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Digital copy of an Officer's Report by DC [Detective Constable] Adrienne Claire Ruddlesden to the Senior Investigating Officer of Operation Rectangle. [Some details redacted].
July 12th 2008 - July 12th 2008
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Provides personal details of Witness 352. Refers to visit to Witness 352's home address, mentioning her marriage and children. Provides details of her mother and father, mentioning father's death. Refers to Witness 352's siblings. Provides recollections from Witness 352 regarding her childhood, mentioning parents fighting and her placement in a crèche at Haut de la Garenne [possibly Westaway Crèche] before returning to the care of her parents. Refers to later placement at Haut de la Garenne, prior to her parents' divorce when she was 11. Recalls being placed in foster care at the age of 13 or 14 and running away. Refers to two sexual relationships with older men. Recalls the involvement of Children's Services, resulting in Witness 352 being sent to Haut de la Garenne where she would be paid a wage. Recalls sleeping in a dormitory with female residents. Lists staff such as Morag [Jordan, née Kidd], [Superintendent] Mr [Jim] Thomson, [Superintendent] Mr [Colin] Tilbrook, and Mr [Gordon Wateridge]. Refers to positive memories of the majority of staff, but describes inappropriate behaviour by [Gordon] Wateridge towards female residents. Details punishments for poor behaviour, mentioning pocket money and trips. Refers to her pregnancy, and permission given from Haut de la Garenne via the Courts in order to allow Witness 352 to marry the father of her baby. Details attempt by Witness 352 to take her own life whilst at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to allegations made by Witness 352's sister concerning sexual abuse by Witness 352's father of Witness 352 and her sister. Recalls that a child may have fallen or been pushed from a window at Haut de la Garenne, resulting in an ambulance being called. States that Witness 352 does not wish to make a witness statement or attend court, and refused to give permission for the Police to view her medical records for her childhood. Contains update relating a document regarding Witness 352's sister, mentioning [Civilian Investigator] Brian Carter. Also refers to CI [Civilian Investigator] [Rita] Adams.
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