Digital copy of an Officer's Report by DC [Detective Constable] 1282 Mark Newman to the Senior Investigating Officer of Operation Rectangle. [Some details redacted].

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July 16th 2008 - July 16th 2008

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Details conversation with a woman born in 1929. Refers to the woman's employment at La Préférence [Children's Home] between 1956 and 1964, whilst the Children's Home was operated as a vegetarian children's home. States that many of the children resident at La Préférence during that time were fathered by German soldiers during the German Occupation. Does not recall witnessing abuse or cruelty at La Préférence, and recalls some children being taken out at weekends by friends and relatives. Refers to the member of staff passing her driving test and driving a newly purchased minibus to take the children on trips and picnics. States that the member of staff drove the minibus for La Préférence, and not Haut de la Garenne. Refers to [Edward] Paisnel's appearance as Father Christmas for children at La Préférence. Refers to [Edward] Paisnel's parents living in Grouville. Provides details of two former La Préférence residents, also mentioning Haut de la Garenne.


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
La Préférence Children's Home
La Préférence Vegetarian Children's Home
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
Paisnel, Edward


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