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Digital copy of a Report submitted by [Detective Constable] Brian Carter regarding historic abuse by Thomas Hamon at St John Ambulance. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 195's witness statements to the States of Jersey Police dated between 2003 and 2009, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/19.
July 20th 2005 - July 20th 2005
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Names Thomas Hamon as the suspect, referring to his year of birth in 1937 in Jersey, listing his occupation as retired. Refers to 13 victims in total, noting guidance from Crown Advocates Le Cocq and MaCrae [McCrae] to have charges brought in respect of eight of the victims. Includes details about Hamon, noting his employment at Haut de la Garenne and position as Superintendent of St John Ambulance Brigade uring which time the majority of the offences occurred. Notes Hamon having a previous conviction in 1988 for indecent assault on a juvenile member of St John Ambulance, receiving one year probation. Report identifies how Hamon groomed his victims and sexually abused 13 teenage male victims between 1965 and 1988, including one resident at Haut de la Garenne and  members of St John Ambulance. Gives details of sexual abuse at the St John [Ambulance] Headquarters, Midvale Road and in Hamon's car. Notes how investigation was instigated on 21 July 2004 following a complaint of historic indecent assault made against Hamon by Witness 195 between 1966 and 1968 when Witness 195 was at Haut de la Garenne aged between 12 and 14. Details of Hamon's employment at Haut de la Garenne from 25 April 1966 and as a full time Ambulance Driver by the States of Jersey Ambulance Service from 1963. Details of Hamon's involvement with the St John Ambulance brigade as a cadet, Divisional Officer at the La Moye Cadet Division and Divisional Superintendent of the St Helier Cadets. Notes how disclosure by Witness 195 revealed prosecution of Hamon in 1988 for indecent assault of a minor. Also refers to outstanding allegation of historic indecent assault by another member of St John Ambulance for which Hamon was interviewed by Detective Constable 11 Louis Beghin in 2001. Gives details of other victims of Hamon coming forward in 2004, referring to advice provided by Victim Support and Detective Constable 145 [Brian] Carter and witness statements and statements of complaint given in relation to Hamon. Describes arrest of cautioning of Hamon by Detective Constable Carter in the presence of Detective Constbale 167 Robert Parker and Detective Constable 633 Catherine Fiona Davison on five counts of historic indecent assaults with children at Hamon's home address at 2 Florence House, Clos du Paradis on 4 February 2005. Gives details of detention of Hamon authorised by Custody Sergeant 106 Colin Belsey and first interview conducted by Detective Constables Carter and Parker in the presence of Advocate Christopher Schofield. Notes Hamon's release from Police Custody pending further enquiries Gives details of commencement of subsequent Police enquiries on 10 February 2005 involving the establishment of a line of enquiry, obtaining of attendance records from St John Ambulance, St Helier Division, preparation of a pro-forma. Describes emergence of further allegations of sexual abuse by Hamon from a number of individuals over the course of 2005 in the form of victim statements and witness statements. Details of second arrest of Hamon on 14 July 2005 by Detective Constable Carter on suspicion of 13 separate counts of historic indecent with children between 1968 and 1988. Describes second interview of Hamon conducted by Detective Constables Carter and Parker in the presence of Advocate Gollop and Hamon's release from Police Custody. Gives details of victims' complaints of sexual abuse by Hamon at the St John Ambulance Headquarters, in Hamon's vehicle, in the Island of Jersey, at Haut de la Garenne and at Hamon's father's address. Includes details of complaint made by Witness 195 between 26 April 1966 and 21 April 1968 at Haut de la Garenne. Also includes details of complaints against Hamon not subject of a charge. Refers to impact of abuse by Hamon's on his victims in their later lives. Finishes with conclusion of report, commenting on Hamon's modus operandi and Hamon's tendency to identify and target vulnerable individuals. Notes Hamon's use of his right to remain silent during the two interviews conducted with him. Gives details of a statement of complaint by one individual, noting focus on sexual abuse suffered at the hands of Tony Watton. Mentions impact of Watton's suicide before trial on the individual in respect of support required should he decide to give evidence against Hamon. Also refers to possibility of further victims coming forward once the eqnuiry reaches the public domain, particularly from former residents of Haut de la Garenne based on abuse suffered by Witness 195. Comments on percentage of individuals listed in attendance records supplied by St John Ambulance who were victims of Hamon. Finishes with suggestion that Hamon should be charged with appropriate offences in respect of each ocmplainant as opposed to particular individuals.
Beghin, Louis, Detective Constable
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