Further sex abuse allegations at St Ambrose College, Altrincham, investigated as more victims come forward

By Mancunian Matters staff

Further allegations of sexual abuse at a Catholic boys’ school in Altrincham are being investigated after more former pupils have come forward.

Greater Manchester Police are investigating alleged incidents at St Ambrose College in Hale Barns from across three decades.

A 63-year-old former teacher was bailed pending further inquiries last week after being held on suspicion of indecent assault and possession of indecent images.

Detective Inspector Jed Pidd, from Trafford’s Public Protection Investigation Unit, said: “While it is not appropriate to detail the number of calls we have received, it is fair to say the size of this investigation has grown, given the response from members of the public.”

The alleged sexual abuse at the fee-paying school dates from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, and involves allegations of abuse both on and off the school premises.

DI Pidd added: “We have had a significant response from former pupils but if anyone else has any information they want to pass to us or any offences they want to report but have not yet done so, I would urge you to contact us in absolute confidence and want to reassure you that we have specially trained officers on hand to assist you.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7555, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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