ANOTHER former boy of a Catholic boys home has spoken of the abuse he suffered.
who we have agreed not to name for legal reasons, was a resident of St
Francis Boys Home, Shefford, in the 1960s.
He states that former priest
Father Hammond groomed boys for sexual purposes.
remembers the brutality of Father Ryan who was twice arrested
by Bedfordshire Police but never charged.
The police are still looking
for the paperwork of those arrests, as it has gone missing.
also states that the boys were sexually abused by the nuns and that one
nun, Mother Xavier, punished boys by making them put their hands in
And yet another former boy remembers Jimmy Savile visiting the home in the 1960s.
Many former boys are taking out a class action against the Catholic Church and also the Sisters of St Louis.
of them visited Shefford yesterday, before meeting in Bedford to
discuss how to progress their case and get justice, and an apology, from