Police investigating abuse at council-run Beechwood home

Police are investigating more than 50 allegations of physical or sexual abuse at a former children's home. Nottinghamshire Police said they are investigating claims that people were abused at the council-run Beechwood Children's Home in Mapperley, Nottinghamshire. Some of the allegations date back nearly 30 years. Claims: Beechwood Children's Home, in the town Mapperley, Nottinghamshire, closed in 2006 It is not the first time the establishment, which closed in 2006, has hit the headlines. In 2011 six alleged victims came forward saying they had suffered abuse at Beechwood. A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said allegations relating to three other homes in the county were also being investigated. Predator Stuart Hall tries to buy off his victims: Millionaire star offers 'paltry' payouts for abuse Church of England to admit 'deep grief and shame' in an historic apology for child sex abuse They are Bracken House in Bulwell, Ranskill Gardens in Bestwood, and Wood Nook in Beechdale. Officers are also looking at claims relating to Risley Hall in Derbyshire. Officers are also looking at claims sexual abuse took place at three other children's homes in Nottinghamshire Detective Inspector Yvonne ales said: 'This is a thorough but complicated and sensitive investigation and the allegations are historic which in some cases relate to events which are said to have taken place nearly 30 years ago. 'We have experienced officers on the investigation team who are working hard on this case which presents many challenges, such as the difficulties around obtaining forensic and corroborative evidence, along with the fact that some of the alleged perpetrators have since died.'

We understand that it is not unusual for those who were subject to abuse to come forward later in life. If you or somebody you know were subject to abuse please do not hesitate to contact Charles Derham our specialist child abuse solicitor. We will treat any communications with the strictest of confidence.

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