Police identify 20 Fort Augustus abuse victims

Fort Augustus Abbey Fort Augustus Abbey School was one of the most prestigious Catholic boarding schools in Scotland

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Police officers investigating allegations of sexual and physical abuse at Fort Augustus Abbey School have identified 20 possible victims.

Abuse at the school featured in a BBC Scotland programme in July.

The police started their own investigation into Fort Augustus and its prep-school, Carlekemp, in March, following a former pupil's complaint.

BBC Scotland has been contacted by more than 50 people making allegations of abuse at the schools.

A joint statement by Police Scotland and the Crown Office said: "The investigation has so far identified more than 20 possible victims and extends to liaison with a number of law enforcement agencies across and outwith the UK.

"Specialist officers from Police Scotland will carry out a thorough investigation and thereafter will report their findings to the Procurator Fiscal for the North of Scotland."

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