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Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Detective Constable 208 Nicholas O'Donnel Troy relating to the investigation into allegations of child abuse committed by Alan and Jane Maguire at Blanche Pierre Family Group Home. [Some details redacted].
May 6th 1998 - May 6th 1998
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Refers to position as a Detective Constable in the States of Jersey Police, noting current attachment to the Family Protection Team based at the Police Station. Refers to having served as a Police Officer for fifteen years. Notes receipt of documents from Children's Services on 25 November 1997, mentioning typewritten notes of an interview dated 27 April 1990 at Children's Services, a typewritten report relating to Le Squez Children's Home [Blanche Pierre Family Group Home] and Mr and Mrs [Alan and Jane] Maguire, and diaries relating to Blanche Pierre Group Children's Home [Blanche Pierre Family Group Home] between 1986 and 1990. Recalls attendance at the home address of Alan Maguire on 8 January 1998, accompanied by DC [Detective Constable] R [Ron] Melvin. Recalls explaining investigation of complaints of physical assaults and cruelty made by former residents of Blanche Pierre. Records Alan Maguire's response when cautioned. Refers to Alan Maguire's agreement to attend the Police Station with Jane Maguire, and recalls advising Alan Maguire to seek legal advice prior to his attendance. Refers to Alan Maguire's attendance at the Rouge Bouillon Police Station dated 10 January 1998 accompanied by Advocate Christopher Lakeman. Refers to interview of Alan Maguire by Detective Constable [Nicholas] Troy and Detective Constable R [Ron] Melvin, in the presence of Advocate Christopher Lakeman, during that afternoon. Recalls accompanying Detective Constable Melvin and WPC [Woman Police Officer] 841 Kim Lempriere to Alan Maguire's home address to examine photograph albums with his consent. States that nothing of evidential value was found or seized, and that all officers left the house before 6pm.
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