Thursday, 10 July 2008

Claims of abuse in Jersey bunker (BBC News)

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Six witnesses say they were abused in a World War 2 bunker near a former Jersey children's home at the centre of abuse claims, Jersey police have said. The witnesses have alleged "serious sexual crimes" at the bunker, near the former home Haut de la Garenne, said deputy chief officer Lenny Harper. They said they were taken to the bunker and abused by staff from the former home, which is about 500 metres away. A specialist search dog is due to be sent into the bunker later. 'Serious sexual crimes' Mr Harper, who is leading the investigation, said: "The allegation is that residents from Haut de la Garenne were taken to the bunker by members of staff and abused there. "We are talking about six witness statements to us concerning the bunker. Six different witnesses and different
incidents." Mr Harper said there were a number of different entrances to the bunker, which would be worked through methodically.

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