‘It’s not my shame, it’s his’: Somerset woman speaks out on childhood abuse by brother

Exclusive: Liz Roberts says familial sexual abuse is a ‘hidden scourge’ that has long-term impact on survivors

A woman who was sexually abused by her older brother half a century ago when she was a young girl has waived her right to anonymity to describe her decades of torment and to encourage other survivors of familial abuse to come forward.

Liz Roberts, 59, a former police officer, said the abuse carried out Andrew Herbert when she was about eight had led to a life of self-loathing and shame punctuated by episodes of depression, anxiety and self-harm.

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