Former chemistry teacher Michael Wilde has pleaded guilty to five counts of indecent assault on boys under the age of fourteen. The 66 year old admitted to the abuse of young pupils in his care during his time at Wade Deacon Grammar School.

Chester Crown Court heard how Wilde had sexually assaulted two boys whilst he was a teacher at the school between September 1972 and July 1974. Speaking after the sentencing on Monday 28th September 2015, Detective Constable Karen Kendrick said:

“I would like to praise both victims for the bravery in coming forward after all this time, and having the courage to see this through to a conviction.

We provided them with help and support throughout as no matter how long ago the crimes took place, it still has a devastating and lasting effect I hope that this successful result helps them find some form of closure and that victims of abuse, no matter how long ago it happened, feel confident that Cheshire Police takes this type of crime seriously and will provide the sensitive support and help needed.”

It has emerged that the former chemistry teacher’s victims are seeking damages for the abuse they endured.

Farleys Solicitors LLP are instructed to pursue claims for compensation in respect to the abuse suffered by former pupils at the hands of Wilde. Whilst we realise this will never rectify past events, pursuing a claim can help to ensure our clients finally bring a sense of closure to their ordeals, and provide valuable resources to fund any medical treatment required by them.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of sexual abuse we would welcome hearing from you. We appreciate it is often difficult to talk about what has happened, and our team of compassionate solicitors are available to support you through this traumatic period.

Paul Corrigan, a partner in this firm who specialises in abuse work can be contacted in the strictest confidence to discuss by telephone on 0845 050 1958 or alternatively you can email him directly via