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More claims of abuse at St Aloysius College

St Aloysius College
Image caption St Aloysius College is one of Scotland's leading private schools

Five more men have claimed they were abused by a priest at a private school in Glasgow.

Their lawyer said they were seeking recognition and compensation for alleged physical and sexual abuse at St Aloysius College in the 1960s and 80s.

Last week another man made claims against two Jesuit priests, which were previously investigated by police.

The school said it has robust safeguarding procedures in place to protect pupils.

It also expressed "deep sadness" for all victims of abuse and said it would offer full co-operation with any inquiries.

St Alyosius is a long-established private school in central Glasgow teaching boys and girls from nursery through to secondary level.

None of these claims presented to lawyers relates to the current school

'Lifelong impact'

Patrick McGuire, a partner with Thompsons Solictors, said: ''The impact of historic abuse on all survivors is absolutely profound.

"It's lifelong; it's horrific so what we will do is seek to ensure the institution stands up and accepts the wrong and that the institution provides those survivors with the financial justice that they deserve.''

Last week Police Scotland said a complaint was investigated in 2017 but the priests accused had died and there was insufficient evidence to report the matter to the procurator fiscal service.

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