Former Witherslack School staff deny child cruelty charges

Six former staff members at a Cumbrian boarding school have denied historical allegations of assault and cruelty.

The incidents are said to have occurred at Witherslack School in Grange-over-Sands between January 1973 and May 1982.

The men all pleaded not guilty at Carlisle Crown Court and were granted bail.

The trial, due to last about five weeks, will begin on 19 November.

BBC News