Digital copy of an Officer's Report from DC [Detective Constable] Adrienne Ruddlesden to the Senior Investigating Officer of Operation Rectangle. [Some details redacted].

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August 26th 2008 - August 26th 2008

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Refers to Witness 592's birth during 1958. Notes attendance at Witness 592's home address, mentioning Witness 592's marriage. Provides details of Witness 592's background and early life. Provides details of poor conditions in father's home, recalling need to steal food to feed siblings. Refers to mother's departure from the family home when Witness 592 was 8 years old. Refers to Children's Services staff such as [Brenda] Chappell, [Patricia] Thornton, and [C A] Smith. Notes Witness 592's recollections of placements at Haut de la Garenne. Refers to recollections of Haut de la Garenne, recalling placement in either group B or D. Refers to staff, such as [Gordon] Wateridge, [Colin] Tilbrook, [a Superintendent and Matron], and the [Superintendent and Matron's] daughter. Also recalls Morag [Jordan], and Fay [Campbell]. Comments on kind treatment provided to Witness 592 by staff. States recollections of children at Haut de la Garenne, noting incident where two brothers set fire to Haut de la Garenne, causing smoke to go up into the [Superintendent and Matron's] flat. Discusses food served at Haut de la Garenne, and attitudes of staff to food waste. Refers to the use of the detention cells at Haut de la Garenne. Recalls absconding with a friend, and upon their return to Haut de la Garenne, the friend being placed in detention. Notes that Witness 592 was told off, but was not placed in detention. Recalls leaving Haut de la Garenne after securing employment. Refers to later accommodation at Camelot Girls Hostel. Refers to sexual abuse by father between the ages of 8 and 14. Reported abuse to Child Care Officer [potentially Brenda Chappell] at the age of 18, and recalls wish not to pursue the matter vis a formal police investigation at the time. Recalls ongoing concerns regarding potential sexual abuse of siblings by father. Refers to allegation of sexual abuse reported to a male member of staff at Haut de la Garenne, concerning a different male member of staff. Comments on possibility of Witness 592 being a duplicate with another individual, and being at Haut de la Garenne with a Haut de la Garenne resident. Notes Witness 592's lack of recollection regarding two names, and decision taken by Police not to ask Witness 592 about comments made by the Haut de la Garenne resident about [Gordon] Wateridge.


Children's Services
Camelot Girls' Hostel
Haut de la Garenne
Operation Rectangle
States of Jersey Police
Adams, Rita, Civilian Investigator
Chappell, Brenda
Campbell, Fay
Jordan, Morag
Ruddlesden, Adrienne, Detective Constable
Smith, C A
Thornton, Patricia
Tilbrook, Colin
Wateridge, Gordon


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