Grahame Brennand accused of 22 offences of indecent assault and cruelty to children

A former deputy head teacher has today (Monday, May 22nd) been summonsed for historical sex offences and child cruelty.

Grahame Brennand, 69, of Calder Avenue, Preston is accused of 22 offences of indecent assault and cruelty against a total of 11 victims, both male and female, at St John’s Primary School in Baxenden.

The alleged offences were committed between 1973 and 1996.

Mr Brennand now faces a total of 46 offences.

In March he was charged with 24 counts of indecent assault against 13 former female pupils at the same school.

Those alleged offences were committed between 1974 and 1988 when Mr Brennand was a teacher and then deputy head teacher at the school.

All the victims were aged 10 at the time.

Brennand is due to appear before Preston Crown Court on June 23rd 2017.

Verisona have substantial expertise in pursuing claims such as these and in fact have ongoing litigation against Lancashire County Council in respect of another School.

If you, or a loved one, have been affected by child abuse, please do not hesitate to contact our team of experienced lawyers who will be happy to speak to you about whether it may be possible to bring a claim.

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  • Private schools, boarding schools, local authority schools, closed schools, hospital schools.


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Private companies

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Local Authorities/Ministry of Defence

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National Health Service Trusts/Commissioning Boards/GPs

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Children’s Homes

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Religious Institutions

  • Roman Catholic Church, United Synagogue, Sisters of Nazareth, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Brothers Order.

Foster Carers

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