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Digital copy of Witness 22's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police in the presence of B Carter. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 22's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 19 January 2015 [C/D/AW1/B3/3/WS000374].
February 18th 2010 - February 18th 2010
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Gives details about her childhood and experiences in care at Haut de la Garenne for a period of 4 to 5 years from 1976/77 when she was aged 11. Recollections of running away from Haut de la Garenne on multiple occasions, describing being upset and confused by being sent to the home following family upheaval. Includes recollections of children in residence at the time, including two girls with whom she shared a bedroom and was good friends. Describes witnessing neglect and emotional and physical abuse by Morag [Kidd]. Descriptions of emotional abuse, neglect and bullying by Tony [Jordan], mentioning the punishment block. Recollections of standing up for a friend being abused and being punished as a consequence. Recalls discussing, in French, an incident whereby Witness 185 was abused with a woman in the laundry, noting the woman's reaction. Recalls a male resident telling her that he had been abused by Tony. States that verbal, physical and emotional abuse was commonplace at Haut de la Garenne. Includes information about experiences since leaving care, which include not visiting, or having had communication with anyone from, Jersey for over 20 years. Mentions having been convicted of criminal offences. States to have seen coverage of Haut de la Garenne on the news.
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