Page last updated at 16:43 GMT, Wednesday, 12 November 2008

In pictures: Jersey inquiry evidence

Former Haut de la Garenne children's home

Jersey's new deputy police chief, David Warcup, has expressed regret at "inaccurate" information released by his predecessors in the former children's home abuse inquiry on the island.

Haut de la Garenne "shackle"

The Deputy Chief Officer's colleague, Det Supt Michael Gradwell, said there was no evidence a rusty piece of metal found in rubble at Haut de la Garenne could be described as a "shackle".

Haut de la Garenne "skull"

Det Supt Gradwell said an item believed to be part of a child's skull was more likely to be a piece of coconut shell.

Haut de la Garenne "restraint"

The officer referred to metal found in spaces below the floorboards of Haut de la Garenne, which had been thought to be "restraints".

Haut de la Garenne "restraint"

"There was no evidence or indication to suggest this is anything suspicious," he said.

Haut de la Garenne "cellar"

What had been thought to be cellars, possibly used as dungerons, were dismissed by police as "floor voids" because of their shallow depth.

Haut de la Garenne "bath"

Police said an underground bath had not been used since the 1920s and forensic examination rejected the idea that blood had been found.

Deputy chief officer David Warcup

Mr Warcup, pictured, said the man he replaced, retired Lenny Harper, had been wrong to suggest children might have been murdered at the home.

Lenny Harper

Lenny Harper, pictured here in March, said Mr Warcup's comments about his previous statements were a "blatant misrepresentation".

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific