medomsley prisonSeven former officers at Medomsley Detention Centre appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates Court yesterday, relating to multiple counts of physically and sexually abusing inmates throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

All seven men face charges of misconduct in public office and physically abusing inmates at the detention centre. Four of the men are also charged with a range of sexual offences. It was reported that the charges the men face are as follows:

  • Kevin Blakey, 65, charged with two counts of misconduct in public office, two counts of wounding and two of assault;
  • Alan Bramley, 69, charged with misconduct in public office, wounding and two counts of assault;
  • Johnson Brian Greenwell, 70, charged with misconduct in public office, buggery without consent, false imprisonment and two counts of assault;
  • David McClure, 62, charged with misconduct in public office, wounding and four counts of assault;
  • John McGee, 73, charged with misconduct in public office, four counts of assault, two counts of indecent assault, buggery without consent and wounding;
  • Christopher Onslow, 71, charged with two counts of misconduct in public office, two of buggery without consent, two counts of wounding, two counts of wounding with intent, three counts of assault and one of indecent assault;
  • Neil Sowerby, 60, charged with misconduct in public office, three counts of buggery without consent, two counts of assault and four counts of indecent assault.

All seven were granted unconditional bail and ordered to appear before Teesside Crown Court on 16th January 2018.

Jordans act for a significant number of clients who suffered sexual and physical abuse at the hands of former officers at Medomsley. If you have been affected by this and would like to speak in confidence to one of our expert abuse lawyers, please call us on 0800 9555 094.


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