Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Leonard Harper, Deputy Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police, to the States of Jersey Police provided in relation to an investigation conducted by South Yorkshire Police into alleged misconduct by André Bonjour during investigations into allegations of historic child abuse. Recorded by Detective Chief Inspector Rhodes. [Some details redacted]. For André Bonjour's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 5 October 2015, see C/D/AW4/B2/1/WS000642.

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April 9th 2008 - April 9th 2008

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Provides details about his background, experience and overview of his employment with the States of Jersey Police since 2002, particularly in relation to his role as Deputy Chief Officer since 2003. Refers to concerns in 2006 about the number of persons in positions of responsibility for children who were being arrested and/or charged with offences relating child abuse and subsequent enquiries made with Detective Inspector Alison Fossey of the Public Protection Unit. Refers to a report by Detective Constable Brian Carter referring to lack of investigation into contact between John de la Haye and Paul Romeril and David Powell, the suspects at the focus of an investigation into serious sexual offences against a young boy. Sets out details of email correspondence with colleagues including Detective Inspector Fossey, Chief Inspector André Bonjour and Inspector Louis Beghin and discussion with Laurence O'Donnell relating to the John de la Haye aspect of the investigation. Refers to John de la Haye being interviewed under caution and comments about subsequent lack of investigation in respect of him, referring to involvement of André Bonjour. Refers to a report prepared by Acting Detective Inspector Peter Hewlett regarding a care home investigation into allegations of child abuse at Haut de la Garenne. Express concern about lack of awareness of the report at the time that it was submitted, including comments about the management structure within the States of Jersey Police. Refers to assertion by Peter Hewlett that he had submitted the report to André Bonjour during a face-to-face meeting and assigns failure to take action in response to the report to management responsibility.


Béghin, Louis
Bonjour, André Paolo
Carter, Brian
De La Haye, John
Fossey, Alison
Harper, Lenny
Hewlett, Peter
O'Donnell, Laurence
Pearson, John
Powell, David
Rhodes, Detective Chief Inspector
Romeril, Paul
Haut de la Garenne
Metropolitan Police Service
Public Protection Unit
Royal Ulster Constabulary
South Yorkshire Police
States of Jersey Police
Strathclyde Police


Haut de la Garenne | abuse | Children | child abuse | children's homes | conduct | Correspondence | evidence | inquiries | investigations | IJCI | meetings | misconduct | Police | reports | sexual abuse | statements | witness statements | witnesses | victims


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