Police have launched a criminal inquiry to investigate recent allegations of sexual abuse concerning ex-pupils of St Paul’s school in London and its preparatory school, Colet Court.
Following a report published in The Times last month relating to alleged sexual abuse at the School, a number of former pupils have contacted the police in relation to allegations believed to span across the 1960s and 1980s and a criminal investigation is now on-going. Detectives are now said to be investigating more than “six persons of interest” who taught at the school.
Referring to the prestigious public boys’ school in London, specialist Abuse Lawyer at Slater and Gordon, commented in The Times that no independent school of such status has ever faced such wide-ranging allegations.
Our team of sexual and physical Abuse Lawyers are currently representing a former pupil of St Paul’s in his claim for compensation following systematic sexual abuse in the 1970s as well as a number of victims from several other fee-paying and non fee-paying schools.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of abuse either at a school or anywhere else, and you would like expert legal advice free of charge, please call our Abuse Lawyers on freephone 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help. Any communication will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Jessica Standley is a Personal Injury Solicitor specialising in Abuse Claims at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London. Slater and Gordon have offices across England, Scotland & Wales.