Ex teachers charged with child cruelty

FOUR ex-teachers and a former care assistant from the same school have been charged with child cruelty, police revealed tonight.Two of the men have also been charged by Norfolk police with indecent assault among the long list of alleged offences dating from 1976 to 2002.

FOUR ex-teachers and a former care assistant from the same school have been charged with child cruelty, police revealed tonight.

Two of the men have also been charged by Norfolk police with indecent assault among the long list of alleged offences dating from 1976 to 2002.

All five are former staff from an unnamed Norfolk school, police said.

George Robson, a 62-year-old former schoolmaster from Bridgham, is charged with 23 offences, including conspiring to ill-treat children, cruelty to children and indecent assault.

Robert Wilson, a 53-year-old former schoolmaster from Ipswich, has been charged with nine offences of conspiring to ill treat children, cruelty to children and indecent assault.

Derek Holesworth, a 47-year-old former schoolmaster from Banham, is charged with five offences including conspiring to ill treat children and cruelty to children.

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David Clarke, a 52-year-old former care assistant from Banham, has been charged with eight offences of cruelty to children.

Anthony Robson, a 59-year-old former schoolmaster from Banham, has been charged with 12 offences of conspiring to ill treat children and cruelty to children.

Clarke has been bailed to appear at Thetford Magistrates Court at 1.30 pm on Monday, January 26.

The other four men were bailed to appear at Thetford Magistrates Court at 1.30 pm on Thursday January 22.

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