Medomsley Detention Centre among the first to face child sex abuse inquiry

The allegations of sexual abuse at the former Medomsley Detention Centre in County Durham are to be among the first to be examined by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

More than twelve hundred former inmates have come forward to report physical and sexual abuse by staff, mainly during the 1970s and 80s. Today, the Inquiry Chair, Justice Goddard announced the first wave of investigations to be undertaken.