27/01/2017 North West Tonight


27/01/2017

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A violent paedophile concealed one of his young victims in a makeshift

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hidey hole at his home in Greater Manchester.

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The hiding place, behind a kitchen fridge,

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was so effective it was missed by police even though they visited

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But Michael Dunn has now been convicted

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of raping and abusing four girls over a number of years in the 1990s.

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Greater Manchester Police are looking into whether they

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Our chief reporter, Dave Guest, has the story.

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This is a Michael Dunn, a controlling, angry,

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Over a number of years, he raped and abused young girls.

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He groomed them, sometimes making them

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totally dependent on him, before abusing them.

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This individual is clearly extremely dangerous, controlling,

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This is where he kept one of his young victims,

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a secret compartment hiden behind the fridge at the house

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where he lived in Greater Manchester during the early 1990s.

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The current owners have only lived there a relatively

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short time and they did not know Michael Dunn,

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They certainly had no idea what he had been doing

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In fact, the first time they knew any of it was when the police

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arrived six months ago and asked if they could take some

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But by then, of course, the kitchen layout had changed greatly.

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Dunn had moved around a lot over the years.

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Justice finally caught up with him in the Tees Valley Redcar.

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A jury on Teesside convicted him on ten counts of rape,

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plus others of false imprisonment and indecent assault.

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Those charges related to for victims and spanned many years.

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The court had been told about Dunn's hidey-hole at the house

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Dunn would use a bag of rubbish and a panel to

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conceal the hole where the girl was being kept and it was a ruse

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that worked because he successfully concealed

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her from the police when they

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visited the property on a number of occasions.

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It's really important that the police do look at this and

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do look at what was happening at the time.

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What systems and processes did they have in place in terms

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of tracking down concerns, investigations and whether

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there was anything that could have been done differently.

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Greater Manchester Police say they are looking into the issues

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Police on Merseyside have launched a murder inquiry after a father

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The killer had lain in wait for Tommy Baker close

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to a gym in Liverpool, before carrying out what officers

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was known to them, but as yet they don't know why he was murdered.

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Two men have been jailed after causing the death by dangerous

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Aleena Kauser, from Rawtenstall, was on her way

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when a car mounted the pavement and struck her.

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Drivers Adil Manir and Mohsen Saddique were racing at speeds of up

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They were each jailed for four years.

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More than 20 job centres are set to close across the North West.

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The Department for Work and Pensions has announced the closures,

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including offices in Manchester, Preston and Liverpool.

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Some will merge with larger centres, while others will be moved

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The owner of a farm where illegal waste has been dumped for a number

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of years is facing prosection to end what the local authority

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Pendle Council says the farm has repearedly ignored

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The authority is now leading action involving a number of authorities

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to tackle what it calls a long standing problem.

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But the farmer at the centre of row says any action

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is a "disgrace" and says he's a victim of flytippers.

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The views are of mounds and mounds of illegal waste.

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This is what hikers, or anyone else visiting

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The farmer here, John Leslie Allison, agreed to speak to me

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to offer his explanation for this mess.

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All what's left, other people have dumped and it seems I have to clean

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it up when it is somebody else who has put it there.

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I put my caravan across the road so they couldn't get up and they've

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dumped it in other field gateways and all over.

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Simply not true say Pendle Council, who have told us they have

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prosecuted a number of builders who have paid

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The authority is coordinating joint action after a number of separate

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interventions by several agencies have failed.

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People are coming and treating this hillside like it

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is a great big rubbish tip and it is simply not acceptable.

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So we have come to the view at Pendle Council level,

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it has got to be got a grip on, it has to be stopped.

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Are you telling me you're not making any out of this?

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I am not making money out of this stuff, no.

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This fire is also one of six that have taken place at the farm

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According to the Environment Agency, illegal waste sites can

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cause severe damage to the environment and undercut

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It is now planning to take enforcement action.

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When do you say you will clear up this mess?

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When it becomes spring and it's better weather.

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Although he wants to clear up the mess on his own terms, time may

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The owners of financially troubled Morecambe have agreed

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to sell their controlling interest to the Italian-American

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If he gets clearance from the Football League,

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the current board of directors will resign to allow

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Staff and players weren't paid today but Mr Cala told

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BBC Radio Lancashire's Tim Padfield that wages and other debts

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When I am the owner 100%, I will pay everyone.

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Until I am not the owner, I am not obliged to do anything.

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Do you have the money to make it work?

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Especially when you need money by yesterday.

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Here you need money by yesterday, you do

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You need to come up here with money and

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That does it from me. What will the weekend weather be like for the

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Chinese new year? Here is the forecast. The past couple of days

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have been very cold indeed. It is not going to be as cold this weekend

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but it will be fairly cloudy, Markey and we will see rain on Saturday and

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Sunday. The first band of rain to push through tonight. Very light

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winds but again some chance of low cloud and fog and a mild night

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compared to the last nights. Those of two or three Celsius and more

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tomorrow morning. Chinese New Year tomorrow is going to start of cloudy

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and Markey. We will see rain on and off throughout the morning. It is

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not going to feel quite as cold. Hopefully drying out by early

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evening. Top temperature tomorrow of evening. Top temperature tomorrow of

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seven Celsius. It will feel better. Tomorrow night is dry and clear

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skies. More rain on the way on Sunday. The outlook for Monday,

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Good evening. Not many would argue that January hasn't been dry, but

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today, many of us had our first significant rain for some time,

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because the transition is on from cold, Continental dry air to milder

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Atlantic air, but the transition is a slow one. So we have had ice

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today, and freezing fog, in northern England. We had a little sunshine as

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well in Norfolk, but we still have the cold air around and about in the

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north. All this rain you can see, which is giving is a wet day in some

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areas, 10-15 millimetres of rain has fallen, as it comes north there

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could be some winter it issues. Snow already falling over Scotland,

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possibly over northern England, possibly some sleet over lower areas

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and fog. Not particularly nice, and some icy conditions to contend with

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late in the night across Northern Ireland, as the rain clears away.

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Again, a word of warning there could be some ice around in the morning if

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you are heading

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