The Narrative Provided to the Portuguese Police
Yes We Will...No We Won't
As we all know she wouldn't and didn't.
The Man Who Never Was
The words “seen so well and described so vividly” do not refer to Jane Tanner's description. Out of the 1153 words in the document supposedly covering an hour and a half “sequence of events”, over three hundred (25%) are spent describing the person whom Tanner claimed to have seen for approximately fifteen seconds or so at dusk . We’ll simply state as fact that Tanner's police description of what she saw here has been augmented collectively to fit the narrative of a child abductor: she did not describe all those features in a police statement.
And only when the identity of the person whom Tanner actually saw becomes known – as it will, one way or another – will we all find out how well he and the child ever matched the Nine’s comprehensive description.
All those details lovingly described, including that the child was looking "possibly drugged", all written down and sitting waiting patiently to be compared with the age, build, appearance and clothing of the man the Yard say she actually saw.
Ever wondered why he hasn't been identified yet? Ever wondered why he's being kept under wraps like a smallpox sample? He hasn't been identified because his appearance might prejudice, and more than prejudice, a trial, and we'll say no more about it. But whether a trial comes or not, he will be identified, and back-identified, by someone wanting the huge fee that a tabloid is likely to offer once Grange and any associated legal processes, are finished. That will be interesting, won't it?