‘Church cover-up must be challenged for the sake of abuse victims’

Hull Daily Mail

A SOLICITOR representing more than 150 victims of alleged abuse at a notorious Market Weighton care home has called for a public inquiry.

David Greenwood, of Jordan’s Solicitors, is fighting for compensation for the men who suffered physical and sexual abuse at the hands of staff at the now demolished St William’s through the 1960s to the 1990s.

He says the Catholic Church should be held to account over the abuse.

Mr Greenwood said: “The Government can either put up with church’s inadequate excuses on safeguarding, or take positive action to improve safeguarding for children.

“The culture of cover-up is embedded in the Catholic Church. It will never be challenged without full public scrutiny.”

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