source: The Monster of Medomsley
published: 1 May 2014
‘Operation Seabrook’ is the major criminal investigation into allegations of serious sexual and physical abuse perpetrated by staff against detainees at Medomsley Detention Centre near Consett, County Durham. The abuse is alleged to have happened over a period of many years, principally the 1970’s and 1980’s.
The investigative team has now heard from more than 550 former inmates at Medomsley who have reported they were abused while detained at the centre.
A BBC ‘Inside Out’ programme on the case was broadcast at the end of January 2014 and remains available to view via the BBC website.
Durham Constabulary would like anyone who has suffered abuse or has information which may assist the enquiry to contact them on 101 or 0345 60 60 365.
The caller’s details will be referred to the ‘Operation Seabrook’ team. Further contact and investigation will then be carried out by specialist detectives who are highly trained and experienced in dealing with sensitive abuse cases.