More bones found at children’s home in abuse investigation

Press Association | Mar 9, 2008

Further pieces of bone have reportedly been unearthed by forensic teams at a former Jersey care home where it is claimed children were raped and flogged.

Coveup alleged

The fragments have been found at Haut de la Garenne as police complete their search of an underground chamber at the home and the fields surrounding it, the Sunday Telegraph has reported.

Earlier, sorrow for the victims of alleged child abuse and anger at a claimed “culture of secrecy” on the island brought residents out on to the streets. The crowd laid daffodils at the door of the government building, both as symbol of hope for the future and to represent lives shattered by abuse.

Several hundred people gathered in Royal Square, St Helier, outside the main government building to voice their support for those alleging abuse at Haut de la Garenne and to call for political change.

Former residents of the home, many of whom found their memories too painful to speak about, stood in the crowd. A number wept silently as they listened to speakers from the newly formed Time 4 Change, a group calling for an end to what they say is “a culture of secrecy” in Jersey.

The bones, which are believed to be human remains, add to the grim discovery two weeks ago of the partial remains of a child buried in a stairwell.

Tests will have to be run on the bones before officers can confirm if they were human. Officers are also waiting for the analysis of blood spots found on Friday on a concrete bath in the same cellar.

Police are reportedly now poised to make three arrests in the next two weeks, two in Jersey and one in the UK mainland.

The man leading the investigation, Jersey’s deputy chief officer Lenny Harper, told the newspaper that police are concerned that one incident could have lead to the death of a child.

Officers also fear, reports the newspaper, that bones could have been removed from the home as recently as five years ago, either accidentally or in a deliberate attempt by perpetrators to cover their tracks.

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