New inquiry in child abuse claims at Catholic care home

FRESH allegations that dozens of children were abused at a notorious East Yorkshire care home have come to light and prompted a new police investigation.

Humberside Police have confirmed that officers are now looking into new claims from a firm of solicitors which is representing a number of former residents of the St William’s care home in Market Weighton.

The ex-residents have made allegations of child abuse dating back to before 1993, when the home was closed.

The centre, which was run by the De Le Salle Order of Catholic monks, has been at the centre of previous abuse cases and two former members of staff had been jailed for abusing boys. A spokesman for Humberside Police said the force “was working in conjunction with the East Riding of Yorkshire Social Services and the East Riding Safeguarding Children Board, as well as the Catholic Church, to further this investigation”.