Further charges could follow

Further charges could be brought against the three men convicted of child cruelty at Banham Marshalls College after police revealed "countless" victims may still be suffering in silence.

Further charges could be brought against the three men convicted of child cruelty at Banham Marshalls College after police revealed “countless” victims may still be suffering in silence.

Norfolk police and Norfolk County Council will today launch at hotline to offer support to those who suffered and allow more pupils to come forward.

Det Insp Matt Sharman said: “There may be many other pupils and their families affected by this case and the events many years ago at The Old Rectory and Banham Marshalls College or because they are suffering abuse elsewhere. We would encourage them to contact the independent helpline set up by Norfolk's children's services.”

The helpline, 01603 222424, has been set up in liaison with Norfolk Victim Support. It will operate from 9am to 5pm every weekday, subject to demand, with an answer phone outside those hours.

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