The Courier-Mail

Gibson girl snubs cops in snapper attack row

- MARK MORRI

beautiful girl how much we love her,” Ms Morrissey wrote. “How proud we are of her. To envelope her in the love of our family. Our hearts are aching to be filled with the love that she gives us.”

Another family member, Craig Morrissey, said the family was touched by a candleligh­t vigil organised by locals. “It means a lot to Jayde’s father and all our family to see the outpouring of support from all the community,” he wrote.

Hundreds of Gatton locals attended Peace Lutheran Church last night for the vigil.

Friends, school mates and parents lit candles, prayed and spoke of their heartbreak for Jayde’s family.

Sharon Kleidon was the first of many to speak and brought many of those in attendance to tears.

“As a parent and a mother we need to put ourselves in the shoes of Jayde’s parents,” she said. “I“I just keep asking God to please, please se let there be somee kind of miracle and pray that she comes home.” ROSALIND Ross, the girlfriend of Mel Gibson and a key witness in the attack by the Hollywood star on press photograph­er Kristi Miller, has refused a request to be interviewe­d by NSW police.

The embattled actor’s legal team has also hired a former NSW assistant police commission­er to liaise between him and police.

Detectives approached both Ms Ross (pictured) and Gibson on Tuesday to make formal statements over an incident in which Gibson pushed and screamed abuse at Ms Miller while the couple were outside a Sydney cinema. Ms Ross declined to make a statement while Gibson has yet to respond to police.

John Laycock, a former head of the NSW Homicide Squad and an assistant commission­er, is also making representa­tions to NSW police on behalf of Gibson’s legal team. Mr Laycock would not comment.

While Gibson has so far refused to co-operate, a new witness has contacted police via CrimeStopp­ers and was due to be interviewe­d last night.

Police are investigat­ing a complaint made by Ms Miller that Gibson shoved her and verbally abused her while she photograph­ed him outside Paddington’s Palace Verona cinema about 6pm on Sunday.

Gibson’s representa­tives denied he touched Ms Miller, claiming that she lied in her statements to police. Ms Miller, 39, said she spoke out because Gibson’s behaviour was unacceptab­le. Police are examining CCTV footage.

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MYSTERY: (Clockwise from far left) last night’s vigil in Gatton; the man, 18, believed to be the last person to see Jayde Kendall; Jayde; and the red car they were in.
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