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20 January 2022 | Witness Appeals | Article by Danielle Vincent

Witness Appeal: Appeal to support victims abused by Vicar Richard Landall

I represent two clients who were sexually abused by vicar Richard Landall during both his postings at St Clare’s Church (Diocese of Guildford) and St Leonard and St Mary Church, Armthorpe, Doncaster, (Diocese of Sheffield).

Landall is now 64 years old and serving a custodial sentence.

Both my clients suffered years of sexual abuse at the hands Landall.

Landall’s first allegations of abuse were recorded in 1998 when he was padre in the military in Folkestone, Kent for allegations of indecent assault against a soldier’s wife.

In 1999 Landall moved to St Clare’s before moving to St Leonard and St Mary’s around 2000/2001.

Landall was convicted of 10 charges of indecent assault and causing a child to engage in sexual activity. He has now been sentenced to 19 years imprisonment.

In 2013, Landall was barred by the church for carrying out or engaging in regulated activity relating to children and vulnerable adults.

The culture at the time of the abuse was not to speak out about child abuse. I frequently see survivors who are only able to speak out about the abuse they suffered years after it took place especially when there has been a period of grooming from a person in a position of trust such as in this instance. I am therefore seeking evidence in support of my clients’ cases.

We want to reassure all those who contact us we will deal with this in a sensitive and confidential matter.

If you or anyone you know was sexually or physically abused by Landall and are willing to assist my client in their pursuit for justice or would like to have an informal discussion, please contact me on 07966738012 or by email [email protected].

Author bio

Danielle Vincent

Senior Associate

Danielle is a Senior Associate in the Abuse Specialist Personal Injury Department. She specialises in representing survivors of abuse and has experience in bringing claims against a number of institutions as well as individual abusers.

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