Cambridge News is reporting that local victims of alleged abuse at a school have made a complaint against police – after no-one was charged following a huge payout.
More than 100 ex-pupils of Ellindon special school in Peterborough shared a £1.8 million payout for alleged physical and emotional abuse after suing Cambridgeshire County Council for negligence.
The ex-students claimed they endured excessive punishment, bullying and abuse by staff during the 1980s and 1990s.
The school, for children with behavioural and emotional difficulties, was closed in 1998 amid abuse claims. The victims received the cash for low-level violence and trauma.
One former pupil, who now lives in Huntingdon, is calling on police to reopen a criminal investigation.
He told the News: “I have made a compliant against police for how they have handled this. Many of the former pupils have committed suicide. We are still living through the nightmare that happened to us and just want justice as we have seen happening in Rotherham and with the Jimmy Savile case and many others.”
The council settled the case for the £1.8m sum, but did not accepted liability…
Don’t forget you can sign up to receive our daily email bulletin every morning (around 7 am) with all the latest schools news stories. Your details will never be given to anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any stage. Just follow this link