Digital copy of a Note from Colin Tilbrook, Superintendent [Haut de la Garenne] to the Children's Office concerning two boys including Witness 170. [Some details redacted]. Taken from the Children's Services client file of Witness 170. For Witness 170's witness statement to the States of Jersey Police dated 3 April 2008, see C/D/AW1/B1/2/2/13/WS000293.

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January 30th 1972 - January 30th 1972

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Refers to Witness 170 and another boy absconding from Haut de la Garenne whilst in the senior children's sitting room under supervision, noting that the Police and Mr [Charles] Smith [Children's Officer] were immediately informed. Notes that the boys were involved in a serious car accident and were susbequently taken to Hospital, detailing the extent of Witness 170's injuries. Refers to Tilbrook signing a consent form so that Witness 170 could be operated on. Includes details of the car accident as provided by the Police and accounts of the other boys involved regarding how they obtained access to the car and reasons for absconding. Also includes comments about the pattern of behaviour of the boys involved in the period of time leading up to the incident, referring to Witness 170 having been severely reprimanded by Tilbrook.


Tilbrook, Colin
Children's Office
Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Jersey General Hospital
St Helier Boys' School


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