Medomsley Detention Centre abuse

Medomsley Detention Centre was open from the 1960s until 1988 and was used to detain young men who had committed relatively minor offences.

The centre implemented, “a short, sharp, shock” regime to deter young people from committing further crimes. However, we have heard first hand that the abuse inflicted by officers was a form of torture and inmates have been left with permanent physical and psychological injuries.

In 2013, Durham Police and the CPS secured charges against 7 officers with ‘Operation Seabrook’. This investigation comprised of over 1,400 ex-detainees alleging that they were abused at the centre.

The abuse allegations include incidents of both physical and sexual assaults allegedly committed by a large number of officers. In March 2019, 5 ex-officers were convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm, wounding and misconduct in public office and are due for sentencing.

Naughtons Solicitors have represented a number of clients seeking compensation against the Ministry of Justice for physical and sexual abuse at Medomsley.

If you have suffered abuse at Medomsley then our experienced Solicitors will be able to talk with you in confidence about how we may be able to help. Contact us on 0191 5006050.

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