North Somerset Council to be sued over teacher's abuse

Parents of children abused by their teacher in Weston-super-Mare are to sue the local education authority for damages.

Nigel Leat from Bristol was jailed in June last year Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Primary school teacher Nigel Leat was jailed indefinitely last year after abusing five girls, some as young as six years old, while he worked at Hillside First School. North Somerset Council confirms that it has received a number of claims relating to the case.