This is the largest investigation of its kind within the UK
Allegations began to surface from former inmates who were subjected to sexual, physical and mental abuse from prisons officers whilst they were detained in Medomsley. More than 1,500 former inmates have now contacted Durham Police, who are dealing with the investigation named ‘Operation Seabrook’.
Seven former prison officers appeared at Teesside Crown Court on 16th January 2018 and have been charged with the offence of misconduct in a public office, some have also been charged with physical and sexual offences. The defendants have now been formally identified as Christopher Onslow, John McGee, Brian Johnson Greenwell, Neil Sowerby, David McClure, Alan Bramley and Kevin Blakely.