Nigel Pipe aged 84, of Abergavenny was charged in February 2019 at the Mansfield Magistrates Court with sexual offences against 5 boys in his care, allegedly committed whilst working at Skegby Hall School.

Skegby Hall was an approved school for boys in Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. In 1973 it became a Community Home with Education for Children. It closed in 1992.

Skegby Hall is one of the homes which are being investigated by Nottinghamshire’s Police’s Operation Daybreak.

Pipe has been charged with 4 counts of seriously sexually assaulting on a boy under the age of 16, 14 counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 16 and 9 counts of inciting a boy to commit an act of gross indecency. It is alleged that these offences were committed when he was a housemaster at Skegby Hall between 1965 and 1969.

The case was adjourned for a hearing at the Nottingham Crown Court which took place on the 1st March 2019. At the hearing Pipe pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him. It is expected that he will stand trial on the 13th January 2020.


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