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Six charged in connection with non-recent abuse and neglect at Cumbria school

[S]ix men have been charged today (November 23rd) as part of Operation Tweed – an investigation into non-recent abuse and neglect allegations at residential schools in South Cumbria.

The following men have been charged:

  • Roger Whitehouse, 77, of Butterflowers Caravan Park, Haverigg, has been charged with two offences of assault ABH and two offences of child cruelty;
  • Mike Lynch, 71, of Kirkhead Road, Grange-over-Sands, has been charged with one offence of assault ABH;
  • Alec Greening, 68, of Dalton, Carnforth, has been charged with one offence of child cruelty;
  • Glyn Waterhouse, 61, of Stainton, near Kendal, has been charged with one offence of assault ABH;
  • Andrew Elliot, 67, of Main Street, Stamford, has been charged with one offence of assault ABH;
  • Anthony Maxwell, 70, of Liquorstane, Falkland, Scotland, has been charged with one offence of assault ABH.

The above have all been charged in relation to offences reported to have taken place at Witherslack School.

They have all been bailed to appear at Furness and District Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

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