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Last Updated: Friday, 21 December 2007, 09:43 GMT
Abuse probe results in 92 calls
More than 90 people have contacted a help line set up after allegations of child abuse in Jersey.

Police have appealed for people to help with their investigation into claims of sexual and physical abuse of children dating back to the 1960s.

The investigation involves a number of island institutions and organisations.

Jersey Police and a UK NSPCC helpline had 47 calls in November and has received 45 calls so far this month. About 60% of calls were from Jersey.

Other callers were from Guernsey, Thailand, the UK, Germany and Australia.

Suspects named

The allegations involve abuse of boys and girls aged between 11 and 15 at government institutions and organisations including the Jersey Sea Cadets and the former Haute de la Garenne care home.

Jersey Police have identified 21 suspects who have been repeatedly named by victims. No arrests have been made.

A spokesman for Jersey Police said: "Anyone with information who has not already done so, is urged to get in touch.

"Victims who may not have contacted the team so far will still be able to do so over the Christmas period, or after if they prefer.

"The phone line will be open and any messages will be checked on a daily basis and calls returned."

Police want anyone with information to call the NSPCC helpline or the abuse investigation team on 0800 735 7777.


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