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Historic abuse hunt

POLICE investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse at an Inner West boys home, are appealing for potential witnesses and further victims.

In 2014, detectives from Leichhardt Police Area Command commenced an investigation into complaints relating to Royleston Boys Depot at Glebe, which were referred by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Royleston operated as temporary dormitory-style accommodation for male wards of the state, who were aged between six and 18.
Detectives are currently focusing on alleged sexual and indecent assaults that are reported to have occurred at the home between July 1961 and July 1962.
While investigators have already spoken with a number of witnesses, they are seeking further information from residents of the home – particularly those who were aged between eight and 14 during this time period, to come forward.
Reports can be made to Crime Stoppers or directly to Leichhardt detectives on 9556 0624.

Punched, kicked in hold-up
A BOTTLESHOP employee was punched and kicked when he chased three men who had just stolen two bottles of alcohol from the shop.
About 9.45pm on Sunday, July 17, the trio entered the Liverpool Road store and allegedly stole two bottles of alcohol before running from the shop.
An employee chased them to a waiting car where a fourth male approached him and allegedly punched and kicked him.
The first man is described as being of African appearance, about 165cm tall, with a solid build, short dreadlocks and was depicted wearing a red chequered shirt over a blue Nautica brand t shirt with dark pants.
The second was of a similar appearance and wearing a brown jacket over a dark coloured shirt with patches on the front and dark pants.
Both are believed to be aged about 18 years of age.
The third male is also described as being of African appearance, about 175cm tall, with a medium build and medium length hair and was wearing a blue jumper with light blue jeans and white sneakers.
Police are also searching for a fourth man, who was waiting in the car.
He is described as being of African appearance, about 175cm tall, of a large build, and was wearing a black coloured hooded jumper with red wording on the front.