As search teams continue to clear rubble from the second of four underground chambers, Deputy police chief, Lenny Harper begins his second day of talks with specialists from Scotland Yard. The officers have experience of major investigations.
Some members of Scotland Yard have already been assisting the investigation of the Haut de la Garenne care home.
While the focus has been on Haut de la Garenne, this scandal in much larger and far reaching. Some additional, interesting information –
Media reporting of the breaking child abuse and murder scandal in Jersey have conspicuously omitted to mention that Governor of the Jersey Home for Boys (Haut de la Garenne) during the 1970s and 1980s was the island's current Bailiff, Sir Philip Martin Bailhache KGB.
Two videos: Stuart Syvret and Frank Walker interview on the BBC and an investigative report that indicates another care home is involved in abuse.
Finally, a very detailed story from award-winning journalist, Eileen Fairweather. She exposed the abuse scandal at care homes in Islington, North London in the early nineties.
“I have known about Jersey pedophiles for 15 years.”
Today I can reveal for the first time the links between the abuse I uncovered at care homes in Islington, North London, and the horrifying discoveries on Jersey.
Now Jersey police under deputy chief Lenny Harper - a 'new broom' outsider - have been secretly investigating a pedophile ring linked to the island's care homes for months, I have been struck by common factors with the British abuse scandals: innocent-sounding sailing trips, where children can be isolated and abused, away from prying eyes, then delivered to other abusers; the familiar smearing of whistle-blowers; and the suppression of damning reports.
Fairweather provides extensive details of cover-ups, payoffs and a network of secrecy.
The news from Jersey is horrifying. The hierarchy does not like these inquiries, they're expensive and produce embarrassment, so people shove it all under the carpet; they don't want to know even when children are dying.
There will be people now crawling out claiming they were always worried. What cowards, what bastards!
For the full article, see the Daily Mail.
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