Aston Hall Hospital, in Derby – owned by Nottingham City Council is another case about to come to the fore.
I would appeal to any survivors of Aston Hall to re-report abuses, and failings in previous investigations, to police and push now for answers.
The Nottingham CSA Action Group are in agreement to raise this case with Paddy Tipping next week.
Aston Hall Hospital in Derby, was bought by Nottingham City Council in 1925 and opened a year later for the treatment of “mental defectives”
It operated under Nottingham No.3 Hospital Management Committee (1970)
Dr Milner, born in Leeds in 1910, and graduating from Leeds University with honours in 1933, had a stint at Broadmoor and Rampton before moving to Aston Hall in 1954. (pg 3)
Earliest survivor we currently know of was approx 1964, with victims all the way through to Milner leaving in 1975.
He died in 1976 at which point his family burned all his personal papers.
Over the years, various experiments were conducted on children and high dosages of anti psychotics and anaesthetics were prescribed. This was swiftly followed by sexual abuse
Milner trawled the secure units searching for subjects for his research into the adolescent criminal psyche offering a “nicer” time in a secure unit than the standard borstal regime offered.