Digital copy of a letter about Witness 74 by A B Carter, Headmaster at St Mark's School. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 74. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 74's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 5 August 2014 [C/D/AW1/B3/13/WS000013].

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March 12th 1971 - March 12th 1971

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Gives details about Witness 74's admission to St Mark's School in September 1966. Refers to minor stealing offences occurring from late 1968 and gradually escalating in scale and frequency over time. Lists Miss Moore as Witness 74's teacher, including her comments on his behaviour. Descriptions of Witness 74's personality, relationship with other pupils and intelligence, including details of the results of two IQ tests. Refers to Witness 74 as having been interviewed by [Psychologist] Dr [J P] Hollywood. Links difficulties with respect to Witness 74's behaviour with the birth of his adoptive parents' biological child in 1964, mentioning possible favouritism of adoptive mother towards her biological child as having detrimental impact on Witness 74. Addresses general concerns regarding the care arrangment of Witness 74.


Carter, A B
Hollywood, J P
Moore, Miss
Children's Services
Education Committee
St Mark's School


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