SAMANTHA MORTON TO BLOW ROOF OF NOTTS ABUSE

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  • Samantha Morton to speak to police about sex abuse she suffered in care aged 13

    Bafta winner Samantha, 37, who starred with Tom Cruise in Minority Report, will be interviewed over her time at the Red Tile Home in Nottingham in the early 90s

    Claims: Samantha says she was targeted in care

    Movie star Samantha Morton is meeting police to make a formal complaint about the sex abuse she says she suffered in care.
    The actress, 37, has “agreed a date” later this month to be interviewed by officers, who are set to launch an investigation into the home where she claims she was targeted at age 13.
    Bafta winner Samantha, who starred with Tom Cruise in Minority Report, spoke to police at the time.
    But last month she said the complaint was quietly dropped. Now friends say she wants to see the case “through to the end”.
    The pal added: “She made a complaint years ago but wasn’t taken seriously. She is determined things are different this time.”
    Detectives have spoken to the star twice by phone but this is the first time she will be formally interviewed over her time at the Red Tile Home in Nottingham in the early 90s.
    A police spokesman said: “We have agreed a date and time towards the end of this month to meet with the individual to discuss the matter.”
    Samantha was allegedly abused by two care workers individually. But one night she says they assaulted her together in her room.
    She told social workers and police and moved homes. But no further action was taken.
    The star ­previously said she was stunned police records from the time referred to “frolicking”, instead of the serious abuse claims she made.
    She spoke out following a report on the abuse of 1,400 children in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
    Police are now probing claims of historic abuse at nine homes in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, but have had no other claims over Red Tiles, which closed.
    Steve Edwards, of Nottinghamshire social services, said previously: “We’d welcome the chance to meet Samantha so we can discuss her concerns.”

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