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Digital copy of Exhibit MH6: Officer's Report submitted by Detective Constable [Philip] Holmes to the Senior Investigating Officer, Operation Rectangle relating a call made by the mother of a former resident at La Préférence Children's Home. [Some details redacted]. Used as evidence in relation to Michael Higgins's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 8 December 2015 [C/D/AW4/B2/23/WS000688].
March 4th 2008 - March 4th 2008
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Refers to the child having been placed in La Préférence Children's Home between February and December 2000 following the mother's admission to hospital. Refers to concerns raised by the child and set out details of a disclosure by the child to his mother that he had been sexually abused on more than one occasion whilst at La Préférence. Refers to claims by the mother that she informed the family social worker Catherine McGovern in the presence of Paul Watson. Provides details of contact with mother, referring to her having been investigated for child abuse follwoing allegations made by Mrs [Rosemary] Trott of the Children's Service, noting the allegations were dropped. Also refers to the mother's status as a person of interest to the PPU [Public Protection Unit] and record as a victim of crime in relation to an assault. Includes note about the matter noting falling within the remit of Operation Rectangle.
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