Tameside man jailed for 28 years following investigation into non-recent sexual abuse.

Eric Hindley, (08/04/1942), of Moorlands Crescent, Mossley, appeared at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on the 13 April 2022, after being found guilty at trial of twelve counts of indecent assault and four counts of rape.

Hindley was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the offences which occurred between 1962-1984 and involved six victims.

Detective Constable Michala Noone, of GMPs Tameside CID, said: ” This was a thorough investigation which took a lot of work to gather enough evidence to be able to make sure we got the justice the victims in this case deserve.

“I would like to thank the victims for their immense bravery in coming forward and reporting what they had been through all those years ago and I hope that the sentence Hindley has received comes as some comfort to them, that he is finally facing the consequences of his horrific actions.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to remind any victims of sexual abuse who have not yet come forward, that we can help you, no matter how long ago the offences happened, we will do all we can to support you.


Greater Manchester Victims’ Services provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by crime and are a confidential service. The service can be contacted by visiting the website k or calling 0161 200 1950.

Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.

If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.

  • Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester.  We offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages.  Services are available on a 24-hour basis and  can  be accessed by telephoning 0161 276 6515.
  • Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives.  Call us on 0161 273 4500.
  • Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.


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