April 2018

Man jailed in connection with Underley Hall abuse

A man has been sent to prison in connection with non-recent abuse and cruelty committed at a South Lakeland school.

Derrick William Cooper, 77, of Hillberry Green, Isle of Man, appeared this morning, Thursday April 26, at Carlisle Crown Court where he was sentenced to one year and eight months for one offence each of assault and child cruelty.

The former school owner was found guilty of the offences by a jury last month