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Teacher, Keith Lockwood, convicted of sex offences against pupils

By David Greenwood

Published In: Child Abuse

On Friday 10th May 2024 a former teacher, Keith Lockwood, was sentenced to 23 years imprisonment for child sex offences against pupils dating back to 1976.

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Keith Lockwood worked at Whitcliffe Mount school from 1976 before moving to Earlsheaton High School, and then Batley Boys High school. He was convicted on 1st May 2024 at Leeds Crown court of numerous sex offences.

Keith was convicted at Leeds Crown Court, of 23 offences committed against boys under the age of 16 since the 1970’s in the Kirklees area. The court heard that the offences included gross indecency and indecent assault.

Two West Yorkshire police officers were commended for their good work on the case and further victims are likely to have cases pursued in a later case.

Keith Lockwood was originally convicted in 2002. David Greenwood, Director and Head of Child Abuse Compensation at Switalskis acted for the victim in that case. He has now been asked to assist one of the present complainants to pursue a case for compensation from the local authority who employed Keith Lockwood.

These cases are intense for the survivors and each person who had the courage to speak to police should be applauded.

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When you're dealing with the emotional and legal complexities of a child abuse claim, you need more than just legal advice. You need a team that embodies values you can trust and rely on.

At Switalskis we understand that a child abuse claim is not just a legal matter but an emotional one as well. From your initial consultation to the resolution of your case, you'll find a team deeply committed to your emotional and wellbeing. We offer a compassionate, listening ear and a supportive environment where you can feel safe and understood. Our empathetic approach makes sure that you're not just heard but also cared for, every step of the way.

If you would like to speak confidentially with David Greenwood call him on 01924 882025 or e mail at

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David has worked in the legal sector for 30 years. He is a Solicitor, Director and Head of Switalskis' Child Abuse Compensation department.

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