The Westmoreland Gazette has published an article on a school in South Lakeland being investigated by detectives in relation to complaints of alleged child abuse, quoting a member of Slee Blackwell’s abuse team.
The historic allegations relate to Witherslack Hall School, located on the edge of the Lake District, that once housed around 55 boys in care.
Witherslack Hall is the second school to be named under Operation Tweed, the Cumbria Police investigation into historic allegations of child abuse.
Underley Hall in Kirkby Lonsdale was the first to investigated.
The operators of Witherslack Hall have stressed that the abuse allegations pre-date the current staff and owners. The allegations date back to the 70’s and 80’s.
We are acting on behalf of a number of claimants who are bringing compensation claims for historic abuse relating to Witherslack Hall School.
We told the newspaper that the primary allegations related to physical abuse but with an ‘undercurrent of sexually inappropriate behaviour’.
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