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Knottfield victim issues public plea

Legal support sought during ongoing inquiry

A former resident of Knottfield children's care home is issuing a public appeal for help from the Island's community.

John Guest was one victim who came forward and gave evidence to the Tynwald committee tasked with investigating historical child abuse at the centre, which was situated on Woodbourne Road, Douglas.

Mr Guest spoke at length in the Legislative Buildings about his attempts to gain legal representation, to no avail - he's not eligible for Legal Aid, and can't afford private counsel, having been quoted in excess of £260 + VAT per hour from an Island firm.

He says any support for himself and other victims in their campaigns for justice would be invaluable:

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