Digital copy of the Witness Statement of an individual to States of Jersey Police in the presence of John Gorry. [Some details redacted].

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December 11th 2007 - December 11th 2007

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Provides details of employment at Haut de la Garenne between 1965 and 1966. Provides details of staff, including Superintendent [Colin] Tilbrook, [Colin] Tilbrook's wife [the Matron], and the [Deputy Superintendent] and his wife [Deputy Matron]. States that the [Deputy Superintendent and Deputy Matron] left Haut de la Garenen due to their dislike of [Colin] Tilbrook and the [Matron]. Lists Tom [Thomas] Hamon as a housefather. Recalls that [Thomas] Hamon was requested to leave Haut de la Garenne. Lists children at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to children who were transferred to a Family Group Home at Quennevais Park [Clos des Sables Family Group Home]. Describes the Haut de la Garenne property. Refers to two rooms used for children on remand [detention rooms]. States that the [Deputy Superintendent] wore the keys for the secure area on his belt. Refers to inappropriate behaviour by [Colin] Tilbrook, mentioning his presence in the communal bathroom attached to the girls' dormitory. States that staff were aware of girls watching television in [Colin] Tilbrook's room. States to have witnessed the [Deputy Superintendent] physically abuse children at Haut de la Garenne, noting that the [Deputy Superintendent] would place children who misbehaved into the [detention rooms]. Comments on difficulties regarding staff, and their ability to adequately manage the number of children at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls that some children would suffer from euresis. Recalls [Children's Officer] Alan [Charles] Smith.


Children's Services
Haut de la Garenne
Operation Rectangle
Clos des Sables Family Group Home
States of Jersey Police
Gorry, John
Hamon, Thomas
Tilbrook, Colin
Smith, Charles


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