November 28, 2017
By Hilary Duncanson and Lucinda Cameron
A six-year-old boy died 10 days after he was beaten by a nun at an orphanage, a child abuse inquiry has heard.
A witness, who cannot be named, told the inquiry his friend was kicked on the body and head by the Catholic sister.
He was giving evidence at the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry which began a new phase of hearings in Edinburgh on Tuesday.
It is hearing evidence about institutions run by the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, which has issued an apology to anyone abused in their care.
The man said he was sexually abused by a nun and another member of staff and beaten for bedwetting and not eating his food at Smyllum Park orphanage in Lanark, Lanarkshire.
The witness entered the orphanage in 1959 when he was aged around two.
A witness has told an inquiry how he was abused at Smyllum Park orphanage in Lankarkshire, Scotland, in the 1960s
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