his wife and Dr O'Brien, he was one of three
witnesses brought by Portuguese police to a meeting in July
with Robert Murat, then the only named suspect, to discuss
discrepancies over their accounts of what happened that
night. They had said they saw Murat near the apartment but
he insisted he was at home all evening.
Dr Fiona Payne, 34:
She and husband David stayed in the
to support the McCanns after Madeleine's disappearance.
With two children of their own, they are reported to have
been the only couple in the group to have used a baby
monitor that night. Issued a statement last week protesting
the McCanns' innocence.
David Payne, 41:
Senior research fellow in cardiovascular sciences at
University. Helped run the
Find Madeleine campaign after May 3.
Like his wife, he has never given an interview but broke his
silence last week to say: "We know they didn't do it. One of
our party saw Madeleine being abducted. We were waiting for
something to happen but didn't in our worst nightmare think
it would be this."
Fiona Payne's mother. She told police that on the night each
couple was responsible for looking after their own children.
Has given no interviews.