Urmston Bookshop is hosting an evening with Maggie Oliver, where she will talk about her new book, her life, and her courageous actions to secure convictions in what is now one of the most notorious grooming cases in the UK.
Maggie is best known as the detective-turned-whistle blower who resigned from Greater Manchester Police in 2012 in order to expose the Rochdale grooming scandal.
Prior to that she worked in the Serious Crime Division of GMP for many years and was commended for her work on countless gangland murders, shootings, kidnappings, rapes and witness protection jobs.
Her experiences on the Rochdale child sexual exploitation case were portrayed by Lesley Sharp in the BBC award-winning drama Three Girls, for which she acted as a consultant. The show was watched by over nine million people in 2017.
More recently Maggie has made high-profile appearances on Celebrity Big Brother – Year of the Woman and Loose Women as a part of their Never Too Late To Tell campaign. She is now an established broadcast commentator and speaker on current affairs and human rights as well as being a doting mum and grandmother.
Maggie will also be talking about The Maggie Oliver Foundation, which she has set up to help survivors of abuse begin to move on with their lives.
The Foundation will start its life in Rochdale, where it will open The Maggie Oliver Centre. It will be run by volunteers and survivors who will be able to provide a much needed and valued support to those who have been affected by sexual abuse and help them access support, legal advice, therapy as well as training and education.
The centre will be open to all faiths and backgrounds, a hub for women to integrate and build relationships; Mums & tots groups, coffee mornings, art classes, workshops and access to support networks and services.
Maggie will be at Urmston Library on Thursday 21/11r at 19:00. Tickets for the evening cost £3.00; this includes a glass of wine and can be redeemed against the purchase of a book on the evening.
To book click here.