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3 December 2014

​The Inquiry has heard about the challenges of tracing documents about certain witnesses. Counsel Patrick Sadd told the Panel there was a "scarce" case history regarding Witness 147, who'd been taken into care as a young boy.

The witness had been subjected to abuse by the 'Bogeyman', who came into his dormitory at Haut de la Garenne at night. He had also been assaulted by another resident at the home. Witness 147 said: "We made complaints but nothing was ever done."

Among the supporting documents shown by Mr Sadd was a letter from the case officer assigned to 147 and his siblings to their mother in which he wrote: "Please come and visit the children at Haut de la Garenne, they are asking for you frequently."

The Inquiry legal team is continuing its efforts to trace documents to provide as complete a picture as possible of witnesses' time in Jersey's care system.

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