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Retired Malsis School teacher due in court on sex abuse charges

A former teacher at Malsis School in North Yorkshire is due to appear in court charged with 42 child sex abuse charges against 20 pupils.

Posted on 25 February 2021

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Peter Andrew Holmes, aged 71 and now retired, is alleged to have committed two counts of buggery and multiple indecent assaults and acts of gross indecency, between 1977 and 1992 while working at the independent preparatory school, report North Yorkshire Police.

The retired English teacher and former school rugby coach, who now lives in Bristol, is alleged to have committed the offences against 20 boys who were all aged under 14 at the time of the allegations.

Holmes is due to appear before Bristol Crown Court on Friday, 26 February 2021 for an initial plea and trial preparation hearing.

Malsis School, in Glusburn, near Skipton, closed in 2014.

Leigh Day’s abuse team is led by Alison Millar, with Andrew Lord and Catriona Rubens, who between them have many years’ experience of handling cases associated with historic abuse in schools across the UK.

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Alison Millar works in the human rights department at Leigh Day, where she is the Head of Abuse claims

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Andrew Lord is an associate solicitor in the abuse claims team.

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Catriona Rubens

Catriona Rubens is a solicitor in the abuse team.

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