Russel Dawson
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Abuse by policeman Danny Bryant covered up claims victim

A victim of paedophile policeman Danny Bryant says he wants to move on with his life after his abuser was jailed.

Russel Dawson, who was 14 when the abuse began, waived his right to anonymity, claiming there had been a police cover-up.

Bryant, 65, of Bideford, admitted 10 indecent ­assaults against five boys between 1974 and 1985.

Devon and Cornwall Police said the prosecution did not go ahead earlier because of insufficient evidence, but added they would examine if there were lessons to be learned.

  • 07 Nov 2013