A WOMAN was tortured and tied to a pipe for two days at the nun-run school she was sent to, a court heard.

Catherine Logan, 57, claimed nuns from Dalbeath Approved School in Bishopton, Renfrewshire, abused her during her time there between 1969 and 1971.

Mrs Logan told Paisley Sheriff Court she was "hit" about 12 or 13 times and was drugged.

She was giving evidence at the trial of Anne Kenny, 79, and Agnes Reville, 77.

Kenny faces four charges of assault while Reville is accused of five charges of assault. The accusations involve a total of eight girls.

Mrs Logan identified Kenny as Mother Rosari and Reville as Mother Martin, both nuns at the school at the time. She told prosecutor Douglas Hamilton she was "tortured" when she got into trouble.

Mrs Logan told the trial that on one occassion, she was tied to a pole for two days in a cupboard after pulling a nun's habit off.

The fiscal asked: "In what way were you tied to a pole?" She replied: "Both arms around the pole with wire."

Mr Hamilton asked what happened during her time in the cupboard. Mrs Logan told him: "I was in there for two days. I was hit with something like a carpet beater."

She also said another nun, Mother James, sat on her chest while Mother Rosari bound her wrists to the pole.

Mrs Logan said she did not remember a lot from when she came out of the cupboard as she was "drugged". She claimed Mother Rosari drugged her on more than one occasion, but couldn't remember who it was that time. She also said Mother Rosari smacked her on the face with a riding crop.

She told the jury that Mother Martin "wasn't an evil person" and did not abuse her as much.

Kenny, of Manchester, and Reville, of Newcastle, deny the charges. The trial continues.