Digital copy of the Witness Statement of Leonard Harper to the States of Jersey Police providing an account of duties he carried out as Deputy Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police, in relation to an investigation conducted by South Yorkshire Police into alleged misconduct by André Bonjour during investigations into allegations of historic child abuse. [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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September 8th 2008 - September 8th 2008

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Clarifies matters relating to the covert phase of Operation Rectangle, noting that it was actually commenced because of concerns over the Jersey Sea Cadets and not in relation to Haut de la Garenne as seemingly inferred by a Jersey Evening Post reporter. Includes comments about police actions during past investigations, referring to lack of action taken in respect of matters reported to Chief Inspector [André] Bonjour. Refers to assertion by Detective Inspector Alison Fossey that she was under instructions from Chief Inspector Bonjour not to interview John de la Haye. Also includes remarks about [André Bonjour's] recollection of what happened to a report on Haut de la Garenne, noting denial by Detective Inspector Fossey and Superintendent Pearson that Bonjour had spoken to them. Includes a sheet outlining personal details about Leonard Harper.


Bonjour, André Paolo
De La Haye, John
Fossey, Alison
Harper, Lenny
Pearson, John
Simon, Diane
Haut de la Garenne
Jersey Evening Post
Jersey Sea Cadets
Public Protection Unit
Operation Rectangle
South Yorkshire Police
States of Jersey Police


Haut de la Garenne | Londonderry | 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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