Digital copy of the transcript of a tape recorded interview with Witness 81 in the interview room at Rouge Bouillon Police Station in the presence of Woman Detective Constable Rani Vivian and the officer in charge at La Préférence Children's Home. [Some details redacted].

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June 9th 1997 - June 9th 1997

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Starts with an overview of Witness 81's background. Gives details such as age, residence at La Préférence, attendance at Beaulieu, GCSE qualifications, and part-time employment and apprenticeship since leaving school. Describes mistreatment by Jane and Alan Maguire whilst in residence at Le Squez [Blanche Pierre] Family Group Home between the ages of [2] and 12. Recollections of other children in residence at the time, including one boy who left for Heathfield. Descriptions of physical abuse and neglect by members of staff at Blanche Pierre, primarily by Alan Maguire, starting when Witness 81 was aged 9 or 10. Mentions force feeding, use of soap in punishment and corporal punishment administered with wooden spoons and slippers. Describes physical symptoms of abuse including bruising. Also includes recollections of emotional abuse by Jane Maguire. Refers to incident whereby Witness 81 assaulted a female, and response of [Senior Child Care Officer] Brenda [Chappell] of the Education [Committee Children's Section]. Describes leaving Blanche Pierre and moving to La Préférence. Recollections of interactions with Alan and Jane Maguire since leaving their care, mentioning Alan's cancer diagnosis and Jane shunning Witness 81. States Jane Maguire made deliebrate attempts to have Witness 81 removed from school. Includes a conversation between Witness 81 and the officer in charge at La Préférence whilst Rani Vivian has left the interview room. Mentions Witness 81 being given £20 by the officer in charge to purchase a walkman. Discusses incident whereby Witness 81 threatened Jane Maguire with a knife, and assaulted an individual. Also includes recollections of positive experiences whilst in residence at Blanche Pierre, mentioning tobogganing at the sand dunes [Les Blanches Banques] and camping trips to Beaumont or Rozel. Refers to close friendship with another girl in residence, mentioning an incident of possible sexual abuse towards the girl by Alan Maguire on a camping trip. Informed of incident recently after girl's admission to [St Saviour's] Hospital.


Chappell, Brenda
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
Beaulieu Convent School
Beaulieu Convent School
Blanche Pierre Family Group Home
Children's Services
Education Committee
Education Committee (Children's Section)
Funland Limited
Heathfield Children's Centre
La Préférence Children's Home
St Saviour's Hospital
States of Jersey Police


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