Salerno Road Abuse - Colin Dennis Davis convicted of 30 child sex offences - Verisona Law instructed

Colin Dennis Davis was found guilty of serious sexual offences, following a trial by jury at Southampton Crown Court.

The offences were committed against former residents under the age of 18 in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Davis will be sentenced at Southampton Crown Court on Friday 7 April, he has been remanded in custody and is likely to face a significant sentence.

Charles Derham, head of the abuse team comments 'The bravery of the survivors coming forward and disclosing is proof that regardless of the non recent nature, perpetrators of sex offences can still face the consequences of their disgraceful crimes.'

Verisona Law is instructed by one former resident and is seeking for others to come forward to assist their investigations.

If you were subject to abuse at the hands of Colin Dennis Davis or were witness to his crimes, please contact us in the strictest of confidence.

Below is a selection of organisations/instutions/bodies we are frequently instructed to pursue.


  • Private schools, boarding schools, local authority schools, closed schools, hospital schools.


  • The Scouts Association, St Johns Ambulance, MIND, the Children’s Society, Barnados.

Private companies

  • Football trainers, judo teachers, dance instructors, swimming instructors, holiday activity centres, nurseries, youth clubs.

Local Authorities/Ministry of Defence

  • County Councils, Borough Councils, City Councils, ILEA, cadets, navy/ army (forces).

National Health Service Trusts/Commissioning Boards/GPs

  • Hospitals, Disability care centres, children’s care providers.


  • Convicted perpetrators, acquitted perpetrators.

Children’s Homes

  • Respite care, full time children’s home, part-time children’s homes.

Religious Institutions

  • Roman Catholic Church, United Synagogue, Sisters of Nazareth, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christian Brothers Order.

Foster Carers

  • Permanent carers, temporary carers

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