Digital copy of a witness statement [from a former resident of Les Chênes Residential School] to States of Jersey Police as part of Operation Rectangle. Provided in the presence of D C [Detective Constable] O'Grady. Undated, c. 2008. [Some details redacted]. For Witness 13's statements to States of Jersey Police dated 29 February 2008, 2 May 2008, 30 March 2009, and 1 December 2009 see C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/2/WS000354, C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/2/WS000355, C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/2/WS000356, and C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/2/WS000357 respectively.

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Details recollections of Les Chênes Residential School. Describes frequent physical abuse, and corporal punishment by caning. Describes the tendency of one [member of staff] to drink alcohol whilst supervising [residents], mentioning instances whilst gardening allotments at St Ouans Manor [St Ouen's Manor] and St Mary. Recalls one member of staff forcing a resident who was allergic to tomatoes to eat tomotaoes. Recalls Witness 13 cutting his hand in one of the greenhouses. Names Matron, and describes her attitude to Witness 13's injury.


Les Chênes Residential School
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
St Ouen's Manor
O'Grady, Dave, Detective Constable


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