Law Officers: 'Syvret effect caused chaos in abuse prosecutions'

Independent Jersey Care Inquiry Credit: ITV

The inquiry investigating historical child abuse in Jersey has told been told how the so-called 'Syvret effect' undermined prosecutions.

Oliver Glasgow QC is today giving evidence to the inquiry, and spent some time explaining how the actions of the former Health Minister, Stuart Syvret, back in 2008 perpetuated rumours of a cover up of abuse within the establishment.

He told the inquiry that nobody is entitled to attempt to "cause chaos" by acting on a belief which is not reasonable.

He concluded by saying;