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Scouts: '60 further enquiries to sue over child abuse'

Another 60 people have come forward to enquire about suing the Scouts over alleged historical abuse, lawyers say.

On Wednesday the BBC reported 56 people had instructed lawyers to make claims for compensation against the Scouts since October 2012.

Not all of the 60 new enquiries relate to fresh allegations of abuse. Some claimants cases may have already been through the criminal legal system.

The association has apologised for any hurt caused by abuse.

The Scout Association, along with individual scoutmasters, has already paid £897,000 in damages, lawyers for the claimants say.

Lucy Manning reports.

  • 11 Dec 2014
  • From the section UK
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