Underley Hall School near Kirby Lonsdale in Cumbria was a residential school for boys which operated between 1976 and 2012. It was closed down following an Ofsted inspection which showed the school to be inadequate.

There has been a recent investigation following allegations by former pupils of Underley Hall School that they were physically and sexually abuse whilst resident there in the 1970’s and 1990’s. Operation Tweed was launched in 2014 by Cumbria Police to investigate these allegations.

Jordans Solicitors are acting for victims who suffered abuse whilst they were at the school.

On the 12th January 2017 five men were charges with offences

Errol Mayer has been charged with 18 counts of ABH and 10 charges of child cruelty.

Frederick Taylor has been charged with one count of ABH.

James Farish has been charged with one count of ABH.

David Hadwin has been charged with one count of ABH.

John Studley has been charged with one count of ABH.

The men will appear at South Cumbria Magistrates Court on the 15th February 2017.


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