Full Report: Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough liable for victims of abuse
A court has ruled that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough is not solely responsible for paying-out eight milion pounds in compensation to victims of alleged abuse at a former Catholic school near York.
A hundred and seventy former pupils at St William's school claim to have suffered appalling physical and sexual abuse within the home.
The diocese believe that the Roman Catholic Order of Brothers, which it hired to run the school, should share liability.
Today, in a landmark ruling, a judge at the Supreme Court agreed.
You can watch the full report from Kenny Toal below.
170 former pupils say that they were victims of a brutal regime which went unchecked for thirty years at St WIlliams School, where it is alleged that a catalogue of sexual and physical abuse took place.
Whilst the Supreme Court's decision is seen to be a landmark for securing liability for the cases of abuse at the school, it will not bring the closure that victims like Lance Basnett need.
"Absolute scandal" that victims made to wait so long
A court has ruled that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough is not solely responsible for paying-out eight milion pounds in compensation to alleged victims of abuse at a former Catholic school near York.
The diocese claimed the Roman Catholic De La Salle Order of Brothers, which it hired to run the school, should share liability.
Keith Porteous Wood, of the National Secular Society, believes that it is wrong that people have had to wait so long for the necessary compensation.