Middlesbrough diocese wins St William’s school abuse appeal

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A CATHOLIC diocese has won its appeal against a ruling it was solely liable for abuse at St William’s Home for Boys in Market Weighton.

Claims of abuse between the 1960s and 1990s are being made by more than 170 ex-pupils of the former home.

The Court of Appeal ruled in 2010 that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough was responsible for an £8m compensation claim.

The Supreme Court agreed with the diocese that an organisation which supplied teachers was also liable.

See next week’s Pocklington Post (29 November) for the full story.