18th December 1991
Police reveals theft of Jersey’s war achives
Although the theft was discovered in the November, it took until December 1991 for the files’ removal from the States Building to be made public. They’d been taken over a two-month period and offered for sale in Europe and the US. Police recovered more than 90% of the files through a two-year investigation, but authorities can’t be certain that none of their contents were removed.
Further papers turned up in Guernsey in 2013, bringing the recovered proportion up to 95%. The files, which had originally been kept in the Bailiff’s chambers throughout and after the war, are now looked after by the Jersey Archive.
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Other events that occured in December
Who owns Minquiers, Britain asks International Court
- Britain and France asked the International Court to rule on who was the official owner of Minquiers, the reef close to Jersey.
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