Paedophilia at Ashworth Special Hospital. Fallon and Savile Reports

The original Fallon Report 1999  is available here [2] or here [5] if the other gets taken down

The Merseycare Report on Moss Side (previously part of Ashworth) June 2014 download is here [4a]  or [4b]

At present I have not had time to read them, but pass them on for others to possibly research.

Special hospitals which include Ashworth, Rampton and Broadmoor were renowned for abuse -physical, sexual. pharmaceutical and emotional which need to be exposed to a wider audience.

The following article from the Free Press 1999 about the Fallon Report is available here [1]

“A psychopathic killer who kidnapped and murdered a Nuneaton schoolboy ran a paedophile ring at a top-security hospital for some of Britain’s most dangerous criminals.

The Fallon inquiry, a 500-page report published yesterday on the scandal-ridden Ashworth Special Hospital, found Paul Corrigan was the ringleader of a sophisticated paedophile ring.

He played a key role in the widespread sale and distribution of illicit pornographic videos at the unit.

Corrigan – labelled as one of Ashworth’s “untouchables” – was found to have 225 tapes in his cell.

He also paid around Pounds 1,000 to the father of an eight-year-old girl to bring her into the hospital to be “groomed” for paedophile activities, the report confirmed.

Corrigan, aged 47, who used to live in Caldecote, near Nuneaton, was found with the semi-naked girl in the hospital’s secure unit.

He kidnapped 13-year-old John Haddon in 1981 and subjected him to degrading sexual acts with a large knife before dumping his naked body on the A444 between Coventry and Nuneaton.

The report went on to reveal details of how hardcore pornographic videos were smuggled into Ashworth Hospital as part of a series of scams by patients.

The Fallon inquiry into the running of Ashworth’s personality disorder unit, which houses some of the country’s most dangerous sex offenders, found a network of schemes designed to thwart hospital rules.

A pornography “car boot sale” was allegedly held in the secluded gardens of Lawrence Ward – a low-surveillance unit used to house “highly-trusted” patients.

The 500-page report found patients were involved in the running of two shops on the ward which were a front for illicit trade in pornography and other banned items.

Corrigan and another man with a history of degrading sex attacks on young girls were at the heart of the scheme.”

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.  National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C] and Havoca [D]. Useful post on triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.

Links, Hyperlinks and References





[4a] Mersey Care report into Savile Investigation – Mersey Care NHS Trust

[4b] cathy fox blog  Mersey Care report into Savile Investigation mersey-care-report-into-savile-investigation-26-june-2014

[5] Cathy Fox Blog  Ashworth Special Hospital Report of the Committee of Inquiry  Ashworth4194

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused


[C] One in Four

[D] Havoca

[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post

[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog

This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email

the truth will out, the truth will shout, the truth will set you free cathy fox

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