Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

'He Could Have Been Stopped 25 Years Ago' PREDATOR DUNN HAS 'BLACK SOUL' SAYS HIS BROTHER

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

'He Could Have Been Stopped 25 Years Ago' PREDATOR DUNN HAS 'BLACK SOUL' SAYS HIS BROTHER

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PAEDOPHILE Michael Dunn could have been caught 25 years ago if the authorities had listened to warnings about him, his brother has said.

A court heard the Redcar abuser hid a 14-year-old girl in a "hidey hole" behind his fridge to prevent police from finding her.

He groomed the girl, a teenage runaway, for sex and trained his Alsatian dogs to stand guard by the hole when anyone visited his then home, in Greater Manchester, searching for her.

Dunn, 57, who later moved to Teesside, faces a potential life sentence after being found guilty of 19 charges, including rape and false imprisonment against four women, in offences spanning several decades.

This week Dunn's estranged brother Robert claimed that he had reported his brother to social services and police as far back as 1992 and also claimed Dunn had left him in debt by stealing his identity.

He said: "He's got a real black soul. If you can turn on your own brother you can do anything.

"What he did to those women was evil. Stone-faced evil. It's disgusting. He could have been stopped 25 years ago.

"Once he got away with it the first time he thought they'd never catch him. I'm absolutely over-the-moon that he's been caught. I'd love to have a party."

His claims come as Greater Manchester Police referred themselves to the IPCC while launching an investigation alongside Tameside Council. The court heard how officers failed to find the girl hid behind the false wall on "eight or nine occasions" when they called looking for her.

Assistant Chief Constable Catherine Hankinson said: "Reports made during the trial of Michael Dunn are very concerning and we are doing everything we can to get to the bottom of this. …

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