Care homes abuse trial

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Front Page -

A HAL­TON man is due to go on trial in the com­ing week fac­ing 40 charges of non-re­cent child abuse.

Bruce McLean, 62, of Run­corn Road, Moore, is ac­cused of com­mit­ting of­fences against eight sep­a­rate com­plainants at two chil­dren’s homes between 1975 and 1991.

He was charged in Janu- ary fol­low­ing a Cheshire po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The trial is due to take place at Ch­ester Crown Court and is sched­uled to last five weeks.

A state­ment is­sued by Cheshire po­lice in Jan­uary said the 40 charges in­clude se­ri­ous sex­ual as­sault of­fences and in­de­cent as­sault.

There are eight com­plainants in the case.

The al­le­ga­tions re­late to the for­mer Kil­rie Chil­dren’s Home in Knutsford between Au­gust 1980 and March 1991 and Taxel Edge Chil­dren’s Home in Der­byshire between Oc­to­ber 1975 and June 1978.

McLean is on bail. FREE ERYON DELIVORDE RS ALL OVER

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