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Further victims contact police following publication of report into abuse at Aston Hall Hospital

Posted on 26th July 2018

Following the publication yesterday (Wednesday, July 25) of reports into abuse at Aston Hall Hospital in the 1950s to 1970s a further 15 people have contacted police.

The Police Findings Report and the Independent Assurance Report attracted regional and national media attention and has prompted a further 15 people to contact our investigation team. These people have been a mixture of people that attended Aston Hall and staff that worked there.

Detective Chief Superintendent Kem Mehmet said: “I am pleased that people have felt confident enough to contact our investigation team following the publication of these findings.

“We have received a number of positive comments from victims about the way in which the police have sensitively dealt with the investigation.

“One of our officers received a thank you card from a victim which referred to them turning from a victim into a warrior. I am so pleased that the work of our officers have empowered victims to come forward and share their experiences.

“I would like to encourage anyone who believes that they may have suffered abuse at Aston Hall or who worked there to contact us on 101.”

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