Digital copy of Gordon Claude Wateridge v. Her Majesty's Attorney General in the Court of Appeal. Respondent's Contentions. Signed by Crown Advocate Stephen Baker. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 151's witness statement to States of Jersey Police dated 2 April 2009 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/11/WS000255.

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January 7th 2010 - January 7th 2010

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Refers to appeal against conviction. Refers to Abuse of Process, prejudicial pre-trial publicity, prejudice on account of delay, non-availability of Mr Harper's Day books, conclusions on abuse of process, application to discharge, response to application for leave to appeal against sentence. Mentions Commissioner [Sir Christopher Pitchers], Deputy Chief Officer [Leonard] Harper, [Haut de la Garenne Superintendent] Colin Tilbrook, Tony Watton, Brian Carter, Detective Constable Mayman, Detective Sergeant Bray, Detective Constable [Stephen] Monaghan, Civilian Investigator John Gorry, Detective Constable [Lynn] Lang, Detective Constable [Alexandra] Le Chevalier, Detective Sergeant Hill, Andre Baker, Deputy Chief Officer [David] Warcup, and Deputy Chief Officer Harper's former personal assistant Ms Ellis. Also refers to Facebook, Operation Rectangle, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and Haut de la Garenne. Refers to Witness 180's cross examination when first giving evidence, and the suggestion that Witness 180 may have been influenced by what she had read in the media. Comments on Witness 180's membership of a Facebook group for former Haut de la Garenne residents, and suggestions put to Witness 180 that, due to the media attention surrounding the investigation, she thought she might be able to claim compensation, and might be able to make money from writing a book. Refers to Witness 180's placement in solitary confinement, her possible collusion with another individual, inconsistencies in her evidence, her current address in the South of England, and her first contact with the NSPCC and Police regarding her experiences at Haut de la Garenne. Mentions Facebook messages between Witness 180 and another individual, complaint made on behalf of the Applicant regarding Witness 180's contact with an individual prior to contacting the NSPCC and the Police. Contains details of Witness 180's contact with another individual, and their allegations against Gordon Wateridge. Mentions Witness 180's consideration of the possibility of seeking compensation, and contact with individuals through Facebook, Skype and email following the adjourned 2009 trial. Refers to Witness 180's contact with another individual about Gordon Wateridge.


Haut de la Garenne
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
Watton, Tony
Hill, David, Detective Sergeant
Bray, Detective Sergeant
Baker, André
Carter, Brian
Ellis, Ms
Gorry, John
Harper, Leonard
Lang, Lynn, Detective Constable
Le Chevalier, Alexandra, Detective Constable
Mayman, Detective Constable
Monaghan, Stephen, Detective Constable
Pitchers, Sir Christopher
Tilbrook, Colin
Wateridge, Gordon Claude
Warcup, David


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