Digital copy of Exhibit ES6: Newscuttings of articles in the Jersey Evening Post regarding Operation Rectangle, particularly in relation to the prosecution and conviction of Gordon Wateridge and the actions of Lenny Harper. Used as evidence in relation to Enrico Sorda's Witness Statement to the Inquiry dated 5 November 2015 [C/D/AW2/B2/16/WS000669].

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August 21st 2009 - August 22nd 2009

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1. Pages 1 to 6 of the Jersey Evening Post dated 21 August 2009. Includes articles titled: • Haut de la Garenne: Ex-house parent guilty on eight abuse charges / Wateridge impassive on hearing verdicts. (Pages 1 and 2). • A case of 'lies and half-truths': Former deputy police chief Lenny Harper is criticised in court over abuse investigation media frenzy / Book deal offer 'fantasy'; Harper refused to return; He 'knew fragment doubts'. By Diane Simon. (Pages 1 and 3). • Judge looks at Senator's blog comments. (Page 2). • Result a comfort to the complainants, say police - and officer pays tribute to the team who worked towards Wateridge conviction. (Page 3). • 'Extraordinary actions' of a senior policeman. By Diane Simon. (Pages 4 and 5). • Police publicity 'based on lies and half-truths'. (Page 4). • Harper's actions 'fuelled frenzied media interest' / 'Unfounded suggestions of murder and torture'. (Pages 5 and 6). • 'It is a dishonest attempt to cover up the facts: Lenny Harper rejects court criticism. (Page 6). 2. Pages 1, 4 and 5 of the Jersey Evening Post dated 22 August 2009. Includes articles titled: • Harper 'acted disgracefully': Appeal court judge accuses the former deputy police chief of wilful misconduct with world's press in child abuse inquiry. By Dolores Cowburn. (Page 1). • What did the head of the inquiry known when? By Diane Simon. (Page 4). • Claims of a book offer an indiscretion: Allegations that Harper revealed new evidence at dinner with News of the World journalist. (Pages 4 and 5). • The mounting costs of overtime, a dog handler and trips to London. (Page 5).


Aubin, Michael
Bailhache, William
Baker, Stephen
Collins, Alan
Coupland, Victoria Tansy
Cowburn, Dolores
Donnelly, Claude James
Gradwell, Mick
Grime, Martin
Harper, Lenny
Harrison, Karl
Hopwood, David, Advocate
Jones, Michael, QC
Le Marquand, Ian, Senator
Montgomery, Claire, QC
Panton, Lucy
Pitchers, Sir Christopher
Power, Graham
Preston, Michael, Advocate
Roberts, Julie
Simon, Diane
Sorda, Rico
Steel, Dame Ann Heather
Syvret, Stuart, Senator
Tapp, Matt
Wainwright, Richard
Wateridge, Gordon Claude
Association of Chief Police Officers
Bombay Brasserie (Restaurant)
Covert Policy Standards Unit
Haut de la Garenne
Jersey Evening Post
New Scotland Yard
News of the World
Operation Rectangle
Royal Court
Shepherd's Restaurant
States of Jersey
States of Jersey Police
Sunday Times


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