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2 December 2014

​Witness statements from four former residents at Haut de la Garenne have been read onto the public record. They include references to Witness 493 who committed suicide at the home and was one of a number of boys to be sexually abused.

Witness 91 described being taken to a cellar at the home at night by a member of staff and dunked in a bath of cold water. He was beaten and sexually assaulted.

Witness 124 named his abuser as staff member Thomas Hamon. He said: "There had to be people outside the home who knew about the abuse...people of authority."

Witness 233 described Haut de la Garenne as a "sad place to be" although he was never sexually abused himself.

The statements were read onto the record by Harriet Jerram, Inquiry Counsel. There will be more evidence this afternoon at 2 pm.

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