Isle of Man Children’s Home, Knottfield, Woodbourne Road, Douglas
PAEDOPHILE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES
Published on Friday 11 August 2000 01:00
Investigations into a suspected paedophile ring are continuing
INVESTIGATIONS into a suspected paedophile ring in the Island in the 1970s and 1980s are continuing.
The probe was launched in May after links to the Island were discovered by Greater Manchester Police as part of Operation Cleopatra, a massive investigation into 350 alleged paedophiles.
The police family protection unit appealed for information from former residents and staff at the Isle of Man Children s Home, Knottfield, Woodbourne Road, Douglas, which closed in 1983.
A special hotline received at least seven calls.
Detective Sergeant Richard Power said the calls had produced useful lines of inquiry which are being investigated.
The police have stressed the investigation is not linked to the Isle of Man Children s Centre, Woodbourne Road, a separate entity which opened in 1985.