Digital copy of Exhibit 8: Witness Statement of a former resident of Haut de la Garenne to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of her experiences in care. Signature witnessed by Detective Constable 635 Alex Le Chevalier. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Witness 570's Second Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 18 November 2015 [C/D/AW2/B1/15/WS000667].

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January 31st 2009 - January 31st 2009

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Gives details of an interview conducted by Detective Constable Alex Le Chevalier and Raymond Alexander at the individual's home address on 31 January 2009. Refers to discussion about incidents spoken about by other individuals, including her mother. Includes recollections of witnessing an incident whereby a girl was physically abused with a hairbrush by a female member in staff at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls incident occurring when the the girl was aged 8 and she was aged 11. Places incident as having happened in Aviemore and includes a description of the layout of the property. Includes description of the hairbrush involved, noting how the brush snapped on impact with the girl. Recalls her reaction to the incident, noting physical retaliation against the member of staff. Comments on incident involving an individual being thrown into a cesspit on a camping trip, stating to have no recollection of camping trips. Gives details of an incident whereby an individual inserted a tampon into her when she started her period aged 9, commenting on physical consequences of this.


Alexander, Raymond
Le Chevalier, Alexandra, Detective Constable
Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police


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