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15 January 2015

​The Inquiry has heard that a former care home resident told Operation Rectangle police that he was abused as a boy by Jimmy Savile.

The claim was made during police interviews in both 2008 and 2009 as part of the investigation into Haut de la Garenne.

Counsel to the Inquiry Paul Livinsgston told the Panel the claim from Witness 125 came before the "bulk" of allegations against the presenter. Savile was also alive at the time.

Witness 125 said Savile was taking part in "Liberation Walk" on the island in 1976. He then came back to Haut de la Garenne to have his photo taken with a group of children, including 125.

125 said Savile sexually assaulted him beforehand.

The Inquiry heard that in 2008, the Sun newspaper had linked Savile to Haut de la Garenne but the presenter had denied he was there and started legal action. However evidence already before the Inquiry has corroborated 125's account that Savile was at the home.

Paul Livingston presented evidence from 8 former residents of Haut de la Garenne. They made a variety of allegations of physical and sexual assault by members of staff including Morag and Tony Jordon.

Supporting statements came from other witnesses, a former member of staff at the home and medical records.

The Inquiry is to hear evidence from another witness who will be speaking via videolink from the mainland.


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