While attention has been focused on a Westminster paedophile ring an extraordinary police investigation into a now closed young offenders institution in Durham is revealing the mass abuse of inmates.
No fewer than nearly 900 people have come forward alleging physical and sexual abuse at Medomsley young offenders institution in Durham dating back to 1970s and 1980s a decade or so after a trial did convict two people of abuse.in 2003.
The investigation was triggered after former prison officer Neville Husband was jailed for eight years for abusing five youths.Others coming forward and he was subsequently jailed for a further two years for other attacks.He died in 2010, after being released from prison.
His former colleague Leslie Johnson, who was jailed for six years in 2005 for sexual offences, has also since died.
But now I gather Durham Police have traced 24 other people involved in the abuse – six…
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