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Former Pupils Call for New Investigation into Abuse Claims at Suffolk School

Tuesday 18 December 2012

‘A number of former pupils of a school for troubled boys who say they were victims of physical and sexual abuse are calling for a new investigation and a wide inquiry into care institutions.

The ex-pupils of Kesgrave Hall, near Ipswich, Suffolk, have described a culture of violence at the school in the 1980s.

The Guardian has spoken to 10 men who say they were victims of, or witnesses to, abuse while they were pupils, including three who were interviewed at length by Suffolk police during an investigation into the school in 1992, which was later dropped. They have described a spectrum of abuse, predominantly physical, and the use of disciplinary methods outlawed at the time as corporal punishment.’

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