Care homes abuse trial
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.
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