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Digital copy of Witness 124's Application Form and Supporting Documentation to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme as supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 124's statements to States of Jersey Police dated 27 May 2008 and 9 November 2005 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/6/WS000130 and C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/6/WS000131 respectively.
April 17th 2012 - April 17th 2012
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Application Form Provides personal details of Witness 124 and his representative, Alan Collins of Pannone Solicitors. Details of care: Mentions placements at Haut de la Garenne. Abuse alleged to have taken place: Refers to sexual abuse by Thomas Hamon between 1961 and 1967, and letter dated 9 March 2011. Complaints of abuse: describes, as a child, feeling as though he would not be believed so did not make a complaint regarding the assault. Criminal proceedings: Refers to statement provided to the Police in March 2015, and guilty plea of Thomas Hamon in Court. Criminal Injuries Compensation Board application/award: refers to previous claim submitted for compensation, and belief of disqualification owing to abuse occurring pre-scheme. Previous civil proceedings: refers to letter of claim dated 9 March 2011. Declaration of truthfulness: Signed 17 April . Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records signed by Witness 124 on 17 April 2012, listing Dr Young of 41, David Place, St Helier. Contains letter from Verisona Law to Advocate B Lacey of Mourant Ozannes relating to their instruction by Witness 124 to claim compensation from the States of Jersey in respect of the physical, emotional and sexual abuse that he suffered whilst in its care between circa 1961 and 1967. Contains copy of Witness 124’s statement to Detective Constable [Brian] Carter of States of Jersey Police providing an account of his experiences under the care of the States of Jersey, primarily with respect to his time at Haut de la Garenne. 9 November 2005. Background and Home Life Refers to contact with States of Jersey Police following Jersey Evening Post article dated 3 November 2005 relating to [former Haut de la Garenne member of staff] Thomas Hamon’s appearance before the Magistrates Court on charges relating to indecency towards children. Recalls speaking with Detective Constable Parker of the Child Protection Team regarding Thomas Hamon’s employment at Haut de la Garenne and his wife. Details referral to Detective Constable Brian Carter. Details residency at Haut de la Garenne during the early 1960s, when he was between the ages of eight and eleven. Recalls second period of residency at Haut de la Garenne at age of thirteen. Describes layout of Haut de la Garenne, mentioning the junior dormitory, stairs, dining hall, and room of a female member of staff. Lists other children sharing his dormitory, mentioning suicide of one. Details sexual abuse [by Thomas Hamon] and a female member of staff. Details difficulties in relationships following abuse, and reluctance to confide in other residents whilst at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls confiding in Doctor Ellis of 51 David Place about the abuse [as an adult]. Believes Thomas Hamon to be the perpetrator of the sexual abuse, but requests sight of photograph of Thomas Hamon in order to be sure. Contains particulars of convictions recorded against Thomas Charles Hamon in the Royal Court of Jersey dated 20 January 2006. Extract details statement of offences, particulars of offences, Thomas Charles Hamon's guilty plea, and Thomas Charles Hamon's death at [Jersey] General Hospital due to a pulmonary embolism. Extract signed by Deputy Judicial Greffier on 29 October 2010.
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