Sunday, November 6, 2016

UK: Former staff at top boarding school Christ's Hospital arrested in sex abuse investigation

Police have arrested three former members of staff at a top boarding school on suspicion of historical sex abuse against pupils.

The men, all aged in their 60s, were arrested in an investigation into events at Christ's Hospital in Horsham, West Sussex, which includes the alleged rape of a girl.

Attacks on as many as nine pupils are all said to have taken place at the prestigious school in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Christ's Hospital charges boarders up to £31,500 a year and counts Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb, and poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge among its former pupils.  (more...)

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