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A young boy at an orphanage in the 1960s did not die as a result of an attack by a nun, an inquiry has been told. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry heard that Samuel Carr died of a brain haemorrhage at the age of six following an E.coli infection, which…
A young boy was beaten "black and blue", as though he had been in a boxing match, after catching two nuns in an embrace, an inquiry has heard. A man said he was six or seven when one of the nuns went "mental" and "ballistic" as she lashed out at…
A nun broke a young girl's arm as she reacted to discovering the child was being sexually abused by a priest, an inquiry has heard. A witness told how she had hoped she would be protected when the nun walked in on the assault in 1970, when she was eight,…
A former altar boy has waived his anonymity to tell a child abuse inquiry of beatings and sexual abuse at an orphanage. William Connelly broke down in tears as he told the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry of his experiences at Smyllum Park in Lanark. The 69-year-old, who stayed at the…
A nun "killed" a four-year-old boy at an orphanage, a child abuse inquiry has heard. A witness, who cannot be named, said he heard the boy being beaten then never saw him again and recently found out the boy had died. The witness also said he was physically and sexually…
The detective leading one of the country's biggest inquiries into historical sexual and physical abuse was "very confident" more former staff members of a detention centre will be prosecuted for allegedly preying on teenage inmates. Seven ex-employees of Medomsley Detention Centre in Consett, County Durham, have been summonsed to appear…
Prime Minister Theresa May has given assurances to an MP that Government papers relating to the late Cyril Smith will not be withheld. Former shadow minister Lisa Nandy told the Commons that she had received a letter from the Prime Minister which stated the "work of the security services will…
Children suffering sexual abuse in Scotland are being failed by a lack of specialist support, a charity has warned. New research by NSPCC Scotland found access to recovery services remains patchy and fragmented despite a greater spotlight on child sexual abuse over the past decade. The charity said more than…
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