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Royal Alexandra and Albert School ex-assistant housemaster abuse allegations investigated by law firm

Allegations of abuse by Colin York at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School in Surrey are being investigated by lawyers who have been contacted by former pupils of the school in the 1970s.

Posted on 21 June 2023

It was reported that ex-assistant housemaster Colin York, 62, was jailed for 28 months in September 2011 for sexually abusing two boys aged between 10 and 13 in the 1970s. He was found guilty of three offences of indecent assault and 10 offences of gross indecency with a child.
York was convicted of a further six charges relating to the sexual abuse of two other boys under his care at the school during the same period in 2013. Guildford Crown Court heard how two boys were touched inappropriately by York and forced to touch him inappropriately, and he also performed a sex act on one of the boys. He was found guilty for one charge of indecency with a child and five charges of indecent assault.
Former pupils from Royal Alexandra and Albert School have instructed the abuse claims team at law firm Leigh Day to investigate complaints of abuse by York in the 1970s.

The abuse claims team was already acting for former pupils of Royal Alexandra and Albert School in claims linked to abuse by Allan Meredith and Philip Batten. Both former members of staff have been imprisoned for abuse of boys; with Meredith receiving a seven-year prison sentence in 2019 and Batten being sentenced to 17 years in 2016.

It is understood that various other complaints have previously been made against Colin York.
Former pupils who were subject to and /or witnessed abuse at Royal Alexandra and Albert School are encouraged to contact the Leigh Day abuse team by calling 020 7650 1200.

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