Sunday, 7 August 2011

Leaks to the JEP.

Part three of this exclusive and in-depth interview with Jersey's Former  Deputy Chief Officer (DCO) of the States of Jersey police - raises the questions - who in the force has been feeding Jersey's only "news"paper with information that they shouldn't have been? Have the JEP ever paid Police Officers for any of this information?

The former DCO and Senior Investigating Officer of Jersey's "Historical" Child Abuse Investigation, along with others, believes these questions ought to be answered......or at least asked/investigated.

Mr. Harper claims that the three politicians, Senator's Jimmy (Potty Mouth) Perchard, Ben Shenton and Deputy Sean Power who are  calling for an investigation into the relationship of Senior Officers and the NOTW journalists are "deliberately trying to smear a hard working team of detectives on the Historical Abuse Enquiry."

He goes on to tell us "it was plainly obvious that somebody within the organisation (SOJP) did have an improper relationship with the Jersey Evening Post." Who is this person? Is it only one person? Are they still in the Police Force? Have they received financial gain for their alleged "improper relationship" with the JEP?

Again, more questions than answers, hopefully if/when this Committee of Enquiry gets off the ground, the TOR's will include investigating Jersey's "accredited" media........There are a lot of questions that will need answering.

Part one of this exclusive Interview can be viewed HERE

Part Two can be viewed HERE


  1. Mr Harper has now clearly laid down a challenge to the JEP directly and, by implication, to the SOJP and Law Officers indirectly.

    The challenge is, quite simply, that someone within the SOJP (presumably at fairly senior level) was improperly giving, or selling, sensitive information about the HDLG investigation to the JEP.

    This is a very serious allegation which deserves serious consideration by the SOJP. It also merits consideration by the Law Officers because such conduct, if substantiated, could amount to perverting the course of justice and perhaps other criminal offences.

    The JEP also now needs to answer this allegation. If it is untrue, then the JEP should issue a categorical denial immediately. Nothing else should suffice. However, whatever the response of the JEP, the SOJP must investigate.

    From the political perspective, of course, this allegation deserves at least as much weight as the "allegations" made by Perchard, Power and Shenton. In this latter case I hesitate to use the word "allegation" because they have not had the courage to make a real allegation - they have simply implied that Harper must have done something wrong. This is quite different to the firm allegation which Harper has now made.

  2. Saturdays JEP the new Chief Superintendent Jersey's new head of crime spoke to Dolores Cowburn.

    ''On the subject of police relationships with the media, which can come under strain from time to time, he said: 'I am a firm believer in positive working with the media. 'It comes with the territory. There was some unhelpful reporting in the Wright case on more than one occasion, so the Attorney General had to remind the media about responsible reporting. 'But it is an essential element of policing and specifically crime investigation.'


  3. Precisely what Mr. Harper has said in this interview. But Shenton, Power and Perchard, with the help of the JEP, seem to be making a “meal” out of a molehill.

  4. Anthony Lewis always was, and still is bless his soul, a really TOP GUY. Love him.

  5. Is lenny Harper saying they got rid of a police officer that was leaking to the JEP?

  6. I believe that's what he's saying. Furthermore he appears to be telling us that there were/are others doing the same.

  7. will pps & their gimp b asking questions about the leaks to the jep guess not

  8. Keep up the good work.

    - Aangirfan

  9. I will wager that Mr Bowron is beginning to wish he had never heard of Jersey!

  10. Jonathon Sumption has also been involved in a leaks scandal!

  11. Re: Lenny Harper and the none prosecution of people hoarding guns and other weapons, this is how it is treated in Guernsey, copied from

    A LIFEBOAT crew member’s exemplary character saved him from a prison sentence after he admitted four firearms offences.

    James Youlton had three unlicensed shotguns, excess ammunition, two shotgun cartridges in his car and his licensed guns were not kept in a secure place that could not be accessed by the public.

    Judge Cherry McMillen said that had the guns and ammunition fallen into the wrong hands ‘the potential for horror would be great’.

    ‘It was a dereliction of duty to the community,’ she said.

    But Judge McMillen said Mr Youlton’s public service – as a marine mechanic and crewmember on the Guernsey lifeboat – had ‘come into play’ and saved him from an immediate prison sentence.

    She instead imposed two months in prison suspended for two years and fined him £2,500.

    Article posted on 8th August, 2011 - 2.30pm

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  12. I was taken to Haute de la Garenne and many other places as a child - although I did not grow up in Jersey.