On Sunday 29th April 2007, the first activation of Kate Mc Cann’s mobile was at 9.23, but again there are no Vodafone logs or time bars to provide further detail.
Why would she selectively delete everything up to Thursday 3rd May 2007 with the exception of one wrong number and what was her reason for deleting three of the four calls, between 23.14 and 23.17, from her husband on that critical night? A possible answer is that she wished to avoid alerting the PJ to evidence that details of around 40 calls had been erased and she felt happier leaving something uncontroversial (or misleading) in memory for them to find.
Another answer is that, unsurprisingly, she was under the most extreme stress imaginable following the disappearance of her daughter: but why, in that case, give priority to deleting anything.
It is the last thing most parents would think about in the circumstances.
The first call found in Gerald’s mobile memory was timed at 00.30 on Friday 4th May 2007.
Again matching antenna records to memory suggests that by the time he gave the handset to the PJ the records of 24 calls or SMSs had been erased, including the one from him found on his wife’s handset and timed at 23.17 on Thursday 3rd May 2007.