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9 December 2014

​The Inquiry Panel has been shown a charity slip proving that Jimmy Savile had been in Jeresy despite his "strong denials" he was ever on the island.

The note, which Savile had signed, was for a fun run called 'Jim's Five Valley'. It was dated 19 April 1976.

The evidence was included in documents supporting the statement from Witness 136 who'd lived at Haut de la Garenne in the 70's.

She described being "petrified" of Henry Flemming who lived next door to the home and enticed children with cigarettes, alcohol and sweets.

Documentation addressed to Children's Services showed that senior staff at Haut de la Garenne were aware of Flemming's activities. One admitted that efforts to "discourage" children from seeing Flemming had not had "any real effect."

The Inquiry has also heard further evidence against House Parent Gordon Wateridge who was later convicted of a string of offences against girls and a boy in his care.

One witness, 211, described how she was assaulted by Wateridge upto 6 times a day.

The first witness today was Barrie Ford, who'd been taken into care at Jersey Home for Boys in 1957 when he was seven years old. His experience of the care system had been a positive one. He told the Inquiry that officers from Children's Services had visited him every few months to see how he was.

Hearings will continue tomorrow morning at 9 am.



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