Digital copy of a Confidential Note from the Children's Officer Patricia Thornton regarding Witness 346. [Some details redacted]. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 346. For Witness 346's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 2008, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/1/30/WS000152.

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September 19th 1968 - October 1st 1968

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19 September 1968: Refers to Witness 346 spending a night in the Detention Room [at Haut de la Garenne] and a conversation between Thornton, Mr [Colin] Tilbrook [Superintendent, Haut de la Garenne] and Witness 346 regarding her behaviour, citing her being fed up at work. Refers to Witness 346 meeting a man at a bus stop who found her lodgings, noting realisation that she would have to be seen by a doctor and the police followign a conversation with her about her relationship with the man. 30 September 1968: Gives details of a conversation with Tilbrook about Witness 346, noting that police reports had been given to the Attorney General. Notes that [Ray] Williams had met the man on two occasions. Comments that Witness 346 had been co-operative, was going to work regularly, was spending her free time at Haut de la Garenne and was not pregnant. Records Tilbrook's opinion that it would not be in Witness 346's best interests for the man to be prosecuted. 1 October 1968: Gives details of a discussion between Thornton, the Attorney General and the Solicitor General, mentioning police reports and statements from Witness 346 and the man. Includes comment from the Attorney General regarding difficulty proving the case. Includes Thornton's recommendation that the man not be prosecuted and confirmation from the Attorney General that he would close the case, report the matter to the police and inform the man.


Thornton, Patricia
Tilbrook, Colin
Williams, Ray
Children's Office
Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne


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