December 2017

Former council children’s care home worker jailed

A former council children’s care home worker has been jailed for six years for the abuse of a 13-year-old boy.

Barrie Pick, 74, of Peveril Drive, The Park, Nottingham, was convicted at Nottingham Crown Court of two counts of indecent assault and two of indecency with a child.

Police said the offences dated back to 1977 and took place at the Beechwood children’s home in the city.

Pick’s case was part of Operation Equinox which looked a historical abuse in Nottinghamshire care homes.