Northampton victim abused by paedophile ex-police officer aged 8 begs more ...

A young woman who was sexually abused by a paedophile ex-cop is begging more victims to speak out to stop his release from jail.

Amy Hannah, who lives near Northampton, was only eight when vile Daniel Lishman wormed his way into her family and attacked her.

The serial child abuser, jailed for life in 2011, was branded by the judge 'every parent's worst nightmare'.

When he was arrested, police found a memory card hidden in his sock containing images of him posing indecently with a blindfolded eight-year-old in the back of his van. 

Amy Hannah, pictured, was just eight when she was abused by a paedophile ex-cop. Now she is begging more victims to speak out to stop his release from jail

Amy, pictured as a child, said Daniel Lishman first abused her as he read her a bedtime story in her pink Winnie the Pooh nightie

Amy, pictured as a child, said Daniel Lishman first abused her as he read her a bedtime story in her pink Winnie the Pooh nightie

Over nine years he raped one girl and preyed on at least 12 more, including three with disabilities or learning difficulties.

But Amy, who has waived her anonymity, believes there may be many more who were abused by Lishman, 44.

The case echoes that of black cab rapist John Worboys.

This week Worboys was denied parole after his victims campaigned to keep him behind bars. He was jailed indefinitely in 2009 for attacks on 12 women but may have targeted more than 100.

Lishman was caught after entering a house while posing as a boiler repair man and violently sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl on her own.

Amy, 20, helped bring him to justice after she saw an e-fit image of the paedophile on Crimewatch. Just hours earlier she had finally admitted to her mum what he had done to her.

Amy said: 'I still believe there may be victims of Lishman's that haven't come forward.

'There may even be people out there who were abused before I was and they haven't spoken out.

'There were so many of us when he got sentenced. Who is to say there aren't more?

'I'd urge anyone who suspects they were abused by him to go to the police. Or if they don't feel comfortable with the police to tell a teacher or an adult, a parent... anyone. He should not be on the streets.'

Amy's nightmare began in spring 2006 when Lishman, posing as a TV licence official, began a casual relationship with her mum Tracey Smith, 48.

Amy and her younger brother, then aged three, initially liked 'Dan' because he played hide and seek with them and would read them bedtime stories.

Daniel Lishman, pictured, was jailed for life in 2011. When he was arrested, police found a memory card hidden in his sock containing images of him posing indecently with a blindfolded eight-year-old in the back of his van

Daniel Lishman, pictured, was jailed for life in 2011. When he was arrested, police found a memory card hidden in his sock containing images of him posing indecently with a blindfolded eight-year-old in the back of his van

Amy's nightmare began in spring 2006 when Lishman, posing as a TV licence official, began a casual relationship with her mum Tracey Smith, 48

She said the first few times he visited all was normal., but then the abuse went on weekly for months until one day Dan stopped texting Amy's mother and disappeared

Amy's nightmare began in spring 2006 when Lishman, posing as a TV licence official, began a casual relationship with her mum Tracey Smith, 48. She said the first few times he visited all was normal., but then the abuse went on weekly for months until one day Dan stopped texting Amy's mother and disappeared

But matters soon took a sinister turn as the paedo began to take an unusual interest in getting Amy ready for bed.

She said the first few times he visited all was normal.

Amy recalled: 'He'd play tag and play with our toys with us. Me and my little brother really liked him. We'd always ask our mum "Can Dan come over?"

'Mum had not long left my dad so she wasn't looking for anything serious.'

Amy vividly recalls the first night she was touched up by Lishman.

She said: 'He said to my mum, "You sort the little 'un out - my brother - and I'll sort Amy out for bed".

'I remember getting dressed for bed. I

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