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by marty
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 72
Views: 2274

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

Shocked at how low the sentence is. Less than a year per offence.
by marty
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Lousey magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Lousey magazine

Doesn't work for me. Is this the original version from 1995 or the later revival?
by marty
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Dobbie sentencing hearing
Replies: 72
Views: 2274

Re: Dobbie sentencing hearing

Now showing as having started at 14.01 in Court 1 @ Hove. The school has had someone in attendance at most of the hearings and the Old Blue page on the CH website has usually been first with any information so my advice would be to check there first: https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/old-blues/old...
by marty
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12499

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

The point here is that Shrewsbury school had suspended Dobbie and they wouldn't have done so without knowing the reasons for his arrest. The newsletter could simply have said "He's been arrested but we can't comment further as investigations are still ongoing. He won't be returning as a teacher." Th...
by marty
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12499

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Going back to Marty's quotations from Shrewesbury school: Presumably the first "I was saddened......" was when Dobie had not yet been convicted and honoured the concept of "Innocent until proven guilty" whereas the second quote that he hd actually been suspended before (presumably) deciding to resi...
by marty
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12499

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Shrewsbury suspended him immediately. Well that's not exactly how the headmaster of Shrewsbury School reported it in September 2016... https://www.shrewsbury.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/files/welcome/HMsLetterToParents_Sep2016.pdf "I was saddened in the holidays to hear that our Chaplain, Re...
by marty
Thu May 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: Poulton, Cairncross, Sillett

Having thought about the above, my own view is that the best course of action would be for CH to be included in the so-called "phase 2" of IICSA's investigation into residential schools. I wrote to IICSA (twice) last year and their response to me is below. I would encourage anyone who feels the same...
by marty
Sat May 04, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12499

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

He was definitely at Whites when I started in 89. Makes me shudder to think about the times I went round there alone. I now wonder how many of us had a lucky escape & thoughts are with his victims. My recollection (which let's face it dims further with each passing day so apologies if this is incorr...
by marty
Fri May 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12499

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

https://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/christshospital-live/assets/File/Headmaster%20and%20Treasurer's%20Statement%20to%20Old%20Blues%203%20May%202019.pdf A guilty verdict then? A definite shift in tone in the letter from previous communications. At last. It would appear so. I would think the school h...
by marty
Thu May 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12499

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

AMP wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 1:42 pm
The Jury are deliberating!

The case is not concluded

I would recommend deleting this morning's posts
Please explain why.
by marty
Thu May 02, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12499

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Jury is deliberating.

Trial (Part Heard) - Summing Up 10:33
Trial (Part Heard) - Jury retire to consider verdict 11:38
by marty
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Trial of Gary William Dobbie
Replies: 328
Views: 12499

Re: Trial of Gary William Dobbie

Day 2 report from The Mirror. Unpleasant reading. I understand from Leeautemps that the Court is not sitting today.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/p ... l-14574436