Digital copy of Exhibit JE15: Judgment of Commissioner Pitchers in respect of abuse of process applications regarding the case of the Attorney General v. Aubin, Donnelly and Wateridge in the Royal Court. [2009 JLR 340]. Used as evidence in relation to John Edmonds's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 19 January 2016 [C/D/AW4/B2/18/WS000698].

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February 26th 2009 - February 26th 2009

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Application by Advocate D J Hopwood for Aubin and Advocate M L Preston for Donnelly and Wateridge to stay proceedings against them as an abuse of process in respect of the handling by the Senior Investigating Officer of the States of Jersey Police of the inquiry into historic child sex abuse having led to inaccurate media reporting and the inability for a fair trial. Sets out details of charges of various sexual offences against children with which the defendants were charged. Includes comments about the publicity surrounding the trial and wider investigation and delay to proceedings. Judgment concludes with dismissal of the application.


Aubin, Michael
Baker, Stephen
Bingham, Lord
Brown, Lord
Devlin, Lord
Donnelly, Claude James
Edmonds, John
Hamza, Abu
Harper, Lenny
Hopwood, David, Advocate
Lane, Lord
Mullen, Mr
Phillips, Lord
Pitchers, Sir Christopher
Preston, M L, Advocate
Steyn, Lord
Wateridge, Gordon
Woolf, Lord
Attorney General
Court of Appeal
Crown Advocate
Education Committee
Haut de la Garenne
Jersey Law
Judicial Committee
Privy Council
Royal Court
States of Jersey Police


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