Teacher in child cruelty case dies

The owner and former head of Banham Marshalls - the special school at the centre of Norfolk's biggest-ever child cruelty investigation - has died.George Robson was given a two-year suspended sentence at Norwich Crown Court on Monday after being found guilty of five counts of causing cruelty to children.

The owner and former head of Banham Marshalls - the special school at the centre of Norfolk's biggest-ever child cruelty investigation - has died.

George Robson was given a two-year suspended sentence at Norwich Crown Court on Monday after being found guilty of five counts of causing cruelty to children. The offences dated from the 1970s.

However, he failed to attend court due to his ill-health. Doctors said he was at “end-stage” heart failure.

Anthony Robson 63, of Mill Road, Banham, has been convicted of four counts of child cruelty and is due to be sentenced next month.

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