Monday 12 December 2022


On 1 August, 2008, The Guardian had the headline: Jersey abuse inquiry: Remains of five children found:

"The Jersey care home investigation into child abuse reached a pivotal moment yesterday when police disclosed they had found the remains of up to five children after a painstaking dig at the Haut de la Garenne institution.

"As officers revealed that 65 teeth and bone fragments came from victims aged between four and 11, it emerged that police had first begun to fear children had been murdered when people who had been abused at the home told of other residents being dragged away at night and never seen again.

"'Among the victims were a few who said that children had been dragged from their beds at night screaming and had then disappeared,' according to a police summary of the investigation. 'Two others said they had knowledge of human remains at the location'...

"A local advocate also came to police and said he had a client who knew there were human remains buried at the home."

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La Pouquelaye de Faldouet

It was excavated in 1839, 1868 and in 1910 by the Société Jersiaise. Human bones from at least three adults and two children, one of which was a complete skeleton in a seated position in one of the side chambers were found as well as a three complete plain bowls, a small 'pigment cup', two vase supports (on which sat two of the bowls), flint tools, stone axes, rubbers, hammers, greenstone and dolerite pendants.

The dolmen is one of the two Jersey monuments aligned with the solar equinox.


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