Man Charged With Historical Sexual Offences At The Terra Nova School

A 70-year-old man from Thatcham in Berkshire has been charged by police investigating sexual abuse at Terra Nova School near Holmes Chapel which occurred in the 1970s.

Keith Cavendish-Coulson, from Crookham Hill, Crookham Common, Thatcham in Berkshire, has been charged with 19 counts of indecent assault against boys under 14, which relate to four victims between 1973 and 1975.
He is due to appear at South Cheshire Magistrates′ Court on 10 September 2013.

The victims were aged between 9 and 12-years-old at the time.

Cheshire Police take all allegations of sexual abuse seriously and would encourage anyone who has been a victim to contact police.

Specialist trained officers are available to provide support throughout the investigation.

**Update** 3rd November 2013

Police investigating sexual abuse at Terra Nova School near Holmes Chapel in the 1970′s have set up a dedicated line that people who may have information can call.
Keith Cavendish-Coulson, 70, of Berkshire has been charged with 35 counts of indecent assault against boys under 14, which relate to seven victims.
He will appear before Chester Crown Court in January 2014.
The investigation is continuing and is focussed upon Cavendish-Coulson′s employment both as a public school teacher, and a private tutor at establishments across the country over the course of his working life.
Specialist trained detectives are available to provide support to victims and witnesses throughout the investigation.

Anyone who may need support or has information can contact the Major Investigation Team in confidence directly in the incident room on a dedicated number 01606 362472.

There will be a facility to leave a message and an officer will call you back if your call is not immediately answered.
Alternatively you can email the team on Operation.Abakan.enquiries@cheshire.pnn.police.uk or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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