Digital copy of a Draft of an Affidavit to be taken by John Edmonds. For John Edmonds's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 19 January 2016, see C/D/AW4/B2/18/WS000698.

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January 10th 2011 - January 10th 2011

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• Email correpondence between John Edmonds and Steven Pallot dated 10 January 2011 concerning the engorssment of an Affidavit. Copies in Howard Sharp. • Affidavit of John Henry Edmonds, Law Officers' Department. Sets out details of his employment, background and experience, including details of his role and responsibilities as Director of the Criminal Division of the Law Officers' Department. Refers to his involvement in assisting the Attorney General William Bailhache in relation to the Historic Child Abuse Enquiry (HCAE), including details of the procedure in place during the HCAE. Refers to the creation of a panel procedure during the HCAE and notes that 8 individuals were charged as a result of the HCAE, with 7 individuals convicted and one individual acquitted of all alleged offences. Includes comments about advices which recommended no further action against suspects, with particular reference to particular cases. Includes assurance that all cases investigated by the police HCAE team were properly and fully investigated and that all decisions which were made in these cases were made having regard to established legal principles and practice. Also includes comments about media attention and criticism relating to the HCAE in respect of the evidential threshold and accusations of concealment, cover-up and obstruction by individuals including Stuart Syvret. Also includes comments about the Sharp Report into the conduct of Victoria College in respect of the case of Jervis-Dykes.


Bailhache, William
Baker, Stephen
Birt, Michael
Edmonds, John
Jervis-Dykes, Andrew
Maguire, Alan
Maguire, Jane
Pallot, Steven
Power, Graham
Sharp, Howard
Syvret, Stuart
Attorney General
Crown Prosecution Service
Law Officers' Department
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Victoria College
Victoria College Board of Governors
West Midlands Police


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