Or­phan­age claims made

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A WOMAN has claimed she was abused at an or­phan­age run by nuns where the bod­ies of hun­dreds of chil­dren were “buried” in a mass grave.

Theresa Tolmie-McGrane told the BBC she suf­fered men­tal, phys­i­cal and sex­ual abuse at Smyl­lum Park Or­phan­age in La­nark in the 1970s.

A BBC and Sun­day Post in­ves­ti­ga­tion found that at least 400 chil­dren from the in­sti­tu­tion are thought to be buried in an un­marked grave at the town’s St Mary’s Ceme­tery.

The or­phan­age, run by the Daugh­ters of Char­ity of St Vin­cent de Paul, was home to more than 10,000 chil­dren be­tween open­ing in 1864 and clos­ing in 1981.

A spokesman said it was “shocked and sad­dened” by the abuse al­le­ga­tions.

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