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Digital copy of Witness 172's Application Form and Supporting Documentation to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme supplied by Lacey Advocates. [Some details redacted].
November 28th 2018 - April 19th 2012
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1. Application Form to the Historic Abuse Redress Scheme. Includes personal details about Witness 172, including year and place of birth. Names Alan Collins of Pannone LLP as his solicitor and legal representative. Provides details of care, mentioning residence at Haut de la Garenne from 1962 to 1964 and relevant family background and other children in care, referring to his Children's Services file. Refers to physical and sexual abuse as detailed in a statement [to the States of Jersey Police] dated 28 November 2008, naming Mr [George] Mallinson, Mr [Colin] Tilbrook, Wilfred Krichefski and an unknown male as perpetrators of the abuse, and also naming Mallinson as a witness to abuse. Describes making complaints of abuse to Dr [J P] Fogarty and Dr Wishart. Refers to a newspaper report that Witness 172 read after making his statement to the Police that reported that Krichefski had been investigated by the Police in the 1960s. Details previous civil proceedings, mentioning a Letter of Claim sent to Mourant Ozannes [see Document 3]. Declaration of truthfulness signed by Witness 172 in the presence of A Collins, on 19 April 2012. Supporting Documentation to the Application Form: 2. Authority for access to Medical Practitioner Records signed by Witness 172 on 19 April 2012. 3. Letter of Claim dated 3 August 2009 signed on behalf of Mark Temple, Partner, Ozannes to Advocate B Lacey, Mourant du Feu and Jeune. Relates to instruction made by Verisona, solicitors and advocates acting for Witness 172, to claim compensation from the States of Jersey in respect of physical, sexual and emotional abuse that Witness 172 suffered whilst in its care at Haut de la Garenne between 1962 and 1965. Sets out statutory provisions of the States of Jersey in respect of a child in its care, mentioning child protection, corporal punishment and standards of care. Includes a sequences of events, including the dates of Witness 172's admissions to Haut de la Garenne in 1962 and 1964/1965. Includes an overview of the duty of care owed by the States of Jersey to Witness 172 whilst he was in its care, including vicarious duties such as the duty of care owed by social workers and members of staff employed by the States of Jersey at Haut de la Garenne. Includes complaints of abuse, detailing physical, sexual and emotional abuse Witness 172 suffered whilst in residence at Haut de la Garenne at the behest of [George] Mallinson, giving details of sexual abuse by [Wilfred] Krichefski and an unknown male referred to by Witness 172 as the Posh Bastard. Gives details of physical abuse by Colin Tilbrook, mentioning caning as punishment. Sets out the grounds on which the States of Jersey was at breach of its duty of care and/or negligent, mentioning employment of Mallinson and Tilbrook. Sets out Witness 172's claim for damages for personal injury loss as a result of the negligence and/or breach of duty of the States of Jersey. Also requests disclosure of all records relating to Witness 172 and all records relating to Haut de la Garenne. 4. Witness 172's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 28 November 2008 providing an account of his experiences during his time in care at Haut de la Garenne. Signature witnessed by Detective Constable Kim Newth. Background and Home Life Gives details of background and early years at home. Born in Jersey in 1950, providing details about his mother's side and father's side of his family. Recalls having a happy family life up until being sent to Haut de la Garenne aged 12. Institutions Includes references to his time at Haut de la Garenne, St James' [School] and St Helier Boys' [School]. Recalls being sent to Haut de la Garenne aged 12 solely on the decision of the Constable of St Helier, Mr [D W] Ryan for truanting from school. Describes being bored at school as reason for traunting, mentioning attendance at St James' [School], Dautree [D'Hautrée] School / St Helier Boys' [School] and a school he attending based upon his academic ability, describing socio-economic difference amongst students. Recalls attending a parish hall enquiry because of his traunting and consequently being taken to Haut de la Garenne from the Town Hall by an Honorary Officer or a Police Officer, commenting on power of the Constable. Recalls Mr [George] Mallinson as the first person he saw at Haut de la Garenne, describing how he explained the rules at Haut de la Garenne. Describes being at Haut de la Garenne for a year. Gives details of a brief second period at Haut de la Garenne for a couple of weeks whilst Witness 172 was on remand at a prison in 1964 aged 14 pending transfer to an approved school. Recalls running away from Haut de la Garenne and requesting to go back to the prison due to his bad memories of Haut de la Garenne. Recollections of Haut de la Garenne, mentioning organisational structure by age including juniors, intermediate and seniors, of which Witness 172 was in the latter group. Includes recollections of other children in residence during his time at Haut de la Garenne, including a boy whose brother committed suicide after Witness 172 had left Haut de la Garenne, children who would go over to the United Kingdom for short periods and children with whom he shared a dormitory. Includes recollections of staff at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning a married couple in charge, Mallinson and [Colin] Tilbrook. Includes a description of Tilbrook's physical appearance and personality, providing