Secret murder dossier? News to us, say police
Monday 14th July 2008, 2:57PM BST.
POLICE have denied the existence of a ‘top secret dossier’ which is said to claim that children were murdered and then burnt in a furnace at Haut de la Garenne.
Yesterday’s News of the World claimed that officers investigating the historical child abuse inquiry had evidence that killings at the home were covered up.
Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper said that remains were scattered on the floor of cellar punishment rooms. Strands from brushes were found where bones were swept up, it added, abuse at the home continued until the 1980s, and police were frustrated by ‘delaying tactics’ by the Island’s authorities.
The story made the front page and a two-page ‘investigation’ inside. But deputy police chief Lenny Harper released a statement to the media yesterday to say that there was no secret report and that he would not be making any further comment.