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Digital copy of Exhibit 1: [Witness 76]'s statements to States of Jersey Police [two presumed to be as part of Operation Rectangle] providing an account of her experiences during the time that she was under the care of Children’s Services, primarily at the Blanche Pierre Family Group Home. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 76's witness statement to the Inquiry dated 12 August 2014 [C/D/AW1/B3/14/WS000166].
July 30th 1997 - June 6th 2012
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Refers to [Witness 76] and her brothers’ placement at Blanche Pierre Family Group Home, run by Jane and Alan Maguire, due to mother’s hospitalisation. Lists other residents of Blanche Pierre, as well as staff who witnessed instances of abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire. Refers to [older] sister’s attempts to report neglect and physical and emotional abuse to [Child Care Officer] Richard Davenport. Refers to ill treatment by Jane and Alan Maguire following mother’s death, referencing emotional abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire, and physical and sexual abuse by Alan Maguire. Witnessed by [Child Care Officer] [Linda] MacLennan. Refers to [Witness 76]'s previous statement to States of Jersey Police in the presence of PC Nicholson dated 29 May 1997. Describes emotional abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire. Details physical abuse by Alan Maguire as a form of punishment. Describes sexual abuse by Alan Maguire. Refers to Jane and Alan Maguire’s removal from Blanche Pierre, and meeting Jane Maguire at Children’s Services. Refers to indecision over whether to give evidence in Court, and positive experiences at Blanche Pierre under the new house parent. Provided in the presence of [Child Care Officer] [Linda] MacLennan. Describes neglectful and emotionally abusive reaction of Jane and Alan Maguire to Witness 76's bedwetting, and recalls regular abuse. Lists several other residents of Blanche Pierre from around the same time. Refers to [Witness 76]'s previous statements to States of Jersey Police dated 1997 regarding abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire at Blanche Pierre Family Group Home. Clarifies sleeping arrangements at Blanche Pierre, mentioning Jane and Alan Maguire's bedroom, Witness 76’s bedroom, boys' bedrooms, and bathrooms. Refers to emotional and physical abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire, and sexual abuse by Alan Maguire. Comments on differences in Jane and Alan Maguire’s attitude towards the residents of Blanche Pierre when in public and when in private, mentioning an incident at St Patrick’s Church. Refers to difficulties in trusting others due to abuse at Blanche Pierre. Recalls dropping of 1997 Court case against Jane and Alan Maguire, and Witness 76's subsequent involvement with drink and drugs. Recounts being informed that Alan Maguire was still alive by Senator Stuart Syvret, and introduction to the British Broadcasting Corporation by Senator Syvret, leading to her appearance in a BBC documentary concerning abuse by Jane and Alan Maguire. Statement provided in the presence of DC P Holmes and DC [Kim] Newth. Confirms handing of two files of documents to Detective Constable 635 Alexandra Le Chevalier at Rouge Bouillon Police States. For copies of statements to States of Jersey Police concerning abuse by Alan and Jane Maguire, see C/D/AW1/B3/14/WS000160 and C/D/AW1/A1/11/WD000659 [30 May 1997], C/D/AW1/B3/14/WS000164 and C/D/AW1/A1/11/WD000659 [dated 30 July 1997], C/D/AW1/B3/14/WS000165 and C/D/AW1/A1/11/WD000659 [4 August 1997], C/D/AW1/B3/14/WS000161 and C/D/AW1/A1/11/WD000659 [21 April 2008], and C/D/AW1/A1/11/WD000659 [6 June 2008].
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