Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man charged with Southampton children's home sex abuse

A man has been charged with a series of sex attacks on boys at a Southampton children's home in the 1970s and 1980s.

Colin Davis, 74, of Lingfield Gardens in the Townhill Park area of the city, is accused of 36 counts of indecent assault on boys aged under 18.

The charges relate to alleged offences at the Salerno children's home, which closed in 2013.

Police said the investigation does not involve any other children's homes or institutions.

Mr Davis was released on bail and will appear at Southampton Magistrates' Court on January 7.

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