examples of his approach to childcare. Also includes recollections of younger staff members, including married couples and single staff members. Recalls having no contact with any members of staff after leaving Haut de la Garenne, other than seeing a male staff member whilst Witness 172 was in a special unit [in the United Kingdom]. Gives details of daily routine at Haut de la Garenne, including bathing, school, and leisure time of evenings and weekends, mentioning sitting rooms, surrounding grounds, courtyard, games and outside organisations such as Gorey Youth Club and [Jersey] Sea Cadets. Recalls children going on holidays to France and Spain and an exchange trip with Rutland. Describes being allowed to visit his family at weekends but sometimes his visits out being cancelled or stopped without explanation, mentioning Tilbrook and Mallinson. Recollections of the layout of the property at Haut de la Garenne, mentioning Tilbrook's office, kitchen area, boardroom, girls' showers and bathroom, Tilbrook's flat, sewing room, inner courtyard, junior and intermediate dormitory, boot room, dining room, courtyard, senior girls' bathrooms, senior dormitory, staff washroom, younger staff quarters, senior sitting room, games room and barn. Comments on knowledge of cellars at Haut de la Garenne, recalling to have not seen any but remembers other children talking of them. Children's Services Abuse and Consequences Gives details of physical and emotional abuse and neglect by Tilbrook, recalling being given unwanted food repeatedly until it was eaten and caning by Tilbrook. Also comments on inappropriate nature of Tilbrook supervising female residents at shower times. Includes description of suffering and witnessing physical abuse by Mallinson, recalling incident whereby he witnessed Mallinson knock a male resident down the stairs. Describes being sexually abused by a man he later identifies as Wilfred Krichefski at the behest of Mallinson. Recalls being taken by Mallinson in the middle of the night to see Kricheski in a room at Haut de la Garenne, two or three weeks into his residence at the home. Includes descriptions of the room and physical appearance and clothing of Krichefski. Recalls that the man told him to not say anything to anyone about the abuse. Gives details of physical symptoms of abuse. Recalls being abused by Krichefski and another unknown man 5 or 6 times each over a 6 month period, noting how he refers to Krichefski as the Fat Bastard and the other man as the Posh Bastard. Describes recognising Krichefski as a local shopkeeper who owned a gentlemen's outfitters in French Lane. Recalls Krichefski being introduced to him as the owner of the shop and a States politician by his mother, referring to Krichefski as having overall responsibility for the Police in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Also includes a description of the other man, including physical appearance and clothing. Describes researching historic copies of the Jersey Evening Post to ascertain the identity of the man, but to no avail. Recalls Krichefski or the other man inciting Witness 172 and another male resident at Haut de la Garenne to engage in sexual activity with each other. Describes attempting to talk to the boy about the abuse they had suffered. Describes being in his thirties when he heard that the boy had committed suicide by hanging when in his late teens. Also includes descriptions of sexual abuse between other male residents at Haut de la Garenne. Recollections of having sexual relationships with numerous female residents at Haut de la Garenne after abuse stopped. Includes recollections of being caned by Tilbrook after he found out about his contact with one of the girls. Recalls reporting the abuse suffered to Dr Fogarty at the General Hospital when he was aged 18, noting how Dr Fogarty was the first person he had told about the abuse. Describes how he was visited by Dr Evans shortly after reporting abuse to Dr Fogarty and was consequently sectioned at St Saviour's Hospital. Recalls speaking to Dr Wishart whilst at St Saviour's Hospital and being told that he had been admitted for telling fabricated stories about Krichesfki and the other man. Asserts belief that his sectioning and admission to St Saviour's Hospital was a cover up. Also describes witnessing younger patients being sexually abused by a man at St Saviour's Hospital. Events since leaving Care Refers to his distrust of the States of Jersey and by extension the States of Jersey Police. Describes having only spoken to his psychiatrist Dr Wishert [Wishart] and the national press about his experiences at Haut de la Garenne, explaining his decision to speak to the press noting his inability to speak to the States of Jersey Police. Describes attempts to suppress memories of experiences of abuse by using alcohol and drugs and becoming highly sexually active after leaving Haut de la Garenne. Describes suffering from depression, suicide attempts, intentional and unintentional overdoses, self-harm and mental scarring. Asserts to have never told parents about abuse, referring to contemporary attitudes to discussing sex in the 1960s. Descibes impact of experiences on employment and ability to maintain relationships. Describes discussing his experiences with a newspaper noting that he informed them of abuse by Krichefski. Notes that he received money from the newspaper his story and describes decision to remain anonymous. Comments on being asked by a reporter if he knew a former resident of Haut de la Garenne, noting that he knew him instead from his time in prison. Asserts knowledge of Krichesfki's death, noting willingness to make a formal complaint in relation to abuse by the other unidentified man should he be identified.
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