Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

David's Story

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

David's Story

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DAVID Norman says he was a victim of paedophile Donald Mackintosh. He says he only signed up to the former police officer's Boys Brigade because he wanted to play football.

It took David almost four decades to confront his past and finally build up the courage to report his abuser to police. Mackintosh had previously been jailed for nine years during the 90s after pleading guilty to assaulting five boys dating back to 1964, but only served half his sentence.

He was due to appear in court over the fresh allegations in December 2014 having been charged with four counts of indecent assault and two counts of gross indecency following David's statement. But before a trial could be completed, Mackintosh took his own life at his Stalybridge home. …

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