Infected blood: Parents and pupils reveal they were kept in dark at stricken school

Lee was born with severe haemophilia, a rare condition in which the blood does not clot properly. It mostly affects men. His council in Hounslow, west London, wouldn’t let him join his local secondary school – the risk of a severe bleed was too great. So, in 1980, aged 11, he was sent to the grounds of a stately home in Hampshire.

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