At the conclusion of the current sitting of the St Helena Supreme Court on Monday (8 December 2014), St Helena Government and the St Helena Police Service welcomed the sentences handed down by the Chief Justice, and hope this sends a clear message to the community.
Lead Police Officer for Safeguarding and the CID, Pam Trevillion, said:
“I would like to reassure victims that if you come forward and trust us, we will listen to you. St Helena Police will conduct a thorough investigation wherever possible and will work closely with the Attorney General’s Chambers, to bring offenders before the Courts.
“It is vital for the community of St Helena that victims have a voice and that offenders are brought to justice. Safeguarding in our community is a responsibility for everyone – mine and yours alike. I urge victims and witnesses to speak to us and not to stay silent.”