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Couple to help in Jersey inquiry
Police searches at Haut de la Garenne
The couple worked at the home from 1971 to 1984
A couple who worked at the former care home in Jersey at the centre of child abuse allegations have said they will help police with their inquiries.

Tony and Morag Jordan, from Kirriemuir in Angus, were house parents at Haut de la Garenne from 1971 to 1984.

They said they noticed nothing untoward during their time at the home and stressed they had "nothing to hide".

Officers are searching the property for human remains after the discovery of a child's skull on Saturday.

Some 160 people have now come forward claiming they were the victims of abuse at the home.

The inquiry into the allegations stretches over 40 years.

The Jordans have released a statement through their lawyer, Ken Glass.

It reads: "Tony and Morag Jordan were employed between 1971 and 1984 at Haut de la Garenne children's home as house parents.

"The home at the time housed approximately 60 children with physical, emotional and mental difficulties.

They have nothing to hide and will cooperate fully with the authorities
Solicitor Ken Glass

"During their time, Mr and Mrs Jordan found their stay to be a rewarding experience in helping disadvantaged children to overcome their problems.

"They noticed nothing untoward in relation to the care of the children in their charge.

"They will be making contact with the authorities to offer any assistance that they might give to these investigations.

"They do no wish to say anything further at this time in case it might compromise the police investigations.

"They look forward to giving such assistance as they can to the police. They have nothing to hide and will cooperate fully with the authorities."



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