As Mr Smith made plain, his children Aofe and Peter were both very clear that neither considered the man the family saw was Gerry.Where's the mention of the top, I've seen this in that article which ties in with MS statement in the files.
They decided to inform investigating police, and at the end of May 2007, Martin, Aoife and Peter flew back out to Portugal to make statements. They gave similar accounts of the man they had witnessed: average build, short brown hair, beige trousers; and the child: blonde, around four, and wearing pyjamas.
He was wearing cream or beige-coloured cloth trousers in a classic cut. He did not see his shoes. He did not notice the body clothing and cannot describe the colour or fashion of the same.
Aofe, in particular, was a very observant witness.
Mr Smith proved, by changing his mind, after initially refusing, and agreeing to produce an efit, that he had also changed his mind about the identity of the man he and his family saw.
As Mel, at StoptheMyths, once, memorably put it, while our dear late Queen was still alive, you would no more produce an efit of someone you thought was Gerry than you would, someone you thought was the Queen. Update the analogy to King Charles. The principle is exactly the same.
King Charles, not nearly as well known as Gerry, obviously.
But apart from that, I thought it was an excellent analogy.
ETA: There is the further point that those who insist PJ Inspector Carlos was wrong to place Gerry at the Tapas Restaurant at the moment of Kate's alert must point to commentary in the files on efforts to find Gerry following Kate's alert, including where he was when found and who found him.
Then again, they shouldn't bother trying.
No such commentary exists.
That is because Joao Carlos was, and is, right.