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Jason the Maverick

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Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« on: February 23, 2008, 08:33:09 PM »
Remains of child found at former care home
 
"The remains of what appears to be a young child have been found in the former care home at Haut de la Garenne in Jersey.

Police on the historic abuse enquiry, much of which centres around the home, received information on Tuesday.

A search began and local officers were helped by a team of specialists from the UK which included a forensic anthropologist; an ecology and scene specialist, search advisers from the National Police Improvement Agency and a specialist sniffer dog.

Following indications from the dog and ground penetrating radar, the search was concentrated in a small area within the building.

At 9.30 this morningh (Saturday) what appears to be potential remains of a child were recovered".

This is starting to sound sinister.

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Re: Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2008, 09:49:37 PM »
I Know someone who had to live in that place as a child, so I know what it was like. I'm shocked, but not at all surprised. Those kids were literally living in a house of horror.

BBC Radio 1 have been mentioning this in their brief news bulletin, so will probably be on the national TV news.

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2008, 09:54:53 PM »
It's on the main BBC UK news, as well:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7260625.stm

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 11:17:34 PM »
So we have now moved from child abuse to murder?

Okay, we don't know the facts but this is starting to look like a heinous cover up.

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2008, 11:24:47 PM »
Cover-ups of this nature were common place, I'm sure.

Remember the current unsolved murder of a Swedish Au Pair? I feel that was carried out by someone well known in the community at the time, an otherwise respected person. The first police on the scene destroyed much evidence, apparently without realising it was a murder. I find that very hard to believe.

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2008, 01:09:48 AM »
Bodies search: Chief Minister's statement   
Chief Minister Senator Frank Walker issued the following statement at 5.30pm on Saturday:-

“It is with deep horror and sadness that I have learnt today of the discovery of what would appear to be the remains of a child at Haut de la Garenne.

The discovery was made as part of the Police enquiry into historic child abuse. Despite the passage of time, my ministers and I are determined that, if foul play was involved, whoever committed this outrage should be swiftly found and brought to justice.

At the beginning of this investigation I gave my word that no stone would remain unturned and the Police will continue to have our full support and all the resources they need to pursue their enquiries.

It is imperative that our children are safe in Jersey and I believe that today they are. It is however clear that this may not always have been the case and although we can’t right the wrongs of the past, we will do everything in our power to assist the Police in seeking out the person or persons responsible.”


Errr okay, but what about an apology to Stuart Syvret now?

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Re: Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2008, 01:13:32 AM »
I was wondering how long it would take Walker to crawl out from under his stone and begin the hypocritical bleatings...

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2008, 01:15:36 AM »
"The Chief Ministers" Statement.  What is he some kind of Messiah?

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2008, 01:21:07 AM »
Quote from: Smacktard Walker
At the beginning of this investigation I gave my word...

Er.. I think he said that long after, the beginning of the investigation, given that Senator Syvret started the investigation.

Walker is really showing his true colours now...

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2008, 01:26:35 AM »
We have now moved from child abuse to murder, 'no stone unturned', looks like they will be have to dig up the whole of Haut de la Garenne now.  Wait until this hits the national headlines and remember when Stuart's speech was interrupted and rudely stopped at Xmas, I think the States should be condemned for this now.

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2008, 01:32:25 AM »
Do you have a link to Walker's statement as I can't find iit anywhere online.

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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2008, 01:33:25 AM »
It is the headlines now. Lead story on BBC news site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

You'll note that the real news journalists are quoting Stuart rather than Walker. I guess Walker doesn't have mates working in the BBC's London newsroom, unlike CTV and JEP.

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Re: Child abuse in the Channel Islands
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2008, 01:39:48 AM »
Frank Walker should stand down now.  He is not fit to stay in this position and Syvret should be made Chief Minister.
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2008, 01:49:31 AM »
The child abuse inquiries (historic & present) seemed disturbing enough, but now with bodily remains being found it's now horrific. how many people over here are involved in the past abuses? how many were involved in protecting their friends? remember the Holland case?considering how things are done in Jersey, it must involve a large number. i thought the lack of action over the Victoria College abuses of the 80s/90s was a wake-up call but no widespread investigations were carried out back then. people in postions of power must have known, but what did they do? let us all show support for the victims and hope there are no more bodies found.