Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Savile Abused Boy at Manchester Council's Broome House

YESTERDAY, John Scheerout in the Manchester Evening News (MEN), reported on the case of a now 56-year-old man who says he was assaulted at Manchester's notorious Broom House in children's home in Didsbury by Jimmy Savile.  The man said the then boss of Broom House, who was later jailed for targeting young lads in his care, introduced the DJ to him when he was 13.   

The man says Savile fed him alcohol and took him to his Salford flat to abuse him.  Now 56, this victim has told the MEN of the 'ordeal... he suffered while living at the Didsbury children's home, in the 1970s.'  
He tells John Scherout how 'one of the wardens, Ronald Hall, drove him to meet Savile at Piccadilly train station (in Manchester).'   

In 2001, Ronald Hall, who became assistant director of social services at Manchester town hall, was jailed for 11 years for sexual and physical abuse of children at Broome House.  He was released in 2010.  

In March, the education secretary Michael Gove ordered an investigation into how Savile was able to abuse children in care homes throughout the country, Broome House is one of two others in Greater Manchester.   

Knowl View another residential home for children under investigation for child abuse in Rochdale, where Cyril Smith was chairman, is in the Greater Manchester area.

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