April 2022

Rapist, 80, jailed for 28 years after police probe into sexual abuse

A man has been jailed for 28 years after a police investigation into historic sexual abuse.

Eric Hindley, 80, of Moorlands Crescent in Mossley, Tameside, denied charges he faced, but was convicted by a jury after a trial, police have revealed.

He was found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault and four counts of rape, Greater Manchester Police confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.

The offences, added police, occurred over more than two decades – between 1962 and 1994 – and involved six different victims.