Altrincham School Abuse Claims Grow

12 December 2012, 10:26

Police are investigating further allegations of abuse at a school in claims of Altrincham after more old pupils contacted them.

Detectives from Greater Manchester Police are investigating incidents of sexual and physical abuse at the fee-paying school between the early 1960s and late 1980s.

A 63-year-old former teacher is currently on bail after being held on suspicion of indecent assault and possession of indecent images dating back to the early 1980s.

His alleged victim was a pupil at St Ambrose College in Hale Barns, Altrincham, where the man taught.

Following an appeal made to the media earlier this month, a number of further phone calls were made to a dedicated phone line.

Police say some relate to incidents which took place on school premises and others which did not.

Detective Inspector Jed Pidd said: "While it is not appropriate to detail the number of calls we have received, it is fair to say that the size of this investigation has grown, given the response from members of the public."

"Clearly, we will be visiting all those who have called us and providing whatever support we can. It is extremely important to once again emphasise that we are looking at historical incidents, the latest having occurred more than 20 years ago.''

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