Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 6°C

Search

Great Finborough: Fifth teacher sought in child abuse inquiry

PUBLISHED: 10:54 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:54 28 February 2013

Another teacher sought in St George's inquiry

Another teacher sought in St George's inquiry

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011

A FIFTH former teacher is being sought as part of a long-running police investigation into historic sexual and physical abuse on pupils at a private school in Great Finborough.

Detectives have revealed the man, who has not been named, has been accused of sexual assault.

Lisa McGrann, a spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary, said: “I can confirm we have received allegations of sexual assault relating to a former teacher at St George’s School, and enquiries are ongoing.”

The development follows the arrest in December of a 59-year-old who taught at St George’s, which closed in the 1980s.

The man who lives in the Ipswich area was questioned in relation to a sexual abuse allegation at the school dating back 30 years. He was arrested at his home.

It is understood one allegation has been made against the suspect, who was released on bail until March 12.

The inquiry, codenamed Operation Racecourse, has been a wide-ranging investigation which has been going on for several years.

Derek Slade, the head of St George’s School in the late 1970s and early 1980s, was jailed for 21 years at Ipswich Crown Court in 2010.

The 63-year-old was convicted more than 50 offences, including a catalogue of sexual and physical abuse relating to 12 boys at the school.

Last year another teacher Alan Brigden was jailed for five years after being convicted of sex assaults at St George’s, when it was based in Norfolk.

He had previously been extradited from Holland where he had been living.

The 67-year-old, who was known as Alan Morton when he taught at the school while it was based at Wicklewood admitted 14 child sex offences when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court.

At the time of Brigden’s offences in 1977 and 1980 he was teaching at a boys’ boarding school in Sussex, and then at the former St George’s School, in Norfolk.

Another former teacher Alan Williams was found dead at his Stowmarket home after being arrested on abuse allegations.

0 comments

Water has been restored to a Suffolk school after a burst pipe and subsequent sinkhole forced it to close yesterday.

Four talented wordsmiths at East Bergholt High School have scooped prizes in the Rotary Young Writer Competition.

What are you doing for Red Nose Day? See here to send in your stories and photos.

A father and daughter who obstructed police when they came to their Ipswich home to arrest a family member have been fined.

An Ipswich drug addict who assaulted a paramedic with a tin of tuna and damaged an ambulance after falling off her bike must pay compensation.

Handball - it is a sport that has been played in Ipswich for decades, long before the town’s handball club was established.

As thousands of fundraisers get underway for Red Nose Day today, Comic Relief has unveiled a pot of £60,000 to help benefit good causes in Suffolk and north Essex this year.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24