Jersey Children's Home

  interzone55 09:02 25 Feb 08
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This is a truly shocking story on a couple of levels.

Firstly, yet another example of the depths of depravity that some people are capable of, and the fact that they can get themselves into positions were they can carry out their acts with apparent impunity.

Secondly, that a possible seven young children can disappear on a island with a population of less than 90,000 and no-one notices.

click here

On a side note, how on earth do you train a dog to find bodies that have lain under several inches of concrete for a couple of decades?

  Quickbeam 11:23 25 Feb 08

From what I gather this goes back 50 years. 50 years ago there were a lot of social secrets and taboos that wouldn't be spoken about in public... Heads in the sand was the order of the day.

On the dog training, most gun breeds, especially Spaniels just have a natural instinct bred into them to flush out things. You just have to encourage this when they're young. This morning my Cocker bitch routed a hen pheasant, 2 squirrels and her latest discovery is hibernating mices in grassy tufts... when that becomes a sport, I've got a ready trained dog to clean up with.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:24 25 Feb 08

My aunty lives in St Helier and I have always found the Jersey residents to be rather odd on many levels. They call it 'island fever'.

G

  Miros 11:36 25 Feb 08

I heard it was something to do with small communities and inbreeding, true or not I would not know.

  Quickbeam 18:03 25 Feb 08

'K9 Support Services' for sniffer dogs click here

There's loads of them with 'K9' in the name... if you don't use the K9 tag, it seems you have no credibility :)

I still haven't found out any detail about this kind of specialist training, does anyone know anything, I find it a quite interesting question? I seem to remember a while back that some medical professors had a Spaniel that could sniff cancerous tumours in people.

  Forum Editor 18:29 25 Feb 08

when an epileptic is going to have an attack, and can be trained to bark a warning. There are several well-documented cases of dogs being trained to detect cancers.

I once saw a Police sniffer dog run straight up to a man who was in front of me as we came off a flight from Barbados - the dog didn't hesitate, and ran to the man from a distance of about thirty feet. The dog sat down and barked - even I realised what it was saying.

Picking up the scent of a long-dead person through four inches of concrete is pretty impressive, even by those standards, however.

  Quickbeam 07:24 28 Feb 08

The sniffer dogs have now indicated the likely presence of bodies behind bricked up cellars... they're even better than we thought.

  Quickbeam 07:34 28 Feb 08

I would think there are quite a few suspects in their 70s & 80s that must quite literally be crapping themselves. At that age they can still expect to be locked up... even 5 years, will in effect become 'life'.

I'm just watching the Sky News report, and they've brought in a forensic archaeologist now to investigate the sealed chambers for long dead bodies. click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 07:39 28 Feb 08

The speaker of the Jersey parliament was recorded off-camera saying to Senator Stuart Syvret who brought this into the open, you are trying to shaft the Jersey economy' or very similar. I think that this says all one needs to know about the club that runs Jersey and has done for many yearss. If it were up to me I would be kicking his backside up and down the lanes of Jersey prior to his deportation.

You have to remember that when Senator Stuart Syvret originally exposed the scandal he was thrown out of parliament. There is something rather odd here and if I was the mainland Plod i would be kicking butt big time. Over the years Jersey has been very good at sweeping things under the table and acting like a feudal state; this needs to end now.

G

  Quickbeam 07:50 28 Feb 08

It sounds like their heads are still in the sand bucket GANDALF <|:-)>

  Quickbeam 12:36 28 Feb 08

is now being looked for click here I'm surprised that detailed plans for this type of building (fire & safety regs etc) aren't available from off the shelf from the planning dept.

It certainly sounds like the social services and general authorities in Jersey are about to enter the 21st century kicking and screaming. With over 40 suspects to be questioned, these people will be likely have moved on into high profile positions or be retired from these positions. This will rock the 90,000 population to the core, or certainly should do.

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