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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