Operation Seabrook’ is the criminal investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse perpetrated by staff against detainees at Medomsley Detention Centre near Consett, County Durham.
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It was launched in August 2013 and is investigating incidents which happened over many years, principally the 1970’s and 1980’s.
The three main aims of the investigation are to ensure support is provided for victims so they are in a better place after contacting the Seabrook team; to gain the fullest understanding of how Medomsley operated during those years and to secure evidence so that any potential offenders are brought to justice.
The ‘Seabrook’ team has now heard from more than 1,250 former inmates at Medomsley who have reported they were abused while detained at the centre.
All of the surviving main suspects have been identified, interviewed and prosecution files submitted to the CPS for advice. This advice will then identify those individuals who are likely to be charged and also which victims are likely to give evidence.