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A violent paedophile concealed one of his young victims in a makeshift
hidey hole at his home in Greater Manchester.
The hiding place, behind a kitchen fridge,
was so effective it was missed by police even though they visited
But Michael Dunn has now been convicted
of raping and abusing four girls over a number of years in the 1990s.
Greater Manchester Police are looking into whether they
Our chief reporter, Dave Guest, has the story.
This is a Michael Dunn, a controlling, angry,
Over a number of years, he raped and abused young girls.
He groomed them, sometimes making them
totally dependent on him, before abusing them.
This individual is clearly extremely dangerous, controlling,
This is where he kept one of his young victims,
a secret compartment hiden behind the fridge at the house
where he lived in Greater Manchester during the early 1990s.
The current owners have only lived there a relatively
short time and they did not know Michael Dunn,
They certainly had no idea what he had been doing
In fact, the first time they knew any of it was when the police
arrived six months ago and asked if they could take some
But by then, of course, the kitchen layout had changed greatly.
Dunn had moved around a lot over the years.
Justice finally caught up with him in the Tees Valley Redcar.
A jury on Teesside convicted him on ten counts of rape,
plus others of false imprisonment and indecent assault.
Those charges related to for victims and spanned many years.
The court had been told about Dunn's hidey-hole at the house
Dunn would use a bag of rubbish and a panel to
conceal the hole where the girl was being kept and it was a ruse
that worked because he successfully concealed
her from the police when they
visited the property on a number of occasions.
It's really important that the police do look at this and
do look at what was happening at the time.
What systems and processes did they have in place in terms
of tracking down concerns, investigations and whether
there was anything that could have been done differently.
Greater Manchester Police say they are looking into the issues
Police on Merseyside have launched a murder inquiry after a father
The killer had lain in wait for Tommy Baker close
to a gym in Liverpool, before carrying out what officers
was known to them, but as yet they don't know why he was murdered.
Two men have been jailed after causing the death by dangerous
Aleena Kauser, from Rawtenstall, was on her way
when a car mounted the pavement and struck her.
Drivers Adil Manir and Mohsen Saddique were racing at speeds of up
They were each jailed for four years.
More than 20 job centres are set to close across the North West.
The Department for Work and Pensions has announced the closures,
including offices in Manchester, Preston and Liverpool.
Some will merge with larger centres, while others will be moved
The owner of a farm where illegal waste has been dumped for a number
of years is facing prosection to end what the local authority
Pendle Council says the farm has repearedly ignored
The authority is now leading action involving a number of authorities
to tackle what it calls a long standing problem.
But the farmer at the centre of row says any action
is a "disgrace" and says he's a victim of flytippers.
The views are of mounds and mounds of illegal waste.
This is what hikers, or anyone else visiting
The farmer here, John Leslie Allison, agreed to speak to me
to offer his explanation for this mess.
All what's left, other people have dumped and it seems I have to clean
it up when it is somebody else who has put it there.
I put my caravan across the road so they couldn't get up and they've
dumped it in other field gateways and all over.
Simply not true say Pendle Council, who have told us they have
prosecuted a number of builders who have paid
The authority is coordinating joint action after a number of separate
interventions by several agencies have failed.
People are coming and treating this hillside like it
is a great big rubbish tip and it is simply not acceptable.
So we have come to the view at Pendle Council level,
it has got to be got a grip on, it has to be stopped.
Are you telling me you're not making any out of this?
I am not making money out of this stuff, no.
This fire is also one of six that have taken place at the farm
According to the Environment Agency, illegal waste sites can
cause severe damage to the environment and undercut
It is now planning to take enforcement action.
When do you say you will clear up this mess?
When it becomes spring and it's better weather.
Although he wants to clear up the mess on his own terms, time may
The owners of financially troubled Morecambe have agreed
to sell their controlling interest to the Italian-American
If he gets clearance from the Football League,
the current board of directors will resign to allow
Staff and players weren't paid today but Mr Cala told
BBC Radio Lancashire's Tim Padfield that wages and other debts
When I am the owner 100%, I will pay everyone.
Until I am not the owner, I am not obliged to do anything.
Do you have the money to make it work?
Especially when you need money by yesterday.
Here you need money by yesterday, you do
You need to come up here with money and
That does it from me. What will the weekend weather be like for the
Chinese new year? Here is the forecast. The past couple of days
have been very cold indeed. It is not going to be as cold this weekend
but it will be fairly cloudy, Markey and we will see rain on Saturday and
Sunday. The first band of rain to push through tonight. Very light
winds but again some chance of low cloud and fog and a mild night
compared to the last nights. Those of two or three Celsius and more
tomorrow morning. Chinese New Year tomorrow is going to start of cloudy
and Markey. We will see rain on and off throughout the morning. It is
not going to feel quite as cold. Hopefully drying out by early
evening. Top temperature tomorrow of evening. Top temperature tomorrow of
seven Celsius. It will feel better. Tomorrow night is dry and clear
skies. More rain on the way on Sunday. The outlook for Monday,
Good evening. Not many would argue that January hasn't been dry, but
today, many of us had our first significant rain for some time,
because the transition is on from cold, Continental dry air to milder
Atlantic air, but the transition is a slow one. So we have had ice
today, and freezing fog, in northern England. We had a little sunshine as
well in Norfolk, but we still have the cold air around and about in the
north. All this rain you can see, which is giving is a wet day in some
areas, 10-15 millimetres of rain has fallen, as it comes north there
could be some winter it issues. Snow already falling over Scotland,
possibly over northern England, possibly some sleet over lower areas
and fog. Not particularly nice, and some icy conditions to contend with
late in the night across Northern Ireland, as the rain clears away.
Again, a word of warning there could be some ice around in the morning if
you are heading