The peaceful nature of life in Jersey was horribly marred in mid-August by a knife attack that killed six people of Polish origin. Three of the murder victims were children; all of them were under six.

It was the first murder in Jersey for seven years, and the most serious incident in living memory.

The alleged perpetrator of the crime is a 30-year-old man, who killed his wife, two children, father in law, a women friend of his wife and the friend